Among the new syncretic religions in South Korea is Y-X, “a synthesis,” says Pastor Kim, “of the best elements of Buddhism and capitalism. Both systems want people to be happy, but people need to accept that Buddhist ideals have a real cost, and that capitalist gains are transitory.” When asked about conflicts between these two systems, parishioner Park said, “True, think chromosomes. No household is entirely free of inherent conflicts. Mother Buddhism may conflict with Father Capitalism, but the children can be OK.”