tiltbillings wrote:"Protestant Buddhism" is not come to Sri Lanka, it arose there as a result of "Traditional Buddhism" near demise at the hands of Christian missionizing and oppresion under the Dutch and British rules.
Whoever said Protestant Buddhism came to Sri Lanka? It came from the challenge the Christians posed to it. But in the process of defending itself it compromised many of its traditional beliefs and attitudes. In a sense it became more Christianlike and more modern. Protestant Buddhism is not traditional Buddhism.
It's noteworthy that in Pandura it was the nature of God -- not whether he existed or not -- that was one of the topics up for debate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migettuwat ... anda_Thera