Gone to the Dogs

I suppose you could say This Guy's Wife is a Real Dog!
(thanks to Mark Gorveatte for the lead)
A man in southern India married a female dog in a traditional Hindu ceremony as an attempt to atone for stoning two other dogs to death — an act he believes cursed him — a newspaper reported Tuesday.
P. Selvakumar married the sari-draped former stray named Selvi, chosen by family members and then bathed and clothed for the ceremony Sunday at a Hindu temple in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the Hindustan Times newspaper said.
Selvakumar, 33, told the paper he had been suffering since he stoned two dogs to death and hung their bodies from a tree 15 years ago.
"After that my legs and hands got paralyzed and I lost hearing in one ear," he said in the report.
The paper said an astrologer had told Selvakumar the wedding was the only way he could cure the maladies. It did not say whether his situation had improved.
Deeply superstitious people in rural India sometimes organize weddings to dogs and other animals, believing it can ward off certain curses.

The paper showed a picture of Selvakumar sitting next to the dog, which was wearing an orange sari and a flower garland.
The paper said the groom and his family then had a feast, while the dog got a bun.

Comments

Anonymous said…
the dog should have at least got some wedding cake
Anonymous said…
It's really sad to see lost people resort to such extremism.

Praise God for the grace of Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of sin through His atoning sacrifice!

Maybe some missionary can tell them the good news!

Tim
Keetha said…
Tim, we may not agree about our football teams, but your comment about this echoes exactly what my heart was feeling as I read the post.
CS said…
Tim and Keetha,

Yes, but remember that the world judges Christianity by the extremism they observe in Christians.

At least, dogs wag their tails instead of their tongues.
Keetha said…
cs,

I want you to know that what you are talking about weighs very very heavily on my heart. I want His love to show through me, and not a harsh, critical, judgmental spirit.

Thanks for reminding us of this.
Anonymous said…
I fear we are closer to this being legal in the USA than we imagine. Who would have ever believed we would have homosexual pastors leading Churchs at the present time.

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