List of former Buddhists

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The following is a list of former Buddhists who no longer identify as such, organized by their current religious affiliation or ideology.

Christianity[edit]

Name Nationality Notes Refs.
David Yonggi Cho South Korean senior pastor of the Yoido Full Gospel Church [1]
Mitsuo Fuchida Japanese Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service captain noted for involvement in the attack on Pearl Harbor who later became an evangelist [2][3]
Zack Lee Indonesian actor and boxer [4]
Jaruvan Maintaka Thai former Auditor-General of Thailand [5]
Chieko N. Okazaki American Relief Society leader [6]
Talduwe Somarama Sri Lankan former Buddhist monk and assassin [7]
Charlie Soong Chinese businessman and missionary [8]
Janice Vidal Hong Konger singer [9][10]
Paul Williams English professor in Indian religions at the University of Bristol [11]
Vanness Wu Taiwan actor and singer [12]

Hinduism[edit]

Islam[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile of Rev. David Yonggi Cho
  2. ^ "Christianity Today newsletter". Christianitytoday.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  3. ^ From Pearl Harbor to Calvary by Mitsuo Fuchida.
  4. ^ ""Kesaksian hidup Zack Lee (suami Nafa Urbach)" at". gmstrueworshippers.wordpress.com. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ ""God's on My Side" at". Nationmultimedia.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  6. ^ "New Relief Society General Presidency Called," Ensign, May 1990, pp. 110–11.
  7. ^ "Ceylon: To Find Forgiveness – TIME". Time.com. 1962-07-13. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  8. ^ "The Chinese Revolution and Chinese Communism". Web.ku.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  9. ^ Janice Vidal (2009). Twins effect inspires Janice Vidal (衛蘭) (interview footage). Hong Kong: South China Morning Post. 
  10. ^ Janice: Except God, I trust Leon the Most (Traditional Chinese), Oriental Daily, Retrieved on 2010-07-08
  11. ^ Buddhism: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies Edited and with a new introduction by Paul Williams (London: Routledge, 2005). Eight volumes. ISBN 978-0-415-33226-2
  12. ^ Tan, Theresa. "Vanness Wu: Christian First, Entertainer Second". City News. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  13. ^ Thakur, Upendra. The Hunas in India. The Chowkhamba Senskrit, Banaras, 1967.
  14. ^ Dona Catherina: the last empress of Lanka Lanka Library
  15. ^ Divatia 42
  16. ^ Divatia, N. B. (1993). Gujarati Language and Literature. Asian Educational Services. ISBN 8120606485. 
  17. ^ Coins of India Calcutta : Association Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1922
  18. ^ Kennedy, Hugh (2004). The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates. Longman. pp. 137, 143. 
  19. ^ Mahmud Ghazan. Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007. Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. 2 July 2007.
  20. ^ Genghis Khan: his life and legacy By Paul Ratchnevsky, Thomas Nivison Haining, pg. 204
  21. ^ The Cambridge history of Iran, Volume 5 By University of Cambridge, pg. 204
  22. ^ Limbert, J. W. (2004). Shiraz in the age of Hafez: the glory of a medieval Persian city. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p.87
  23. ^ A Sketch of the History of Hindustan from the First Muslim Conquest to the Fall of the Mughal Empire by H. G. Keene
  24. ^ Moore, Abd al-Hayy.CHOOSING ISLAM: ONE MAN'S TALE. University of New Hampshire.
  25. ^ Maldives By Stefania Lamberti, pg.15
  26. ^ "The Chaghadaids and Islam: the conversion of Tarmashirin Khan (1331–34). – Journal, Magazine, Article, Periodical". Goliath.ecnext.com. 2002-10-01. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  27. ^ "Peace Tv". Peacetv.in. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  28. ^ "Jihadi Sid converted from Buddhism to Islamic extremism after attending Omar Bakri sermon". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-13.