Hindu Wingnut: Nepal Earthquake Due to Eating Beef


America is not the only country where people think that natural disasters happen because people don’t follow the arcane rules of their religion and thus anger the easily agitated deity they worship. A Hindu nationalist leader in India says the Nepal earthquake happened because they eat beef.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi kicked up yet another controversy when she came up with her logic on the recent earthquake that devastated Nepal.

Commenting the most unreasonable statement that could come at this tragic time, controversial BJP functionaries, Saksha Maharaj and Sadhvi Prachi have linked the earthquake in Nepal to Rahul Gandhi’s Kedarnath visit.

Speaking to media persons in Haridwar, Sakshi Maharaj said, “Rahul Gandhi eats beef and goes to the holy shrine without purifying himself, the earthquake was bound to happen.”

This same woman said recently that “those who indulge in cow slaughter have no right to live in India.” Hey, your theocratic wingnuts are a lot like our theocratic wingnuts!

Comments

  1. Georgia Sam says

    Well, at least for Americans that’s a refreshing break from claims that natural disasters are brought on by same-sex marriage, abortion, banning prayer in schools, or whatever else the Xian right is throwing a temper tantrum about this week.

  2. eric says

    Hey, your theocratic wingnuts are a lot like our theocratic wingnuts!

    Their Gods have better aim though. Had it been Jehovah, he would’ve punished Ghandi’s visit to Nepal with a typhoon hitting Tokyo.

  3. Alverant says

    I’m picturing a whole lot of people eating fast food burgers then getting earth-shaking flatulence all at the same time.

  4. eric says

    I’m picturing a whole lot of people eating fast food burgers then getting earth-shaking flatulence all at the same time.

    Hmmm….buttquake just doesn’t have the appeal of boobquake, though.

  5. says

    What foolishness! The Wisdom of the Nineteenth Keeper teaches us that the Spherical God sometimes twitches, Stumbling from Dream to Shadow in Its Terrible Slumber, when the Feast of the One Thousand is ignored (or even banned!) by the Unbelievers or in the morning when the milkman drops off His Many Bottles too loudly on the stoop outside the <i Dwelling of the Spherical God, with its many Moist and Oozing Walls and Also Some Fungus Over behind the Cracked and Whistling Radiator that Really Should get Taken Care of. Repent now, you who stay warm in the Light of Ignorance, for soon the wail of the Clock of Ages will Start the End of the Beginning, awakening the Spherical God, and its Unholy and Wriggling Mass will Consume This World, with toast points and maybe some broth if it’s cold out.

  6. Lofty says

    Well it’s true, when I used to eat beef it gave me constipation and when it finally turned to crap it went out with a hell of a bang. If the peasants had lubricated the fault lines with runny vegetarian poo it would have never been so bad.

  7. Al Dente says

    Sakshi Maharaj is annoyed at Rahul Gandhi because Gandhi believes Hindu extremists pose a greater threat to India than Muslim militants. He referred specifically to certain fundamentalist Hindus in the Bharatiya Janata Party.

  8. grumpyoldfart says

    No dumb-cluck this woman. She knows that every controversial statement attracts cash donations from right wingers – and when there are 10,000 dead to go with it; well she’s almost guaranteed a fortune.

  9. lorn says

    Eric @ 2:
    “Their Gods have better aim though. Had it been Jehovah, he would’ve punished Ghandi’s visit to Nepal with a typhoon hitting Tokyo.”

    The deity involved was aiming at the McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois and missed by better than 10,000 miles. Evidently Hindu gods are no better shots than the Christian god. Deities seem to have profoundly powerful weapons, lightning and earthquakes, but very poor aim.

  10. samgardner says

    Well,I have to admit I find the idea of a god with a soft spot for cows slightly more appealing than a voyeur god who spies on people and then gets angry about what they do.

  11. caseloweraz says

    What I take away from this is that it’s OK to eat beef as long as you properly purify yourself according to Hindu rites, but that slaughtering the cows to get the beef is the great sin. So I guess India should import all its beef.

  12. eric says

    more appealing than a voyeur god who spies on people and then gets angry about what they do.

    What, you’ve never yelled at your tv? Not even when the Seahawks decided to pass on 1 yard line with 26 seconds left in the game?

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