Hoax Alert: The Dalai Lama Becomes Atheist, Calls Religion as Bullsh*t

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An entertainment website published a news article in April 2016, regarding the Dalai Lama and that he had converted to atheism.

The article said that head of the Buddhist faith, the Dalai Lama, had suddenly declared that he no longer believes or carries faith in ‘nonsense’ and has converted to atheism.

At a press conference at the Chan Centre the Dalai Lama said that he, himself, can no longer live his life as a believer in nonsense. He said that to speak frankly, all religions are “bull excrement.” So he has become an atheist.

He also added that when his brothers and sisters discuss about God, creator, the only thing he could do was “face-palm.” While saying that he laughed a little harder than usual.

HHDL commenting on presentations during a meeting to discuss a curriculum entitled ‘Secular Ethics in Education’ in New Delhi, India on April 7, 2016. Photo by Tenzin Choejor #dalailama

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The article also talks about how the Dalai Lama’s feelings about God have altered over the years. While he has indicated an agnostic worldview in the past, but he has never projected a “purely atheistic” worldview.

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Dalai Lama, while sitting in his usual lotus position on a plush armchair, referred to the book ‘The God Delusion’ by Richard Dawkins.

“I recently read the book . This book made some strong arguments I could not refute,”he said.

According to the Dalai Lama God is the same as the Easter Bunny , the Santa Claus and freedom in China, as it doesn’t exist. After saying that the Dalai Lama propelled his head back and laughed with uncontrolled abandon.

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