Should We Laugh or Cry?

 Posted by on 6 September 2007 at 5:30 am  Uncategorized
Sep 062007

Reuters reports that an “Airline sacrifices goats to appease sky god“:

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Officials at Nepal’s state-run airline have sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, following technical problems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft, the carrier said Tuesday. …

The goats were sacrificed in front of the troublesome aircraft Sunday at Nepal’s only international airport in Kathmandu in accordance with Hindu traditions, an official said.

So now imagine being there, standing in front of one of the most staggering achievements of the reasoning mind, while people around you go through the motions of a primitive, mystical religious ritual to fix some technical hiccup.

You’d think there be at least a little cognitive dissonance in the air there.

(HT: Rootie)

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