from the friend-to-buddha dept
You certainly see some bizarre stories about older cultures adapting to newer technologies, but this might be one of the most bizarre. Thai officials are apparently warning Buddhist monks to behave themselves on social networking sites and to stop using them to flirt with women. If there ever were a quote I didn't expect I'd hear, it would probably be this one, from Ladda Thangsupachai, head of Thailand's Cultural Surveillance Centre.
"Instead of using the Net to flirt with young girls, monks should find ways to preach Dharma and lead them in the right direction."Maybe they just haven't found the right Facebook apps yet.