« Bargain of the day: blessed holy rock | Main | Thoughts for the day »

August 1, 2003


by Feòrag

Japan: An unnamed Buddhist priest has been arrested in connection with his unusual form of divination - which involves examining women's genitals:

Whenever a woman asked the priest for a reading, he'd escorted them to a dingy room in the back of his temple that was decorated with dozens of candles. He'd make them change into white robes and then kneel before him as they told him of their troubles, a police source tells Gatsun! He would sit and silently listen to the women. When they finished, he would pull out one of his cards with a picture of a vagina on it and tell the woman, 'You have problems very similar to the person who made this card. Let me examine you to see if you are built the same way.' Upon which, he would demand a peep at their pudendum, frequently fondling it if he had the inkling to do so.
When the counseling sessions were finished, the priest would lather the woman's genital area with black ink, then compress rice paper over the top of it to create a new image he would add to his card collections.

Lip reading priest finds fortune in holiest of holes - Mainichi Daily News Wai Wai, 1st August 2003.

Posted in Hypocrisy at 10:32. Last modified on September 28 2006 at 23:43.
| View blog reactions


1: Posted by: Larry Lurex | August 4, 2003 9:53 AM

Obviously he is merely a conceptual artist, reincarnated into a Buddhist monk's body...

Wax lyrical

Evangelism, witnessing and similar activitites go by one name here—advertising, and is no different from spam for viagra, penis enlargement products and pornography. We do not take advertising. If you want to advertise your imaginary friend, please spend your own money on your own web space to do so. Any attempts to use the comments section for advertisements will be deleted, and the perpetrator barred, unless they are particularly stupid, in which case I reserve the right to pinch an idea from Teresa Nielsen Hayden and delete all the vowels.

This is not a contacts site. If you are looking for help regarding a particular path, I suggest The Witches' Voice, which does operate a contacts service.

Allowed HTML: a href, b, br, p, strong, em, ol, ul, li, blockquote, q, pre. If your name has accents in it, things will work better if you use the XHTML entities for those letters. The same applies if you are using a word processor to compose your comment, then copying and pasting the text—either turn off curly quotes and avoid using em-dashes, or edit your comment after pasting to get rid of them. Garbled comments usually get deleted.

You must give one to comment, but it will not be displayed and we won't let the spammers have it. If it is obviously false, your comment will be deleted, except in extenuating circumstances.

You must preview your comment first. Blame the spammers.