The New goddess

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081007/ap_on_re_as/as_nepal_living_goddess

This makes me incredibly sad.  A three-year old girl was chosen as the new living goddess in Nepal.  After spending a night alone in a room with the heads of slaughtered goats & buffaloes, she was carried away from her family.  She will live in “almost complete isolation” and will not return to her family until she reaches puberty. 

Who will love her?  Who will teach her?  Who will comfort her? 

What is most infuriating is that this is a pointless exercise.  She is not a goddess.  This is a barbaric way to treat a child.  Being created by humans, I am not surprised that these practices are barbaric, but that doesn’t make it easier to hear about.  This religion is shockingly different from Christianity.  One of the radical things about Christianity is that it doesn’t make sense to our human minds.

Heathen gods:  Diety bound to physical condition (i.e. pre-puberty)
Jesus:  Diety in the past, present, future, forever

Heathen gods:  Changeable, petulant, needing to be appeased
Jesus:  Constant, loving, forgiving

Heathen gods:  Created
Jesus:  Creator

This is one of the proofs of Christianity for me.  All other religions make sense to humans, because they were created by humans.  Christianity is full of mysteries, because it was created by God.

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~ by NinjaPrincess on October 8, 2008.

One Response to “The New goddess”

  1. Great Post Ninja Princess!

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