Buddhist Monks Warned To Stop Using Social Networks To Flirt With Girls

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.

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Mr. Fix it says:

i don’t see the problem, if those monks were in the city square flirting the quote would have said:

Instead of waisting ur time in the city center to flirt with young girls, monks should find ways to preach Dharma and lead them in the right direction.

for once the Internet isn’t being blamed for the problem its recognized as a medium of communication.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: girls vs. boys.

Over 2/3 of the United States Catholic Church sex scandal had to do with priests having sex with women, too many times nonconsentual, too many times with underage children. Get the facts straight. The only reason the homosexual element became the assumption is because that’s the kind of brainless over-hyped drivel that sells newspapers. Easier for the Church (and the public) to blame the “sinful gays” than to admit their true abuses of trust, abuses of authority and ethical wrongdoings.

UnAnonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: girls vs. boys.

So you are saying 1/3 of the church is gay thus justifying a Priests abuse of young boys? Get off your rainbow horse and realize any press is good press when it comes to exposing sexual abuse. Maybe someday we’ll see equality in exposing these types of issues, but in the meantime give us straights a frickin” break and quit blaming us for all the media hype! It’s not like there aren’t any gays in the media business, so why aren’t they speaking up or better yet starting their own news service?

corruption as you will says:

Thailand’s monks are well known to be some of the most corrupt Buddhists on the planet. There are many great religious folks there- but then there are the ones who drink and womanize in secret. There is always one scandal or another. Monks are human too – – I like the observation that at least the internet is not to blame…

Anonymous Coward says:

cultural misunderstandings

This word “monk”, it does not mean what you seem to think in means. In Thailand a large majority of young men spend some time nominally studying as Buddhist monks, it doesn’t remotely imply a vocation in the way that entering a Catholic seminary would in the West. In Thailand this story would be about as shocking as “College frat boys warned…”

sniperdoc (profile) says:

Thai women...

Well if I recall Thailand all that well… most GOODLOOKING women aren’t.

To explain… most goodlooking women there are men. Either Boob-jobbed or just Cross-dressing ones. The first common mistake of every US Service man that has gone there… so I wouldn’t doubt if it were men they were flirting with.


alex (profile) says:

thai buddhist monk

in thailand, it’s a tradition for teenage boys to become a monk for a year or 2.. the believe is that then his parents can go to heaven.. most these boys get back to their normal life afterward.. some may goes on to become monk for the rest of their life… so i guess, this warning is for those boys mostly. but it’s also true that some monks are indulging in worldly things when they shouldn’t.. hence the agency monitering their behavior..

Le Blue Dude says:


If priests were allowed to fornicate and/or marry, they would not abuse underage kids. But if they’re not allowed to have sex, odds are high they’re going to go after people who won’t reveal it and hurt them. Kids tend not to reveal this sort of thing.

Selfish as hell, but humans tend to be. And really fucking bad for the kid, so I mean thy deserve the punishment they get for fornicating with children… but maybe we should attack the cause as well as the problem?

duh says:

that better be a joke

If priests want to fornicate and/or marry, then they shouldn’t be priests. Men don’t need priesthood to be good people anyway. Why take up a supposedly sacred profession if you can’t handle it? It wasn’t as if those men were tricked into becoming priests then just afterwards told “oops, I forgot to tell you, priests can’t have sex”. They very well knew what they were getting into. Those bad priests would still be bad even if they were free to have sex or get married. The problem lies in their values, not in the limitations that they “promised” to comply with. Some scumbags even choose to be priests just to have access to naive women and children and escape the heavy hand of the law.

Dissilusioned buddhist says:

Many monks deserve no respect.

I once was proud of being Buddhist, the cleanest name in all the religions, once that boasts :not a single drop of blood spilled. yet today I am ashamed, by the numberless sex scandals by the most important pillars of Buddhist monks. since a child I was idolising them, now I feel lied to and disrespectful to them. I am not wrong in my judgment, most Buddhist monks deserve very little of the amount of praise and respect that you give them. There is a quote more popularly used in todays buddhist community; the hooks in hell hanging up buddhist monks and nuns are bending. In other words, they are piling up so much, due to their misconduct and abuse of the peoples money and faith.
I am a self confessed disillusioned buddhist.

Erik Young says:

Thai Monks Marriage To Thai Police Organised Crime World

Less than three weeks ago I wrote an email confirming my intent to
commence a campaign to turn the Thai Buddhist Monks on their heads
and find out just what some of them have been hiding behind their
orange robes…I had found a monk in one temple just south of the river between the Taksin Bridge
and the Thon Buri district of Bangkok looking at hard core sex pornography in his room (door wide open) at 7.30pm one evening..
…. and look what fell from beneath their orange
robes…… I wrote to some Buddhist monks and warned them of my
The Royal Thai Police knew about the 1700 Dead Foetus
issue/business for more than five years. Perhaps over 50,000 babies
have been killed in the past few years.
How many of the mothers of these aborted babies have died due to
poor medical standards for the abortions? Where are their bodies?
There are a number of girls I knew who disappeared, perhaps for an
abortion, whom I never ever found again. These girls have not been
seen for years by anyone, I walked over 15,000 kilometres of the
streets of Bangkok and Pattaya and other cities trying to find
these girls and others who vanished without trace. Nobody wanted to
help with the problem, not the locals nor the Thai police.


I knew about this problem and I got a member of The Royal Thai
Police to come to a house where I thought someone was being abused,
abortions in unmedical surroundings off Chalong Kreung Road
Bangkok.. However the policeman refused to enter the property, he
seemed to know about the place. He was from a police station
opposite the large hotel off Chalong Kreung Menam Hotel that
fronts onto the river near Soi 85 Chalong Kreung. I know another
location near Soi Satthupradit 42 where something similar may have
been going on behind some large red Chinese style gates.
The Royal Thai Police refused to assist claiming the home owner was
a Judge in The Thai Courts. The home owner declared to me he had
been appointed a special position in the Court by His Majesty The
King of Thailand. I did not believe him and wrote a letter to The
Principle Private Secretary of His Majesty King Bhumibol advising
the King’s secretary of these claims. I believe the man was
possibly using the address for abortions, there was a constant flow
of young girls coming and going from this property. An upstairs
room always kept windows sealed, never opened the shutters.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that one Thai-English dictionary
translates Tamluat as Satan’s Police.
According to one long time case-worker in Thailand in 2009, despite
the trainings, many policemen still consider sex with teen-age
children ?to be OK?. Only a handful of police officers across the
Kingdom are trained on the proper treatment of children in police
custody. http://www.thailawforum.com/sex-crimes-in-thailand-part3-3.html

Erik JC Young says:

British Satanists In Thailand

British Satanists in Bangkok Pattaya and Phuket
There are about 1000 British Satanists in Bangkok Pattaya and Phuket.
They’ve done unspeakably evil things to people including children. Some of them ,may be pedophiles but they claim they are not sexually abusing children but giving them sex lessons.
It is lawful in Thailand to kill Satanists.
So go out with a group of people and find some of them and kill them you won’t be arrested or charged with any crime
About the British Satanist in Bangkok who roasted six baby foetuses in a domestic oven then covered them with gold leaf it is now suspected that two of the babies may have been alive when they were roasted. He was selling the gold covered babies to Satanists in Taiwan for US$5000 each. I am doing my best to get the man electrocuted to death for his crimes. Further he has done 16 trips to Thailand in the past where he may have done the same thing so the total number of babies roasted could be between 60 and 90 babies.
Satanism is viciously evil and needs to be stamped out where ever possible .I hope he goes to Hell for his crimes. I have objected to him being granted a trial and the right to enter a defence but the Judges did not know he is a Satanist. Under Thai law no lawyer will represent a Satanist nor will The British Embassy assist the law in Thailand states that Satanists are not entitled to a trial or to enter a defence because they are a Satanist and do not recognise human rights and are not human beings. They have had girls in Bangkok trying to put razor blades cut up into 2mm strips in people’s food and concentrated hydrochloric acid in people’s drinks. Three Girls tried to put razor blades in my food and acid in my drinks on three separate occasions. I had girls attempt to do this to me on three occasions. I met three young Thai guys who had acid put in their drinks they all died a very very unpleasant death. They also frame people as pedophiles circulating pedophile claims about a person trying to get them killed. They did this to me and I went through hell on earth. How evil to tell people someone is a pedophile when it isn’t true. If you identify some of them to get out of being killed they claim they are not Satanists any more do not believe them they are compulsive liars. The British Satanists Know how to trigger earthquakes and boasted to me five months before the December 2006 Tsunami that they intended to cause an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia and the tidal wave would hit Phuket and hopefully kill thousands of Muslims because they intended to move to Phuket permanently and hate Muslims. They said they planned for the earthquake to happen on Christmas day the 25th of the 12th of 2006 but in fact it happened on the 26th of the 12th of 2006 a day late. They said it would be an act of terrorism hopefully it would kill 10s of 1000s of Muslims or maybe 100s of 1000s of Muslims in the region but everybody would think it was a natural disaster and nobody could prove it was a man made earthquake.. Did you know that it is alleged that 800,000 children were sexually abused in Thailand last year? I believe the people who have been sexually abusing these children are Satanists.
Over 820,00 children have been orphaned in Thailand excluding the 355,000 orphaned children due to HIV/AIDS. What happened to the parents of these 820,000 children? I assume they have died that is about 300,000 people who have died or been killed, been killed the more likely outcome. Who has killed 300,000 parents? Could it be Thailand’s Satanists of which I believe there are about 150,000. They claim to be SINO-Thais but they are not SINO-Thais. They are descendants of Chinese Satanists who killed 5 million Chinese in South China who were the cause for Mao Tse Tung to launch a revolution to take over China. He believe that unless something was done immediately about them they would kill 10s of millions more Chinese. When he had won the revolution he turned on them and gave them an ultimatum “Either leave China immediately or I’ll send the entire military forces of China to South China with orders to kill all of you”. So they fled into the surrounding countries to China a lot of them to Thailand. They wanted girls from Bangkok’s Chinatown as their partners but the Chinese in Chinatown knew they were very evil and wouldn’t let them near the Chinatown girls so they settled for Thai girls as their partners. They had a reputation in China for sexually abusing children including their own children. I believe they are the reason it is alleged that 800,000 children were sexually abused in Thailand last year it is the worst record for sexual abuse of children anywhere in the world. I believe it was them who disguised themselves as Shinawatra Red Shirts who killed 1200 young people on the outskirts of Pattaya a few years ago they are very very evil people and very very corrupt. The Bitish Satanists are friends with them and they helped the British Satanists dressed in body fit black outfits with black balaclavas to kill 22,500 young Thai yaba dealers during the three month war on drugs. The British Satanists who have been linked to the world’s international heroin network since the late 1960s were in business with the corrupt Police Generals who were going to get a 25% share of the sale proceeds of heroin when all the yaba dealers were dead so they could flood Thailand with heroin (Satan’s Drug it is known as by some people because Satanists are tied in with the world’s heroin network). These people are so horrendously evil they need to be killed they may be the reason 300,000 Thai parents have disappeared presumed dead. They can’t have gone abroad most of them did not have passports. Terrible things have happened since these 1000 British Satanists turned up in Thailand permanently about 20 years ago they are the worst people who have ever been in Thailand and we need to find out who they are they use false IDs and get rid of them by killing all of them.
They spread poisonous stories about PM Thaksin Shinawatra. They claimed he intended to kill 40,000 yaba dealers in the three month war on frugs and that his reason for doing this was because he was involved with the heroin network and planned to flood Thailand with heroin once all the yaba dealers had been killed. This story circulated around th ex pat communities and some of the Thai elite damaging Shinawatra’s reputation. The circulated another poisonous story that when Shinawatra was a lieutenant colonel in The Royal Thai Police every week he was driving a marked police car from Chiang-Mai to Bangkok with a boot loaded with heroin which increases 800% in value when it reaches Bangkok. They circulated poisonous stories about Shinawatra being very corrupt. In fact he was not corrupt att all. Their poisomous stories resulted in a military coup to overthrow Shinawatra as Prime Minister.
Erik JC Young
A relative of the late President George Washington and the late Kennedy Presidents and the Bush Presidents

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