Twenty years ago at a conference I attended of theologians and professors of religion, an Indian Christian friend told the assembly, "We are going to hear about the beauties of several traditions, but that does not mean that we are going to make a fruit salad." When it came my turn to speak, I said, "Fruit salad can be delicious!"The title tells us Thích Nhất Hạnh is comparing Buddhism and Christianity, but after this beginning, I was curious about how much of a "fruit salad" he'd make of these two religions.
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