Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Throwaway Culture

India is full of tossers, baby tossers. The small town of Solapur, Maharashtra, India, they have a religious tradition of chucking infants from tall towers to give thanks to God.

"It's our family tradition and so we follow it" a fanatical devotee said.
God must enjoy it as there have been no casualties so far.

“Such bizarre primitive rituals should be banned and the state government should intervene. Such practices are a challenge to our sensibilities and the basic concept of common well-being,” President of Rationalist International Sanal Edamaruku said.

It is thought that the expression 'bouncing baby boy' came from this practice as boy babies bounce better than girl babies. The more bounces the more blessed the child is.

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