the gods must be crazy

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 22:50:28 MST

I can't help noticing the timing of the latest Indian mass tragedy:


Toll could reach 100,000

              Tuesday 30 January 2001, 03:24 PM

              Up to 100,000 people may have died in the
              earthquake last week in India, the country's
              Defence Minister told the BBC.

              George Fernandes also said that the massive earthquake in
              the western state on Gujarat had injured up to 200,000


Why, just the other day I watched images of hundreds of thousands of pious
Indians casting themselves into the Ganges for the Maha Kumbha Mela
Pilgrimage bathing festival during the holiest days of the year, the time
when the divine powers are especially concerned to bless their human flock
(or perhaps cattle is a more culturally sensitive metaphor under the

Damien Broderick

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