So a tourist has been arrested for stripping on a sacred mountain. It wasn’t me. Apparently a group of people on holiday in Malaysia decided to strip off and take a photo after climbing a sacred mountain. The Malaysian authorities have arrested one woman and searching for six other people.
They should have been more respectful, yes. But some people in Malaysia are saying that this episode of stripping off is what caused the earthquakes in Nepal. Now, I’m not at all denigrating their beliefs. But if something like this caused the earthquakes then shouldn’t they be looking at the festival of Gadhimai in Nepal. This is where thousands of animals are butchered each year to the Goddess Gadhimai.
The animals are corralled in a field and men armed with machetes enter the field and butcher the terrified animals. Surely this act of death and destruction is far worse than a group of people stripping off. Does a Goddess – a mother – want people butchering her children?
I believe in karma. What goes around comes around. Surely if anything was responsible for the earthquakes then this barbaric act was it.