I myself feel that Buddhism is best for me

Each religion has its own philosophy and there are similarities as well as differences among the various traditions. What is important is what is suitable for a particular person. We should look at the underlying purpose of religion and not merely at the abstract details of theology or metaphysics. All religions make the betterment of humanity their primary concern. When we view the different religions as essentially instruments to develop a good heart—love and respect for others, a true sense of community—we can appreciate what they have in common….Everyone feels that his or her form of religious practice is best. I myself feel that Buddhism is best for me. But this does not mean that Buddhism is best for everyone else.

Dalai Lama,  addressing the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions

1. ‘All religions make the betterment of humanity their primary concern’. False. Christianity does not.

2. Like other religious pluralists, he has to reinterpret all other religions to fit his predetermined grid about what religion is or does.

3. Feelings are not a sure guide to truth. He is sincere and mistaken.

4. The consequences for his mistaken presumptions are more serious than he can imagine.

5. He is not, nor should be addressed as, ‘His holiness’ (like that bloke in the Vatican too). All our righteousness are filthy rags (Isaiah 64.6). He should be addressed as ‘sir’ like any other man.

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