We have been highlighting recent efforts by religious teachers to blend together Christianity and Buddhism, despite their absolute differences:
“[S]ome Christians disapprove of mixing and matching Buddhist practices with Christian doctrine. Russell Moore, the dean of the school of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., said the two faiths are completely at odds.
"Those who claim to be Christian Buddhists don't take Buddhism or Christianity very seriously," he said. "Christianity believes in a personal God and the resurrection of the dead, and Buddhism totally rejects that."
Some of the congregants from Miami's Unity on the Bay, despite their teacher [Audrey Bloom's] best efforts, are still having a hard time grasping the connections.
‘Buddha is a way-shower, does that sound familiar to anyone?’ Bloom prods, receiving blank stares. Jesus, they are reminded, is also a way-shower or spiritual teacher, according to the philosophy of Unity.”
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