Are they human or is "Buddhist" now a particular species?!
many who call themselves Buddhists do not act like a Buddha.
Same goes with countries and all other things. If we take Bhutan as an example of a Buddhist country when looking at other Buddhist countries we would expect happiness to be the standard of a countries wealth, and all Buddhist countries to be carbon sink holes. but they don't an are not.
and what of monks? if we take Ajahn Mun, Boowa, & Chah as examples, we go to Sri Lankha and hear the chanting, or the towns and see the money use and would think what?
and monasteries, wouldn't be found in a red light district of a Thai city, yet I know of one, and wait a moment prostitution in a Buddhist country? Buddhists prostituting themselves, being pimps treating others badly, or engaging in other forms of wrong livelihood!
and lets not mention Ajahn Boowa's activities against the prime minister of Thailand, or the Sri Lankan sanghas involvement in politics....
He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.