Sunday, October 22, 2006

diwali thoughts

If you're a devout Hindu, and someone mistakes you for a Muslim, you'd be offended.

If you're a devout Muslim and someone mistakes you for a Christian, you'd be offended.

If you're a devout Christian and someone mistakes you for a Hindu, you'd be offended.

But that's not the point. The point is that when a religious festival is around the corner, you make it a point to wish people around you. "Happy Diwali," I am told. I usually just say "Thank you."

I don't know what else to say, without offending the person who has just wished me. After all, it was just a simple good wish.

But I'm atheist.

And it HURTS MY SENTIMENTS to be mistaken for religious.

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