This is a very interesting post.
On FR, Catholics attack protestants, protestants attack Mormons. Everyone attacks everyone else’s religion. Since Tiger got caught, there has been a lot of ignorance directed at Buddhists.
I understand your frustration. We had a former Lutheran over at Thanksgiving. He had converted to a “Jews for Jesus” kind of thing and insisted on blowing a shofar before dinner.
It seemed shallow and foolish to me, but I realized that, for now, he had found joy and wanted to share it with us.
One person’s religion is another person’s cult.
“Do not do to others that which you despise”. -Hillel
“Do for others what you would want them to do for you”- Jesus
The two religions aren’t so far apart. That’s why we have the term, Judeo-Christian.
Heh...has been, even.