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Police in Uttar Pradesh, India, placed Arvind D'Souza under preventive detention for 14 days for "spreading the word of Christianity." Some locals accused him of trying to forcibly convert people by handing out free Bibles.

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  1. India is a strange, strange place.

    1. But without it we might not have the Kipling that became and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, inter alia.

  2. Some locals accused him of trying to forcibly convert people by handing out free Bibles.

    Like those a-holes who try forcing liberty on students by passing out copies of the Constitution on college campuses.

    1. Fist, you know as well as anyone here that allowing people to live their lives as they please violates the NAP by forcing people who want to live their lives to force other people to do or not do things not to force other people to do or not do things.

      1. I had three parsing errors trying to figure out what you just said. Don’t throw such colvoluted sentences at me before the start of my shift.

        *looks for more caffiene*

        I want to make people buy my books so I can get out of this place. Or convince them to just give me money… If I started a Patreon, do you think anyone would support it?

        *chugs caffiene*

        Oh yeah, back of topic. Ummm… I got nothin’

          1. Pretty much. I just spent two days working on the next one (Finally got words to page) Now I’m back at my day job where I can’t keep writing.

            1. You work for the government. Aren’t you supposed to be doing everything but your contractual obligations?

              1. Making outside money on government time is one of the things that would throw them into conniptions and get me fired/charged with a crime.

                Besides, I get my work done.

                1. Making outside money on government time is one of the things that would throw them into conniptions and get me fired/charged with a crime.

                  Not if its a foundation. Say your work is for your charity. Call it the Clanton Global Initiative or something clever. The government shouldn’t mind you making it money while on the clock then.

    2. “Pershanta was all normal, then he touched one of those Bible things those Xtians were handing out…now he is all ‘love your neighbor as yourself’ and ‘help the least amongst you’ and stuff – man I hate them Godbags.”

  3. “I don’t want no commies in my car.

    …no Christians, either!”

    1. Does that violate the Uber driver agreement?

      1. Nein.

  4. Every time we think, “Hey, India’s a modernization success story!”, some shit like this happens.

    1. Modern is truly a relative term…as in modern compared to ancient Babylonia…

      1. Speaking of ancient Babylonia, it turns out that a lot of the statues ISIS smashed in their videos in the Mosul museum were actually modern plaster replicas (ISIS couldn’t tell the difference) and the originals were safely stashed away in filthy imperialist museums in western nations not ravaged by people who literally take a sledgehammer to history. (Metaphorically, however, that’s a different matter)

        1. I wonder how long it will take the HuffTards to complain about imperialist westerners raping the culture of the Middle East by taking that art to a safe place.

          1. You shouldn’t have too long of a wait. I remember reading a NYT/Boston Globe(?) editorial shortly after Shock and Awe and the subsequent invasion that bemoaned the destruction and black market sale of ancient artifacts to rich, western elitists. The author took up the position that preserving the contents of a museum far outweighed living under a brutal dictator, or human life in general.

            Whether the Iraqi’s are actually better off is a can of worms I’m not trying to open at the moment. I’m sure you understood the point.

  5. I support this initiative only in that it could prevent the creation of more Dinesh-es, which I believe we can agree is a worthy goal.

  6. Meanwhile, in another instance of alleged re-conversion, Barabanki district saw one Waris Ali, a 55-year-old resident of Dilawalpur village in Asandra police station, performing a “hawan”

    However, apparently he was not arrested for the “hawan”.

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