Goats sacrificed to fix Nepal jet

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Goats sacrificed to fix Nepal jet

Post by Frantz » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:39 am

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/s ... 979292.stm
Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 08:28 GMT 09:28 UK

Goats sacrificed to fix Nepal jet

Nepal's state-run airline has confirmed that it sacrificed two goats to appease a Hindu god, following technical problems with one of its aircraft.
Nepal Airlines said the animals were slaughtered in front of the plane - a Boeing 757 - at Kathmandu airport.

The offering was made to Akash Bhairab, the Hindu god of sky protection, whose symbol is seen on the company's planes.

The airline said that after Sunday's ceremony the plane successfully completed a flight to Hong Kong.

"The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights," senior airline official Raju KC was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Nepal Airlines has two Boeing aircraft in its fleet.

The persistent faults with one of the planes had led to the postponement of a number of flights in recent weeks.

The company has not said what the problem was, but reports in local media have blamed an electrical fault.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/s ... 979292.stm

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Post by Guysanto » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:36 am

Do the gods get hungry? If not, what divine wants are satisfied by animal sacrifices?

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Post by Gelin » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:24 pm

In Vodou, cows, goats, pigs, roosters....are often offered in sacrifice for the same reason given above.

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Post by Leoneljb » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:16 pm

Not Vodoo alone, other Religions do have about same rituals...

Their Gods love Blood!

Nou antrave ak relijyon yo, yo renmen san. Se sak fE san ap koule konsa.

Frantz, ou wE m'pa fE brital.

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Post by Frantz » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:19 am

Leonel,
Koulye an ou antre nan yon lòt kalite kategori. Relijyon se youn, GranMèt la se yon lòt bagay nètalkole. Pa gen konparezon ditou ditou nan tèt pa-m.

Depi ke lemond egziste, Lèzòm toujou ap deside fè e pratike relijyon yo vle nenpòt moman. Sa toujou depann de lafwa e benefis kèk nan yo jwenn pou satisfè bezwen pèsonèl yo.

`Nan koze fè sakrifis, ou ka konprann diferans ant moun ki kwè nan touye poul, kabrit bèf e moun ki òdone fè sakrifis sa yo. Enterè de kategori moun sa yo pa menm. Majorite pasaje djet sa'a kwè pwobableman toutbon vre nan sakrifis ki fèt lan, tandiske CEO oubyen Prezidan konpayi an manniganse sakrifis lan pou apeze pasajè e sitou pou konsève baz klyantèl ekonomik konpayi-l. Kidonk se pa ti san kabrit mesye sa yo ta fè vèse sèlman. Tankou Gelin di , nan vodou se menm penpenp lan. Epi yo kreye yon Dye , kit li rele Danbala oubyen Akash Bhairab se menm bagay. Sa pa genyen okenn rapò ak Granmèt lan - nan tèt pa-m.

Ou mèt fè brital , Guy di-m pa pè lougawou. Se moun ou ye :lol:
frantz

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Post by Guysanto » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:58 pm

[quote]Nepal's state-run airline has confirmed that it sacrificed two goats to appease a Hindu god[/quote]

[quote]In Vodou, cows, goats, pigs, roosters....are often offered in sacrifice for the same reason given above.[/quote]

Gelin... why are you pointing to Vodou? What about animal sacrifices to appease God in the Bible?

Was the reason different... or am I missing something?

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Goat sacrifice in Nepal

Post by Nekita Lamour » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:02 pm

There is a difference how animal sacrifice is presented in Nepal where Hinduism is practiced in contrast to Haiti. If a similar sacrifice were to be done in Haiti's airport, it probably would have been seen as a satanic manifestion. Haitians themselves would have been the first ones to give a negative image to animal sacrificing. The news media would probably have reported it as poor Black folks trying to solve technological problems with Black magic practices.

I hope Haitians will see that there are many similarities with Voodoo and religions like Hinduism that are among world's great religions.

Nekita

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Post by Gelin_ » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:36 pm

In every religion there is an element of substitution. In various forms , worshippers offer something (or someone at times) to God (or the gods) in exchange for something else - and it can be almost anything. Although that's also true for the God of the Bible (as Guy pointed out), the scriptures however offer an explanation as to why this is no longer acceptable. There is a progression in the biblical account of animal sacrifices.

gelin

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