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The notion that Western religions are more rigid than those of Asia is overdrawn. Ours is the most permissive society history has ever known - almost the only thing that is forbidden now is to forbid - and Asian teachers and their progeny play up to this propensity by soft-pedaling Hinduism's, Buddhism's, Sufism's rules.

 
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Huston Smith
Huston Smith
  • Born: May 31, 1919
  • Died: December 30, 2016
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author Professor Religious Studies

Huston Cummings Smith was a religious studies scholar in the United States. His book The World's Religions (originally titled The Religions of Man) sold over three million copies and remains a popular introduction to comparative religion. He died on December 30, 2016.

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