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Buddhists aren’t always peaceful

September 21, 2013
 Buddhists aren’t always peaceful

Stephen Prothero is a professor in Boston University’s religion department and the author of “The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation.”

When we think of Buddhism we don’t usually think of a man with a gun. We think instead of the Buddha sitting quiet and cross-legged, deep in meditation. Or of the Nobel Peace Prize winner the Dalai Lama, refusing to resort to violence in his struggle for a free Tibet.