An Extreme Act For Religion

Religious views often lead to strange beliefs and behavior. Apparently this is true beyond the Judeo Christian world per this report from Reuters:

A Thai Buddhist monk cut off his penis with a machete because he had an erection during meditation and declined to have it reattached, saying he had renounced all earthly cares, a doctor and a newspaper said on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old monk, whose name was withheld for privacy reasons, allowed medical staff at Maharaj hospital, 780 km (480 miles) south of Bangkok to dress his wound, but refused reattachment, hospital chief Prawing Euanontouch said.

“We cleaned up the wound, gave him some stitches, but he declined to have it reattached because he said had abandoned everything,” Prawing told Reuters by telephone.

As pathetic as this is, at least he is only harming himself and not imposing his views on erections on others.

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    Ray says:

    >As pathetic as this is, at least he is only harming himself and not imposing his views on erections on others.

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