In my article, ‘Why do we criticize our nations?’, I said:
Most overzealous people in an obsessive effort to combat their enemy become just like their enemy, but on the other side of the coin.
Hinduism has now upgraded itself to include blasphemy. The BJP, which appoints itself as the official spokesman for all Hindus, has accused UPA government of ‘blasphemy’ for ‘telling the Supreme Court that there was no historical evidence to establish the existence of Lord Rama or the other characters in Ramayana.’
Now, can someone list all the things that are blasphemous in Hinduism? Can I ridicule LK Advani? Is it blasphemy? Can I dismiss existence of Narasimha avatar where a man takes the form of a Lion? Can I dismiss construction of a bridge by monkeys? Or is it a blasphemy too?
What about the incident where Devas (gods) and Asuras (demons) churned the sea using a mountain and a snake on the back of a giant turtle (or is it tortoise)? Is it blasphemy if I consider that incident to be mythology? May be we should NOT venture into
Blasphemy, we welcome you! Our national IQ average is falling rapidly, are we are becoming complete idiots, please embrace us!