Saturday, December 01, 2012

I thought Narendra Modi was a monster

He is if one were to credulously believe Cedric Prakash's diabolical narrative, according to which Narendra bhai is a tyrant who persecutes "Minorities", prompting them to go bleat before the USCIRF about lack of
"religious freedom" (sic).

The facts on the ground totally contradict those assertions.
Apparently, christists are at liberty in the state of Gujarat to carry out their ridiculous and gory rituals.

Could there be anything more ridiculous and obscurantist than thousands of people in 21st century India carrying bread in a procession - in the belief that these were pieces of flesh from the corpse of a mythical 2000 year old Palestinian?

I'm all for people's freedom to practice their faith in the privacy of their homes or places of worship. But, why does the rest of society (the silent majority) necessarily have to be subjected to the spectacle of such irrational, unscientific, dangerous and provocative behaviour?

This is a deliberate provocation
- carrying pieces of bread, symbolic of flesh in procession -
is insensitive to the Gujarati people who are overwhelmingly vegetarian!

Thousands of Christians participated in a grand procession on Sunday evening to mark the feast of Christ the King. The procession is organised on every last Sunday of the liturgical calendar to mark that Christ is the king of the universe.
During the procession, the devotees carried out a monstrance with a piece of bread. Explaining, Bishop Thomas Macwan said, “During the procession, we carry the body of Christ in the form of bread. We believe that Jesus exists in the form of bread as he ate it during his supper.”
Father Cedric Prakash, a Jesuit priest and human rights activist said that Jesus believed in having kingship of truth and harmony.

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