Saturday, June 7, 2008

Only In India: School Board Elects Monkey God as Chairman

And we all thought we had our own problems making choices for the local School Board. Check out this article on CNN World.
Maybe we've been going about the selection process in all the wrong ways!


Anonymous said...

These stories of Indian Gods doing lifting mountains and such are meant to be taken as symbolic and not literal. For example, God Hanuman's lifting of the mountain is meant to symbolize physical strength; an essential quality of Hindu philosophy.

The philosophy was told in a story form so it could be passed down from generation to generation. Interpreting it in a literal fashion shows you've done no homework to understand what the philosophy is about.

Stushie said...

I guess anon, to a Westerner it does seem a bit over the top, but we live in a crazy world...