“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?