Why are worshipping a monkey?

A calendar which had a picture of a Hanuman, and you are trying to explain to a Christian theologian who Hanuman is.. who doesn’t know anything about . it’s really complicated. Why are you worshipping a monkey? Why you are respecting him, I mean, if you are trying to go into the details then it’s really complicated. So you just say he is great devotee, he is a monkey, he is like… keep it real simple, otherwise if you started to say you know, he is born by Siva but he is carried by vayu, and so he is the son of the…you know you can get into a very big trouble if you try to explain too much.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj,

1997, Feb 12th, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA