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Published:June 8th, 2009 15:40 EST

Indians Pray To Frog That Changes Colors

By Robert Paul Reyes


"A FROG that constantly changes colour is being worshipped as a GOD in India.

Hundreds of curious followers flock to Reji Kumar`s home every day to pray and ask for miracles.

Now one of the country`s top zoologists plans to study the rainbow frog. But Reji, 35, who keeps the creature in a glass bottle after finding it while out watering plants, is afraid it might CROAK first.

He said: `My one problem is that this frog does not appear to eat. I keep trying to feed it but it doesn`t eat anything. I don`t know what else to give it.`"

A deity taking the form of a frog? That`s a leap of faith that I`m not quite ready to take. But hundreds of idiots are praying to this unusual frog and asking it for miracles.

This frog has changed from white, to yellow to gray. Frogs change color to scare away predators; I wish this frog could make his skin change into a pattern of devil`s horns to scare away the religious nuts.

Praying to a frog for a miracle is no more ridiculous than asking Jesus to help you win the lottery. Westerners may think it`s ridiculous to pray to a frog, but most Indians think it`s insane to believe that Jesus walked on water or raised the dead.

Dear reader your religion, I don`t care which brand of malarkey you subscribe to, is as ridiculous as praying to a frog.

This idiot Kumar is afraid that his frog may croak, it may very well die real soon, a frog wasn`t meant to live in a glass bottle. That`s what most people do with their god: Keep it in glass bottle. The deity that evangelicals worship isn`t big enough to love homosexuals or embrace feminists. Fundamentalists keep their stunted god in a bottle, they don`t want a god who can embrace everyone in the world.