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Re: Adoption of Buddhism by a Christian Minister.

Mar 08, 2007 01:31 AM
by nhcareyta

Dear Daniel
Thank you for this interesting post.

Such an irony that while the then Mr Leadbeater would say concerning 
Christianity "...that...(its) doctrines were all based upon hearsay 
evidence, and upon doubtful authority, and required him to believe 
many unreasonable things..." (my brackets) he would subsequently help 
establish his own christian church to which many clear thinking 
people might ascribe the same description.

Kind regards

--- In, "danielhcaldwell" 
<danielhcaldwell@...> wrote:
> Adoption of Buddhism 
> by a Christian Minister. 
> by  A. Perera 
> [Reprinted from The Madras Mail, December 24, 1884, p. 5.] 
> Sir, --- An interesting ceremony took place at Robinson Street, 
> Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Ceylon, on the 17th instant, consisting 
> the public acceptance of Buddhism by a Christian Minister of the 
> Established Church of England.  The Reverend Charles Webster 
> Leadbeater, a clergyman from Hampshire, England, and curate of a 
> church in which he but recently expounded the doctrines of 
> Christianity, thereby formally severed his connection with the sect 
> to which he belonged....
> Read more at:
> Daniel

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