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I came across this article from 2003 today, and thought it was worth sharing. The author, John Horgan, reflects on why he left Buddhism, and some of his thinking is similar to a lot of what Westerners go through when first contacting Buddhism and has some bearing on the way Western Buddhism seems to be forming.
Bringing this kind of thinking out in the open seems to me to have some benefits, in that it shows people the questions that many have about Buddhism.