pilgrim wrote:Don't forget the thousands of Vipassana practitioners . Which side of the fence do they fall in?
There is a huge difference between a westerner who practices vipassana meditation, reads a few books on Buddhism and someone in the east who is into prayer wheels, merit making and sundry superstitions. To be fair, what is called Christianity varies widely too. You have family planning clinic bombing revisionist museum patrons on the one hand and on the other you have the American east coast quakers doing breathing meditation in their meetings.