Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Can You Revoke Godhood?

You'd think that once someone was decreed to be a deity, they'd have that position pretty much for life (and perhaps beyond). No terms limits seem appropriate. Apparently, that's not the case, at least in Nepal, where a 10-year old goddess has been stripped of her title:

A 10-year-old girl who is worshipped as a living goddess in Nepal has been stripped of her title for defying tradition and visiting the US.

Sajani Shakya was one of the three most-revered Kumaris, who are honoured by Hindus and Buddhists alike.

Chosen after undergoing tests at the age of two, she had been expected to bless devotees and attend festivals until she reached puberty.

But she provoked the ire of temple elders by travelling to the US.
Bush is to blame for this, somehow, I'm sure of it.

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