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Buddhists offended by sexy magazine spread

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:57 pm
by plwk
Photos of lingerie models cavorting with Buddha statues published on the Internet by a men's magazine have caused an outcry among Thai Buddhists. More here

Re: Buddhists offended by sexy magazine spread

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:07 pm
by Grigoris
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Re: Buddhists offended by sexy magazine spread

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:23 pm
by lowlydog
Maybe you should post the offensive pictures, then I"ll be able to give a more informed reply. :tongue:

Re: Buddhists offended by sexy magazine spread

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:48 pm
by Grigoris
If you follow the link you will find that they are anything but offensive (from an erotic/sexual angle), I would go so far as to say that I have seen sexier dish washing detergent advertisements on prime time television.
:namaste:

Re: Buddhists offended by sexy magazine spread

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:00 pm
by lowlydog
I only see one picture and it seems pretty tame. :zzz:

When I clicked on the home page there was an article about a briton monk who doust himself with petrol and lit himself on fire.

Now that seems offensive. :jawdrop:

Whats that all about? It does not seem very Buddhist.

Re: Buddhists offended by sexy magazine spread

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:14 pm
by Pero
...Pornchai Pinyapong...
Oh the irony... :smile:

Re: Buddhists offended by sexy magazine spread

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:38 am
by Quiet Heart
:smile:
Here in Thailand there are certain customs that are regarded as offensive.
Touching the head, especially with your foot is offensive.
Pointing your foot, even unintentionally, toward another person is regarded as offensive.
Sitting or standing above a monk (or a buddha statue) is regarded as offensive.
And, of course, sitting open legged like she is doing among Buddha images is considered offensive.
Personally, I don't agree with that assumption.
However, I can see where it might be offensive to some Thai Buddhists.....just based on those three things I mentioned.
:smile:

Re: Buddhists offended by sexy magazine spread

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:48 am
by Karma Dorje
I am outraged!! This is an insult to Buddhists! I'll take two!