Forced exorcism in Hong Kong shopping mall

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21 Responses to “Forced exorcism in Hong Kong shopping mall”

  1. Xopher says:

    I can’t believe this has been up this long and no one has come to support the Taoist Master. Come on, BB crazies! You’re falling down on the job!

    • MrsBug says:

      I’ll take that bet. See, I’ll be the Taoist priest had a monthly quota to fill and since they have the Quality v. Quantity trade-off, he knew that Shin Xao [ed. note: totally made up name], that brown-noser always went for Quantity. Well, HE’D show ‘em. This is a Quality exorcism with a capital Q!

      • Xopher says:

        But see, you’re kidding. I was really expecting someone to come in here and seriously defend this…or at least troll as if they were.

        I mean, this is absolutely terrible, but it doesn’t strike me as particularly worse than tasering a 10-year-old. I guess Taoist Masters just don’t have staunch defenders on BB.

        • MrsBug says:

          I guess Taoist Masters just don’t have staunch defenders on BB.
          This sentence struck me as pretty funny. :D

          Taoist Masters, gettin’ no love.

  2. Anonymous says:

    People should always be very careful, because their are many FAKE Taoist priest around.. saying that they offer genuine exorcism rites but indeed they are just extortionist

  3. Xopher says:

    If we start giving Taoist Masters tasers, we’ll really be in trouble!

  4. Xopher says:

    Stunning. Some crazy asshole assaults you, confines you, then tries to make you PAY for it?!?!?

    Really, even in Hong Kong I wouldn’t expect him to get away with that. Taking entrepreneurship a little far.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good is the reward on itself, as you are serving a purpose in life. This “priests” are crooks, plain an simple. And should be treated as what they are.

  6. Xopher says:

    Also…let’s call this an Extortism.

  7. LILemming says:

    For an _hour_? Malls there must be quite different. Here in five minutes the mall cops would have broken it up for blocking the Orange Julius.

  8. Ugly Canuck says:

    Most Taoist Masters I have known are a little more…comment c’est dit?…ah, laid back. You could say.

    In any event, Happy chinese (or do I mean Taoist?) New Year!
    In honor of the coming Year of the Tiger:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kHQYLnE-y8

    Or for the more curious:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

    In any event, have a prosperous and happy new lunar year!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the information! I’ve been meaning to start this process myself so this is a big help.

  10. cavalaxis says:

    Sheesh, and I feel violated when the homeless guy with the newspaper and spritzer bottle takes it upon himself to wash my windshield uninvited.

    Damn…

  11. Spikeles says:

    We had a forced exorcism in Australia last year at a church youth camp, even worse because it was done by a serving police officer.

    Cop charged with trying to exorcise boy’s demons

    • Xopher says:

      See, you’re STILL more civilized than we are, because the officer was suspended pending the investigation. In the US he would have been put on desk duty or given paid leave.

  12. phisrow says:

    Pious fraud, heartwarming in any guise…

    • Jonathan Badger says:

      Yep. It’s always nice to see that the “Eastern” religions are not immune from the sorts of frauds one associates with the Abrahamic religions….

  13. crnk says:

    $10 that this happened at chungking/mirador mansions.
    copyrolex?

  14. Anonymous says:

    This looks ripe for a counter-suit. Surely you could claim that you fully intended to be possessed, had gone to a great deal of trouble to be so, and that he’d ruined all your hard work?

  15. Anonymous says:

    In all fairness, $5,000 to get rid of a demon is a pretty good deal. Why I’d pay double.

  16. RevEng says:

    What some people call a religion, others call an excuse for fraud and assault.

    Let’s see, we have either illegal confinement or kidnapping, assault and battery, and extortion, just to begin with.

    It’s too bad this is in Hong Kong, because the government is likely to turn a blind eye to it, especially if the “Taoist priest” (since when did Taoists share Catholic beliefs and practices?) has enough money to grease palms. Here in Canada, that nutjob would at least lose his business and would likely be serving time.

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