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    February 02, 2004
     

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    WARNING. Today's link may lead you to porn stuff. Its purely your own click.

    Newly launched porn search engine Booble has been served a trademark infringement notice by Google.

    I evaluated myself on The Political Compass. Apparently I am a libertarian leftist with scores of Economic Left/Right: -2.00 & Social
    Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.79. The truth probably is in between ... that I'm confused :)




    Religion


    Another Haj tragedy at Mecca. Somehow the tragedies seem as much of an annual happening as the Haj itself. There must be something catastrophic about the Haj itself. In 1994, 270 pilgrims were killed in a stampede. In 1997, a fire burnt 340 men and women to death in the pilgrims' camp. In 1998 180 were trampled to death and 35 in 2001. I'm fairly sure yesterday's count will exceed 350 at some point of time in the near future. Ironically enough, the stampede happened when the pilgrims approached to throw stones at pillars representing the devil.

    Stampedes at Kumbh melas, Sabarimalai, Mahamahams etc. are quite common when we talk about Hindu religious festivals/events. However I can't really remember similar tragedies happening in Christianity (perhaps football stampedes such as Hillsborough and Japanese/Chinese girls jostling with one another when David Beckham appears in public don't count). What is it about Hinduism and Islam that causes these tragedies?

    Perhaps it is time for religion to be shut up firmly within the confines of your home/heart. Mass congregations for a religious purpose must be banned, to avoid such tragedies as well as to avoid communal conflagrations.




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    The search wars are just about to start. It's going to be fun!



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