Last night's TV discussion which V6 Channel extended by 30 minutes in view of the tremendous public response. I believe at 10.30 pm the phones were still ringing with people being appreciative of the rationalist science based response offered.
I had a chance to clarify the following in addition to showing how Zodiac signs have no meaning and how it was absurd to think that a planet entered a constellation of stars 30 light years away.
PURITY is different from CLEANLINESS.
Purity is mostly a religious idea or at best a moral spiritual concept, CLEANLINESS is a secular word linked with the physical world.
When you go to the river for a holy bath which are you seeking? If cleanliness is what you want, how can that be got where the water is not clean and a thousand others are in the same very slow moving water? If it is purity you are seeking what does the river have to do with it?
MAILA (contamination - by touch, death, menstruation etc.) is a religious idea again. It is different from UNHYGENIC or DIRTY which is linked to the physical world.
PAAPAM (sin) is a religious/moral idea whereas CRIME pertains to our world and to the law. If a dip in the river will clear us of all wrongs we did then why not get all prisoners to take a Holy dip and let them free?
I have had more than 150 friend requests on Facebook by the time I returned home and many more still coming.
Thank you for watching and for your friendship! Babu Gogineni https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=250&v=q64Z4284Hfc
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