At least 50 dead after train mows through crowd on tracks in Northern India

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Binman4OSU

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Amazing video. At least 50 known dead and climbing.

Hindu and Buddhist followers were burning an effigy of Ravana which is a god like figure in their religions in Amristar India. The process included a large collection of fire crackers being set off as the crowd gathered standing around and on the rail road tracks.

As the crowd watched the effigy burn and the firecrackers popped no one heard the speeding train coming down the tracks.

https://twitter.com/mkdhatarwal/status/1053331687159910401
 
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These are the same people that are doing our taxes, providing engineering services, and providing technical support to hi-tech companies. Oh my.
 

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This is taking a nasty political turn as their Congressional Leader (think Senator) and Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu arranged the celebration at that site without the permission of Congress and the Congressional Leaders wife was giving a speech when the accident happened, continue to give her speech after it occurred and then left the area

The local area (Punjab) govt has announced they would give 500,000 (roughly $6500 or ~3 years avg salary) rupees to the family of each person killed in the accident and provide free treatment to all injured in Govt or private hospitals.
 

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Nope. lets not blame anyone else other than people who were standing on busy train tracks.
Yeah...this was a festival celebrating the end of Durga Puja..which last 10 days and which remembers when the goddess Durga achieved victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura and restored dharma. It also celebrates the victory of the god Rama over Ravana where one soldier named Arjuna defeated the entire Kaurava army of 100,000 soldiers thus is the ultimate story of Good being victorious over Evil.

I'm sure there will be lots of fingers to point trying to rationalize or spiritualize this event for these people.
 

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Yeah...this was a festival celebrating the end of Durga Puja..which last 10 days and which remembers when the goddess Durga achieved victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura and restored dharma. It also celebrates the victory of the god Rama over Ravana where one soldier named Arjuna defeated the entire Kaurava army of 100,000 soldiers thus is the ultimate story of Good being victorious over Evil.

I'm sure there will be lots of fingers to point trying to rationalize or spiritualize this event for these people.
I don't care what it is or celebrates. See those train tracks???? Don't stand there. Stand in the many other acres around the fire. Just not there.
 
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Yeah...this was a festival celebrating the end of Durga Puja..which last 10 days and which remembers when the goddess Durga achieved victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura and restored dharma. It also celebrates the victory of the god Rama over Ravana where one soldier named Arjuna defeated the entire Kaurava army of 100,000 soldiers thus is the ultimate story of Good being victorious over Evil.
Hahaha, I wonder if they find Christianity just as odd? I wish we had Durga on OK Capital lawn.

I think Christianity story is better. Basically a bunch of clergy getting together with a bunch of manuscripts written hundreds of years before, admitting certain facts, rewriting certain facts and gluing it together into a pretty in-cohesive thought. At some point, a bunch of clergy didn't like glued together story and re-glued the book.

Then for the next 2,000 years letting subsequent clergy interpreting said glued and re-glued book(s) into random morality guidelines and slaughtering millions of people for not believing or following said guidelines.

Currently, Christianity likes the judge other religions for doing the same stuff they did just a few hundred years ago.

I wonder if Hindu and Buddhist are as 'literal' with their stories as Christian's are with theirs?
 

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Yeah...this was a festival celebrating the end of Durga Puja..which last 10 days and which remembers when the goddess Durga achieved victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura and restored dharma. It also celebrates the victory of the god Rama over Ravana where one soldier named Arjuna defeated the entire Kaurava army of 100,000 soldiers thus is the ultimate story of Good being victorious over Evil.
 
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Hahaha, I wonder if they find Christianity just as odd? I wish we had Durga on OK Capital lawn.

I think Christianity story is better. Basically a bunch of clergy getting together with a bunch of manuscripts written hundreds of years before, admitting certain facts, rewriting certain facts and gluing it together into a pretty in-cohesive thought. At some point, a bunch of clergy didn't like glued together story and re-glued the book.

Then for the next 2,000 years letting subsequent clergy interpreting said glued and re-glued book(s) into random morality guidelines and slaughtering millions of people for not believing or following said guidelines.

Currently, Christianity likes the judge other religions for doing the same stuff they did just a few hundred years ago.

I wonder if Hindu and Buddhist are as 'literal' with their stories as Christian's are with theirs?
Christianity is not a religion. It is a set of beliefs, of which, many religions have formed.

Btw, excellent bigoted response on your part.
 
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Christianity is not a religion. It is a set of beliefs, of which, many religions have formed.

Btw, excellent bigoted response on your part.
Hahahah, love your response.

You ask 10 christians what their 'set of beliefs' are and you get 10 difference answers.

Second part was better, especially right after your stereotyping post...

These are the same people that are doing our taxes, providing engineering services, and providing technical support to hi-tech companies. Oh my.
Got to love a christian make a incentive comment and then to lob the judgement stone right back into the glass house.

Thanks man... I needed a good laugh.
 

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Hahahah, love your response.

You ask 10 christians what their 'set of beliefs' are and you get 10 difference answers.

Second part was better, especially right after your stereotyping post...



Got to love a christian make a incentive comment and then to lob the judgement stone right back into the glass house.

Thanks man... I needed a good laugh.
I always enjoy reading your responses in the morning. It sets the bar high for the stupidest, most bigoted, and ignorant thing I'll see on any given day. Thanks for being an idiot, every village needs one.
 

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How about a religion which traces itself back to Abraham and believes that its Prophet ascended directly into Heaven on a winged horse? Any comments on that one, @CowboyChop?
 
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Hahahah, love your response.

You ask 10 christians what their 'set of beliefs' are and you get 10 difference answers.

Second part was better, especially right after your stereotyping post...



Got to love a christian make a incentive comment and then to lob the judgement stone right back into the glass house.

Thanks man... I needed a good laugh.
The fundamental "set of beliefs" is the same for all Christian-based religions.

Did I say I was a Christian? I have Christian beliefs but I don't always behave as a Christian should so I wouldn't call myself a Christian. Socialists make that more difficult every day.