While paging through Dostoyevsky's "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," which I read a ridiculously long time ago, I happened upon this description of Buddhism, although it is not specifically named. Despite all the rosey descriptions of Buddhism to the contrary (and despite the beautiful photographs in the American Buddhist magazines), Dostoyevsky is dead on in his assessment of a deadening religion:
"Religions appeared worshipping the nonbeing and self-annihilation for the sake of an eternal repose in nothing ness."
Christianity: In the beginning was the Word. John, chapter one, verse one.
Buddhism: In the beginning was the Void.