In a message dated 3/31/2004 2:33:39 PM Pacific Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
Will the Japanese Shin churches be just that and we will have another set for non-Japanese?
When I attended my local BCA temple I really liked the chanting in japanese and the songs in japanese. It was difficult to understand the sermon frequently, but I could get beyond that. but after a year or so of going fairly regularly there were still only about 3 people who spoke to me. Other than that I seemed to be invisible. I guess the fact that I wanted to be spoken to was my ego-in-action. But I was disappointed and disillusioned by my perception that nobody really cared if I was there or not. So, I stopped going and so far as I know I've not been missed. For me, this is the cultural barrier that is the most difficult to overcome. Humbly; Leftcoast