Priest Burns Down Temple to Destroy Wasp Nest

Priest Burns Down Temple to Destroy Wasp Nest

The chief priest (41) of a Buddhist temple resolved in an act of Buddhist compassion to burn out a nest of wasps, and in doing so duly had his temple smitten and reduced to ashes, destroying the entire temple complex.

The priest was infuriated by the nuisance a nest of wasps was causing, it having been established in a closet in the temple’s dining hall, with the wasps regularly and uninvitedly calling in for tea. His rage that of an Ashura, he resolved to punish the defiling insects with purifying flames.

He took a bamboo stave, set the end on fire, and proceeded to go about setting the hive aflame.

However, this was not agreeable to the wasps, which launched a spirited counterattack, swarming and stinging the unprotected man, and putting him to flight, giving chase.

In his rush to flee the frenzied insects, he cast away his flaming staff, and it soon caused the building to catch light.

With the temple complex being of wooden construction, the flames soon spread and a general conflagration ensued, emergency services being too late to do aught but sift the ashes.

The would be exterminator suffered not only stings but burns to his face and other parts of his body, as you can see above, but his injuries are far from life threatening.

Police have questioned the priest, though it seems charges will not be forthcoming.

Via Itainews.

As even the average halfwit knows, wasp’s nests are highly dangerous affairs, with their denizens prone to persistently chase down and aggressively chastise any interlopers – perhaps he was counting on the divine protection of Buddha? If so, perhaps he should have paid more attention to his teachings…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 03/03/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Did he atleast kill thsoe wasps?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:30 09/03/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It says "suzumebachi" on the screen cap there, which, I believe, is "Hornet" and not "wasp". The former is quite more dangerous than the latter due to its size and potent venom.

    I can understand the man's rage. I do not, however, agree with his method of disposing of the nest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 10/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Strictly speaking, hornets are a type of wasp- but yes, you're correct.

    Those things are fucking nightmare fuel. There's a nature show clip out there somewhere of like 30 giant hornets utterly annihilating a nest of 30,000 honey bees like it wasn't a thing. They do not joke around.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:25 27/09/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Insert post here.

    Comment by Alex
    13:26 22/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Using insecticide is safer, it leaves buildings made of wood unharmed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:33 21/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How pathetic. My opinion on buddhist monks being calm, enlightened and rational people has been shattered.

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    Comment by onitake
    00:07 17/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i can imagine the police laughing behind his back: no need to press charges. a) he got what he deserved b) someone higher up will have him for burning the temple

    Comment by Sainne
    05:14 12/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isnt this what they call karma.

    Comment by bbqostrich
    02:28 04/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    heh, I remember something similar on Something Awful a while back, dude had a wasp/bee's nest hanging off a backyard swing set, so he lit a giant fire under it. Though he was smart and made it so he could run once the fire was set. >__>

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think I saw some pictures of that somewhere. I remember he threw a bucket of gasoline at the fire...WOOOOSH

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    Comment by Dullahan8
    15:15 19/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would pile a bunch of sticks under the nest, uncoil a line starting from the sticks to where I would stand far far away, strike a match and wait for my *BOOM*.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 09/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would pay an exterminator

    Comment by Pyrus
    13:35 06/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seeing as he was willing to kill with fire, couldn't he have just used a pesticide spray or fogger?

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    Comment by mark
    07:44 04/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't it smarter to call an exterminator or use smoke to smoke out the wasps?

    Comment by Anonymous

    You're pathetic if you think your childish little write up is funny.

    Comment by julius
    02:48 04/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why are you so upset?

    does this fit you?

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    Comment by Artefact

    Hailing from where he did I think he might've had a rather more directly religious reason for taking offence.

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    Comment by Artefact

    What scathing words. You are either a Buddhist, or a wasp-lover, I take it?

    You should've heard what 2ch's response was like...

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    Comment by Kageryu
    12:50 05/09/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone's butthurt~

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