DooDoot wrote: ↑Wed May 29, 2019 10:58 amIt sounds like you think Arthur C. Clarke was a Buddha with psychic powers. The way the world is heading, Judaism will be the only religion to survive by the year 2050.
Nah, the Jews only exist in Israel and some small pockets here and there throughout the Western world. They don't proselytize, are not interested in gaining converts. There is a huge divide in Israel between secular Jews and religious Jews. Secular Jews eventually will convert out of it or marry out of it with their kids being raised in another religion. There will be some small pockets here and there of the religious ones, especially those that are close-knit communities, for example the Hassidic. Eventually, even Israel won't be a nation any more as it gets subsumed into the surrounding Arab nations or into Palestine (the numbers of religious Jews are just not there and they are greatly out-numbered by secular Jews and Arabs, in the region).
Buddhism is not tied to any ethnicity or caste, so there is still some hope for the future of Buddhism, imo.
(Judaism is my tribe, Buddhism is my religion)