Ladies and Gentlemen, Hindu Supremacist Rhetoric

We’ve heard white supremacists say that white people have to have more babies to keep up with dark-skinned people. We’ve heard Christian supremacists say that Christians have to have more babies to keep up with Muslims. I give you Hindu supremacists making the same argument in India.

Sakshi Maharaj, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao, has once again raked up a major controversy by asserting that all Hindu women must produce at least four children.

Addressing a gathering in Meerut on Tuesday he said that having four wives and 40 children is not something that will work in India and every ‘Hindu woman must therefore produce at least four children to protect the Hindu religion’.

He added that religious conversion should be punishable with death, but claimed that ‘ghar wapsi’, or reconversion, did not amount to conversion.

He asserted that the government would soon pass a law that would levy capital punishment on those indulging in cow slaughter and conversion.

Same authoritarian bullshit, different religion. You know what I’ve ever heard? An atheist say that atheists have to have lots of babies to take over.

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  • moarscienceplz

    Yes, because India is dangerously underpopulated right now.

  • eric

    You know what I’ve ever [sic] heard? An atheist say that atheists have to have lots of babies to take over.

    Tha’s because everyone has atheist babies. :)

    And you might want to fix that “ever” to “never.”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Thanks for the info. I’d better get all my indulging in cow slaughter and conversion done quick.

  • laurentweppe

    You know what I’ve ever heard? An atheist say that atheists have to have lots of babies to take over.

    I have

  • Mike Morris

    What is this aversion to conversion? They clearly recognize that a certain percentage of adherents will leave, presumably due to education and discourse with those outside the religion. Legislating adherence only makes the religion look weak and foolish.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    So if I convert my loft??…

  • Michael Heath

    Ed writes:

    You know what I’ve ever heard? An atheist say that atheists have to have lots of babies to take over.

    The movie Idiocracy‘s premise is that the future’s population will be incredible morons. That’s to the point a person of average intelligence now, who is sent to the future, is the smartest person on earth – with no close seconds. In the movie that’s because today’s working-class rednecks are procreatin’ like bunnies while the professional class procrastinate to the point where they’re too old to have kids.

  • Anne Fenwick

    every ‘Hindu woman must therefore produce at least four children to protect the Hindu religion

    Not because they’ll all survive, you understand, but because women will be kept in their places trying to keep them alive.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Michael Heath “In the movie that’s because today’s working-class rednecks are procreatin’ like bunnies while the professional class procrastinate to the point where they’re too old to have kids.”

    It’s even worse now. Hipsters only liked having children until it got popular.

  • raven

    He asserted that the government would soon pass a law <b.that would levy capital punishment on those indulging in cow slaughter and conversion.

    He’s been reading Hitchens. Or Catholic history.

    Hitchens: Religion lost its best defense when it lost the power of the gun, noose, and stack of firewood.

    Breeder cults are tried often and rarely work. It doesn’t take long for people to get bored and decide they have better things to do with their time and money. The Catholic church is still trying it and Europe has the lowest fertility rate in the world.

  • wreck

    With so many gods to worship, of course they need more adherents to do it. It’s simple math, people!

  • laurentweppe

    The movie Idiocracy‘s premise is that the future’s population will be incredible morons. That’s to the point a person of average intelligence now, who is sent to the future, is the smartest person on earth – with no close seconds. In the movie that’s because today’s working-class rednecks are procreatin’ like bunnies while the professional class procrastinate to the point where they’re too old to have kids.

    Tell me about it: I watched the movie after so many people praised it for me, and the intro, with its “cognitive prowess is a hereditary trait and the moronic plebs will soon outbred the intellectually superior patricians” sufficed to disgust me of it.

  • matty1

    The reference to reconversion turns out to be interesting. It seems the BJP support groups that force Indian Muslims and Christians to take part in conversion ceremonies on the grounds their ancestors were converted away from Hinduism so they are merely restoring the original situation

  • cottonnero

    Promoting outbreeding is basically saying your idea can’t compete on the intellectual merits.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    cottonnero says: Promoting outbreeding is basically saying your idea can’t compete on the intellectual merits.

    .

    I think all Fundamentalists know – or at least, greatly fear – that their beliefs do not hold up well to scrutiny

  • lorn

    Wombs as weapons …

  • abb3w

    @14ish, cottonnero

    Promoting outbreeding is basically saying your idea can’t compete on the intellectual merits.

    There’s also the old eugenics crowd, who are expressing fear that the next generation won’t otherwise have sufficient innate capacity to such merit for the idea to have a chance. The bible crowd would probably view it in terms of the Parable of the Sower, and most US atheists would probably recognize that, too. However it’s put, both sides would like to insure an environment where there ideas may prosper and spread to eventual saturation.

    Of course, the religious aren’t so keen on admitting how intellectual capacity and education tend to be baneful to their ideas….