Can a 'pregnant' nun hurt religious sentiments???

Delhi, India
October 4, 2015 11:43am CST
We all love going to our nearby theaters and watching a drama, dont we? Some of us like comedy, some prefer the historic ones, others are involved in acting. Recently, in India, a Mumbai based director, penned an adaptation of an American play. It is called 'Agnes Of God'. It is about a 'nun' who gets pregnant. The ticket sales for the play, which was scheduled to begin from Monday, have currently been put on a hold. REASON : The Catholics Bishop Conference of India thinks that the drama might hurt the religious sentiments of the people. They say nuns live a life of celibacy, and have been portrayed in a wrong manner. Now, don't take me otherwise, but how can one completely deny the possibility of a women getting pregnant, just because she's a Nun? I really, really wish to get some views on this one, and please correct me if i am wrong. Is the ban justified??
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@kiran8 (15363)
• Mangalore, India
5 Oct 15
Any religious issue is touchy ...I personally feel that the so called rationalists should be careful while depicting any religious issues in a multi religious country like ours.We all know how over sensitive people have become now..
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• Delhi, India
5 Oct 15
Well said. People need to give things a thought before giving their opinions. Feelings these days are easily hurt. I sometimes find these things a hindrance in our country's development.
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@kiran8 (15363)
• Mangalore, India
5 Oct 15
@shivuspeaks In a way they are because it scares everyone away..People become scared of voicing their opinions however rational or practical they may be !
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• Delhi, India
5 Oct 15
@kiran8 yeah, but i think the newer generation is raising their voices against such injustices. The only way left, is to oppose the actions of such elements.
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@ria1606roy (2688)
• Kolkata, India
4 Oct 15
The vow of celibacy is kind of obsolete in reality. As long as you keep the matter hidden, no one will know you have children. And even if it gets exposed, it doesn't create a storm cause people have other things to worry about than judging a person by a vow of celibacy.
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• Delhi, India
5 Oct 15
I completely agree Ria. We have some really important matters to think upon. And is this not a violation of one's right to freedom of speech and expression?
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• Kolkata, India
5 Oct 15
@shivuspeaks yes you are right. People have the right to choose what they do and what they say. Others have no business going on hurting them. That's what people did in the past when they had nothing to do.
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• Delhi, India
5 Oct 15
@ria1606roy Exactly, no one likes it if someone continuously keeps a check on them. Our religious communities need to invest their time in a more constructive act.
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@SIMPLYD (78091)
• Philippines
5 Oct 15
I watched that film many , many years ago . I don't remember how she got pregnant but i think it was a miracle. It wasn't banned here then . I think the people are open minded that it was just a fiction .
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• Delhi, India
5 Oct 15
People here too are open minded. It is just a few religious communities, who impose their decisions in the name of religion.
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@SIMPLYD (78091)
• Philippines
5 Oct 15
@shivuspeaks Some people can really be like that . It's sad .
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@MALUSE (37822)
• Germany
4 Oct 15
You don't mean your question seriously, do you? Of course, a nun can get pregnant. Of course, priests have fathered children. There are thousands of children all over the world whose fathers are 'celibate' priests.
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• Delhi, India
4 Oct 15
I agree. I was trying to bring up the misconceptions people are living with and how religious societies here try to impose such decisions in name of religion.