Thanks for all your observations on the anecdote. The hardest sila for us is the practice of right speech. What struck me about the blogpost was the priest's question to the chinese monk : "What won you over to Christianity?"
I come from Singapore and many chinese/peranakan peers are leaving behind their traditional buddhist/taoist cultural background to adopt the evangelical or catholic faiths. Since 9-11, there's been a steadily increase in that going on in our little island state. The above anecdote has been used to argue that even a chinese monk finally got his act together to jettison his old erroneous beliefs and make the right personal choice.
I just wanted to find out how fellow meditators react with the anecdote.
Ben, i think the anecdote was translated from a greek priest or monk's blogsite :http://plibyos.blogspot.com/2010/12/blog-post_30.html