Famous Religious Conversions Alan Watts

About the famous religious convert Alan Watts what religion he converted from and to and why.


ALAN WATTS, U.S. (British-born), 1915-1973.

Writer and authority on Zen Buddhism and Chinese philosophy, Watts was formerly an Anglican priest.

From: Anglicanism.

To: Zen Buddhism.

Why: Watts said he left the Church of England, "not because it doesn't practice what it preaches, but just because it preaches." Though interested in Eastern religions, particularly Zen, he refused to associate himself with any dogmatic religious beliefs.

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