15 March 2010

New Title, New Header. Why Change?

Some of you may have noticed that the blog has changed the title and moved to the 3rd header image in 3 years. Really, while the name has been "Ecumenical Buddhism", this blog focuses on all religions, but mostly the San Jiao faiths of Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism, and how they are forward and backward compatible with catholic and apostolic Christianity. To reflect this truth, the title has been changed from "Ecumenical Buddhism" to the longer, but more accurate "Ecumenical Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism". Likewise we changed the header description to clarify this more, although many people loved our previous description of this blog: "Buddhism (as well as Taoism and Confucianism) explained — especially for the Western Christian mind. An exploration of what unites Buddhism (and Eastern thought) to Western religions and philosophies, rather than what separates them. Yes, this blog may be considered by some to be universalistic in its so-called syncretism or ecumenism — saying that a Christian, even a Saint or Jesus the Christ Himself can be a Buddhist — but also that a Buddhist, a Bodhisattva or even a Buddha, can be a traditional, orthodox, Christian too!" The image is a famous Chinese paintings of Lao Zi (Lao-Tzu), Kong Zi (Confucius), and the Buddha (Siddhārtha Gautama) that represents that their three teachings are truly one truth leading towards the 3 in 1 God of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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