Jesus was no God's son: Taslima Nasreen on why she doesn't celebrate Christmas

Known for her controversial writings, noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen stirred up the hornet's nest when she said that 'Jesus was no God's son'.

Updated: Dec 25, 2015, 00:21 AM IST
Jesus was no God's son: Taslima Nasreen on why she doesn't celebrate Christmas

New Delhi: Known for her controversial writings, noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen stirred up the hornet's nest when she said that 'Jesus was no God's son'.

Replying to a query on Twitter about what is wrong in celebrating Christmas, Taslima wrote, “I can't celebrate lies. Jesus's mom was not virgin and he was no God's son.”

Taslima – a self-proclaimed atheist – made this remark on the eve of Christmas which certainly did not go down well with many.

But then, there were some who also hailed her courage.

Here are some mix reactions:

 

However, when someone asked her if she would despise others who celebrate, she wrote, "Not at all. I believe in everybody's right to practice their beliefs peacefully."