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"Uska religion mere religion se jyada secular kaise!", may well be the new punch line for ads for religions. Scientology, the religion practiced and promoted by the likes of Tom Cruise, has already started advertising itself. Soon other religions will follow suit resulting in an all-out war (like the Cola war) with each religion calling other names. Christianity may even throw in some free goodies for those convert, "Become a Christian and get a chance to touch the Pope! (Warning: You are allowed to only touch the Pope. He should not be knocked down.)". If you are wondering how dare I say such things, all this is courtesy the recent HC decision to allow individuals to criticize religions.

After hearing about this judgement, Praveen Togadia, Varun Gandhi and the entire RSS clan are jumping with joy. So are the mullahs of Jama Masjid, who are known more for issuing fatwas at the drop of a hat than for anything else. They can now do mud-slinging at each other with gusto and without any fear, not that they had any of it earlier. They can now shamelessly defend themselves behind this HC judgement in case someone dare complains.

Bollywood is also relieved. Till now they could only make movies which bring out the best in a religion as shown in this video of "Purana Mandir". Their attempt at criticising God remained limited to the old mother/unwed sister/blind father complaining, "Hey Bhagwan! Yeh tune kya kar diya!", much to the amusement and surprise of God. And who can forget Amitabh Bachchan fighting with God, "Khush toh bahut hoge tum!". Let's hope that atleast now Bollywood makes movies of substance.

Personally I am both happy and sad by this judgement - happy because it has come after such a long time and sad due to the fact that we have to wait for a court judgement to exercise even our basic rights. May this judgement bring relief to all of us from the biggest man-made catastrophe - God.

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