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(Yahoo)   Think you're a living goddess? This little girl did... until she made the apparently un-divine mistake of visiting the United States   ( divider line
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2007-07-03 12:32:30 PM  

Reading the article over, the "Goddess" doesn't seem to actually have any useful power. Perhaps they should retitle the position "Living Good Luck Charm".
2007-07-03 12:32:32 PM headline made the RSS feed and the Main Page (for a minute or two) and then got replaced by this one.

/mine was less funny
2007-07-03 12:33:10 PM  
FTA: "This is impure in our tradition. We will search for a new Kumari and install her as the living goddess," Regmi said.

If you have to search for a new one, you're probably doing it wrong.
2007-07-03 12:33:14 PM  
Vistin the States? That's a Paddlin!

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2007-07-03 12:33:29 PM  
What, did she go to Jersey?
2007-07-03 12:33:34 PM  
I heard an NPR story about her a week or so ago. Still, how many folks can put ex-goddess on their CV?
2007-07-03 12:33:48 PM  
"search for a new one"=guess
2007-07-03 12:34:07 PM  
Maybe she was her to audition for one of those MTV sweet 16 type shows?

Princess for a day?
2007-07-03 12:34:09 PM  
why are Hindus and Buddhists considered "Deeply Religious" and Christians, Jews and, yes, Muslims considered delusional?

Just wondering.
2007-07-03 12:34:42 PM  
What a bunch of hogsh*t.

Nobody's a f*cking GODDESS except Salma Hyek.

2007-07-03 12:35:17 PM  
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2007-07-03 12:35:19 PM  
She'd have lost her divine status as soon as she rode the cotton pony for the first time anyway…no loss.
2007-07-03 12:35:19 PM  
Again I say: Gosh how I love Anne Magnuson...
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2007-07-03 12:35:20 PM  
True Living Goddesses need to be above the age of consent. Or better yet, above the age at which it ceases to be creepy for a 46 year old guy to worship them.

Just sayin'.
2007-07-03 12:35:43 PM  
I DO think I'm a living goddess. How did you know?

/was it the headdress?
2007-07-03 12:35:45 PM  
Um... she's a goddess and yet she's not allowed to leave Nepal without permission.

Must be some strange usage of the term "Goddess" that I wasn't previously aware of.
2007-07-03 12:36:00 PM  
thats got to be hard. Being a goddess one day, and nothing the next. Hell, its lifechanging just to break up with a hot girl.
2007-07-03 12:36:25 PM  
I used to worship little girls too, until the prison sentance and therapy.
2007-07-03 12:36:56 PM  
Did they put ALLAH on notice as well?
2007-07-03 12:37:03 PM  
Where's their God now?

/oh, right.
2007-07-03 12:37:32 PM  
/beat you spelling nazis!
2007-07-03 12:37:47 PM  
Well she gets to go back to her family sooner than expected.
2007-07-03 12:39:34 PM  
She's only 10. Can't someone just not let her go to the U.S.?
2007-07-03 12:39:36 PM  
So basically she's just a part of a tourist attraction. What a crock of shiat.
2007-07-03 12:39:43 PM  
Dude, she's like ten!

2007-07-03 12:39:43 PM  
I'm a living God - we get to go anywhere we want! Muahahahahahaha!

/ yes dear, I'll take out the trash
2007-07-03 12:41:24 PM  
We must respect all religions equally.

Har har!
2007-07-03 12:43:31 PM  
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Where is your goddess now?
2007-07-03 12:43:49 PM  

starship troopers 3.
2007-07-03 12:44:18 PM  
Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "YES!!!"

/Just saying.
2007-07-03 12:44:27 PM  
They are required to stay in temples blessing devotees until reaching puberty, after which they rejoin their family and lead a normal life.

Wow, what a bunch of CRAP. Actually, they take the little girl away form her parents, don't teach her anything useful (such as how to read or tie her own shoes) then toss her out because they can't grasp this thing called "science" and "biology" (oh noes! menstruation is teh scary!)

Stupid tradition, stupid culture.
2007-07-03 12:44:51 PM  
America? That's a dirty sinful place.
2007-07-03 12:45:22 PM  
When she heard the living goddesses in America make millions and have sprawling mansions, she couldn't pass it up.
2007-07-03 12:45:46 PM  
"No offense, Apu, but when they were handing out religions you must have been taking a whiz."
2007-07-03 12:46:35 PM  
Did they just change the headline?
2007-07-03 12:46:45 PM  
Man, EVERYBODY wants one of those iPhones.
2007-07-03 12:47:12 PM  
"This is impure in our tradition. We will search for a new Kumari and install her as the living goddess," Regmi said.

Sort of off topic, but this reminded me of an absolutely stunning film called Puma Man, which involves the search for the mythical, invincible superhero for which the film is named.

Unfortunately, Puma Man doesn't know he's Puma Man. So Donald Pleasance spends the first half of the movie pushing unsuspecting schmucks out of windows. First one who lives must be Puma Man!

--be seeing you
2007-07-03 12:47:51 PM  
Goddess are a dime a dozen in India. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting one.
2007-07-03 12:47:54 PM  
Maybe she'll push the SMITE button when they try to fire her.
2007-07-03 12:48:30 PM  
They probably just want to keep their goddesses from becoming disillusioned. Going to America and spending an entire month's goddess pay on dinner for 2 at Olive Garden would probably invoke a "WTF."
2007-07-03 12:48:36 PM  
She really should have stayed in K-k-k-k-k-Katmandu.
2007-07-03 12:49:08 PM  
lol at people who worship children...AND they can rescind her "divinity" any old time. what a bunch of nutcases.
2007-07-03 12:49:16 PM  
You know what that little girl needs to cheer her up?

A Helly Kitty doll.

Let's pitch in and get her one.

Come on, guys!!
2007-07-03 12:50:08 PM  
I'd hit like the fist of a living god.
2007-07-03 12:50:25 PM  
Crewmannumber6: why are Hindus and Buddhists considered "Deeply Religious" and Christians, Jews and, yes, Muslims considered delusional?

Can't speak to Hindus, but Buddhism isn't really a "religion" in the same sense as Judeo-Chrstian ones.

Buddhism does not ascribe to a divine creator who presides over your existence, and, correspondingly, whose commands you must obey. Buddhism acknowledges that there are certain forces of action and consequence in the universe that should be observed and considered, but there is nobody at the top of the pyramid demanding that you do or not do certain things to please him/her. (Buddha is simply an "Enlightened One" -- i.e. a wise person, but not "God." In fact, there is a common saying that "if you meet Buddha on the road, you should kill him," meaning that what is important is the teaching, not the teacher.)

It's the difference between not doing something because you fear the natural consequences that flow from it vs. not doing something because you fear that it will displease some God creature.
2007-07-03 12:51:32 PM  
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2007-07-03 12:51:40 PM  
So, we are a bunch of godless heathens, awesome.
2007-07-03 12:52:49 PM  
"Crom laughs at your goddesses."

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2007-07-03 12:53:22 PM  
So to them goddess=prisoner, or at least some kind of pet or living trinket. And in her full garb she becomes such a breathing tchochke that she almost ceases to be a person anyway. It's not a wonder her godly status can be so easily lost.

This sort of thing should be instructive to very devout of other religions, especially Christian and Muslim who just can't fathom atheism. If you are a Christian or Muslim and you look at this and say, "wow, what weird hogwash" then you know EXACTLY what it is like to be an atheist. You just believe in one additional god that I dismiss.
2007-07-03 12:53:33 PM  
When you are declared a living deity you have nowhere to go but down.

/She peaked too young.
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