Taoism Goes High Tech

Author: Patrick Brzeski

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://blogs.wsj.com/hong-kong/2011/02/14/taoism-goes-high-tech/

Over the Lunar New Year weekend Vivian Choi made her annual visit to Wong Tai Sin, one of Hong Kong’s largest Taoist temples, to ask for blessings in the new year. But instead of burning dozens of incense sticks in the age-old Taoist tradition, Ms. Choi slipped a written prayer into a small box. An electronic deity statue then lit up and blew artificial smoke, signaling the acceptance of the offering.