And while we’re all het up about the Pope, the gang at work was trying to figure out where to go for lunch on Friday. Someone suggested we try the new place on Preston, Green Earth.
We’d been watching the “coming soon” signs and had been looking forward to trying this new vegetarian eatery. Then it was recommended by Hannah last week. That pretty much clinched it, but I always like to do a little research myself, so off I went to Google.
Imagine my shock and awe when I found out this restaurant was part of multi-national corporation/cult owned by someone called The Supreme Master.
I know, you think I’m making this up, but I’m not. The restaurant has two television screens tuned into Supreme Master Television all day long. The Supreme Master’s art work lines the walls.
The Supreme Master is a hard-assed Asian hottie named Ching Hai, who is “God’s Direct Contact” and head practitioner of the Quan Yin Method
See how she radiates light?
Along with being a spiritual leader and restaurateur, she’s also an entrepreneur, media mogul, artist, fashionista, “celestial” jewellery designer and multi-millionaire.
Oh ya, so the Quan Yin Method, of which the Supreme Master is supreme master, involves a lot of weird metaphysical stuff, meditation and being a vegetarian. How Ottawa quietly ended up with one of these green earth restaurants when a simple atheist bus ad sends us into convulsions, I’ll never know.
Anyway, much as I love a good vegetarian feed, (and the food is reputed to be pretty good),; and, much as I admire real go-getters like Ching, I’m not sure I want to support anyone who thinks they’re a supreme master of anything.
Am I being too picky?
Also, I’m pretty sure they don’t have a liquor license.
 After months of debate and public discussion, city council were finally forced by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to allow an ad to appear in city buses which read: There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”