A court in Hsinchu province in Taiwan had ordered a 28-year-old engineer to copy the Buddhist Heart Sutra scripture 108 times as penalty for molesting a girl. The man, known only as Han, had earlier been sentenced to seven years in jail for fondling the 15-year-old girl's breasts and private parts. The judged was quoted as saying that he also ordered the man to copy the scriptures following a request from the victim's mother, who hoped that this would make him repent.

Well, it might not make him repent, but it will no doubt give him a sore wrist which will stop him enjoying himself for a while at least.


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    • Um, I think Han means “bitterness”? (when I was in seminary in the early 90s, “Han Theology” from Korea was all the rage)