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a deity on a pension

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Jun 29, 2007

"There's nothing I don't like about being a goddess," reported the 10-year-old Nepalese visitor to Washington. While I confess that I'm short on experience, I don't think I'd mind being a goddess, either.

Not that it's all fun. "It was difficult when I was younger to get up at 4 to bathe for the morning prayers." Still it seems to me that if you're the goddess, you should be able to schedule prayers when it's convenient for you.

Devotees believe that the goddess Kali inhabits the girls, though they do not exhibit unusual behavior, and then the goddess leaves them when they reach puberty. After that, the girls retire with a small pension. They are free to work and marry.

Still I think their husbands should put them on pedestals. It's only right.

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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  • Posted by: Duns Scotus - Feb. 19, 2010 11:36 PM ET USA

    Ah, GabrielAustin9013, I believe that's why it's called satire.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 18, 2010 12:33 PM ET USA

    How does one "re-invent" any thing? Once invented, it's invented. Check it out with the patent office. It does not accept re-inventions. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy thinking.

  • Posted by: Duns Scotus - Feb. 16, 2010 5:46 PM ET USA

    Forgive me, Sheepcat, for wondering whether such a probability can be acurately quantified and, even if it can, what the point of doing so is.

  • Posted by: The Sheepcat - Feb. 16, 2010 4:28 PM ET USA

    Slow news day yesterday, Di? The story dates back to December 12, and the study, problematic though it may be, is still not nearly as dopey as it's been made out to be. From the project description, http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=7684492, the question isn't *whether* female college students are more likely to have casual sex when they are drunk, it's how much more likely and what other factors influence the behaviour.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Feb. 15, 2010 8:36 PM ET USA

    I'm sure that there will be no shortage of research volunteers among the young men, even at Catholic colleges.

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Feb. 15, 2010 4:01 PM ET USA

    What can I say but "science has become the new God of modernists everywhere." All people seem to care about is what the latest science research has to say about questions that were settled sometimes centuries ago by common sense or common experience.