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Utterly senseless

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Via Sakshi, this article in the Hindustan Times is a further example of extremely ridiculous actions in the name of religion: 

In a country where millions go to bed hungry, food worth Rs 1 million, meant for holy offering at Orissa’s Jagannath temple was destroyed on Friday because a foreigner had entered the shrine, an act seen as defiling the premises.

Priests at the temple in Puri, 56 km from here, also performed rituals to cleanse the shrine after Paul Rodgier, a 55-year-old American Christian, visited it on Thursday afternoon.

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The shrine administration then decided to destroy the food that was prepared for offering to the deities, temple official Laxmidhar Pujapanda told the agency. A mud pit was dug inside the premises and the holy offering was thrown in it.

Utterly senseless wastage…..

I am usually benign atheist i.e. while I do not believe in God or religion, I do not have a problem with other people being happy with their religiosity. Unless, when something like this happens; the sheer senselessness and idiocy of these actions conducted in the name of religion (any religion) forces me to take a more militant approach !! 

For more religious idiocy, shown in a lighter vein, watch this:

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

March 2, 2007 at 5:24 pm

Posted in India, Personal, Rants

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  1. Welcome to my world 🙂

    Sakshi

    March 2, 2007 at 6:36 pm


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