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Posital
676006.  Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:02 am Reply with quote

Sorry = dedicated and connected aren't the same.

(Can someone provide a venn diagram?)

Even if their latin origin is the same.

 
Fleabag
760235.  Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:58 pm Reply with quote

I have devout Hindu friends in India, and the way it was described by them is that the cow is revered because it serves humans, through labour and provision of milk, and so earns their respect and the right to not end up on someone's plate. The principle applies to other animals, but none more than the cow.

 
Ion Zone
760438.  Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:30 pm Reply with quote

Cows that haven't been bred to the horrible standards of Western culture are (supposedly) better steeds than horses. I haven't ridden one, so I can't say, but they were one of the first domestic animals to be ridden upon (if not the first). They, supposedly, have a far better temperament. Unfortunately I have lost my source for this, but I think it has been mentioned before on here.

The lazy farmer's guide to cow-riding

In Japan, deer have been sacred (or holy) to the Shinto faith since . Deer in Japan are usually very tame and get fed rice (I think) crackers and other treats, thought the government now encourages people to hunt them. They are still protected in a lot of Japan and are looked after by shrines and others. (Best link I can find)

Deer are\have been revered in very many countries. Link

 
Alfred E Neuman
760577.  Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:33 pm Reply with quote

Ion Zone wrote:
Cows that haven't been bred to the horrible standards of Western culture are (supposedly) better steeds than horses.


That's a load of bull.

 
Ion Zone
760665.  Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:25 pm Reply with quote

It is perfectly true that cows used to be ridden. And when I say 'better' I mean from the point of view of temperament and strength. I cannot comment on speed as they have never been bred for it, and I cannot be definite on anything but the 'being ridden' part as I have lost my source.

 
Spud McLaren
760668.  Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:34 pm Reply with quote

I think Alfred was employing a pun there, Ion.

 
Akhil
905569.  Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:24 pm Reply with quote

Please refer to the following link, Kamdhenu is said to be the 'mother of all cows' and is a goddess, now I don't know if every goddess is worshiped actively or not but I suspect they are and the researchers got it wrong on this one.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamadhenu

 
Jenny
905753.  Tue May 01, 2012 10:21 am Reply with quote

Thanks Akhil, and welcome to the QI forums :-)

 
Mox
919759.  Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:10 am Reply with quote

None of you will have sex, ever.

 
Bondee
919761.  Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:16 am Reply with quote

Careful Mox, there's a goat behind you.

 
dr.bob
919967.  Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:01 am Reply with quote

Mox wrote:
None of you will have sex, ever.


Everyone knows that sweeping generalisations are always wrong.

Not to mention the fact that they can be disproved by one datum point. Given that at least one poster here has at least one child, then they must've had sex at least once, so that disproves it.

 
Dr. Know
919983.  Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:35 am Reply with quote

I have some witnesses I could call too...

 
'yorz
919987.  Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:39 am Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
Mox wrote:
None of you will have sex, ever.


Everyone knows that sweeping generalisations are always wrong.

Not to mention the fact that they can be disproved by one datum point. Given that at least one poster here has at least one child, then they must've had sex at least once, so that disproves it.

Mox didn't say that none of us ever had sex, s/he says we won't any (anymore, as I understand it).

JENNY! DR.BOB! EXTERMINATE!!!

 
Celebaelin
919994.  Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:57 am Reply with quote

Akhil wrote:
Please refer to the following link, Kamdhenu is said to be the 'mother of all cows' and is a goddess, now I don't know if every goddess is worshiped actively or not but I suspect they are and the researchers got it wrong on this one.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamadhenu

But the comment was about cows themselves not the associated goddess.

As for Mox's comment I say let it stand - I'm sure we'd all be delighted to take advice from one of such obvious wide-ranging and mature sexual experience.

 
CB27
920164.  Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:26 pm Reply with quote

Is someone trying to put a Mox on all our spouses?

 

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