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I'm totally against it and this article expresses my reasons why beautifully. It really is against the Fifth Precept.
I love him. To me, he exudes happiness, calm, compassion and love. While I'm a follower of some of Tibetan Buddhism, I'm also a follower of Thich Nhat Hahn and his style of Zen.
I hold him in high esteem. Much like everyone does/did with Stephen Hawking.
I have no words of wisdom to offer I'm afraid I know exactly what you are saying though because I've felt it too. However, I was a coward and ran away.
But, to give an Aussie twist on @Shoshin 's comment (and hopefully bring a smile to your face):
The grass is always greener on the other side
Because it's usually fertilised with bullshit
It never ceases to amaze me that people, in general, tend to separate Buddhists from ever having extremists/fundamentalists or other unskillful adherents.
On one hand, I guess it shows people actually believe Buddhists are genuinely trying to walk the talk but on the other hand, there could be unrealistic expectations being placed on Buddhists. We're people too, and just as fallible as everyone else.
I've just killed my Twitter, going off FB and taking a break here too. I'd like to take a break from humanity to be honest, but this will have to do.