If the Catholic Church did what it taught, itd be a great religion, said the man of the middle-aged couple holding handsitself a rare sightshuffling along in front of me on the crowded sidewalk. But hed decided that Buddhism is the best religion. Its all about the self. [A short pause.] And the environment. The woman agreed.
They were talking loudly, and as far as I could understand him, he thought Buddhism came without all the personal and dogmatic entanglements other religions demanded and left you alone to deal with your own problems. But it also helped you merge with the cosmos, and that made you ecologically sensitive and support environmentalist laws and causes.