Today I spent two hours chatting to a Buddhist about what Buddhism really is all about and what he thinks of Christianity. What surprised me was one of his main reasons as to why he felt that Christianity was wrong. He told me that he had been along to a Christian Church on occasion, What he did not like at all was the focus of the church on money and material goods. He said that the Buddha house where he went to fellowship and worship was full of people who by the age of 40 had realised that gaining material wealth did not bring happiness, and in fact inflicted sadness upon people - negative karma. The church in his eyes seemed all about material gain rather than Spiritual Growth of people. Reflecting on that, I have been known before to speak and write against people that teach the Prosperity Gospel in Christian Churches. I wonder if people like Copeland, Hinn, Meyer etc realise that the "fruits" of their respective ministries are full Buddha Temples and other new age places of worship? It is a sad thing that when a church has got through milking someone for what they can get out of them materially, that they find refuge in Buddhism. What ever happened to the church that preached the words of Jesus? - How may I become rich, "Sell what you have and give to the poor then you shall be rich". What makes me feel weird is that I can remember when this was preached in churches. Now it is all about - applying the right "Spiritual Keys" or praying the right mantras in order to manipulate God into bringing you material wealth. Oh and of course the material wealth is only so that you can "bless" others and that others may "see what you have" and be convinced of God by it. Pathetic!