Beliefs, Religion and Reason – A perspective of Hindu Atheist

February 22, 2009

Every slumdog has his day, but …

Filed under: Lifestyle — Aniket @ 10:43 pm
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.. some sh!theads are so fcuked up in their heads that all they look for in a movie like slumdog millionaire is offense to Hindu religion. It is as ridiculous as it gets. If you read this piece by Hindu Jagruti, you’ll throw your hand up in the air in astonishment and say what the fcuk?

What is wrong in this film ?

  1. The film shows that Hindus attacks Muslim area shouting ‘They’re Muslims, get them’ and starts hitting Muslims and Muslims were running away. Hindus killing and burning Muslims which gives message that Hindus are cruel and kill Muslims now and then by attacking in mobs.
  2. Jamal sees Lord Ram and his facial expressions are tense. It shows that Lord Ram is some one like terrorist. The child in the form of Lord Rama is shown very horrible. Facial expressions and the pose taken by child dressed like God Rama is very skeptical at that situation.
  3. All characters in this film are Muslims except a few like, begger boy Arvind, Game show host Prem Kumar and Jamal’s girlfriend Latika.
  4. As per the news, Muslim boys are paid to lure Hindu Girls. In this film Jamal, a Muslim boy is shown very kind to Hindu girl. This is part of international conspiracy against Hindu culture.
  5. Hindu boy Arvind was made blind and begger. Again why not Salim, Shaik, Omar?

Listen Hindu Jagruti, when we normal people watch the movies we don’t necessarily profile characters as hindus, muslims or christians unless their religion has any special context in the story. But your ability to filter everything thru wicked glasses of religious divide is unbelievable.

None of the above points (or other mentioned on the site) deserve the slightest attention or rebuttal, they are all rotten and ridiculous to the core.

My personal favorite for year 2008 was ‘Doubt’, but ‘slumdog’ was also a good movie. I just liked ‘Doubt’ more, may be because familiarity breeds cotempt and the ‘slumdog’ was quite too familiar too me to feel any awe.

Congratulations Slumdog for all the Academy Awards!!!

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10 Comments »

  1. just finished watching the oscars..and slumdog won 8 awards..woo hoo..it’s a good slap in the face of the Hindu fundies..

    I actually commented on this idiotic article a while back at the Hindu Jagruti website..but apparently it wasn’t fair enough to be published…

    Btw Aniket..I donno what’s wrong..but if I try to comment without logging in..it gives me a 500-internal server error..not only for your blog but a couple of wordpress blogs..and i seem to be getting this only when I comment on pages with a specific template..maybe you can look into it..

    Comment by nitwitnastik — February 23, 2009 @ 12:24 am | Reply

  2. Haha I read this too a while back on their website. But reading the comments really left me wondering what’s gotten into people. I suppose people who think this way cannot imagine someone making a movie, or painting a figure, or whatever, without it having a deeper meaning of demeaning someone or some religion.

    However, I think it is important to refute such arguments in the entirety, howvever futile it might seem. A lot of those people find that ‘rational’ as they havent been exposed to greater reason. I would love to get down to that sometime.

    Comment by Siddharth Singh — February 23, 2009 @ 4:52 am | Reply

  3. I saw that comments page. All comments seem to agree to that bullshit. Looks like there is a strict fascist criteria your comment must pass thru to get published. Nitwit, your comment was too offensive to hindu culture, you failed the test buddy. 😉

    @nitwit
    I am not sure what’s wrong, i’ll try to fix it. Thanks for letting me know.

    Comment by Aniket Kanade — February 23, 2009 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  4. Oh the Hindu Jagruti guys they are unbelievably weird. I sometimes think they are a huge POE. But hen again, religious a**holery is pretty funny.

    Comment by Allytude — February 23, 2009 @ 11:26 pm | Reply

  5. Guys, I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I’ll hold my thoughts.
    It’s not just hindu jagruti. Read the post and comments here to get an idea:

    On Slumdog millionaire and prejudices

    Comment by Hindu Atheist — February 24, 2009 @ 12:50 am | Reply

  6. Whoa! Whoa! Hindu Atheist. You haven’t watched slumdog yet??!! It’s not just any movie we are talking about. We are talking about THE slumdog millionaire here, OK !! And, you haven’t watched that ” ostentatious display of anti-Hindu sentiment” yet?

    Hmmm… I am starting to get a little suspicious about your frequent disappearances from the blogosphere now. Are you sure you are not secretly meeting those exalted Ram sena patriots, trying to plan the next attack on some mangalore pub? Hope you don’t pull a Raving Atheist on us !!

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/12/another_mind_poisoned.php

    just kidding …don’t worry HA..you are not missing much 🙂

    @Aniket

    LOL!! Yes, you are right. Those evil atheists trying to pollute their ganga-like sacred blog.

    Comment by nitwitnastik — February 24, 2009 @ 1:52 am | Reply

  7. Nitwit,

    You haven’t watched slumdog yet??!!

    Hmmm… I am starting to get a little suspicious about your frequent disappearances from the blogosphere now. Are you sure you are not secretly meeting those exalted Ram sena patriots, trying to plan the next attack on some mangalore pub? Hope you don’t pull a Raving Atheist on us !!

    Thos ram sena activists are indeed from Karnataka.. from a city closer to my hometown.

    Game of life has been keeping me busy. I’m still catching up with all the old posts on my feed and many other things. My atheist convictions are stronger than ever… no evidence has yet popped up all of a sudden to convince me of the invisible superman in the skies. I posted that link as some food for thought to understand how this is viewed by a some people. The more I have a conversation with people having such views, the more I realize how difficult it is to engage in a honest conversation with them. If you become angry (or atleast appear to be) while debunking some of the wrong notions these people have, you loose their attention. If you cannot have a meaningful conversation, you cannot make anyone think. So I’m trying (or atleast will continue to try) to be as patient as possible .. and read as many alternative viewpoints as possible.

    I read that link about Raving Atheist. Ooops Raving theist. Crazy. His blog is dedicated to Jesus Christ (Now and forever). I’m not sure what he means by forever. 🙂

    Comment by Hindu Atheist — February 24, 2009 @ 2:55 am | Reply

  8. Hey HA, I was just kidding…I wasn’t seriously doubting your belief or lack thereof.:-)

    Btw, I understand your frustration, I feel frustrated and peeved when I hear idiotic comments like the one by Hindu Jagurti above, but I think we have to have patience and raise awareness as much as possible.

    Btw, don’t assume that just because people loose their attention or get angry, they are not listening to you or not thinking about it..yes, not everyone will but even if we can reach some, it’s worthwhile..

    As sam harris pointed out – people don’t like changing their minds in public but they do so in private. So keep speaking out and spreading awareness be it with politeness, anger or ridicule, even when it seems you are not having a meaningful conversations. We cannot change the world in one day but very slowly, it will.

    Ok, there you go. I am done with my afternoon sermon;-)

    Comment by nitwitnastik — February 24, 2009 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

  9. So keep speaking out and spreading awareness be it with politeness, anger or ridicule, even when it seems you are not having a meaningful conversations.

    You are right. I will ofcourse keep speaking out.

    As sam harris pointed out – people don’t like changing their minds in public but they do so in private.

    That’s a nice observation. I hadn’t heard that before.

    Comment by Hindu Atheist — February 24, 2009 @ 8:37 pm | Reply

  10. I want to watch ‘Smile Pinki’, heard a lot about it. Stephen Levitt (or was it Dubner?) also posted about it in freakonomics blog a while ago.

    Some people are freaked by poverty display of Slumdog, but I think they are overreacting too.

    I think Slumdog is a good movie, but I’m not reading too much into all these Oscars. Hollywood has huge business interest in Bollywood these days and Oscars are about pop culture.

    Comment by Aniket Kanade — February 24, 2009 @ 9:01 pm | Reply


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