Buddhism should not be held to some higher standard just because one is disenchanted with Christianity. And much like Christianity, there are many different sects of Buddhism, so I’m just going to touch on some very broad points here.

There are plenty of issues within all religions. Exoticizing Buddhism as somehow “better” dismisses a lot of the issues within the religion, including the inherent sexism and the myth of total pacifism. Looking to one religion to disavow another is foolish at best. Just try to be a good person and don’t be awful to others.

Signed,

A Christmas and Easter Buddhist