No Change is the Only Constant
Apropos ‘Safeguard Against Kollam-Like Tragedy’ (Apr 12), it took papal orthodoxy 350 years to concede that Galileo was right after all. Muslim clergy issues fatwas ever so often on one issue or the other. Temple entry ban for ‘lower’ castes was practised with impunity for ages and now continues covertly. The entry of women worshippers into some temple sanctums is the current rage, to be sadly joined today by the fatal crackers of Kollam.
When belief turns blind to reason, heavy price has to be paid through generations, and this is where all faiths with their priests, pandas and mullahs merge to share a high dais and manage their gullible laity prostrated below. Nothing will change for a long time yet.