Absurd bans

On the current eating restrictions being imposed by governments

A wise sage once complained that his religion had been locked away in the kitchen to an extent that people were busy discussing whether they should drink a glass of water from the right hand or the left. A radical political thinker once wrote that what a person ate was not a religious matter, but a medical one.

The first person was Swami Vivekananda while the second person was V. D. Savarkar. One wonders what the two would have said about the current eating restrictions being imposed by governments that claim them as icons. They would most surely have hit out at the absurdity of the meat bans that are being imposed in the name of higher religious values.

Savarkar repeatedly said that the cow was just a useful animal. And Vivekananda bluntly warned: “Our God is the cooking pot, and our religion is, ‘Don’t touch me, I am holy.’ If this goes on for another century, every one of us will be in a lunatic asylum."

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