The Dalai Lama paid his sixth visit to Prague, this time on the occasion of the 70th birthday of former Czech Republic president Václav Havel.
Our friend Kamal attended the Dalai Lama’s speech at the Žofín Palace and wrote an interesting article about it. Among other things, she points out the general Czech population’s lack of understanding of the world’s religions as it became apparent at the event. That of course may have to do with the fact that almost 60% of Czechs consider themselves atheist or agnostic, which in itself is fine. What is embarassing and alarming are the survey results that Kamal included. Should not believing be an acceptable excuse for not knowing?