Buddhism is more of a way of life than a religion. It is like a fruit. You may like a number of fruits, like bananas, oranges, mandarins, and so on. You are committed to eating these fruits. But then someone tells you that there is a fruit called mango and it would be wonderful for you to try that fruit. It will be a pity of you don't know what a mango is. But eating a mango does not require you to abandon your habit of eating oranges. Why not try it? You may like it a lot. Buddhism is a kind of mango, you see — a way of life, and experience that is worth trying. It is open for everyone. You can continue to be a Jew or Catholic while enjoying Buddhism. I think that's a wonderful thing.

Thich Nhat Hanh, A Lifetime of Peace by Jennifer Schwamm Willis