By Bose Chan
It looks like 酒肉和尚 (monks who consume wine and meat) do exist after all. Two men impersonating as “monks” caused widespread outrage amongst Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike when they were seeing horsing around with women and drinking alcohol.
The pair were seen in religious robes taking photos with two women at Fayuan Temple while real monks recited sutras in the backdrop for world peace. They were also pictured at a hotel and in the metro with more monk-loving ladies. Soon, the actual monks caught them in a toilet and handed them over to the police when the pair attempted to change back into civilian clothes. It seems like their Kung Fu wasn’t good enough to get them out of this mess.
However, it remains to be seen if what they did count as crimes in China. The blasphemous jokers can only pray that it is not so.