The musings of a (not-so) single chick in the city. (Don't think that the term chick is derogoratory. We refer to boys by a number of terms). The travails in the life of an ex-miss-goody-two-shoes, ex-journalist, ex-small time model, ex-television actress, of being female in Chennai/ Pune/Bangalore, of ideas old and ideas new....
Thursday, September 20, 2012
God and cartoons
There are several cartoons and movies making fun of Jesus on the internet. In the United States, there are even mainstream publications that publish these cartoons, while the primary point of these cartoons is ridiculing the christian right, some of them do come across as ridiculing Jesus.
My question is - why
is it okay for Jesus to be portrayed in insensitive cartoons and films and not
We in the south of this country, India, have a strong presence of
atheist movements and are used to God-bashing. There is even a Tamil
poem that I heard as a child that goes something like this :
''Shiva kept Parvati in his heart, Vishnu kept Lakshmi by his side, Brahma kept Saraswati on his tongue, Where would she pee and poop? Where? ''
Would my faith be any lesser just because some idiots are making fun of
my God? Can't people just let these things go? And can't politicians
stop trying to get mileage from these fundamentalists' protests and
attacks on people who are just expressing their opinion, and crack down
on them? While peaceful protests and even taking their case to the law is anyone's right, how is bombing embassies and killing alright? And why are the governments involved trying to pacify these religious hardliners thereby the terrorists groups they support instead of taking severe action against them?
Abirami MuthuKrishnan is wacky, crazy, obsessive, compulsive, dead determined, so-so looking, super enthu, sometimes bitchy, short term ex-journalist... who was drifting along, trying to make a living out of a hodge-podge of things and ended up at an MBA college and is now residing/working in Bangalore.