Friday, May 30, 2008

Talking About Karma

Another celebrity has fallen foul of Karma. Actress Sharon Stone has been dropped by cosmetics firm Christian Dior from its Chinese adverts following remarks she made about the recent earthquake. [BBC News, 29th May 2008] [Julian Baggini, Karma's Heart of Stone]

British football fans will remember an earlier incident in which England manager Glen Hoddle was sacked after he unwisely linked physical disability with karma. (I referred to this incident in an earlier post on Pope Benedict.)

Actions have consequences, and so do thoughtless remarks. [BBC News Magazine, 29th May 2008]. What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.

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