Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus to speak at National Cathedral’s 9/11 service, but no evangelicals
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The Practical Buddhist Responds: Give Us a Break
The practical Buddhist must confess that he had to take many cleansing breaths after reading the article above. He was disgusted that an Evangelical Christian would sow bitterness and division over a 9/11 Call to Compassion. It seems the Episcopal national cathedral invited Jews, Muslims, Catholics and Hindus, but no Baptists. Apparently Catholics and Episcopals aren't quite the right kind of Christians. He quotes a Baptist leader as bemoaning the "tragic intolerance toward Protestants, especially Evangelicals."
Please give us a break. Classifying Protestants in the US as victims of discrimination and marginalization is just plain silly and not worthy of a response.
If even 9/11 memorials can't make church leaders drop their sectarian chauvinism for five minutes, nothing can.
Clearly, the Practical Buddhist needs to pay attention to his anger, and some meditation is in order.