Meet the robot Buddhist monk


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If Douglas Adams was right, this will lead to all sorts of misadventures. From Wikipedia’s entry on Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency:

An Electric Monk from a planet very far from the Earth. Electric monks are coincidentally humanoid robots designed to practice religion in their owners’ stead. This particular monk had accidentally been connected to a video recorder and, in attempting to believe everything on the TV, had malfunctioned and begun to believe “all kinds of things, more or less at random”, including things like tables being hermaphrodites and God wanting a lot of money sent to a certain address. Since it was cheaper to replace the Monk than to repair it, the Monk was cast out in the wilderness to believe whatever it liked. The Monk also owns a somewhat cynical horse, which he was allowed to keep because “horses were so cheap to make”. Upon his arrival on Earth, the Monk has several humorous misadventures.


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“What is the sound of one hand killing all humans?” ~ Robot Zen Buddhist koan


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If robo-monk reaches enlightenment there might be trouble:


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Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.


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We’re getting a little crossover between this story and the news about Jan Crouch.


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What kind of crappy robomonk is that? It doesn’t even have deadly hovering orbs.


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Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.

It took nine billion names, so they say.


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Meanwhile, in the American heartland, Christians enshrine a pancake that sortof looks like Jesus.


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A suffusion of Yellow


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Looks like we’ll be discovering the Long Earth pretty soon then.


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