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Old 09-18-2019, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by kaylasdad99 View Post
As the fact-dissemination in this item was performed under the auspices of the Chinese government, the inclusion of this factoid makes me wonder if it was a sly dig about the foolishness of having any attachment to religion. Or is tossing money at a conveyance in an effort to ensure a successful journey a typically Buddhist practice?
Yes, because Buddhism is not an "exclusive" religion, and most Buddhists happen to be more or less Animist. They name they give their religious character is Buddhist, they are so called by others, and their scientific (animist) beliefs include the idea that making an offering to physical embodyments like airplanes is both polite and wise.

If it was /obvious/ that she must have been "Buddhist" to do something like that, it wouldn't have been necessary to say so in the report. But it does offer an "explanation", and readers like that.
Old 09-18-2019, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Hermitian View Post
I think it is funny that the chinese arline is called "Lucky Air."

Lucky is one of the last things I want my airline to be described as.
Better than Unlucky.


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