Yes, Even SOME Hindus Are Religious Lunatics

(10 am – promoted by ek hornbeck)

I’ve always considered  the Hindus to be the endearing exception  to my “all religions are dangerous to others” rule. I mean, how dangerous can a religion be when they have a god who  has an elephant head? Apparently I was mistaken about our Hindu brethren and sistren: they’re as nuts as the rest. I look at the lunatics of  every major religion, and somehow the fact that my pagan Celtic ancestors went in  for the odd bit of headhunting  and human sacrifice seems almost benign. (and yes, I recognize that this organization is purportedly a “nationalist” or “cultural” organization, but this sort of “defend the culture” madness is always driven by deep wells of religious lunacy. Always.)…

Militants belonging to a group called Sri Ram Sena, who claim to be custodians of Indian culture, said Valentine’s Day is un-Indian.

The threat comes days after the group’s activists stormed a bar in the south western city of Mangalore, dragging out and beating women they accused of acting obscenely and “going astray”.

The attack led to fears an extremist “Hindu Taliban” was on the rise in India.

Gangadhar Kulkarni, an activist in the group, which is a radical wing of the Hindu nationalist movement, said: “If people celebrate the day despite our warning, then we will definitely attack them.”

“Valentine’s Day is definitely not Indian culture. We will not allow celebration of that day in any form,” added Pramod Mutalik, the group’s founder.

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    • Pluto on February 4, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    …or two.

    • Edger on February 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    to paint all followers of any group with a wide brush and blanket condemnation. That is a favorite tactic of ALL religious lunatics, like Pat Robertson and ALL of his followers, for example. 😉

    Mangalore, Jan 27: Shri Ram Sena chief Pramod Muthalik today apologised for the attack on weekend revellers at a Mangalore pub, saying the way the right-wing group acted “was wrong” but insisted it was done to “save our mothers and daughters”.

    “The way has been wrong. I apologise for this. The way should not be like that. But it is our right to save our mothers and daughters,” he said.

    Muthalik was away in Maharashtra when a group of 40 people bashed up young women in a Mangalore pub. Sri Rama Sena claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Its Karnataka vice-president Prasad Attavara and 26 others have been arrested for the Mangalore attack.

    • dennis on February 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    will certainly attack Comrade Valentine’s Day, one of the most important holidays of the international proletariat! Just as certainly, their evil machinations will meet with utter defeat.

    Doubtless, Docudharma comrades are eagerly awaiting the official 2009 Comrade Valentine’s Day slogans, which should be forthcoming in a matter of days. In the meantime, you may wish to review last year’s slogans for this highly significant and widely observed revolutionary festival, which were posted at Fire on the Mountain, here.

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