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Kees, I wish the Christian establishment would deal with this. In the first place, the idea of a Messiah lay at the heart at the ancient Hindu Kristayana sect. Because all the world's religions do derive from a common source, this common origin should serve as a basis for our finding peace with one another. Here in Southern California, relations between Christians and Buddhists are nearly perfect. There is no tension between these two religions. The Buddhists become integrated, part and parcel, into the American mainstream. I've been in some Buddhists churches that are almost indistinguishable from any Protestant church. They even have Sunday School classes before the regular church sermons. They also attend on Sundays.

I once had two elderly old-maid Mexican sisters of an ex-sweetheart who jilted me, to come here to the USA and help me discipline my two rebellious children for a few months. The mother did not want to raise them after our divorce. These two women were passionately religious. One day, I took these two women to see the interior of a Buddhist church. They thought it was Catholic. They went up to the altar, in front of the figure of Buddha. They then got down on their knees and started making the Sign of the Cross.

Unfortunately, I can not say that such mutual respect exists between Christians and Moslems here in Southern California. Naturally, since the Twin Towers disaster, there has been some resentment against then. But, in general, I find that the Moslems are too separatist. As you know, we Americans have a tendency to be a little iconoclastic. Even the Fundamentalist Christians manage to keep their "cool" when somebody gets irreverent about Jesus Christ. But if any Americans fail to be reverent about Mohammed, or openly criticize him, they often demonstrate publicly. Here in Adelanto, Ca., where my wife and I live, the Moslems have their mosque in an isolated part of the desert near here, having their own private cemetery there as well. I don't think this cultural and spiritual isolation bodes well for America.

Because of that book I wrote about these things, I have often received hate mail from Fundamentalist Christians. I also corresponded for a while with a preacher of a conservative but NOT fundamentalist sect in upstate New York. I really enjoyed corresponding with him. But when he found out about my book, he refused to correspond with me any more. That was very disappointing to me, for I had come to admire the man.

Gene

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