Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Secularism trumps religion

In India. Good - about time we started seeing this here:

A centuries-old tradition in Nepal of worshipping a virgin girl-child in a palace as a "living goddess" has been deemed outdated by the country's supreme court, which has ruled that the supposed deity must go to school.
Incidentally, I'd also like to see the Guardian start referring to Mohammed as a "supposed prophet".

6 comments:

dearieme said...

It might be bigger news if it were "A centuries-old tradition in Rome of worshipping a virgin....".

Ismaeel said...

Ermm Nepal and India are separate countries...

cabalamat said...

Or better still, "God, a supposed supernatural being"...

Wyrdtimes said...

I don't have to pay for the Guardian - it's the BBC that really needs to sort out their prophetshit.

Peter Risdon said...

Um... The comments are better, and more accurate, than the post.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Leaving the Nepal vs India issue alone: there is something (elusive, but inescapable) in worshiping a virgin girl. Many of us (males) pass through this painful stage, some even marry that (ex-virgin by this stage) girl.