First, HINDUISM.... Second, BUDDHISM....Third, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM ( who knows?)

and the next? - First the Goddess Kali in bikini, next the Lord Buddha on shoe and next?
@shibham (17025)
India
August 3, 2012 6:38am CST
Hi everyone.... It is not to be religious to share your views here but it is really disrespectful and cheap. In 2011, we Indians got surprised seeing model Lisa Blue wearing a bikini on a show where the image of Hindu goddess LAKSHMI was imprinted on her bikini. Now, to day i have read that a california based company has imprinted the image of Lord Buddha on shoes. I have shocked again. I am an atheist but i have not ever disrespected or insulted any religion and god/goddess. I just think that it is not fair to hurt on a devotee's feelings. We should respect all and each religion and believers. Here are all the chances that as Hinduism and Buddhism are already disparaged, hence.... Christianity, Islam and all other religions may be on the list for the next one. who knows? Share your view. (photo is attached here)
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19 responses
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
hi shiby, I won't wear a bikini or shoes like that it's not my style happy mylotting
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@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
yes..not your style..because you want a body paint
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• Philippines
3 Aug 12
exactly
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@shibham (17025)
• India
3 Aug 12
didi, if it true then i am thinking about the painter...
@vandana7 (59038)
• India
3 Aug 12
Shiby, I agree that it is done to provoke people. Mischief that can have serious repurcussions. It may also be because somebody is upset with a person from another religion, and is classifying the entire group as bad. This certainly is not the way to take out grudges. Having said that, we are doing ourselves no favors by showing gods in television serials and repeating Ramayana's, and Mahabharatas n number of times. I find myself opting for other programs even while some holy epic is being telecast in one of the channels. Reason? Depiction lacks depth or what you call gravity. I have also several doubts which are not cleared and watching such things increases their numbers. Moreover, a story that you already know how many times can you watch that? Give me a break, dont make gods so cheap. We have heroines praying everyday to gods in other serials as well. Do we do that? When in real life that kind of thing is not there in every household, how come it is shown like that? A few are realistic like "Bade Achche Lagte Hain", and "Hitler Didi", in this respect. Otherwise, it is cheapening our way of praying. So here is a Hindu criticising Hindu. lol. Seriously, I think god's serials should not be there. They cant be on par with other serials. Right? By the same logic as they cant be worn on clothes and shoes.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Hi Aai... Nationalism and religion, this is the two big part of a culture from which riots or mutiny may raise. In British era, we Indians were considered as dog and there were sign boarded where it was written "dogs and Indians are not allowed". It is the nationalism for which thousands of Indian lost their lives. So from those imprints, same case may arise, no one can ignore it. I feel the same that those serial producers and companies are utilizing gods and their activities as an ATM. This is crucial point for a society. Days ago, i went to buy a CD film based on the life of Great Marathi martyr Basudeo Balwant Phadke. Unfortunately it was not available. So producers should be attentive on bringing the life and sacrifices of all those unsung heroes of Indian freedom. Why not Shivaji is still celluloided on TV. I support you here. Have a nice time.
@vandana7 (59038)
• India
7 Aug 12
They have to do research for people like Shivaji, Savarkar, Phadke, Chaphekar Brothers, Rangnekar, Dhingra, and even Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad..lol But everybody knows Shriram had one wife, and he was sent to jungle. He didnt have any kids, and his wife was lifted by Ravana and Ram fought a war and brought his wife back with the help of Hanumanji and others. :) So no research there u see..lol.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
7 Aug 12
Well said aai.
• Bangladesh
3 Aug 12
May be the idian religious sentiment is not known to those bikini maker. But binkini maker should know all about before they print any holy image in their apparels. They should not so freaky on us. They should know about where we react so ferociously or where we dont. May be those bikini makers or some one like those had not any motive to defame our holy images and they used them to beautify the their wears and nothing else.
@shibham (17025)
• India
3 Aug 12
I am thinking the same. We show our religious sentiment where we should not and we become silent when it is much needed. It has made me mad after seeing such activities of some persons. Though i am an atheist, it really irritates me a lot. There are enough sources to design those bikinis . Have a nice time.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
3 Aug 12
Kashidanga! Why talk of "Indian sentiments"? Any sentiment , be it European or Japanese or CHinese or American must be respected. That is civilization isn't it? And the bikini maker may not have had any motive to defame a Goddess ; why did he not use any other image ?There are umpteen beautiful images in all religions.
@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Kala di... I have also said the same, there are enough images to make all those stuffs beautiful, then why god?
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
This is the reason why I don't worship images. Imagine those people worshiping images and printed on their shoes and the worst- bikini... what are those...and they called themselves believers but insulting the images of their gods..:xxx
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@shibham (17025)
• India
3 Aug 12
Didi, as i have said that i am an atheist, myself dont believe on those images too but i am not to insult or disrespect an image too.. those persons who wear or print are seemed farm believer of god. It makes me surprised. Have a nice time.
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@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
you are an atheist but you believe in god lols... you're not atheist- you just don't worship images...but you believe in god that you know by heart....
@shibham (17025)
• India
3 Aug 12
An atheist does not believe either images or god.... take care.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Aug 12
There is a lot of that disrespect. I have seen jeans with Mary down one of the legs before. I think that money has become more important to businesses than respect and that is a shame.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Yeah jen, disrespect. Money has spoiled humanism and civilization. We often forget that some of our acts are so barbaric that hard to think. have a nice time.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
4 Aug 12
I feel the same way as you! I am a Christian, but of no denomination in particular, as I have gone to Methodist, Presbyterian and Lutheran churches. I actually sometimes go to Catholic churches too, especially when I am in cities like New York City. So I would say I am open minded, but I still find offensive what I sometimes see on television, even though those actresses/singers are well known!
@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Hi Sylvia... It is ridiculous to watch some stars/icons wearing cheap dresses like i have mentioned. Their so called fame has minimized their own impact on fans. Disgusting. I am animal activist and most often i am far long away from some worship which is offensive from other's view as i am an atheist. Have a nice time.
@turzo6 (16)
• Egypt
3 Aug 12
hmm..........you are quite right! world's getting worse every damn day! i have seen christians making insulting their own religion by making fun out of Jesus(pbuh) in lots of television shows. so im not surprised that they hurt your religion or any other infact. the days of morality and modesty is over.
@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Thanks. Yes, Christianity also going to be the same. One of my Christian friend has told the same. It is a bad sign to humanism as modesty and morality is over. right? Have a nice time.
@mythociate (14426)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3 Aug 12
"All religions are Buddhism." (Of course, it's Buddhism that says that; but that's because Buddhism isn't so much about 'serving the kingdom of a god' as it is about 'living an enlightened life,' which is what all religions--whatever they CLAIM to be about--are really about!) 'Loving your Flying Spaghetti Monster' isn't about "accomplishing great deeds in Its Noodley Name," it's more about 'trusting that your efforts--however small they may be--are serving as the fulfillment of The Kingdom.'
@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
I dont know whether "all religions are Buddhism" but it is true that the way of thought and the philosophy of Buddhism is differ from other religions. It is too much acceptable. Have a nice time.
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
I believe so that it is shocking thing! There are those people who don't know how to take good care of other's feeling. They do things without minding what other's would feel! They just try to get my religion involved...or else.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Hi juhrina... You are right. You may be involved in a religion but from your religion it is true that each and every religion is wort to be respected. We should not be indecent to any religion. Have a nice time.
@Umaiya (43)
• India
3 Aug 12
This is so sad I didnt knew anything abt it but i am really shocked to kno that people are so disrespectful. We should really do something about this otherwise theze stupid people will continue doing this to other respectable religions
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@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
HI umaiya... Yes, it is a disrespectful act and shame to civilized society. What we can do? those people are still roaming on high class society. Have a nice time.
3 Aug 12
hai how can ugive ratings to religions,is it a movie.on what basis u rate it,is itthe number of followers?if so will u consider the deadone also.seee religions existed on the basis of principles not on the basis of peoples
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@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
you are not with my discussion. oopppsss...
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
3 Aug 12
I read this earlier that the image of our Hindu deity was imprinted on shoes and sold in a store.I was totally shocked on seeing this.No image of any religious significance must be used this way.People can be atheists or theists.That is their prerogative but no one has a right to be blasphemous.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Exactly. I am an atheist, still it irritates me when a god/goddess is imprinted on stuffs like those regardless the religion. It is a decency and act of civilization. That way they have showed their evil mind along with polluting the religion. Have a nice time.
@Pavan_m01 (115)
• India
3 Aug 12
This is really disgusting to see some athiest and saddist person doing this. Printing the images of god, or religiously related pictures in the worst posible place.
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3 Aug 12
Wekk,try to think about it from the point of view of people who makes bussiness on it...ok,its shocking...but our customers are mostly people who love fancy(read shocking clothes-so lets sell it.And it really sells!!!!As for me,i wear attributes of my Christian religion made of gold produced in Turkey,islamic country,and believe me,its the best quality crosses and icons you can find here!!!!1
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
Maybe in yours, because the way they're made in products is proper. But, put it in a bikini? Isn't it an insult?
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@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Hi sweetauty... I am following juhrina here. Is not it an insult and cheap idea? Have a nice time.
@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
10 Aug 12
I find your post rather strange Shibby because the way I see it, you are doing the same as the people displaying the Gods on clothing. You are displaying those photos for us to see. Isn't this disrespectful of you? Are you not bringing this so called insult to the sight of those devotees you mention? In my mind, you have also insulted Lakshmi and Lord Buddha here at myLot.
@shibham (17025)
• India
11 Aug 12
Hi tickle.. I am so sorry if you find meaning that way. I did not intend to insult any religion through this discussion as i do respect each and every religion. have a nice time.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
I have seen that fashion show news last year too and well yes we never know what these are thinking. I am catholic and i have seen people put the image of Christ's in Tshirts..and i am not offended with that, as that is a shirt and i am even proud to wear one. but putting his face in a bikini,maybe that is something i will not also like.
@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Hi dear... Images on T-shirt is not an issue. Here in India this is a holy season as people are worshiping Lord Shiva in group. In this worship most people wear shirts having imprint of Shiva. Have a nice time.
@sjvg1976 (16933)
• Delhi, India
4 Aug 12
Hello Shibham, This is ridiculous one should not think/do like this to gain profits in business.They should not play with the emotions of people.I don't believe much in God but does not mean i find out new ways to hurt those who believe God or use their photo like other cartoons.
@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Hi sjvg... Yes, it is disgusting and mannerless attitude of business. There are enough sources to be involved in profit, then why those sensitive subjects should be chosen? i wonder, really. I am an atheist too but i never commit such an act so that a believer may get hurt. Have a nice time.
@srjac0902 (1170)
• Italy
3 Aug 12
I am a Christian and with deep respect for each religion and belief. Religion after all a legacy of the Parents even though later you may change, but the roots are deep inherited from the parents. Its all thoughtlessness. There is no compitition. Each religion has a divine element, the belief of eachone is to be respected. A true religion will establish peace respect harmony.
@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
You are right. All religions are based on humanity, generosity and peace. Such acts violate it and make others provoked to hold some illegal issues. Most often riots raise for such acts too. Have a nice time.
3 Aug 12
I am in betweener in this, in the question of am i religious or not. I am not sure what i believe in. however i do agree this sort of thing is disrescpectfull to religion. Or at least in my view it is. Religious or not you should respect other peoples right to be religious, and should not do things like this whcih will upset the highly religious and dedicated people. I find it blasphemous to be honest
@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Aug 12
Yeah. It is blasphemous for sure. Though i am an atheist, i cant even think about it. It is not necessary to prove that we are religious but better to prove that we are decent human. Such act is against humanism too. Have a nice time.