Friday, June 02, 2006

TN and AP join the shameful parade

By banning the screening of Da Vinci Code, the state governments bring shame to their secular and tolerant citizens. They should be on the side of these more enlightened citizens, rather than with the fundamentalist and paranoid ones that are yet to emerge from the dark ages.

This piece of news about the scene in Andhra Pradhesh tripped me up:

The government order stated that many representations were received from Christian and Muslim groups urging the government to ban the movie.

Under the circumstances, one can't do better than reading this classic post by the only man who knows exactly how to handle such news.

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This news also forces Selva to find parallels between religion and gerin oil.