Sanghamitta wrote: They cant quite bring themselves to actually , with cool eyes, allow themselves to internalise what the Buddha said about the God concept. He was not complimentary.
A lot of ex-Christians, including those who are "self-professed Buddhists," have a great deal of anger and other uncomfortable negative feelings concerning their Xtian background. There is a lot of ingrained stuff that is often in the background, and one's "relationship" with "god" is rarely intellectual, but rather emotional. It is a huge move going from Xtianity to Buddhism, particularly Theravada.
I think that the sign of a maturing Dhamma in the west ( not note a western Dhamma ) will be an absence of a need to discus Christianity at all except in the broadest cultural terms. No anger, no rejection, no last lingering farewells. Just a positive embrace of the Dhamma, and a friendly face to all.
Ideally, you are correct. It is, however, far easier said than done, given that so many do come out of theistic backgrounds which often foster, as away of control, guilt and fear. The question of god will continue to be an important issue to deal with for many.