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Written by Sherry   
Friday, 20 April 2007 09:45

Put this one under inter-religious dialogue. Most interesting. From a Buddhist blog Buddhist Jihad:

A National Catholic Register article about Catholic reactions to the visit of the Dalai Lama with many quotes from Catholics who left the Church for Buddhism and have since returned. The two faiths are contrasted in some detail.

“Anthony Clark, an assistant professor of Chinese history at the University of Alabama and a noted Catholic expert on Buddhism, urges Catholics to show respect but not receptivity. “As Catholics, we should not allow our respect to evolve into a belief of sameness,” Clark said. “We’re not the same.”

The Buddhist blogger who posted this ended with this comment: “It's a very civil and respectful article. Yay. Way to go!”