June 26, 2004

Buddha Burgers

Thailand: A Buddhist temple is to withdraw ceremonial fans emblazoned with the logo of a fast food chain after an outcry from worshippers.

Buddhist monks hold the fans while chanting and one mourner told a newspaper that whenever she looked up expecting spiritual comfort during a funeral, she saw a sign urging her to eat at MK.
The fans, normally embroidered with images of temples or religious symbols, have been emblazoned with the MK logo - akin to putting the McDonalds's arches on Bibles in Westminster Abbey - since the chain's owners paid for four pavilions to be built at the Samian Naree temple.
We might even see the logo of a massage parlour if they donate, said one senator, Kamphol Phumanee.

Sponsored fans cause unholy row in temple - Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2004.

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*sighs*

This kind of thing depresses me. I guess every belief path has its morons.

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