Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hindu Goddess Born Again

A baby with two faces has been born in India, and is being received as an incarnation of the Goddess.

She has a truly stupefying condition -- craniofacial duplication, which gives her two mouths and noses, and a total of four eyes, all of them apparently functional.

Here is why we have a soft spot for Hinduism.  In the West, this little girl's life would suck eggs.  At worst, she would be a sideshow exhibit; at best, she could look forward to decades of surgery.  In the East, people make pilgrimages to touch her feet.  

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