Bored? Then Rock on !

Hehe…no, this is not the review — because I haven’t seen it. Yet.

Disclaimer: Whatever follows are my views only and is not intended to hurt anyone, so please do not take offence. This is meant to be a ‘funny’ post. If it doesn’t make you laugh, I shall hone my humour skills. But if it makes you angry, please calm down, take a deep breath and close the tab/window πŸ˜€ )

I was in one of those brain-blocked moods, with nothing to do. I was blog-hopping, trying to land up on something really interesting. Well, I guess the best bloggers are already on my roll πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› ! Either that, or I was too dumb to understand what was written in all these new ones I hopped into. πŸ˜€

I was fighting against boredom, crawling up the slope of irritation and frustration (one followed by the other) and finally saw my latest, favourite hobby loom up ahead — and I promptly started cursing Christianity. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ (1st round was for Hinduism; am done with it! πŸ˜› )

I’ve been caught up in this great urge for blasphemy recently! I’ve been having sessions with a Christian lady who is trying to teach me Christianity. It’s a recent mishap. I got into it voluntarily, now am striking a delicate balance… to resist being pulled in and avoid being pulled out πŸ˜€ Though I find the religion, the faith very nice (and a lot too similar to Hinduism), I despise the Church and the priests for skewing it up! And in the process, though a part of me likes the faith quite a lot, a bigger part absolutely despises the Church (read as preachers)! πŸ˜€ And well, ahem, I’m fed up of these classes and am in hiding now. πŸ˜€ I do not attend her calls and am pretending to be out-of-town (forever)! πŸ˜‰

Meanwhile, relatives and friends who know of this recent religious awakening of mine, are trying to convince me why Hinduism is superior to any other faith. How we are more tolerant. How they are violent and murderous. And I’m delving deeper and deeper into blasphemy! πŸ˜› (Any Muslims who wanna preach and send me deeper down ?) πŸ˜€

“Priya! Don’t talk like that. Blasphemy will get you nowhere. You’ll be a sinner. You will not be one with God. You’ll not attain salvation.” (Gist of what the Christian lady tells me!) 😐

“Priya! Don’t talk like that. Christians and Muslims are totally different. They’ll do everything to pull you into their faith. We are a different class of people. We are tolerant. We accept. We are open minded. They are not.” (Gist of what my relatives and friends keep telling me.) 😐

I am not an atheist, in the true sense of that word. But I do not believe in “Gods” who have form, body and sound. I can never fathom a God who walks down in a king’s attire wearing necklaces and bangles and anklets and earrings and a crown (some dress sense, I must say! πŸ˜› ). I cannot fathom a God who drapes himself in a white cloak, has a long white beard and speaks unto humans in a booming voice from the skies…or in His Son who can walk on water and perform miracles, but cannot realise He’s being plotted against and then dies a painful death! (Love and forgiveness? Crap!) In this wide, wide (er er…round) world, I really cannot fathom a God who makes devotees go sit somewhere at about 80 km from the Red Sea Coast! (If God is powerful and omni-present, why not bless them at their houses?!) 😐

“Bah!”, I think, “God! Divinity! Rubbish! What I need now, is to watch Rock-on! I’v been bombarded by raving reviews of the movie from all over the country!”

And then my phone rang…

It’s a number that’s foreign to me. Must be the Christian lady calling, from another number, to check if I’m out-of-town in Trivandrum πŸ˜€ !

In a voice that I’ve never heard myself speak before, I say:

“Hello?”

“Hi, this is xxxxxx, calling from Radio Mirchi. Your number was selected at random from

a list of previous callers. You’ve won two tickets for Rock On! Would you be interested?”

“Huh? Yes…yea…yes, of course. :D”

“Come to our office anytime before Saturday. It’s for the Saturday show!”

“Wow, thanks!”

“Bye…and keep listening to Radio Mirchi. Sangathi hot aanu!” (That’s their “It’s hot!” tagline in Malayalam.)

Divine intervention? A reminder of divine existence? God’s awareness programme?

I slowly let my phone fall on my lap…and felt that wicked smile at the corners of my lips. And I said to myself: “Priya! Blasphemy will take you to the theatre, if not anywhere else!” πŸ˜€

P.S.:Thank you, Radio Mirchi!
P.S.: Uh…uh…thank you, “God”! πŸ˜‰
P.S. of P.S.: There was no “list of previous callers” and “random picking of numbers” πŸ˜€ The RJ who called up is a verrrrry close friend. I’d been bugging her for tickets for quite some time. She just happened to call at an apt time πŸ˜€ .
Image courtesy: cartoonstock.com, google-images
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24 thoughts on “Bored? Then Rock on !

  1. Im an agnostic myself(just made a similar claim in Reemas blog yesterday) but I like seeing God only in movies, they are funny πŸ˜€

    “If God is powerful and omni-present, why not bless them at their houses?!”…exactly ! my friend (who incidentally shares your name) says that people do it to please ‘God’, but thats like maska-ing ‘God’, right ?

    sheri, idokke vidu…go watch Rock on and enjoy urself ! one of the best movies I have ever seen in recent times, I watched it twice in two days; planning to go once again this weekend πŸ˜€

  2. Oh I thought this was gonna be another review. Thank you. πŸ˜€

    Lately fellow bloggers are writing about Rock On and religion a lot. I think there is some magical wave that is spreading across the blogosphere.

    πŸ™‚

  3. Lots of emoticons in post πŸ™‚
    I believe in existence of God but I dont believe in the need of the middle men or any need of a particular method (aka religion) to have and express faith. Neither agnostic nor atheist I think πŸ™‚

  4. @Vimal
    Spot on…both you and your friend! πŸ™‚
    And yea, will go watch it this saturady. Thanks πŸ™‚

    @Xylene
    πŸ˜€ Yea, one thing leads to the other…too many blogs on either religion or rock-on. Mine’s the only one with both in one post πŸ˜€ weird combo, i kno!

    @Reema
    I love emoticons! Can’t blog without them πŸ˜€
    Me neither! I just believ in a ‘power’..like i commented on yur blog! Let there be more people like us πŸ˜€

  5. looks like you’re having some experiences like what pi had in pondicherry, trying to understand different religions n all. If ur planning a journey to some place on a ship i suggest u make sure theres no tiger on it!!! πŸ˜›

  6. i was sooooooo relieved to find out that this was not another review on “rock on”!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    But enjoyed reading the post and the cartoon is superb.. I also think that there is a super power, call it god or natural elements or anything. Also i somehow don’t believe in religious rituals!! πŸ™‚

    You know what, i simply enjoyed yout post!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. @Ulag
    πŸ˜€ hehe…yea, inspired by Life of Pi and Life of Priya πŸ˜‰
    Suggestion noted!

    @Sakhi
    Hehe…i make it a point never to do film reviews (esp hindi ones πŸ˜€ )
    Thanks! (Hunted a lot for this cartoon!) My religious inclinations had already been posted on Reema’s comments’ section, so didnt want to write seriously on it anymore πŸ˜‰
    And yea, glad to know you enjoyed it! I enjoy your stories too — every single one! πŸ™‚

  8. i completely agree with Reema and you.
    I too am not an atheist nor agnostic.. I dont believe in religion.. Infact most of the problems that we face are cuz of religion. Had there not been religion, there wouldn’t have been any hindu-muslim riots, there wouldn’t even be reservations in universities based on religion or caste cuz of which everyone faces problems. There is a lot more to it.. ! The world would be a much better and peaceful place if religion stops existing.
    I do believe there’s a super power called GOD,but he cannot exist in a particular form.

  9. @AV
    Thanks!
    Checked it out! Lovely one! Have commented….had also linked you to another post of mine…but not sure the link came thru fully…i cud see only half of it πŸ˜› if you’d like to, check this out (i’m sure it’ll give yu answers to some o’ yur Qs in thr πŸ˜‰ ): https://alphabetworld.wordpress.com/2008/06/18/finally-i-saw-god/

    @Anu
    Spot on! I’m with you on this! πŸ™‚ Am really glad a lot of people in our generation think this way…though our elders perceive it as atheism and all tht! πŸ˜€

  10. Bah..!!!
    You’re crazy, I tell you!!! Stop this Christianity stuff and listen to me! πŸ˜€

    “Long is the road to salvation,
    Blessed is the mirror of faith,
    Heed these words,
    Come to me,
    Lest you find your Mirror Cracked”… πŸ˜‰

    πŸ˜€

  11. God is everywhere so I don’t go anywhere near him..I mean he is supposed to be there inside me also na πŸ˜€

    Before anyone kills me for that statement, I do believe in God but I don’t believe in showing it. I mean I have seen people stressing on dressing Indian when visting a temple or doing a puja, I mean what the heck, as if he will object to our dress. So for me what matters is remembering him at least once in a day (that I do religiously when I look up above and say why me :D) Bole to only Vishwaas baki sab bakwaas πŸ™‚

    BTW I have such movie tckts one for some horrible Mallika Sherawat movie (which I gave away) but yes there is fun in winning it :. You don’t have any RJ fren in Mumbai??? πŸ˜€

    PS Been missing your posts as I had forgotten to add you in blog roll. Might not be commenting in older ones but I loved each of them. Specially the Yo-Yo one πŸ™‚ I can only say, I know how it feels being a Yo-Yo πŸ˜‰

  12. @Smita
    *God is everywhere so I don’t go anywhere near him..I mean he is supposed to be there inside me also na*
    Spot on! I’ll protect yu against anyone who tries tu kill yu for being honest πŸ˜‰ Most of our generation is truly enlightened πŸ˜€ …We are the future! Yey! πŸ˜‰

    Hehe..yea, the fun is only in winning it…you know wot? I didnt even go collect those tickets! Am not a theatre person at all..much prefer watching it in dvd — can pause, stop or eject! πŸ˜€ An no, no RJ friends in Mumbai πŸ˜€

    Thanks a lot…I’m going thru yur blog now…interesting stuff! πŸ™‚
    And hey, i think it’s about time we start a Yo-Yo club!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  13. Hey… so you are the one the Christian lady is searching for…. I’ll tell her… u are very much in town… and go to ur home to give you gyan… πŸ˜‰

    Believe and not to believe is a choice… Though believing on it gives a lot of confidence…. and this “it” could be GOD, Self, Statue, Religious place, Friend, Leader…. it goes endlessly … even a bacteria.. πŸ˜‰

  14. Isn’t it better to have just humanity than any other religion ? Yes we have learned a lots of good things from religion but now the bad outweights, its time to bury such things before it gets too late. Ridiculous when people fight over something hypothetical.

    As for Rock On!! Its an Ok movie.

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