Akhandadhi Das, Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian 
Friday, 9 November, 2007, 08:03 AM
Rating 4 out of 5 (Highly platitudinous)

Happy Diwali everyone! At this time of year we celebrate Lord Rama, who bravely banished his wife after rumours that she was unchaste (we all know how devious these women can be when not properly supervised). Although he selflessly abandoned her purely on the basis of mob gossip, this nevertheless allowed him to stay king. This greater good far outweighed the petty injustice to his wife and is therefore a good thing. So when your political and religious betters shove all the blame onto someone else in order to cling to office, just remember that it's all for your own good. This is the will of the invisible magic friend and is called morality.

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