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The Cern particle big bang thing had many scientists from India working
on this thing. They had a statue of the hinda Shiva god present while
they flipped the switch.

I am upset reading this...
come quickly Lord Jesus.

Diamond, Rapture Ready 68 Comments [9/16/2008 11:13:02 PM]
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The L

It's "Hindu," not "hinda." Four t3h luv uv Gawd, lurn two speel!! ;P

9/16/2008 11:16:29 PM



You got that Hinda feeeeliiing...

9/16/2008 11:20:30 PM

Nisshoku

Why?

I don't think they'd be upset if Christians had a cross when they flipped the switch.


9/16/2008 11:22:58 PM

Dark_Lord_Prime

1. This makes very little sense.
2. This has zero point to it.

9/16/2008 11:23:37 PM

Alcari

They had a statue of the hinda Shiva god present while
they flipped the switch.


Hehe, great sense of humour. The scientists that is, not this dickwad.

9/16/2008 11:37:55 PM

Quantum Mechanic

"come quickly Lord Jesus"

Slow down, you move too fast,
gotta make the moment last

9/16/2008 11:39:33 PM

nfp

That's because Hadron the Collider works on magic religion spells and fairy dust to find the christian god and kill him in his sleep. Little known fact.

9/16/2008 11:41:14 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

So, do you believe the LHC is an evil machination of the heathen god Shiva, or are you just upset and experiencing cognitive dissonance after realising that people who follow religions other than yours actually can and do lead happy, productive lives pursuing interesting research, entirely unaided by your magic Jewish zombie on a stick?

9/16/2008 11:55:59 PM

Thejebusfire

Fundie: "How dare those people have a diffrent religion than me!"

9/17/2008 12:04:06 AM

Allegory for Jesus

NOOOOOOO!! Not OTHER RELIGIONS!!!1!!1!!eleventy

9/17/2008 12:07:26 AM

tracer

"come quickly Lord Jesus"


Appropriate, since the usual iconic representation of the god Shiva is a giant penis.

9/17/2008 12:08:20 AM



http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/29122/3

"On 18 June CERN unveiled an unusual new landmark - a statue of the Indian deity Shiva. The statue is a gift from CERN's Indian collaborators to celebrate CERN's long association with India, which began in the 1960s. It was unveiled by His Excellency K M Chandrasekhar, ambassador (WTO Geneva), shown above signing the visitors' book, Anil Kakodkar, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and secretary of the Indian Department of Energy, and CERN's director-general, Robert Aymar. The statue was made in India in the traditional style. The original sculpture was a wax model, around which a soil mould was made. Melting the wax left a hollow into which liquid metal was poured, and once cooled the mould was split and the statue polished and given its antique finish."

It's a gift in the spirit of cooperation, progress, and the betterment of all mankind. What's the problem? Does that go against your "Christian" upbringing?

The statue is a cultural thing, not so much a religious idol. In the Hindu culture, Shiva represents beneficial progress. Statues of Shiva carry an association of wishes for good luck in future endeavors. In the West, many people associate Shiva only with destruction, but only due to ignorance and an overabundance of poor translations.

Shiva is a member of the Hindu Trimurti, a trinity of supreme deities. Brahma creates, Vishnu maintains, Shiva destroys and transforms. But destruction in this sense is not a bad thing. For example, one of Shiva's manifestations is as Time itself and Time destroys all things. Destruction is also a necessary step in beneficial progress. Death and destruction are, somewhat ironically, essential to life and progress.

EDIT:
Oops, forgot to mention that this particular statue is what's known as a nataraja (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nataraja). The symbolism is perfect (read the article).

9/17/2008 12:11:06 AM

Doctor Whom

I've known scientists who were devout Christians. Come quickly, Lord Shiva!

9/17/2008 12:14:19 AM

GreenEyedLilo

Oh, no, not furriners!!!!

9/17/2008 12:35:07 AM

atrasicarius


9/17/2008 1:21:35 AM

Old Viking

There's a huge, diverse and very interesting world out there beyond the confines of your death cult.

9/17/2008 1:28:37 AM

The Watcher

It's like they're not even trying anymore. "OhnoastatueofShiva. ComequicklyLordJesus. Yada yada yada..."

9/17/2008 1:58:21 AM

Grigadil

Bom Shiva!


9/17/2008 2:40:17 AM

eternalaetheist

Last night I "flipped the switch" to turn off my bedroom light, and I have a Budda statue on the nightstand right next to the lamp.

I think that I'm Satan...

9/17/2008 2:55:52 AM

Malkavian Jeff

Atleast he didn't say Honda.

9/17/2008 3:02:52 AM

Sasha

I am upset reading this...

You guys get upset reading your cereal box. Get over yourselves already. Your god isn't any more special than Shiva is.

9/17/2008 3:49:06 AM

werewolf

The Hindu religion offers a better, more creative explanation for their Trinity than you fundies do for yours.

9/17/2008 4:25:20 AM

Cap'n Mel

Oh no, not Shiva... *yawn*

...

I had a fancy rat named Shiva. She was a cute little bugger.

9/17/2008 4:57:11 AM

anonymous_troy

"They had a statue of the hinda Shiva god present while
they flipped the switch."

BAWWWWWWWWWWW

9/17/2008 5:33:22 AM

anonymous_troy

"the usual iconic representation of the god Shiva is a giant penis."

Then there were probably a lot of Shivas present at the flipping.

9/17/2008 5:34:22 AM
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