Welcome to the Sacred Cow Barbecue!

Before I jump right headlong into making everyone mad by roasting the sacred cows of the church, I wanted to take a brief respite and explain exactly what a sacred cow is. The next time we meet with this column, however, it is on!

I come up with an original definition for you, but no one does it better than the truest source of all Internet information at Wikipedia. Here’s their definition

Sacred cow is an idiom, a figurative reference to sacred cows in some religions. This idiom is thought to originate in American English, although similar or even identical idioms occur in many other languages.

The idiom is based on the popular understanding of the elevated place of cows in Hinduism and appears to have emerged in America in the late 19th century. A literal sacred cow or sacred bull is an actual cow or bull that is treated with sincere reverence. A figurative sacred cow is something else that is considered immune from question or criticism, especially unreasonably so.”

So, what will be dropping into the barbecue pit? Ooh, some good stuff, like traditions, behaviors, how people dress, decorations, holidays, etc. It’s all fair game, so don’t worry. I’m all about fairness and will try to offend everyone equally. If you feel overly offended, please check out this form.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers and the crazy religious wackos at Kapow. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!



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