Good question, swede, and here is a good answer.
The promise made by those that begin to follow Buddhism is to do all that they are able to bring about the end of suffering for all sentient beings. At the beginning we are able to see, then, that there is a distinguishing between right and wrong desire. The Rupa Sutta states that desire/passion for things material is a defilement and that the renunciation of desire/passion for material things equips the mind for direct knowing of those qualities worth realizing. It is also pointed out that desire is best understood as attachment to sensual cravings and intellectual concepts. Directly on point, however, is the acknowledgement in the Majjhima Nikaya Sutta that positive results are attainable whether one renounces the desire for them or maintains it, as long as the precepts of the eightfold path are followed. The eight fold path consists of right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfullness, and right concentration. Furthermore, the Brahmana Sutta instructs those on the path that their desire to attain spiritual fullfillment and contentment, or nirvana, is CAUSITIVE and the DESIRE ABATES UPON ATTAINMENT.(not yelling, just emphasizing)
Obviously, any philosophy that has as its stated goals to cultivate compassion, bring about social justice, and avoid sexual misconduct as well as unmindfull speech and consumption recognizes that there are right desires as opposed to wrong ones.
The point is to think on those things that are pure, renew the mind, and develop contentment recognizing that chasing after material things is not productive in the economy of what is meaningfull. I don't think either Jesus or Paul would have much of a problem with that. You know, for a pampered prince that sit down under a tree to think about why there was suffering about 600 years prior to the incarnation of Jesus Christ, Buddha came up with some pretty insightfull stuff.
Peace and Light, David