Goddess of Destruction, Kali on the Empire State Building; Apocalypse Clock Jumps 10 Years

But white and blue lights to honor Mother Theresa? Not so much.
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The Times of India – In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York.

220px-Kali_by_Raja_Ravi_VarmaArtist Andrew Jones designed the portrait of the goddess to make the point that Mother Nature now more than ever needs a fierce avatar to fight the dangers of pollution and extinction, Firstpost.com reported.

Uh huh. I know what Maa Kali is. Patron Goddess of the Thuggee Cult. Goddess of time, destruction and death.

From Wiki:

A variety of writers and thinkers have found Kali an exciting figure for reflection and exploration, notably feminists and participants in New Age spirituality who are attracted to goddess worship. [For them], Kali is a symbol of wholeness and healing, associated especially with repressed female power and sexuality. [However, such interpretations often exhibit] confusion and misrepresentation, stemming from a lack of knowledge of Hindu history among these authors, [who only rarely] draw upon materials written by scholars of the Hindu religious tradition.

That figures. My Indian friends are Christians, and they’re not fond of Kali. Just sayin’.

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4 Responses to Goddess of Destruction, Kali on the Empire State Building; Apocalypse Clock Jumps 10 Years

  1. At least Obama isn’t projecting it on the White House…yet.

  2. Gladys says:

    Practices of the Thugee cult centered around murder and theft. They would travel/blend in with travelling trade caravans, and then when the merchants were unsuspecting and had their guard down, the Thugees would strike and murder them all and steal their stuff. A lot like islam in that respect. The British finally wiped them out in India by travelling under cover with the trade caravans to kill the thugees first before they murdered everyone else.

    • True! Mark Twain once marveled that the British were able to undermine such an old and well-established murder cult that was protected by fear and huge numbers. You mention Islam, and Wiki says something about that, too. Although it’s possibly a mixture of Hindu and muslim influences, many of the Thugs the British captured considered themselves muslims. Others of Hindu influence considered themselves the children of Kali. And in some warped way, by murdering so many innocents, they thought they were somehow saving the world by appeasing the goddess. In some ways, I can see similarities in the way Kali and Allah are viewed. Both value ‘deception’ for one thing. And since we Christians have another name for ‘the deceiver’, I bet you can guess who I think these two deities are in reality.

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