Saturday, June 07, 2008

Monkey Business

And now for a bit of odd news:

Indian school names monkey god as its chairman

LUCKNOW, India - He’s a revered Hindu monkey god. And now, he’s the chairman of an Indian business school.

Hanuman, the popular god known for his strength and valor, has been named official chairman of the recently opened Sardar Bhagat Singh College of Technology and Management in northern India, a school official said Saturday.

The position comes with an incense-filled office, a desk and a laptop computer. Four chairs will be placed facing the empty seat reserved for the chairman and all visitors must enter the office barefoot, said Vivek Kangdi, the school’s vice chairman.

“It is our belief that any job that has the blessings of Lord Hanuman is bound to be a success,” said Kangdi.

All Hindus know that Hanuman can lift mountains and leap oceans, but ancient texts make no mention of his business acumen.

“When we were looking for a chairman for our institution, we scanned many big names in the field of technology and management. Ultimately, we settled for Lord Hanuman, as none was bigger than him,” Kangdi said.

Hanuman is one of the most popular gods in the crowded pantheon of Hindu deities. His most famous feat, as described in the Hindu epic the Ramayana, was leading a monkey army to fight the demon King Ravana and rescue a kidnapped princess.

[sounds like some sort of video game]

The Sardar Bhagat Singh College in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, awards bachelor’s degrees in engineering and management. The school opened last year.


Anonymous said...

|| Om Shri Hanumate Namah: ||

Thanks for this nice Anjani Putr Picture.
About your Article: "God exists, because you can't say he doesn't" I must say both Sides are wrong. You cannot say he does exist, nor can you say he doesn't.
You could also say: "China does/doesn't exist, because i have never been there." So good, so stupid. China exists, if you believe it or not or if you got there or will ever get/get not there.
That's the same with God: If you have felt him, you know him; if not, then not. The Existence of God cannot be derived from that (both Sides stupid) Question.
I think the Question must be changed.

If you are interested in Hanuman Pictures and Hanuman Chalisa, there are some very cool Mp3-Bhajans at:

YouRs SinCereLy M!sTer CrippLeD SaM

Stardust said...

I must say both Sides are wrong. You cannot say he does exist, nor can you say he doesn't.

CS, I am comparing gods to gods, not gods to countries. We can go visit China, we can go visit Brazil, we can go visit Thailand, we can go visit India. We can see other galaxies via telescopes. Other elements of the universe can be viewed through telescope, or photographed and images sent back via Hubble, etc. However, no one has taken even an infared photo of this god, no particles or traces of any gods. Not one shred of evidence has been found.

God cannot be derived except in the human imagination. Tha is all.

My question in the title of my post was satirical in nature, sarcasm...because it is what the christians say all the time, or imply...that since we cannot disprove god then god exists, which is indeed silly.

"Feeling" something does not prove anything. Jeffery Dahmer had a good "feeling" when he ate the flesh of young men. Does that mean that it is good to eat the flesh of other humans? So, see...we cannot rely on "feelings" about things.

People who believe in god based on "feelings" and not evidence are doing so just because psychologically it makes them feel good. It makes them feel more powerful and gives a false sense of security that someone is watching after them when in fact we must watch after ourselves. There is no god, no monkey gods, no elephant gods, no Zeus. We only have ourselves and our fellow humans. That is all we have evidence for.

If you are alone and hurt or very ill and no human comes to help you, then you die because no god comes.

Stardust said...

Crippled sam, do you actually believe that Hanuman is real?