Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Indian politician sacrifices 200 goats and four buffalo

Is this really 2008? As Sangeeta Goswami, head of the Assam chapter of the activist group, People for Animals said, "It is strange when India talks of progress in science and technology and is clamping down on child marriages, it is allowing such practices as animal sacrifices in temples".

LINK: Indian politician sacrifices 200 goats to mark win
GAUHATI, India - A lawmaker said he sacrificed more than 200 goats and four buffaloes at a temple in northeastern India to thank a goddess for delivering victory to the prime minister's government last week.
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This politician may be doing this to keep people clinging to their insane superstitions in order to control them like many in power have done throughout the centuries. Using religion to keep the sheeple in line has been a political tactic even in western culture. Using religion is also a tool, as we see in our own country of getting elected to powerful positions. If he truly believes his god is pleased with the slaughtering of innocent animals, then he is a very deluded individual who is perpetuating superstition and magical thinking and doing his people more harm than good.

4 comments:

Greg said...

Sorry to say that India isn't the only country that has goofballs that seem to be from that wonderful mythical time when men and dinosaurs ruled the earth (lol) then in 2008.
I read that there are places in China that have crazy people that still think the Gawds are angry when they hear thunder up in the sky.

What a wonderful world! (deep sarcasm)

Stardust said...

And there are places like Iran who just hanged a bunch of people for adultery, and homosexuality. That should cause much more international outrage than it has. People are looking the other way and saying "oh well, that's their culture". NO...it's barbaric and where the hell are the HUMAN rights activists????

Greg said...

Iran hanged someone for homosexuality? I thought there wasn't any there (deep sarcasm)

Honestly, and I've gotten flack for saying this before but I still think its true, if I was living in a dim-witted backwards country like Iran and I realized I was gay (hey, I am!!) I'd be doing anything (and I do mean anything!!) to getting out of it.

As for the outrage, honestly I can't help but think this world has too many people more concerned about themselves and their paychecks and their possessions than whats going on in another country where they will probably never visit in their lifetime.

I'm probably a little guilty of that too of course, as we all are in some way or another.

Stardust said...

if I was living in a dim-witted backwards country like Iran and I realized I was gay (hey, I am!!) I'd be doing anything (and I do mean anything!!) to getting out of it.

Greg, I can't understand why they stay there either with such a huge risk to their lives. If it became life-threatening to be an atheist in this country you can bet I would be on a boat to somewhere else!