I just had my birthday and one of the gifts I got was a little basket with some candles potpouri and a seagreen buddha. The person who gave this to me is unaware of my path and is not religious herself.
It struck me how many shops sell buddha in statues paintings etc. Someone posted an ad on freecycle the other day saying s/he collected buddha statues if anyone had any going spare.
It just got me wondering why? why is it ok for buddha to be made an item on storeshelves if you did the same with Jezus I'm pretty sure the Christians would be up in arms about it same for Allah or Muhammed etc. But then the same seems to happen to other Asian religious deities.
This has been going around in my head for a few days now just wanted to read other peoples takes on it