The only deity I've ever had a personal affinity for is that corpulent, jolly "buddha" with a small "b" known as Jin Foo, Bu Dai, or Hotei, depending on whom you ask. Personally, Gautama Buddha, he of the Bodhi tree fame, always struck me as a bit too severe, like ol' J.C. in Christianity. And neither J.C. nor G.B. appears to have eaten very well. On the other hand, how can you not like Jin Foo's jocular face or long to pat his... More >>>