Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Faithfully Yours .....


The faithfully faithful. This is what I saw at the
Medical college junction this morning. Let it be, it is a belief and practised in faith for centuries. So say the educated class. A bizzaire exhibition of archaic , medieval hangovers of religious bigotry and inhuman rituals. Are we praying to Gods who thirst for blood of his  or her devotees? Is there any god who would be fascinated at the sight of suffering  of a living thing, man or beast?

I do not know if this inhuman drama gets enacted in India. But it does in countries like Philippines and the Latin Americas., on the so called "Good Friday".Did Christ extol this outlandish, eccentric , freaky enactment? Or again is it faith of centuries that we must not murmur against.Beheading of a woman in Saudi Arabia for adultery. Conspicuously a law given by the divine!!!! And followed for centuries in good faith by the faithful. But seldom practised by even Lucifer.

In Iran public display of the dead after the very publicised ritual of putting to death. Faith and has to be followed.No questions asked.

Preparing a victim  to stoning faith of a : vibrant" young faith as they call it.

And watch this link. And judge whre the devil is. He is in our hearts!!!

Human rights my foot! Human rights is not walking around with a  swagger. It is the right to respectable life , pursuance of livelihood and the right to speak ones mind , express ones thoughts,feelings..And not to be fooled by archaic , laws that claim divine sanctions and involvement.

And finally one of the biggest fraud of  all times, commercially doing wonders" The makar jyothi"


Insignia said...

All these senseless acts in the name of faith. It doesnt end at your examples. In Karnataka, somewhere in the north, they dip infants in boiling oil. There is a practice by a male priest to run over on women's stomach; to heal her infertility. And yet another to thrash the ladies by the priest to banish the demon possessed.

Why is that no one questions these acts? Would God really want all this practices?

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

It can't be solved in a day or two, it can't be solved by a particular authority or group. We need to question and stand up against such heinous practices, and of course we need a strong government in place. Marx must be turning in his grave seeing his comrades in Kerala silently endorsing the fraud; Makarajyothi!

anilkurup said...

@ Insignia,
Dear Bindu, Not that I did not have more examples. These were just a few that was coming into view. And also one needs to be really worried about the educated gentry ( man and lady)in whom the future of this land is vested , who as you can see would endorse the fraud like "makara jyothi" calling it faith and practises of centuries old.
I do not know if there is God, and if there is one he or she is very inefficient and myopic.

anilkurup said...

@ arun Methalle chirakkal,

Comrades of Marx, my foot. That is blaspheming Marx.
And as for your suggestion that we question and stand up against such practises of faith, I'm cynical and sceptical. I do not think that Faith has ever reformed, or can reform a person. Because his heart is never touched. It is all superficial.

Balachandran V said...

Like you said, it is a never ending stream, stretching back to primitive days and by the look of it, to the end of humanity,which I hope,will come soon. We happen to be here, now; all these centuries of human history, there have been many who thought like us, who have fought to make changes and succeeded a little, like Rajaram Mohun Roy with Sati.

We may not be able to change the entire world but we can influence ourselves and those around us; taking it a bit farther, we may be able bring changes in our local community or society. Cynicism or skepticism cannot be of much use, can they?

Of course, lately I have been telling myself, what the hell, if the society wants to destroy itself, let it. But, I know and realize that I am a part of it and do i must, my little bit; walk I must, though it be a few steps. I have my limitations - fear, health, priorities - but even within the limits, I can contribute. So can you!

anilkurup said...

@ Balan,

Yes what the hell!
Incorrigible, yes!

Happy Kitten said...

Blind faith indeed makes many forget humanity.

When one stones a person to death or hang one for blasphemy/makes one endure crusifixion / or many others that you pointed out, you are putting your religion above mankind. Religion may have been invented by man but it was always a path to know God and above all to love those around him. When one ceases to do this, it is time to check yourself to see how far you have moved away from the Almighty.

deeps said...

It s one thing to practice a faith or follow religious rituals, but it becomes completely repulsive n nasty & shows its ugly face when in the name of beliefs and faith and god, people are tortured and brutally killed. It s cold blooded murder

anilkurup said...

@ Deeps
Faith , and rituals , they both are intertwined.Anger, jealousy, wrath, vengeance,damnation, eternal sufferings, horrendous hell, infliction of diseases etc etc are all subscribed by religion. Dont you see what is written in many scriptures?
So then where is the difference between faith and rituals ?

dr.antony said...

"Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence: Religious Violence Across Culture and History". by Jack David Eller is a must read in this matter.It covers in detail religious violence in full detail.
In the literate Kerala,there was a priest Fr Kappalumakkal who used to cure all illnesses from heart diseases to infertility by evicting evil spirits! His consultation fee was 2000 rupees and the waiting list was about three months.

About 2 million animals are slaughtered every year for sacrificial purposes. I don't care if an idiot tries to crucifies himself,because it is his choice.

anilkurup said...

@ Happy Kitten,

Yes you are right. But the tool "religion" man invented- is anybody out there getting reformed?
Prayers are with closed eyes , like the kitten lapping up milk in the sly.

anilkurup said...

@ doc Antony,

the reference to sacrificial animals makes the point .
But, they are rituals too .

Happy Kitten said...

Many have become cynical and have discarded religion and God.. but it is equally hard for many others to discard God.. nd not all pray like Kittens lapping milk in the sly:)
The best eg would be trying to pray for the one who has wronged you.. ahh.. without faith this is never possible....
Guess in the end faith matters.. nd when one has personally experienced the result of faith/prayers in one's own life, then God is very real.
And one can blv in God even without all the rituals.