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(Jezebel)   America's first ever Hindu Congresswoman will take the Oath of Office over the Bhagavad Gita   (jezebel.com) divider line 157
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2012-11-08 09:43:30 AM  
Very cool.
 
2012-11-08 10:17:41 AM  
I'm sure she'll be great, out of fear that if she isn't, she'll be reincarnated as a Republican.
 
2012-11-08 10:29:06 AM  
She has become death. Destroyer of worlds.
 
2012-11-08 11:36:38 AM  
That's got to be un-Constitutional. I'm sure it says that you must use a Bible. Of course, I've never read the Constitution, so I don't know for a fact, but I'm still sure that's what it says.
 
2012-11-08 11:37:54 AM  
Hindus are the cool polytheists. Not like them wanton wiccan hussies
 
2012-11-08 11:39:15 AM  

skullkrusher: wanton wiccan hussies


Go on...
 
2012-11-08 11:39:37 AM  
If I ever take an oath of office, I'll be swearing on the Karma Sutra.
 
2012-11-08 11:40:03 AM  

qorkfiend: skullkrusher: wanton wiccan hussies

Go on...


hehe

/love me some wiccans
//no witches were hurt in the creation of this joke
 
2012-11-08 11:40:11 AM  
Somewhere some nut sees this as the end of days. The irony will be so large they will be able to see it from the International Space Station.
 
2012-11-08 11:40:28 AM  

GranoblasticMan: If I ever take an oath of office, I'll be swearing on the Karma Sutra.


Kama*
 
2012-11-08 11:40:49 AM  
I thought that if you were Indian you had to swear your oaths on a stack of In-a-gadda-da-vida. It's Baggariddam now?

Cool, I guess.
 
2012-11-08 11:40:52 AM  

GranoblasticMan: If I ever take an oath of office, I'll be swearing on the Karma Sutra.


You better write it before you get elected then
 
2012-11-08 11:41:27 AM  

GranoblasticMan: GranoblasticMan: If I ever take an oath of office, I'll be swearing on the Karma Sutra.

Kama*


I see you beat me to my snark :)
 
2012-11-08 11:41:32 AM  
Whar is birth certifct?
 
2012-11-08 11:41:41 AM  

skullkrusher: Hindus are the cool polytheists. Not like them wanton wiccan hussies


By and large, Wiccans are bi and large.
 
2012-11-08 11:42:20 AM  

Pincy: That's got to be un-Constitutional. I'm sure it says that you must use a Bible. Of course, I've never read the Constitution, so I don't know for a fact, but I'm still sure that's what it says.


Are you trying to be funny? Cause it's not working...
 
2012-11-08 11:43:00 AM  

brantgoose: I thought that if you were Indian you had to swear your oaths on a stack of In-a-gadda-da-vida. It's Baggariddam now?

Cool, I guess.


"In the garden of Eden, baby, doncha know that I'll always be true. "
- I. Ron Butterfly
 
2012-11-08 11:43:36 AM  

theorellior: skullkrusher: Hindus are the cool polytheists. Not like them wanton wiccan hussies

By and large, Wiccans are bi and large.


well done

+1 irrevocable internets
 
2012-11-08 11:43:38 AM  
The Bhagavad Gita is only slightly more plausible than the Bible.
 
2012-11-08 11:43:55 AM  
The Sorrow of Arjuna is one of the most powerful treatises on duty and the ethical conundrums it often imposes in all of religion.
 
2012-11-08 11:44:33 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: Pincy: That's got to be un-Constitutional. I'm sure it says that you must use a Bible. Of course, I've never read the Constitution, so I don't know for a fact, but I'm still sure that's what it says.

Are you trying to be funny? Cause it's not working...


they gotta say stuff like that on here sarcastically because no one says stuff like that on here sincerely.
 
2012-11-08 11:44:35 AM  
Tulsi Gabbard is awesome. She's also the first female combat veteran to serve in congress. Also, her dad is apparently something of an asshole, so she overcame that, too.

/plus, total hottie
 
2012-11-08 11:44:51 AM  

qorkfiend: skullkrusher: wanton wiccan hussies

Go on...


i1126.photobucket.com

What wanton wiccan hussies may look like. 

/actually GIS'ing 'wanton wiccan hussies' turns up some... odd results.
 
2012-11-08 11:45:28 AM  

skullkrusher: Hindus are the cool polytheists. Not like them wanton wiccan hussies


Hindus are actualy monotheistic. The various gods being various aspects of the Brahman, the Godhead.
 
2012-11-08 11:46:12 AM  

skullkrusher: brantgoose: I thought that if you were Indian you had to swear your oaths on a stack of In-a-gadda-da-vida. It's Baggariddam now?

Cool, I guess.

"In the garden of Eden, baby, doncha know that I'll always be true. "
- I. Ron Butterfly


Well, there's my earworm for the day.

/hey Marge, remember when we used to make out to this hymn?
 
2012-11-08 11:46:22 AM  

theorellior: skullkrusher: Hindus are the cool polytheists. Not like them wanton wiccan hussies

By and large, Wiccans are bi and large.


And Odinists are drunk and rowdy.

/Also
//I think there's an American of Iranian origin as a congressman, right?
 
2012-11-08 11:46:30 AM  
Not sure whether to roll my eyes at the idea of a politician hearing the voices of a thousand gods to guide legislation, or point and laugh at the poverty of Christianity's dementia, which can only afford one.
 
2012-11-08 11:46:58 AM  
"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds". Sounds about right.
 
2012-11-08 11:47:08 AM  

Rent Party: skullkrusher: Hindus are the cool polytheists. Not like them wanton wiccan hussies

Hindus are actualy monotheistic. The various gods being various aspects of the Brahman, the Godhead.


various gods... as in multiple gods...

like I said, polytheistic
 
2012-11-08 11:47:29 AM  
As an atheist, what would I use to get sworn in? The collected works of Bill Watterson? The Hitchhiker's Guide? A tattered paperback copy of "The Demon-Haunted World"?

Judge: "..so help you God?"
Me: "...um...so help me nothing? You people are weird."
 
2012-11-08 11:48:10 AM  

Rent Party: skullkrusher: Hindus are the cool polytheists. Not like them wanton wiccan hussies

Hindus are actualy monotheistic. The various gods being various aspects of the Brahman, the Godhead.


Depends on if you follow advaita vedanta or dvaita vedanta.
 
2012-11-08 11:48:17 AM  
There should be a derpfest and a shower of whaargarble from this. Really, the Usual Suspects should already be here objecting. I mean, America is a Christian nation, the Founding Fathers said so. I'm disappointed at the lack of patriotism shown by the League of FAIL on this.
 
2012-11-08 11:48:26 AM  
AMERICA IS DOOMED!
 
2012-11-08 11:48:58 AM  
It's the 'In A Gadda Da Vita', not 'Bhagavad Gita', dumbass.
 
2012-11-08 11:49:06 AM  

chopit: As an atheist, what would I use to get sworn in?


Atlas Shrugged. Or maybe Lord of the Rings.
 
2012-11-08 11:49:18 AM  
I wholeheartedly endorse her hotness.
 
2012-11-08 11:49:49 AM  
How about not using any kind of religious paraphernalia to be sworn in.
 
2012-11-08 11:50:00 AM  

chopit: As an atheist, what would I use to get sworn in?


Richard Dawkins' toupee.
 
2012-11-08 11:50:05 AM  

Chameleon: Rent Party: skullkrusher: Hindus are the cool polytheists. Not like them wanton wiccan hussies

Hindus are actualy monotheistic. The various gods being various aspects of the Brahman, the Godhead.

Depends on if you follow advaita vedanta or dvaita vedanta.


not to mention the Brahman is Everything. Rocks, plants, trees, people, gods.
The various Hindu gods are not manifestations of Brahman any more than various people are. So, unless we're gonna say that there's only one person, we're pretty safe in calling Hinduism polytheistic
 
2012-11-08 11:50:25 AM  

chopit: As an atheist, what would I use to get sworn in? The collected works of Bill Watterson? The Hitchhiker's Guide? A tattered paperback copy of "The Demon-Haunted World"?

Judge: "..so help you God?"
Me: "...um...so help me nothing? You people are weird."


You could go full on troll and use The God Delusion.
 
2012-11-08 11:50:45 AM  

chopit: As an atheist, what would I use to get sworn in?


this is America so it's never come up
 
2012-11-08 11:50:53 AM  

chopit: As an atheist, what would I use to get sworn in? The collected works of Bill Watterson? The Hitchhiker's Guide? A tattered paperback copy of "The Demon-Haunted World"?


That gets my vote.
 
2012-11-08 11:50:56 AM  

chopit: As an atheist, what would I use to get sworn in?


Mein Kampf.
 
2012-11-08 11:51:22 AM  
Of all books of Hindu tradition, choosing the Bhagavad Gita is disappointing, even though it may be the darling of the modern day. The much older Vedas championed the use of introspection, meditation, and generally thought in the ascension of all humanity. They were good books, and many of the heros changed professions (the early castes) in their ascent. The Gita, though, is all about following duty and obeying Lord Krsna's dictates, and how that is honorable in and of itself. It's about knowing one's place. It was during the same period as the Laws of Manu making the caste system something that followed one from birth to death, when the powers that be cemented their control over the people using many of the same tropes that were arising in the monotheistic west (which influenced those times strongly).

/if the rg veda were chosen, now that'd be something...
 
2012-11-08 11:52:00 AM  
Will there be a rightwing freakout like when Keith Ellison used Jefferson's copy of the Quran for his swearing in?

I would suspect an atheist would swear in on a copy of the constitution. Maybe we'll find out if Kyrsten Sinema wins.
 
2012-11-08 11:53:30 AM  
The first Buddhist for the Senate was also elected.
 
2012-11-08 11:53:53 AM  

skullkrusher: Rent Party: skullkrusher: Hindus are the cool polytheists. Not like them wanton wiccan hussies

Hindus are actualy monotheistic. The various gods being various aspects of the Brahman, the Godhead.

various gods... as in multiple gods...

like I said, polytheistic


Just like Christianity, what with the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
 
2012-11-08 11:54:10 AM  
Oh, my various gods!
 
2012-11-08 11:54:29 AM  

chopit: As an atheist, what would I use to get sworn in?


I would've gone with "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", but that's just me.
 
2012-11-08 11:54:35 AM  

ex0du5: Of all books of Hindu tradition, choosing the Bhagavad Gita is disappointing, even though it may be the darling of the modern day. The much older Vedas championed the use of introspection, meditation, and generally thought in the ascension of all humanity. They were good books, and many of the heros changed professions (the early castes) in their ascent. The Gita, though, is all about following duty and obeying Lord Krsna's dictates, and how that is honorable in and of itself. It's about knowing one's place. It was during the same period as the Laws of Manu making the caste system something that followed one from birth to death, when the powers that be cemented their control over the people using many of the same tropes that were arising in the monotheistic west (which influenced those times strongly).

/if the rg veda were chosen, now that'd be something...


Upanishads FTW!
 
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