En skør religiøs verden II

Vi lever i en verden, hvor rigtige mange mennesker tror mere eller mindre blindt på forskellige ting, som jeg personligt ville anse som absurditeter.

Jeg vil i denne lille løbende sektion komme på nogle eksempler på hvordan religion påvirker verden og dens borgere. Selvsagt kan det være sig både positivt og negativt, men jeg vil forbeholde mig retten til at være lidt selektiv og vise eksempler på episoder eller udviklinger jeg finder ganske uhørt eller bare groteske, måske ligefrem humoristiske.

Vil ikke på foto

Det kan engang imellem være problematisk med den teknologiske udvikling fx for amish-folk

“When Frank Christner and others from his Mennonite community near Sedalia moved their families here seven years ago, they planned to lay down roots and raise up their children.

They built homes, a church and a school. Leo Kempf opened a meat processing plant; Christner started an excavating business; and his brother, Doug, set up a cabinetmaking shop. The Mennonites created a community along this rural stretch of roadway eight miles southwest of Huntsville. This was to be the promised land.

Plans have changed. A new state law that would force them to have their pictures taken to get a driver’s license has led them to sell their homes. Mennonites believe the Bible forbids them from posing for photographs, so they’re moving to Arkansas.”

Så familien må søge videre for en fotoløs oase, som de imidlertidigt kan finde i Arkansas. For selvom om de gerne vil adlyde den gudsbenåede stat, så svarer de først og fremmest til “the chief”

“Fifteen families have decided to pull up stakes and move to Arkansas, where state law offers Mennonites an exemption from having a photograph on their driver’s license. He said Missouri’s six other Mennonite communities are considering a similar move.

“We aren’t down on the government,” said 40-year-old Kempf, who is raising seven children with his wife, Pam. “We believe the government is ordained by God, and we believe we should follow what they say as long as it is not against the word of God. God comes first.””

Og så slipper de for at trodse den gamle mand og lever lykkeligt til deres ende og heldigvis uden billeder.

Skilmisse over sms

Hvad med en hurtig og smertefri skilsmisse. Skrive en sms-besked, derefter gentage den to gange og voilá, så er du en ‘fri’ mand igen

After missing a call from her husband on her mobile phone, Iqbal Abul Nasr received a text message from him saying, “I divorce you because you didn’t answer your husband,” Al-Akhbar said.

In line with Sharia (Islamic law) men do not need to go to court to file for divorce. A unilateral declaration of divorce by a man, repeated three times, formally ends a marriage.

 Det er dog ikke sikkert at det er så nemt. Sagen her tages nemlig i retten for at blive testet for præcedens.

“It was the third time Abul Nasr, an engineer from Cairo, received a divorce SMS from her husband, prompting her to seek a legal decision from a family court on the status of her marriage.

If the court declares the couple divorced, it would be the first reported case of divorce by SMS in Egypt.

The subject of divorce by SMS has been highly debated across the Muslim world and some Islamic countries like Malaysia have banned the practice.

According to Egypt’s state-run statistics bureau, a couple files for divorce every six minutes in Egypt.”

Spændende med hvad der sker på den front. 

 Man putter da ikke tøj på en statue

 Nogen folks religiøse følelser er åbenbart meget sarte og igen skal vi til en tur til Indien, men denne gang skal vi have bekendtskab med Hari Krishna, men Krishna har egentlig også forbindelse med den generelle hinduisme.

Vrindavan, India – The caretaker of the Banke Bihari temple Jugal Goswami was relieved from all the responsibilities of the temple on Monday after he dressed the Lord Krishna idol in jeans and T-shirts.

Goswami, at the request of some fun-loving devotees, gave the deity on Thursday a “modern look” complete with jeans and a shirt and wielding a mobile phone.

The western dressing of the idol had led to strong protests in the holy town and raised a public outrage.

Activists of groups like Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) termed the move blasphemy and burnt effigies of the priests. They demanded that “those who defiled the sanctity of the temple” be punished.

 Det er således en yderst stor provokation at give en statue af Krishna tøj på. Det kan i hvert fald ødelægge nogens gode humør og en eventuel god dag

But the exit of Goswami seemed very imminent since morning as Gokal Behari Das, Mahant of the temple said, “This is a shameful work. Lord Krishna was wearing T-shirt and a jean is really insulting. We want that the people who are involved in this degrading crime should be arrested”,

The incident of Lord Krishna idol being dressed in jeans and T-shirt in Banke Bihari temple created a furore.

Vi håber at de få sat sig ned og mediteret lidt. Man må bare håbe at al den meditation ikke undertrykker nogle lagre af frustrationer, der vil kunne komme til at gå ud over en en stakkels lille præst med lidt god humor og smag. 

 Det var hvad jeg valgte at vise af herligheder fra den religiøse verden for denne gang

Kilde: http://www.wwrn.org/index.php
http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2008/01/03/43733.html

~ af sorensvendsen på april 2, 2008.

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