Krishna is bad!

Vyas: Amma, Krishna is bad.

Me: Who is bad?

Vyas: Lord Krishna. He is bad with wives! (rolls his eyes)

Me: Why do you say that?

Vyas: Why did he need to have so many wives? That’s bad.

Me: Yes, I agree.

Vyas: (says with furrowed brows)One should have just one person for a wife or a husband! He’s very bad!

Me: Yes kanna. You are absolutely right!

Dare I dispute? What if he thinks it right and toys with the idea of many wives for his dad or many husbands for the mom! While the possibilities are interesting, being in just one relationship is by itself a daunting task! Who would want more trouble? If you ask me that is!

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4 thoughts on “Krishna is bad!

  1. Lovely!

    Agnosticism is the first step to seeking out the truth. Now if only every kid is gonna use its head and think things out for him/herself like yours did and every parent would willfully admit the god example for morality reasons was crappy (though its contrary to the position of respecting god/religion and hurting yourself going against them) enough to sound absurd to even a kid.

    High five to the kid, hats off to the mother.

    Rather than stupidly trying to defend god (which is impossible, almost..) that most people would do in such a situation and make an ass outta themselves and appear immature in front of their kid, just accepting the truth is sometimes much more simple and makes lives happier. 🙂

    • Quite true! I either take a definite stand like in this case or if the contortions/distortions are too much for the child, I tell him ‘I DONT KNOW. We’ll figure it out together when you grow up’:-) Will share more interesting stories soon as there are plenty!

  2. Dilip Muralidaran,
    You may be vastly extrapolating what the kid may be deducing as the ‘right’ thing from social norm and applying the same metric to a mythical entity. Just based on this post I wouldn’t call him an agnostic. At least to me agnosticism, skepticism, atheism, etc occupy a higher pedestal that are arrived after quite a bit of self-interrogation which is also accompanied by a change in social outlook. But I’m glad that he (and kids these days) treat god as not someone beyond questioning.

  3. I do not know whether he’ll turn out to be an agnostic, an atheist, or a believer. Am happy as long as he questions. I may be making a few unhappy with my answers in the process though:-)

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