This one was full of good laughs. To me it points out a lot of the sillier things about religion without ever trying to imply that religion itself is bad. The hard-boiled cop protagonist worked well to offset the zanies in the story, and the Zen duel was fan-freakin-tastic! It put me in mind of insult sword-fighting in the Monkey Island puzzle series. Instead of actually controlling the sword's motions, it's a series of insults back and forth, each insult you get right throws off your opponent's concentration allowing you to advance.
How appropriate, you fight like a cow
Enjoyable story, I did laugh at the mad Buddhist monk
I wonder if the story was supposed to have some deep meaning that I missed, but actually I just liked it as a fun story and I took it that way.