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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sorry dude, you asked for it.

So for those of you who have been following the Dera Sacha Sauda turmoil in Punjab, I wonder what lesson we all can learn through this unfortunate situation. And this lesson, or the moral of the story, is actually quite easy to understand.

It’s not good to mock, or make fun of, of anyone’s religion. If you do, you’ll be asking for a whole lot of trouble, just like Gurmeet Ram Rahim did in Punjab.

As the leader of Dera Sacha Sauda, Rahim dressed up similarly to the Sikh’s last living Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, and acted out key actions of him as seen in historical paintings. Rahim would go on to release these photos in a newspaper advertisement, as seen in the pictures below:

Idiot Pic #1
Gurmit Ram Rahim dressed like Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Idiot Pic #2
Gurmit Ram Rahim copying the distribution of Amrit,
as orchestrated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Hmmm….. bad idea.

Looks like Dera Sacha Sauda leader asked for all the trouble he encountered, as seen in this video.

But the Sikhs are not guilty for their fierce reactions, as it can be easily understood why. If you taunt anything that society holds respect for, such as religion or religious figures, you’ll get unwanted backlash. Recent history shows us that:

Protests over controversial Mohammed drawing in London
Making offensive cartoons of Mohammed, leads to world wide protests.

Courtwright's book on Ganesh that angered many Hindus
Intertwining sexually explicit symbolism of Ganesh’s trunk causes outrage.

George Bush hates Black People
And finally dressing up like Jesus creates controversy (poor Kanye).

So in conclusion, it might be best to stay away from making fun of religion.

Sorry Gurmeet Ram Rahim, but you asked for it.

Wedding planning continues. I’m around.




Blogger matar-alloo said...


9:18 PM  
Blogger matar-alloo said...

All of these altered depictions of religious symbols are offensive to me. Kanye West is Jesus? Please...Naked Ganesh...how wrong is that?!?! And a man dressed up as Guru Gobind Singh? Wow...you must think a little too highly of yourself.

Get off your highhorses...we are but mortals...shadows and dust.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Jasjit Singh said...

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7:55 AM  
Blogger sartaj said...

Looks like followers of Dera Sacha Sauda are leaving posts on this blog. Interesting....

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Tarsem said...

I hate it when things like this happen! People are stupid enough to dress up as a fony, and walk around acting like a huge profit! Hel-lo, I don't think they even have a brain, i mean it's the 22nd century peoples, we're not supposed to act like cavemen. It's just stupidity, just stupidity.

8:22 PM  
Blogger sartaj said...

well spoken mr. tarsem! too bad no real charges have been brought against him. if anything, they should throw the book at him for stupidity.

11:38 PM  

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