This "millennial" generation of youngsters these days—is there any respected institution which they cannot ruin merely by being themselves? It seems not. For thousands of years, Buddhist monks have had a good thing going: they sit. They chant. They chill. And now? "Me-first" teenage monks these days are using the internet to destroy everything, as usual.
A group of Franciscan monks are furious over two recent thefts of rare and expensive bibles from the lectern of their 15th century church in Florence, Italy. So they took action, pinning up a note for their congregation in which they expressed hope that the thief would see the error in his ways and return the bibles. Should he not, however, they added: