Thursday, January 19, 2006

Dear Who?


I’m looking over my shoulder as I write this. That kind of proves my point. If there IS a point.

Spiritual. Dharmik. Devout, even? Bollocks.

All right, come out of there, You! Zap it to me. Lay it on the line. Umm ... I’ll take that back and try again. In the manner of civilised debate.

(Civilised? What’s civilised? Cutting a man’s chest open while he’s still alive, to extract his heart? Of course, you’d only have this done to a man who’s lived in your family for a year, a man on whom you’ve lavished your hospitality and affection in unstinting measure. A man who’s known, throughout that year, that THIS is the horrible death in store for him)

(Civilised? Like killing all the members of a dead man’s household so they can serve him in the afterlife? Or offering human sacrifice on the night of the new moon?)

(Very civilised. Like burning a woman at the stake. Or burning children sleeping inside a station wagon. Or locking the doors to a railway carriage or a bakery and burning the people inside. Burning bright.)

(Extreme civilisation. Like taking a poor woman’s jewellery for Your glory. Or neglecting a site where millions of pilgrims come every year, no matter that stampedes claim hundreds of lives every other year. Or reducing dependence on cannabis / hemp / Ecstasy, because young men get hopped up on the Belief that if they kill a few other people as they die themselves, they’ll have 72 beautiful women as their fuck-toys.)

No, I don’t think I can take much civilisation just now. Not even in debate. Suffice it to say that this man has been generous in his evaluation … If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil … the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever (Woody Allen)

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9 comments:

vAgue said...

i dont know what this is but it is impassioned....

Anyesha said...

And is definitely male....

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Bhegoo Bhaiyya, tanik sabr karo.

Anyesha, in my defence I'll say that I scrapped a pageful of 'S/hes' before I posted this spur-of-the-moment thing. I'll probably take it down and re-post.

J.A.P.

M (tread softly upon) said...

civilized is a much debatable relative term JAP.
According to the white men who first landed in far flung Australia and met the aborigines, they labeled these unknown people as uncivilized, uncultured and wild. Yet after all these years it has been proved beyond any doubt that these aborigines had a civilization and culture that has been partly destroyed through the trespassing and destruction of the white infiltrators.
Civilized world.....give me a break!

hdpal said...
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Priya said...

I know where that came from...so no comments;)

hdpal said...

J.A.P.

Are you pissed of at people for being “So Civilized” or are you questioning the existence God or if there is a God when does he intent to get his game back on track?

Any way you cut it dude the key is “timshel”.

Aishwarya said...

*nods*

(It's rather unfair that you should invite me here to spar with you and then say things I agree with.)

Anyesha said...

no..no...I rather like the idea of a thoroughly incompetent male God.