Christians sometimes end their notes to each other with “in Christ,” “in God’s Love”, “keeping the faith”, “have a blessed day” and many more nauseating, sanctimonious, trite sayings. They bizarrely also reflexively use these empty phrases when closing vituperous comments on blogs. Many Western Buddhist likewise often use a hackneyed passive-aggressive comment closing called “metta,” or “with much metta”. “Metta”, means “loving-kindness” which is a Buddhist virtue. Another common ending on Buddhist posts is the hand salutation called a “gasshō” which is symbolized as “_/\_”.
It is funny to watch both Christians and Buddhists attack each other in blog post debates and yet end their comments with these holy closings. I offer my above photoshop creation today as a curative for such sanctimonious silliness. Mind you, there may be a place for such greetings, but when they clog up dialogue and block self-insight with this holy hiding of intent, and false comforting smugness, then such constipation should be addressed. If you are afflicted, send for your free trial bottle of Metta-mucil today!