The advent of online virtual places to visit has moved into the realm of religion. Today one can go to church, view holy scriptures and even discuss the pros and cons of ones religious commitment all within the comfort of the home or office chair!
The WWW has all manner of Virtual temples and forums just waiting to get the web-surfer fired-up with brimstone or calmed down with some online meditation.
The website, http://www.newbuddhist.com allows people with little or no knowledge of Buddhist thought to get the good oil on the teachings of this 6th century sage.
As a practising buddhist, the website provides me with clarification on buddhist scriptures and a great forum to pose questions on philosophy and even simple good friends, something sometimes lacking in todays' society.
Started by the enigmatic Brian, NewBuddhist has something for everyone. A Buddhist quote of the day, with a straight forward 'clean' text layout style, that has contributors articles posted on a regular basis, and a forum section. The site boasts a 1000+ membership with many posts to the various well-moderated forums such as Buddhism 101, Buddhism for Christians, Buddhism for Muslims, and even Buddhism for Atheists!
All members are keen to assist anyone that poses a question or comment to the forums. As evidenced by the range of forum topics, it does not matter what race, colour or creed you are. Anyone could find something to arouse their interest, even if your not particularly religious.
So why not give it a try? Have a look, you will not be disappointed.
You may even find an occasional contribution by one Xrayman.