August 8, 2011

Not an isolated problem

... the attempts by individuals within governments to institutionalize the locally popular mythology, that is. The  human animal's desperate need to find the answer to "life, the universe, and everything" interferes in so much of ordinary life. 

"Petitioner’s counsel Rajesh Chand said the petition did not restrict itself only to the epic but has argued that one religion was being given primacy over other religions in violation of the Constitution."

This case from India is yet another example, containing much of the same, trite rationalization employed by religionists everywhere.