Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Crusading into Nothingness


I've recently been watching BBC documentaries on the early Christian church with its suppression of alternative gospels as well as a series on the crusades.

I have to say that this litany of bloodshed and suppression, of ancient forgotten wars with their forgotten heroes, massacres and victims has left me mentally exhausted and nauseated.

While the history of Buddhism is not a bloodless one it is nevertheless largely free of mass killings and wars in the name of faith. Without any chauvinism, I am happy to be a Buddhist.

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