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Posted: 8/7/2005 8:26:45 PM EDT
When did this forum start? I just found it?

Reality ---> <---Zaphod

Duh!

So! How's it been?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:17:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
When did this forum start? I just found it?

Reality ---> <---Zaphod

Duh!

So! How's it been?



It didn't just start..it was "created"

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:25:52 PM EDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_cow

The cow is sacred in Hinduism. To most Hindus in India, cows is respected as a mother since it gives milk. They will not eat beef even at risk of death through starvation.

Origin

This is limited to specific variants of the Hindu religion and came about because of governmental edicts that only the warrior caste, the kshatriya, may consume meat. Like many old laws and traditions, this was incorporated into religion.

For the cultural materialistic anthropologist Marvin Harris, the old Indian society practised animal sacrifices ending with the distribution of the meat. As population grew, this couldn't be supported and the religion changed to one with emphasis in love and peace instead of material rewards (this was contemporary with the rise of Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Buddhism). Cows were more needed for milk and labor than meat. Harris pointed that, during a famine, only a very strong taboo could keep a Hindu peasant from eating the animal that he would need next year.

A system developped where the pariah fed on dead cows and treat their leather. With the introduction of Islam, Muslims also entered this business.

Rambling cows also served as a social equalizer. A landless farmer could leave his cows wander and fed on the fields of the rich, who could not keep them away.

Studies showed that the substitution of work cows with mechanized farming would not be economically sound for India.

History

The cow taboo played a role in the Sepoy Mutiny. Hindu sepoys were told that the new bullets were greased with cow fat. Since gunloading required biting the bullet, the British Army was forcing them to break their religion.

Recent situation

It used to be illegal in India to kill a member of the genus Bos, but now, many slaughterhouses operate in big cities like Bombay/Mumbai or Kolkata/Calcutta. While there are approximately 3,600 slaughterhouses operating legally in India, there are estimated to be over 30,000 illegal slaughterhouses. The efforts to close them down have so far been largely unsuccessful.

The export trade in Indian leather is worth about $1.7 billion and India's export share of the leather market has been on the increase. Germany is the largest importer of Indian leather (19%) followed by the UK (17%).

Indian traffic codes give priority to cows.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:32:36 PM EDT

It didn't just start..it was "created"

In six days, and on the seventh GoatBoy rested.z
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:00:32 PM EDT
Well, it's nice to know the wiseass-ness doesn't get checked at the door!

I knew one clown was going to pull out the hinduism angle! Congratulations, AR!
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:14:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
When did this forum start? I just found it?

Reality ---> <---Zaphod

Duh!

So! How's it been?



It didn't just start..it was "created"

Sgatr15



I think it happend with the big bang.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:33:04 AM EDT
Divine Bovine???
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:41:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:01:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
Then Goatboy said "Let there be forum." and there was. He saw it was good.



And the forum was void and without moderator....
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:19:26 AM EDT
And on the sixth day he appointed VA_Gunnut to still the waters and bring peace upon the land....
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:20:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
When did this forum start? I just found it?

Reality ---> <---Zaphod

Duh!

So! How's it been?



Reality?? Its been great.

I've been trying it for a while now, and I highly recommend it.

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:30:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By garandman:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
When did this forum start? I just found it?

Reality ---> <---Zaphod

Duh!

So! How's it been?



Reality?? Its been great.

I've been trying it for a while now, and I highly recommend it.




It works better than liberalism!
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:05:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

Originally Posted By garandman:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
When did this forum start? I just found it?

Reality ---> <---Zaphod

Duh!

So! How's it been?



Reality?? Its been great.

I've been trying it for a while now, and I highly recommend it.




It works better than liberalism!



And it's less filling!!!!!!!!!!

Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:06:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

It works better than liberalism!



And it's less filling!!!!!!!!!!

Sgat1r5



Works better!
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:54:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 6:54:39 AM EDT by Zaphod]

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

It works better than liberalism!



Does liberalism actually work in any measureable sense?
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:57:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

It works better than liberalism!



Does liberalism actually work in any measureable sense?



As a self-deceptive, delusional, escapist opiate of denial.
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