Enough Internet outrage can move mountains, or, in this case, massive butts attached to a building.
“I burst into tears when I saw naked Buddhas climbing over the wall! How come a nation with a thousand-year history has so little respect for its own culture?” the South China Morning Post quoted one Weibo user as saying.
This one raises an interesting question for me. I believe that it’s important to keep a sense of humor about my religion and especially myself. I often poke fun at myself and at the behaviors of my fellow practitioners. I sometimes retell myths with a humorous edge - so long as, with the humor, the story retains its meaning.
Humor is a spiritual exercise in humility when done correctly - and it is too often used to humiliate when done incorrectly.
So where’s the line?