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(Metro.co.uk)   Buddha's comically shaped penis now directed inward on the path to enlightenment. (Possibly not safe for work due to pic of banana-penised statue)   (metro.co.uk) divider line 56
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2007-10-02 12:41:18 PM
Wooldoor: I still don't understand how someone can be horribly penised.

Spanky: OK...I'll show you this one more time.
 
2007-10-02 02:06:20 PM
Can't open the article if it's possibly not safe for work. Are we talking about an inny here?
 
2007-10-02 02:08:03 PM
We are talking a bronze banana and 2 eggs in Buddha's lap on a statue.
 
2007-10-02 02:08:25 PM
A police spokeswoman said detectives from the force's hate crime unit looked into the complaints and had spoken to Mr Koppel.

Hate crime unit? Why does England hate penii?
 
2007-10-02 02:09:13 PM
sir robin of locksley you have balls of solid rock
 
2007-10-02 02:10:00 PM
Get ready for th Buddhists to start rioting because their Prophet has been insulted.

Oh, wait.
 
2007-10-02 02:10:16 PM
I don't understand how this is a hate crime... one look at that boner and you'd know that Buddha didn't have hate on his mind...
 
2007-10-02 02:11:38 PM
I submitted this with a Buddha headline.
 
2007-10-02 02:11:41 PM
It's not so funny from where I'm sitting.
 
2007-10-02 02:11:42 PM
My other penis is the Mahāyāna.
 
2007-10-02 02:11:54 PM
Must be the evangelicals that are upset. I hear they've never seen a penis before.*


*unless they're a male preacher or congressman
 
2007-10-02 02:11:56 PM
You know, if I saw that in person, I think I would wonder why the buddha was holding a banana in his lap...

I don't think I would have thought of it as a penis at all.
 
2007-10-02 02:12:19 PM
FTA:

She said, presumably with a straight face, that she did not know 'the ins and outs' of the investigation.

Comedy Bronze
 
2007-10-02 02:12:41 PM
lukelightning: I don't understand how this is a hate crime... one look at that boner and you'd know that Buddha didn't have hate on his mind...

That made me LOL and spit out my subway sandwich...bastard. :|
 
2007-10-02 02:12:58 PM
The penis of my imaginary sky wizard is bigger than the penis of your imaginary sky wizard, so nyahhhh!
 
2007-10-02 02:13:20 PM
I'd seriously LOL if somebody 'shopped Jesus with a big rod hangin' from the cross.

/you know, keep it historically accurate
 
2007-10-02 02:13:56 PM
that she did not know 'the ins and outs' of the investigation.

hehe.
 
2007-10-02 02:17:09 PM
It's best to protect the children...seeing something like this could make them ask awkward questions.
 
2007-10-02 02:17:51 PM
You know, to have it going so straight up like that it may limit the number of positions available for Buddha to fark with.
 
2007-10-02 02:18:25 PM
rjShadow: I'd seriously LOL if somebody 'shopped Jesus with a big rod hangin' from the cross.

Didn't somebody already do that? In chocolate instead of in Photoshop?
 
2007-10-02 02:19:56 PM
Smart Gallery owner. Free publicity.
 
2007-10-02 02:21:33 PM
MayoSlather: It's best to protect the children...seeing something like this could make them ask awkward questions.

"How come some people don't worship our god?"
 
2007-10-02 02:23:42 PM
Hey Buddha...Is that a banana on your lap or is it a erection?

www.backstreetmerch.com
 
2007-10-02 02:27:33 PM
rjShadow: I'd seriously LOL if somebody 'shopped Jesus with a big rod hangin' from the cross.

I'm pretty sure that in The Last Temptation of Christ you can see Jesus' (well, Willem Defoe's) ding dong.
 
2007-10-02 02:31:41 PM
fawlty: Get ready for th Buddhists to start rioting because their Prophet has been insulted.

Oh, wait.


Win.
 
2007-10-02 02:31:45 PM
Did anyone else notice the pink crocs on the guy pointing at the statue in the backround, or was everyone too focused on how Christians would be on that gallery like white on rye? Why on earth would a grown man wear pink CROCS?
 
2007-10-02 02:44:19 PM
MayoSlather: It's best to protect the children...seeing something like this could make them ask awkward questions.

Like, "Is that a banana in Buddha's pants or is he glad to see me?"
 
2007-10-02 02:47:00 PM
Miss Shapiro: Did anyone else notice the pink crocs on the guy pointing at the statue in the backround, or was everyone too focused on how Christians would be on that gallery like white on rye? Why on earth would a grown man wear pink CROCS?

OK... OK... I'll be the one to bite. That's not a man, it's a woman wearing pink CROCS!

/I know, I know... spocksbrain fails, nyah nyah...
 
2007-10-02 02:47:10 PM
My other penis is the Mahāyāna.

This.
 
2007-10-02 02:47:17 PM
Miss Shapiro, that's not a man...
 
2007-10-02 03:09:31 PM
I have italicized and underlined the funny part of the story to make it easier to find the funny part of the story for those of you who have difficulty finding funny parts of stories. ...This is the height of comedy...so relax, sit back, and have a chuckle or two.



A police spokeswoman said detectives from the force's hate crime unit looked into the complaints and had spoken to Mr Koppel.

She said, presumably with a straight face, that she did not know 'the ins and outs' of the investigation.

'Our basic position is that there is no issue with various types of art being displayed,' she said.
 
2007-10-02 03:13:32 PM
Lord_Baull: Must be the evangelicals that are upset. I hear they've never seen a penis before.*

That's probably why they keep on describing it as having the "shape of a banana". Anyhow.... I read the article and I'm not really sure why this was being investigated by a hate crime team.... didn't Buddha have a penis? Is it too shiny? Is it like Lincoln's nose..... if you rub it will you have good luck?
 
2007-10-02 03:15:56 PM
fawlty: Get ready for th Buddhists to start rioting because their Prophet has been insulted.

Oh, wait.


The bad news is that angry Buddhists will set fires. The good news is only to themselves.

Window seat, please.
 
2007-10-02 03:29:31 PM
rather large for an asian
 
2007-10-02 03:32:47 PM
Wouldn't Buddha have a cosmically shaped penis?
 
2007-10-02 03:36:42 PM
fawlty: Get ready for th Buddhists to start rioting because their Prophet has been insulted.

Oh, wait.


Gautama Buddha was not a "prophet," or a god, or anything else remotely resembling anything from a Western religion. And although most Buddhists like to show respect to Buddha, there's no incentive to attack those who disrespect him.

Sorry, you fail comparative religion.

I'm a practicing Buddhist in the Soto Zen lineage. I'm not upset by this statue. I just think it's kind of dumb and I'm puzzled as to why somebody would do this. But it doesn't really affect me one way or another. It's just a statue.

As for the "rioting" ... the monks and nuns who are risking their lives in Burma/Myanmar right now are not protesting because anybody insulted Buddha. They are protesting, and suffering horrible repercussions, in order to bring democracy to their country. They have been doing so, for the most part, in a peaceful and organized fashion. Check out the news footage of the protests before the military junta closed off the country; it's hardly "rioting."
 
2007-10-02 03:40:57 PM
Gautama would have gotten a kick out that statue.
 
2007-10-02 03:45:13 PM
herbivore:
Sorry, you fail comparative religion.

I'm a practicing Buddhist in the Soto Zen lineage who just failed Sarcasm 101.


FTFY.
 
2007-10-02 04:05:12 PM
herbivore: Gautama Buddha was not a "prophet," or a god, or anything else remotely resembling anything from a Western religion. And although most Buddhists like to show respect to Buddha, there's no incentive to attack those who disrespect him.

Sorry, you fail comparative religion.


I'm a practicing Buddhist in the Soto Zen lineage. I'm not upset by this statue. I just existthink it's kind of dumb and I'm puzzled as to why somebody would do this. But it doesn't really affect me one way or another. It's just a statue.

As for the "rioting" ...
the monks and nuns who are risking their lives in Burma/Myanmar right now are not protesting because anybody insulted Buddha. They are protesting, and suffering horrible repercussions, in order to bring democracy to their country. They have been doing so, for the most part, in a peaceful and organized fashion. Check out the news footage of the protests before the military junta closed off the country; it's hardly "rioting."


Made that more Buddhist for you.

/Sorry, pet peeve.
 
2007-10-02 04:23:10 PM
lukelightning: I don't understand how this is a hate crime... one look at that boner and you'd know that Buddha didn't have hate on his mind...

Grudge fark.
 
2007-10-02 04:23:40 PM
As a Budhist I don't give a shiat because what will be.....will be !

Unlike other religion where their followers riot because they can't take a joke.

/..... looking at the Muslims in Europe and the Christians in America.
 
2007-10-02 04:24:42 PM
I have a banana shaped penis, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2007-10-02 04:29:39 PM
herbivore: Gautama Buddha was not a "prophet," or a god, or anything else remotely resembling anything from a Western religion. And although most Buddhists like to show respect to Buddha, there's no incentive to attack those who disrespect him.

Sorry, you fail comparative religion.

I'm a practicing Buddhist in the Soto Zen lineage. I'm not upset by this statue. I just think it's kind of dumb and I'm puzzled as to why somebody would do this. But it doesn't really affect me one way or another. It's just a statue.

As for the "rioting" ... the monks and nuns who are risking their lives in Burma/Myanmar right now are not protesting because anybody insulted Buddha. They are protesting, and suffering horrible repercussions, in order to bring democracy to their country. They have been doing so, for the most part, in a peaceful and organized fashion. Check out the news footage of the protests before the military junta closed off the country; it's hardly "rioting."


Geez, it was sarcasm aimed at the RoP. You fail at Fark.
 
2007-10-02 05:26:58 PM
I'm a Buddhist so I'm really getting a kick out of that picture...

And herbivore, one could question why you feel the need to criticize others knowledge of your beliefs rather than show compassion for their uninformed state (or sarcastic nature as it is). Such judgment could be perceived as elevating yourself to a higher status because of your understanding of Zen - which is a contradiction in itself. I'm not chastising, I'm just offering another view from another Zen practitioner so take it as you wish.
 
2007-10-02 05:40:14 PM
It's a good thing the artist chose Buddha to display and NOTHING even remotely Islamic.

See, the Buddhist 'religion of peace' actually practices Peace, unlike the Muslim 'Religion of Piece,' which riots and sends in bombers if anyone farts wrong concerning their prophet.

Imagine the hilarity if some artist ever got enough 'balls' to display a statue of 'Da Prophet' like that.

I figure that about half of the Muslim population globally would be so outraged that they'd fall over from heart attacks and strokes. Some would probably even explode.
 
2007-10-02 05:41:17 PM
Miss Shapiro: Did anyone else notice the pink crocs on the guy pointing at the statue in the backround, or was everyone too focused on how Christians would be on that gallery like white on rye? Why on earth would a grown man wear pink CROCS?

It's not the Christians that are complaining, asshat. It's the Buddhists, who feel it's an insult to their religion. Weak troll attempt.
 
2007-10-02 05:43:32 PM
I'd hit it.
 
2007-10-02 06:34:35 PM
Ever seen pics of the Tantric temples in India? This is nothing...
 
2007-10-02 07:11:08 PM
The Shiva Linga could not be reached for comment.
 
2007-10-02 07:13:11 PM
As a Buddhist, I find this funny.
 
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