You probably didn’t notice, but [last] Monday was a religious holiday.
It was Buddha Day, also known as Rohatsu, and it was a day to mark the Buddha’s enlightenment. If you celebrated this one, I hope it was good for you.
I’m guessing, though, not many people around here marked Rohatsu. I saw no signs in yards, no Buddha statues. When I stopped to get a Diet Dr. Pepper, the clerk didn’t wish me a “Rockin’ Rohatsu.”
Did this total lack of acknowledgment constitute a “war on Rohatsu?” Are people trying to “kick the Bud out of Buddhism?”
Nah. Such an argument would be silly — which is why I tend to yawn when someone decries the “War on Christmas.” …..