Style: You have insulted us Buddhists
Posted on March 29th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Director of Outreach Affairs Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Ottawa

Hilda Jayewardenaramaya
THERAVADA BUDDHIST TEMPLE
1481 Heron Road
Ottawa, Ontario
 
27 March 2010
 
The Editor (Letters)
THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
 
Sir:
 
Re: style cover photo – Spring 2010
 
As a Buddhist I have taken great exception to the cover photograph
in the Spring Edition of style which was delivered  to me this morning
with The Ottawa Citizen.
 
The photograph depicts  model Lee-Ann Lacroix photographed by Brigitte Bouvier
with a sculpted portrait of Lord Buddha between her squatting thighs,
almost a phallic symbol, a portrait that we Buddhists would normally go on our
knees with palms together in worship.
 
What sort of ignoramuses do we have in town?  With a copy of this
letter I will demand an apology from the Editor of Style to apologize to
the whole of the Buddhist community in Canada for denigrating us and
our symbol of worship.
 
I request all Canadians of all denominations to be a bit more sensitive
towards others religions as I would do likewise.
 
Asoka Weerasinghe
Director of Outreach Affairs
Hilda Jayewardenaramaya
Ottawa(613-747-2272)
cc.
Bhante Muditha, Abbot of Hilda Jayewardenaramaya #

2 Responses to “Style: You have insulted us Buddhists”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    There should be a legal mechanism to punish individuals who resort to sacrilegious acts, particularly, using a sculptured portrait, of Lord Buddha, as a phallic symbol, between the thighs.

    Lord Buddha is sacrosanct to the entire Buddhist World. Desecration of sanctity by individuals, is tantamount to a severe underlying perverse and sadistic mentality.

    It is people who have no religion whatsoever, that resort to desecrate the Lord Buddha, arising out of a innate feeling of hatred.

    I have seen a Large Buddha Statue in a restaurant at the Reno Hilton in Nevada, where meats are served to the guests. I have also seen, a Bar in New Orleans, with the Name Board,** BUDDHA BAR.**

    Asoka ! I think they should apologise to the whole Buddhist Nation of the World. Appreciate your concerns. Susantha.

  2. sharpeshooter Says:

    Asoka – we live among the Satanic race, who perceives the Anglo Saxon views about religion(Protestanism) and every other issue is sacrosanct and right and rest is all bunkem. Recently I protested to the Mayor here in Brisbane which has Buddha Bar, as another reader has observed in this forum and the letter was directed to the Fair Trading Minister(who in turn requested me to refer to Minister of Multi Culture) who replied to indicate that there is no legislation to stop this. Mind you we live in the most rigid, regimental country on earth (Australia) a far cry from Canada and changes to 19th century British Crap is very low on their list. Anglo Saxons are the most arrogant , ignorant race to walk on this planet. Apparently there is no problem with WHITE people the root cause is the Anglo Saxon, smelling the filth of other races and I hit really hard and I wish some day some one will write a book titled ‘Anglo Saxons the Satanic Race’. Just take their record the greatest number of paedophiles, sex maniacs, gay and lesbian exibitionists, arsonists, serial killers, mass muderers -and the Gold Medal goes to ANGLO SAXONS! ( I reall do not know who is behind the debacle you mention but WASP must be in some way connected with it) Sunil Vijayapala

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