Friday, February 02, 2007
Turning to God?
It is interesting to see an avowed atheist like Mr. Karunanidhi hosting massive felicitation functions for some of the prominent God man (and woman) who breathe and preach theism. The masterful spin doctor he is, Mr. Karunanidhi has his own skillful way of explaining all this. But, his very action of sharing the same platform with Sai Baba or Amma was unthinkable even a few months back. But then, such is the unpredictable ways of the two dominant Dravidian parties of Tamil Nadu.
Ms. Jayalalithaa (Amma), though heads the other major Dravidian party, has been open about her belief in God. In fact her party followers do all kinds of penance for the 'wellbeing' of their leader.
On the other hand, Mr. Karunanidhi has been steadfast in his atheist belief for a long time (50+ year !!!) and it is interesting to see him steering his party also from the bedrock of Dravidian party beliefs.
ps: Regardless of his motivation/s, I applaud Mr. Karunanidhi for having the 'courage' to thank the service work done by the organizations headed by Sai Baba and Amma.