December 18, 2014

"A New Zealander and two Burmese men have gone on trial in Myanmar on charges of insulting Buddhism."

"The trio, who run a bar in Yangon, are accused over a flyer promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha... with his eyes shut, wearing large headphones, and surrounded by lurid colours."

9 comments:

tim maguire said...

They don't include a picture, but based on the description, most Buddhists I know would find it quite funny.

John Lynch said...

Shockingly, Burma is not a free country.

mikee said...

The Buddha walks into a pizzeria, raises his hands towards the menu hanging over the cash register, and says, "Make me one - with everything!"

And I have no plans to visit either Burma nor Myanmar in the near future.

Tibore said...

"The flyer from VGastro Bar showed Buddha with his eyes shut, wearing large headphones, and surrounded by lurid colours."

Man, I would *pay* for a poster of that. Too bad that the local government there has no sense of humor.

jacksonjay said...

I'm reminded of the hateful cake making man in Colorado who was put on trial for insulting homosexualism.

Kyzernick said...

Yes, insulting state religions is dangerous to a person's health. Whether that religion be called "Buddhism" or "Homosexuality/Femninism/Multiculti Uber Alles".

Fernandinande said...

jacksonjay said...
I'm reminded of the hateful cake making man in Colorado who was put on trial for insulting homosexualism.


Good point, but he was really put on trial for not wanting to do anything.

This is far more civilized:
Dispensary Removes Pot-Smoking Santa Painting After Complaints

Kirk Parker said...

I was sympathetic to the defendants until I got to the part about "lurid colors".

Gahrie said...

What's the punishment?

Mandatory meditation and a loss of karma points?