I'm sure he was both but aren't we glad of his genius? He was also a deeply religious man, a Buddhist but always a Jew, one who admired Jesus. I happened across this quote earlier today:I’m very fond of Jesus Christ. He may be the most beautiful guy who walked the face of this earth. Any guy who says “Blessed are the poor. Blessed are the meek” has got to be a figure of unparallelled generosity and insight and madness…A man who declared himself to stand among the thieves, the prostitutes and the homeless. His position cannot be comprehended. It is an inhuman generosity. A generosity that would overthrow the world if it was embraced because nothing would weather that compassion. I’m not trying to alter the Jewish view of Jesus Christ. But to me, in spite of what I know about the history of legal Christianity, the figure of the man has touched me.
Oh, I meant it as a compliment. But you're right. That's a very thoughtful and poetic statement on his part.
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