Until I read the link I had not realized how often we encounter ideas from Hinduism in the U.S. I’ve known many people from India, been in their homes and attended ceremonies. About 20 minutes north of this metro area is a new Hindu Temple. It is an exotic looking structure and has a sign in front welcoming visitors.
While there is a large community of Muslims in India we associate the country with Hinduism. There were 1,700 Hindus in the U.S. in 1900. Today there are 2.4 million.
Martin Luther King studied the writing and political techniques of Mahatma Gandhi. This was how King came up with the idea of walking on foot in the most dangerous areas of the U.S. and offering no resistance to beatings and attacks. Both Gandhi and King were quite successful in reaching their political goals.
In the U.S, 18 million people practice meditation which came from the Hindu faith. In addition, 22 million practice yoga. Ironically, only half those of Indian ancestry practice it.
The Star Wars movie has themes from Hinduism and Ralph Waldo Emerson found writing from India enchanting. Some of can remember the fascination the Beatles and several other celebrities had with an Indian philosopher. As I recall, another fan was the current Governor of California, Jerry Brown.
It should be humbling to those of the Christian faith to remember Hinduism predates Christianity. While Christianity was successful in selling itself to those of the ancient brands of Paganism, it has never been as successful in converting Hindus.