What’s with everyone dissing the Buddhists?

“We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers,” said Barack Obama in his inaugural address. You wonder why, in spite of the fact that there are reportedly 350 million Buddhists around the world making it the 4th largest religion in the world, our own President doesn’t seem to acknowledge Buddhism as a valid religion, alive and well in this country. Today, there are several million Buddhists in America and thousands worship in temples and meditation centers in Denver, as well as other cities in Colorado.