To pluck some things from the list, while ignoring others, strikes many Buddhists as absurd. McMahan said, “It would be as if somebody went to the Catholic Church and said, ‘I don’t buy all this stuff about Jesus and God, but I really dig this Communion ritual. Would you just teach me how to do that bit? Oh, and I want to start a company marketing wafers.’
With a bottle of Soylent on your desk, time stretches before you, featureless and a little sad. […] Soylent makes you realize how many daily indulgences we allow ourselves in the name of sustenance.