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Old 05 Sep 2017, 09:43 PM   #676467 / #1
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A television campaign promoting Australian lamb as the food of all religions has backfired after Hindu deity was shown tucking into a roast.

The Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Spring lamb campaign which launched yesterday has already been referred to the Australian Standards Bureau...

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Old 07 Sep 2017, 02:50 AM   #676501 / #2
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Why ganeha, they could have shown Yama eating lamb. Nobody would have objected.



Yama in a food stall, Yama leaving the tea stall, Yama enjoying a drink, Yama enjoying some pudding, Lord Ganesha flanked by Yama and his accountant, Chitragupta.
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Old 07 Sep 2017, 05:44 AM   #676503 / #3
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Sorry, it is not pudding but "Gulab Jamun". I failed to notice.

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Old 07 Sep 2017, 11:03 AM   #676507 / #4
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Why ganeha, they could have shown Yama eating lamb. Nobody would have objected.
Yes, but then we'd miss out on the hilarity of Hindus complaining on behalf of the the crinkled dignity of a 2500 year old holy elephant. In the 21st century. Does go rather well with the mindless veneration of the holy cow, though, so top points for being consistently cretinous.
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Old 07 Sep 2017, 02:20 PM   #676519 / #5
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Well, beef is not possible in 3/4th of India, prohibited by law (though buffalo meat is allowed), but we are goat-meat eaters, the leanest and not lamb. Many Hindus like me have done away with the absurd proposition of the existence of any God or Goddess, but Ganesha is a character of our mythology and wonderfully lovable and funny. It will live long (I do not mean centuries but millenniums). See this:

https://www.religiousforums.com/thre...arjans.200925/
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Old 08 Sep 2017, 12:17 PM   #676534 / #6
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I just finally saw the ad yesterday and thought it was pretty funny. Not hilarious, but worthy of a chuckle or two.
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Old 08 Sep 2017, 01:51 PM   #676543 / #7
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You see, Shake, we don't trifle with the big ones, but the others are game. Ganesha is big (you might have seen the images in the link above).

Elephant are vegerarian and we keep grass around Ganesha and of course sweet flour balls (Laddoos, if you are familiar with the word). Here is the Ganesha idol during this year's Ganesha worship at our place.

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Old 11 Sep 2017, 03:37 AM   #676608 / #8
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I thought trifle would be vegetarian........
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Old 11 Sep 2017, 11:07 AM   #676617 / #9
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How about 'don't mess with', 'are careful when dealing with'?
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Old 11 Sep 2017, 01:23 PM   #676619 / #10
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Old 12 Sep 2017, 01:28 AM   #676647 / #11
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As if the Hindus' butthurt were not embarrassing enough, the Indian government decided to chip in.

Indian government lodges official diplomatic protest about 'offensive' Australian lamb ad
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Old 13 Sep 2017, 03:17 AM   #676679 / #12
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Indian government is protesting on behalf of Indian Hindus. How about someone in Middle-East enjoying bacon, Charlie?
At least we have neither exploded a bomb in a school nor driven a truck into a crowd.
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Indian government is protesting on behalf of Indian Hindus. How about someone in Middle-East enjoying bacon, Charlie?
At least we have neither exploded a bomb in a school nor driven a truck into a crowd.
Tu quoques don't generally work, Aupmanyav. Pointing out that Muslims are even more sensitive about having their religion "insulted" and Islamic terrorism is worse does not diminish the ridiculousness of the reactions by Hindus. Not for atheists anyway. Such "argument" only causes more laughter. It's like witnessing kindergarten aged infants taking issue with something that is important to them, except when grown ups behave like that the intellectual paucity, the emotional commitment and the topic itself are no longer cute.

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Old 13 Sep 2017, 07:50 AM   #676688 / #14
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Ganesha is certainly, always vegetarian, though not averse to alcoholic drinks.
http://myfox8.com/2012/11/07/50-drun...-of-moonshine/

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Ganesha is certainly, always vegetarian, though not averse to alcoholic drinks.
http://myfox8.com/2012/11/07/50-drun...-of-moonshine/
Ganesha is an invention of humans, who attributed divinity to him. And an elephant's head. So what, if they also attributed vegetarianism to him? Does it make the invention any less ridiculous?
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Just Ganesha? If people are imagining Gods, then what is wrong with one with an elephants head or a monkeys? Or one with a thousand arms and thousand heads.

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Just Ganesha? If people are imagining Gods, then what is wrong with one with an elephants head or a monkeys? Or one with a thousand arms and thousand heads.
Who said there's anything right about imagining gods? Certainly not I.

This thread is about yet another bunch of religious types getting upset about the treatment of one of their imagined friends by outsiders. Just imagine Ganesha being portrayed as an eater of lamb roast! oh, the insult! Oh, the horror!

Frankly, I am a bit surprised that no Christians have piped up yet, complaining about the disrespectfully light hearted manner their imagined friend Jesus was depicted, turning wine into water. Really! Jesus would never do that! How dare they make fun of his miraculous powers. What will they show him doing next? Send Lazarus back to his grave?
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Jesus cannot speak against roast lamb. Even his father liked it. It is documented. His father was against pork, but Jesus said that is OK.
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Old 14 Sep 2017, 04:03 AM   #676729 / #19
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This thread is not about roast lamb, for crying out loud, nor is it about Ganesha's dietary predilections. This thread is about yet another bunch of religious types getting upset about the treatment of one of their imagined friends by outsiders.
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Old 14 Sep 2017, 06:47 AM   #676733 / #20
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There are a few things which should be avoided while dealing with believers, and that is the sane/civil thing to do. Needling them brings adverse response. Of course, for an atheist like me, they are all the same without exception. In India, such provocation is against law. Indian law does not permit freedom of expression to this extent. And that is probably better for us. With Western type of 'freedom of expression', we would have had riots everyday.
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