Ann Coulter receives Hardcore Dharma from Henry Rollins!

Via John Pappas
on Jan 10, 2010
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Ok, so yes I do know what to expect from Ann Coulter. I know that it is not going to be reasonable conversation or evendecent debate. Personally I hope that one day she simply dissappears in a magical *puff* of designer diet pills, cocaine and stripper dust (stripper dust is the glitter that always hangs on to Kyle from The Reformed Buddhist when he leaves a Canadian Strip Club).

But at least do your homework first and try to not regulate a whole diverse, dynamic and growing tradition in to one inflammatory paragraph.

Anywho…on to the silly flame fanning….

Is Buddhism about forgiveness? Because, if so, Buddhists had better start demanding corrections from every book, magazine article and blog posting ever written on the subject, which claims Buddhists don’t believe in God, but try to become their own gods.

Not much response needed except to say that forgiveness need not come from a god or any deity but from your own realization of how your actions affected yourself and others. Without that realization any amount of magic “Divine Forgiveness” is meaningless (to me at least, I don’t think less of anyone that does believe in Divine Forgiveness). If it helps you reach that realization as a Christian or as a Buddhist, then great! More power to you. I faced my own, very painful, round with this and I decided that Divine Forgiveness did me absolutely spit for my realization.

And no, Ann, I don’t need to demand corrections from anyone simply because you don’t have a grasp of Buddhist philosophy.

So that is my response to Ann but wait…who is that knocking on my door…wait, let me see…OH, its Henry Rollins! Hi, Henry good to see you….oh, stoooop…yes, I have been working out and I would love to give you some pointers but first you wanted to say something to Ann?

Sure!  I’m sure Waylon won’t mind…

Thank You, Henry, that was delightful.



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About John Pappas

John Pappas is a struggling Zen practitioner with a slight Vajrayana palate (but he won't admit it) stumbling between the relative and absolute through the Buddhist Purgatory otherwise known as the Great Plains of South Dakota. Emerging writer, librarian and aspiring hungry ghost, John spews his skewed perception of the dharma all over his personal blog, Subtle Dharma Mouth Punch as well as on the ephemeral Elephant Journal and occasionally (while having no artistic ability to speak of) on Dharma/Arte. John also loves tacos, homebrew, yoginis and obscure Cthulhu references. You can follow him on twitter under the handle @zendustzendirt


15 Responses to “Ann Coulter receives Hardcore Dharma from Henry Rollins!”

  1. AdrienneSaia says:

    Love love love Henry Rollins. This video could only have been better if he wrote the letter shirtless. 🙂 Off to RT, repost, etc.

  2. Rarely do I go for unshirting men but I would second you on that one!



  3. Kyle says:

    HA! Stole your Coulter thunder.… The American Madame Nhu

  4. "Stole your thunder" Isn't that a nice way of saying you copied?

    Nice reference to Madame Nhu BTW!

  5. Very cool! I think that may have been the point (going over board with the sexism) but then again, I don't know the man.

    Send me the picture of you and Rollins so I can photshop myself in there!


  6. Greg says:

    Wow. That video will do wonders to promote Buddhism as a compassionate path to enlightened wisdom. If I worked for days and days to find a way to say, "Ann, you are so correct, you are so on the money in your view of Buddhism" I could not have done better than Henry. Obviously he worships the lady and her career and is putting over a joke on those who think he opposes fascism.

  7. Robbie says:

    I know this is unrelated, but this ties to the Yoga Rocks post [… Sure, the Rollins Band was an abomination of what Black Flag had achieved, but Mr. Rollins had a great warrior pose during his live performances: [
    This is the best I could find, but I remember some pretty epic performances.

  8. John says:

    HAH! Robbie, that cracks me up. Since I labeled one of Rollin's signature poses the "HardCore Warrior"
    The arm placement is poor since it should be coiled back a if he were about to punch the floor but who in their right mind would "adjust" Hank?!

  9. Oh Henry… how I love thee!

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  13. jimson says:

    "Buddhists don’t believe in God, but try to become their own gods."

    This is about as logical as saying "Christianity is about having nails driven through your hands and feet."

  14. Trevor Holmes says:

    WTF? I am so lost on how this has anything to do with "Dharma." Dharma, as I understand it, is the path laid out by Buddha for attainment of enlightenment (Nirvana). And, while this whole post might be some tongue-in-cheek joke, I don't think tying something actually sacred to it is necessary or funny. How is Henry Rollins making Ann Coulter his servant and (apparently) sex toy on the same plane with the teachings of Buddha.
    I get that this is logged under "Elephant 'Funny'," but I have to wonder where the self-conscious line is drawn…because, as much as I like Henry Rollins, and think Ann Coulter is a psycho, I don't think attaching Dharma to this diatribe is funny at all.
    But, you know, that's just like "my opinion, man."