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(The Sun)   Tired of Jesus getting all the headlines, Hindu god Baba Ganesh makes an appearance on a dried aubergine   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 65
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2013-05-05 01:00:47 AM
Subby, did you mean to say baba ganoush?

upload.wikimedia.org

...or maybe Ganesh Baba?

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2013-05-05 01:36:41 AM
I've seen that before... Somewhere... Where?..

Oh yeah.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-05 01:39:12 AM
"Baba Ganesh" is the bad pun that the Sun was making (Baba Ganoush is made from aubergine, aka eggplant. The Hindu god is Ganesha, as in, the, "Mr. Simpson, please stop offering peanuts to my god," Ganesha.
 
2013-05-05 01:39:55 AM
My post got massacred. I'm almost positive that the filter is farking with me.
 
2013-05-05 01:39:59 AM
Looks a little like a bad yeast infection on a pussy to me. Ugh.
 
2013-05-05 01:43:04 AM
And here all I ever saw was Baaba Seth on the Corner, subby
 
2013-05-05 01:44:32 AM
It's not black, it's more of a... aubergine?
 
2013-05-05 01:47:59 AM
Ganesh isn't truly a God. There are really 2 main Aryan gods, in the holy Aryan (i.e Hindu) books called the (v)Eddas. They are Indra and Dyeus-Pita (same as Zeus). Early Norse has similar books, the Eddas and is a fairly close analogue to Hinduism.

Aryan religion, in the later Mahabharata becomes the trinity, where d(z)eus becomes Brahma, and Indra is relegated to a form/avatar of Vishnu and Shiva is added much later, thus forming the trinity. Like in other Indo-European relgions, there are also thousands of supporting characters. Icarus wasn't a bird because he had wings. Ganesha isn't a elephant because he has a trunk (transplanted after an accident)...he is in the pantheon somewhere but isn't at the main Trinity level. The swastika and om are both holy in the aryan religion (along with the laltika and other shubhtikas), and Ganesh, interestingly enough, is never, ever shown without his holy swastika.
 
2013-05-05 01:51:51 AM
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2013-05-05 01:52:13 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Subby, did you mean to say baba ganoush?


Dammit!

Baba Ganesh in baba ghanoush would be epic.

/and delicious
 
2013-05-05 01:52:45 AM
That reminds me, my wife is due for a pap smear.
 
2013-05-05 01:55:31 AM
Reminds me of Deep Space 9. Whenever Sisko would start to go on about his awesome aubergine stew, I'd always think "Don't listen to him! It just means eggplant!"
 
2013-05-05 01:58:39 AM

Sid_6.7: Reminds me of Deep Space 9. Whenever Sisko would start to go on about his awesome aubergine stew, I'd always think "Don't listen to him! It just means eggplant!"


Sisko did turn out to be a god though.
 
2013-05-05 02:00:13 AM

Sid_6.7: Reminds me of Deep Space 9. Whenever Sisko would start to go on about his awesome aubergine stew, I'd always think "Don't listen to him! It just means eggplant!"


At least it was an actual thing, unlike Dr. Brahms' fungili
 
2013-05-05 02:04:07 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I've seen that before... Somewhere... Where?..

Oh yeah.


Clenis thread?
 
2013-05-05 02:04:54 AM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Oblig.
 
2013-05-05 02:08:37 AM
a.abcnews.com

Wanted for questioning
 
2013-05-05 02:14:40 AM
That's a coont, baby!
 
2013-05-05 02:18:03 AM

luxup: Sid_6.7: Reminds me of Deep Space 9. Whenever Sisko would start to go on about his awesome aubergine stew, I'd always think "Don't listen to him! It just means eggplant!"

Sisko did turn out to be a god though.


I can't agree with that interpretation. At best, he was sort of a demigod like Hercules, half-god and half-mortal, but lacking all the awesome powers of someone like Hercules.

If you want to go with the more out-there interpretations, of course, the entire Star Trek universe was dreamed up by Benny Russell in the 1950's, and Sisko just represented some sort of equal rights wish fulfillment. Presumably since we never heard of Benny Russell in the 'real' world, Gene Roddenberry victimized the crap out of the black creator of the entire show's concept.

Unless, of course, Benny Russell got a hold of classified documents from Roswell, NM about some strange creatures that arrived in the late 1940's, in which case his ideas weren't so original...
 
2013-05-05 02:18:42 AM

pstudent12: Ganesh isn't truly a God. There are really 2 main Aryan gods, in the holy Aryan (i.e Hindu) books called the (v)Eddas. They are Indra and Dyeus-Pita (same as Zeus). Early Norse has similar books, the Eddas and is a fairly close analogue to Hinduism.

Aryan religion, in the later Mahabharata becomes the trinity, where d(z)eus becomes Brahma, and Indra is relegated to a form/avatar of Vishnu and Shiva is added much later, thus forming the trinity. Like in other Indo-European relgions, there are also thousands of supporting characters. Icarus wasn't a bird because he had wings. Ganesha isn't a elephant because he has a trunk (transplanted after an accident)...he is in the pantheon somewhere but isn't at the main Trinity level. The swastika and om are both holy in the aryan religion (along with the laltika and other shubhtikas), and Ganesh, interestingly enough, is never, ever shown without his holy swastika.


It's important to keep in mind that while a deity may included in the pantheon of a certain religion, a deity was sometimes not exclusive to that religion. The cult of Shiva as well as the cult of Dionysus were both adopted into Hindu and Hellenistic religions respectively, but the views of the roles of the gods amongst members of the those cults were very different from those who were not. For example, most forms of Shaivism perceive Shiva to be the ultimate god, not necessarily as a form of hierarchy but that Shiva's nature was considered to be the core of divinity itself. There are even forms of Shaivism in which the other gods are considered to merely be lesser parts of Shiva. I'm a little tipsy so I'm probably rambling and not making much sense, but what I'm trying to get at is that ancient Indo-European religions can involve sorts of sub-religions within themselves or could even sometimes be viewed as multiple religions grouped into parts of an umbrella term.
 
2013-05-05 02:33:57 AM
Right you are Ken!

/got nuthin'
 
2013-05-05 02:37:54 AM
You know who else liked swastikas?
 
2013-05-05 02:43:26 AM
Baba Blacksheep?
 
2013-05-05 02:44:27 AM
I don't care what you believe in, let alone what or whom you see in some inanimate objects. It's your business, but...

www.troll.me

This is why I became an atheist.
 
2013-05-05 02:50:11 AM
"Can I have a falafel with hot sauce, a side order of Baba Ghanoush and a seltzer, please?"

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Link
 
2013-05-05 02:56:05 AM
Oh, for goodness' sake.  Even my 6-year-old knows what pareidolia is.  I showed him and his 8-year-old brother the Jesus-on-a-dog's-butt picture as an example and they laughed until they cried.
 
2013-05-05 02:56:39 AM

pstudent12: Ganesh isn't truly a God. There are really 2 main Aryan gods, in the holy Aryan (i.e Hindu) books called the (v)Eddas. They are Indra and Dyeus-Pita (same as Zeus). Early Norse has similar books, the Eddas and is a fairly close analogue to Hinduism.

Aryan religion, in the later Mahabharata becomes the trinity, where d(z)eus becomes Brahma, and Indra is relegated to a form/avatar of Vishnu and Shiva is added much later, thus forming the trinity. Like in other Indo-European relgions, there are also thousands of supporting characters. Icarus wasn't a bird because he had wings. Ganesha isn't a elephant because he has a trunk (transplanted after an accident)...he is in the pantheon somewhere but isn't at the main Trinity level. The swastika and om are both holy in the aryan religion (along with the laltika and other shubhtikas), and Ganesh, interestingly enough, is never, ever shown without his holy swastika.


As far as I can tell, this is a fairly significant misunderstanding of Hindu philosophy based on some of the speculation around a Proto-Indo-European religion based on vague similarities in language.  Dyeus Pita has a minor role at best in the Vedas.  While it is complicated to explain the relationship between Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, they are not ascribed as a trinity for the most part, except in the Puranas.  While Indra and Agni are identified as primary in the religious rites of the Vedas, the Vedanta outlines the real theology of Hinduism, which is somewhere between monotheism and panentheism, centered around the concept of Brahman (completely separate from Brahma) as the universal Godhead; it is often this Godhead that is identified by various sects of Hinduism as being Vishnu, Shiva, or Krishna.  The various other "gods" are likely remnants of the original Aryan polytheistic religion, but in the Puranas do take a more prominent role, especially Ganesha, who is ascribed as the remover of obstacles and thus the first god prayed to in any modern Hindu ceremony.
 
2013-05-05 03:07:02 AM
So wait, I'm supposed to be freaked out by somebody believing in idiocy?  Or not believing in idiocy? Or they have animals for gods, Or they dont. Or whatever... I'm going to pray to a mushroom and sue everybody else.
 
2013-05-05 03:17:01 AM
I thought Aubergines were cucumbers... heh...

/though I'm well aware that gherkins are pickles
//pickled cucumbers even
 
2013-05-05 03:22:37 AM
Maybe Babaga*sh was busy running from or "Running to the words most toughest in town".
 
2013-05-05 03:32:57 AM
an Auburn Genie? I thought they used a different mascot...
 
2013-05-05 03:40:02 AM
www.miraclesofislam.com
Muslims did it.
 
2013-05-05 04:03:47 AM
Nice to know the Christians don't have the market cornered on this nonsense.
 
2013-05-05 04:37:18 AM

Sid_6.7: luxup: Sid_6.7: Reminds me of Deep Space 9. Whenever Sisko would start to go on about his awesome aubergine stew, I'd always think "Don't listen to him! It just means eggplant!"

Sisko did turn out to be a god though.

I can't agree with that interpretation.


If the guy found a way to make eggplants edible, deity cannot be entirely out of the question.
 
2013-05-05 04:52:58 AM

Claude Ballse: I don't care what you believe in, let alone what or whom you see in some inanimate objects. It's your business, but...

[www.troll.me image 550x338]

This is why I became an atheist.


You mean returned to being one as you were born one.
 
2013-05-05 04:58:41 AM

basilbrush: Claude Ballse: I don't care what you believe in, let alone what or whom you see in some inanimate objects. It's your business, but...

[www.troll.me image 550x338]

This is why I became an atheist.

You mean returned to being one as you were born one.


You mean became euphoric, not from some phony god's blessing, but because, you were enlightened by your own intelligence.
 
2013-05-05 05:30:11 AM
If I think it looks like Cthulhu, can I start my own shrine?
 
2013-05-05 06:43:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I've seen that before... Somewhere... Where?..

Oh yeah.

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Oh for fark sake.
 
2013-05-05 07:00:34 AM

GreatGlavinsGhost: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 240x360]

Oblig.


Please do not offer my god a peanut,
 
2013-05-05 08:01:02 AM
Didn't the Who write a song about him?
 
2013-05-05 08:07:02 AM
Bathroom-stall rust stain Jesus could kick his ass any day!
 
2013-05-05 08:59:00 AM

pstudent12: Aryan Norse

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2013-05-05 09:25:50 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Subby, did you mean to say baba ganoush?

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...or maybe Ganesh Baba?

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I wondered about this as well.
 
2013-05-05 09:27:53 AM
Looks like a baby starting to crown to me.
 
2013-05-05 09:28:06 AM

basilbrush: Claude Ballse: I don't care what you believe in, let alone what or whom you see in some inanimate objects. It's your business, but...

[www.troll.me image 550x338]

This is why I became an atheist.

You mean returned to being one as you were born one.


Babies aren't atheists--they believe they ARE God.
Oddly enough, some folks never seem to grow out of this stage.
 
2013-05-05 09:37:00 AM

pstudent12: Ganesh isn't truly a God. There are really 2 main Aryan gods, in the holy Aryan (i.e Hindu) books called the (v)Eddas. They are Indra and Dyeus-Pita (same as Zeus). Early Norse has similar books, the Eddas and is a fairly close analogue to Hinduism.

Aryan religion, in the later Mahabharata becomes the trinity, where d(z)eus becomes Brahma, and Indra is relegated to a form/avatar of Vishnu and Shiva is added much later, thus forming the trinity. Like in other Indo-European relgions, there are also thousands of supporting characters. Icarus wasn't a bird because he had wings. Ganesha isn't a elephant because he has a trunk (transplanted after an accident)...he is in the pantheon somewhere but isn't at the main Trinity level. The swastika and om are both holy in the aryan religion (along with the laltika and other shubhtikas), and Ganesh, interestingly enough, is never, ever shown without his holy swastika.


Yeah...but what does he drop?
 
2013-05-05 09:37:12 AM
Whenever I hear Baba Ganoush I think of this:

oldmanrichard.com

/Right you are ken
 
2013-05-05 10:00:50 AM

Taima: Nice to know the Christians don't have the market cornered on this nonsense.


You don't even have to be religious.

ww1.hdnux.com

"It's weird," Pierson said. "I've seen people take pictures and get tears in their eyes."
 
2013-05-05 10:01:45 AM

ratman999: especially Ganesha, who is ascribed as the remover of obstacles and thus the first god prayed to in any modern Hindu ceremony.


upload.wikimedia.org
That's the joke.
 
2013-05-05 10:04:07 AM

Lydia_C: Taima: Nice to know the Christians don't have the market cornered on this nonsense.

You don't even have to be religious.

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"It's weird," Pierson said. "I've seen people take pictures and get tears in their eyes."


I thought it was going to be a story about a religious symbol or character from a foreign language that happened to look like a three.

I didn't think I had any faith in humanity to lose any more, but there you go.
 
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