Friday, January 21, 2011

Thou doth protest too much....

The Kerala High Court has asked the government and the body governing the Sabarimala temple to clarify whether the Makaravilakku was man made. Point blank. The Chief Minister of Kerala had earlier said that it was a matter of faith to millions of people and the government would not conduct any probe to establish whether it was divine or man-made. How responsible.

Some Hindu Organizations had protested saying that the court must confine its role to temporal issues and not digress into spiritual realms. I don't know how to convey that I am flabbergasted, without swearing...And hear this gem: "The high court should have refrained from raking up a controversy.....They are part of the faith of millions of people. It may be man made but the important thing is that millions of devotees want to have a glimpse of it and it must continue." Oh...okay; just reveal that it is infact man made and then see if millions would still fight to glimpse it...Or maybe they will. Can't underestimate our people's capacity for credulity. I find it difficult to fathom the utter lack of curiosity. How can someone not want to know ....

So everybody after all know that there is nothing divine about the flicker of light. And they have an agenda. Otherwise they would welcome an investigation to prove the divinity. That would seal the matter..But no...all those people who protest are far more rational in their thinking than what they are given credit for. It is for the masses...just like Santa Claus is for ensuring the good behavior of children atleast during December.

The Court says that people should be told the truth. That is a real problem for the Government. If they take the Court seriously, where can they stop. I shudder to think...

1 comment:

ELANCHEZHIAN said...

"The matter of faith " ---- !comming from an avowed atheist CM is both surprising and shocking - then the Karats and Achudans lose the moral right to question the faith of Ram janambhoomi?