I re-read t'other day how Buddhism was re-vitilised and made good in Sri Lanka(then Ceylon)by Theosophists. Then, it had been 'corrupted' by a variety of Hindu beliefs and so on. I guess as a tolerant philosophy, a sort of a non evangelistic 'religion',it had sat back and practised non confrontation. Still, it's inherent core beliefs and practices made it susceptible to take-over by intellectual corruption and other more pro-active belief systems and persons. Fast forward to today. How can a non-violent belief system survive a sort of cultural invasion by another assertive 'religion' except by going against itself: getting intolerant itself? Thus did I read of one religion in the Middle East that was so welcoming to other faiths and believers that it became extinct. Skipping along a bit...( I'm getting nervous folks!)...why do I feel more nervous of the likes of our newly arrived liberal elite who can't seem to connect or tolerate with other people's fears but call such people intolerant. They also know what's best for me. I'm getting confused. The Hindus are getting upset in India. The Buddhists are getting upset in Myanmar. 'En general' they seemed pretty relaxed religions.( I know they had flaws.) Now we're getting upset...aren't we?