The cold hard reality is that Buddhism can be as much a dogmatic Belief System as any other BS. When I went to Thailand the only Buddhism I saw from the common people was praying to Buddha for MONEY before their shift started. I mean wow, talk about missing the point. It was a huge disappointment. Most don't even bother anymore to do that. I asked tens of people if they meditated and the answer was always no. The only real Buddhists I saw were at the temples. Another example a friend told me, about people who 'convert' to Buddhism and blabber on about rebirth and karma, yet don't practice the teachings either. Buddha said "work out your own salvation, do not depend on others." Another whise Buddhist saying is: "if Buddhism practices tolerance for all living beings, it is useless to judge other religions and call yourself a Buddhist."