Tuesday, August 10, 2010


So, Pretty Woman is now a Hindu. Who woulda thunk it?

Hinduism has long held a fascination to Westerners. Think Emerson, Thoreau, Annie Besant, the Beatles, the Hari Krishnas. But although actress Julia Roberts has her family chanting mantras now, it might come as a shock to her that she and hers do not enter the system at the top, as Brahmins. The caste system is a vital part of Hinduism and Roberts and her family are in the foreigner class, not as bad off as Harijans (pariahs), but not truly part of the fabric of the culture/religion either.

And how strange that Ms. Roberts felt she had to publicly renounce Christianity. Doesn't she know that Hinduism is an all-embracing religion? That Hinduism allows you to be whatever else you want to be at the same time?

Maybe all that Madonna-blonde bleach on her hair has finally corroded her brain.

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