I do wonder. If someone devoutly engages in Buddhist worship practices, even encourages others to do so as well, does that make one a Buddhist? If someone devoutly participates in the celebration of the weekly Holy Eucharist, and invites others to come as well, does that make one a Christian? I wonder. Perhaps engaging in Buddhist worship does not make one a Buddhist and celebrating the Holy Eucharist does not make one a Christian. Is this our take-away? After all, quacking does not make one a duck.
Greg Griffith has a very helpful post up now on other questions surrounding the election of a practicing Episcopal "Buddhist" Bishop for Northern Michigan. Check it out here here.