I really liked this post by Brad Warner over at Hardcore Zen. He’s responding to a (quite old!) article by Sam Harris about what Harris sees as the necessity of leaving behind the religious trappings of Buddhism (and perhaps the word Buddhism itself!)
I remember Harris’s article – I believe it’s called Killing the Buddha and it’s a good one. I strongly recommend checking out both these articles, and Warner’s blog in general. And Harris’s too! I run hot and cold on Sam, but I give him a huge amount of credit for bringing a thoughtful take on serious moral and spiritual issues to a popular audience.