A buddhist monk recently escaped from the ongoing fiasco in Burma/Myanmar. He escaped police by climbing a brick wall, hiding out for weeks with minimal resources. To disguise himself, he dyed his hair blond, donned a sarong, reading glasses, a light-blue cap… and a crucifix.
Some Christians might be offended by this ‘use’ of a ‘christian’ symbol. I for one, am thrilled that Ashin Kovida, the 24 year old monk, was able to get out alive, and all the more pleased that a simple necklace could aid his escape.
It will be interesting to see if Christian fundies complain. I hope not.