A Zen Buddhist friend can’t see why in The Story of B you’ve lumped Buddhism in with “the others.” As she says, our teacher would say,” If you have a question, go ask a tree.” It’s true that Buddhism and the other major world religions are involved in attempts at ecumenicalism, but I’m not sure that this counts for much. I suspect that Jews and Buddhists are only involved in ecumenism because they’re afraid of being swallowed up whole by Christianity in particular and maybe Islam too. What do you think?