Saturday, July 25, 2009

all in the name of GOD!

On 22nd july,2009 the world saw the longest eclipse of the 21st century . And people round the world gathered in large numbers to experience and see the celestial play of the moon and the sun .But I wonder if this was mere an eclipse of two celestial bodies, where the sun overwhelm the moon, and the moon is left with no option but to cast its shadow across the earth …leaving it dark and murky. This time though, the shadow was engulfed with superstitions and fallacies which refused to spare the new borns’ too!!

All the day long the TV channels were busy telecasting the eclipse and when they were done with it, they came up with something really shocking.

In the name of superstition 2 – 5 years kids were buried up to their heads in the soil just to be victims of the eclipse and get rid of their weaknesses….be it a limped leg, poor eye sight or a spastic brain! The kids were obscured in the soil for more than 5 hours with no food or water! They cried, pleaded and begged for a pinch of mercy, for a morsel of bread ,for few drops of water ……but no one was ready to hear their plea ,even if they fainted crying aloud just to be out ! All this was done in the presence of their so called ‘parents’ who were mere spectators. It may all be a scrupulously stupid age-old belief, but let me ask you in which century are we living?? A century which claims itself to the most advanced, most developed ….Is this the way we have advanced, where we view our future generation as a mere piece of experimentation, to be tested and judged in the light of meager faith? It’s shameful that we Indians still cling on to our absurd ancestral beliefs, even when we know that they are JUST beliefs!

The plight of the children half buried was hard to forget, and I was wondering where this world is leading to…when I saw something more feral ….devastating!

A year old baby was dropped from a second storey building, to be grabbed in a sheet of cloth! Now what would u call this? And it was the dilemma of not a single soul, but a few thousands who were held up in the mid of nothing to be dropped mercilessly on to a cloth of sheet…..all this just for the sake to make them healthy all their life! I was thinking of the pain the new arrived experiences in this act of bizarre faith. Its argued that it’s a 500 years old tradition ,and that no accident has been reported so far ….Does that mean they’ll go on with this insane gesture ,until they are witness to a innocent’s death? Or will they name it then the act of satan or a vampire kid who deserved this ruthless end!Watch it youself get the clear picture of this sick tradition ....follow this link

We have been doing all this in the name of god, but I wonder when he taught us to be so brutal in our behavior. If it was brutality which counted, then why is it that wars and fights end only in agony and pain!

When …when are we going to break ourselves free from these vicious shackles? The fetters which claim us good, but never do. The manacles we have worn around ourselves knowingly or unknowingly…..the beliefs we know are not worth following, yet we follow suit ….when are we going we stop such child abuses? And when will we stop uttering that its all in the name of GOD!


Destiny's child... said...

nice to see you back after such a long time (forget the fact that we live togather...welcome to blogosphere i meant! ;))
abt ur is really sad that some of us are still trapped in the ugly world of superstitious beliefs...

Akshay said...

It is sad that we are yet to free ourselves from the shackles of age-old superstitions. We cannot shatter the glass ceiling. We have to break it carefully, inch by inch. This is to ensure that our sensitivities are not given a jolt and that the 'glass is broken' along with the changes in our attitudes and behavioural patterns, which is a slow and gradual process. It was a deep article though. Keep up the good work!!

BORAN said...

good to see your blog again..was really sensible stuff..and that video was really an appalling one!!..But u get to see all these in the rural areas, and in the outskirts..I think Illiteracy is the main reason..that makes people cling on to these,very old beliefs and rituals..but it doesn't mean that being literate will eradicate all these beliefs in their mind,which is tattooed somewhere deep in them. ..hmm..anyway the next solar eclipse will be after 123 years..hope,At that time u would be happy to post in your blog saying that all those ancient beliefs don't exist today! ...'LOL' .....[One more Lol to ur collection,no need to thank me,keep it]

angel in disguise.... said...

thanks sis for welcoming me,again!...;)

rightly said ,n thanks for ur comments!:)

hmmm..123 yrs is a long time,whether the tradition still lives or not... i would b dead..LOL...;)

Kiran ((( WavesTakeMe ))) said...

Hello Kaleidoscope,

Nice to see your post after a L_O_N_G time.
See.. Everything is happening in the name of religion; or a belief.
Once a person realize it is only outer covering and not the core, only then does he seem to rise in a religion. Otherwise, will be caught up in it..

A little education might work too..