I think her brain might have exploded at the idea of someone combining TWO religions.
Anyway, I tried to politely explain that religion really isn't that big a deal in Japan. No, really. No, really. Perhaps she cannot conceive of a country where religion isn't such a big fucking deal as it is here? The very idea of anime designed to sell Buddhist message à là the way certain sects of Christianity sell themselves amuses me terribly, actually.
(Why would they try to corrupt Christians anyway? It's not like there are all that many there. =p)
The funny part is, I think I won, because I'm pretty sure her young impressionable about-to-be-seduced-by-Buddhism daughter is going to come to the library anime screening.
You know, when she started to talk to me, I totally expected the conversation to be about porn.