The Buddha seems to be the Unitarian Universalist poster boy of religious diversity. Whenever the Unitarian Universalist Association wants to create the appearance of diversity in its ideas and practices, it brings up the Buddha. Still, the Buddha is relegated to the sidekick of the UU Jesus bully boy, mentioned less than a forth of the amount that Jesus comes up.
I don’t think this is what George W. Bush and Barack Obama meant by “Faith-Based Initiatives,” but it’s there nonetheless in Freedom Plaza.
The Spirit of Albion is all well and good, but why don’t ancient powers ever emerge from the silverware drawer, or the mud room off the back porch?