What’s in a Meme?

“You can be a Christian and practice Buddhism…” I see the meme a great deal.  It’s catchy.  It’s popular.  I even heard it at a Christian church.  But, it isn’t true, and the friendly face of the person in the picture does nothing to change that. Listen:  Truth, and claims of truth, are exclusive by nature.  Let me repeat that:  Truth, and claims of truth, are exclusive by nature.  A truth claim excludes something.  Buddhism itself was born in the reality of such exclusivity when Siddhartha Gautama rejected certain claims of Hinduism.  If BOTH Hinduism AND Siddhartha Guatama’s claims were … Continue reading What’s in a Meme?