Comments on: GUESTVIEW: Mumbai violence brings New York faith groups together http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8910 Sat, 13 Dec 2008 14:30:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8910 Rabindranath Tagore said :”Every child comes with the message that God is not disappointed with man!”An Urdu Poet has said,”It is to show ’empathy’ to the sufferinghumanity, God has created man.Otherwise to carry out His commandments He has an army of angels!”Thus, when someone in some part of the globe is bereaved, we hasten to condole the death of his kin and offer solace to the grieved.The living only prefer the barricades of religion for identity and survival.The soul remains free from all blemishes,hence, it is deemed sacred by all irrespective of differences of religion!How nice it would be if the living start respecting the “soul\'” in the other living being and eschew from injuring or killing a fellow being!

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By: hari http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8829 Sat, 06 Dec 2008 14:18:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8829 The teacher says – it is not about who is right and who is wrong, it is about doing the right thing…If what we are doing is NOT the right thing, it has NO place in our life.It doesn’t take great logic to realise that killing is NOT the right thing.The problem is we don’t allow even small logic to prevail when we’re riled. The gut can’t answer to logic, y’know. It is about instinct. And before we know it, we’re on a path of no return.The christ did not preach christianty, that came after his death. The prophet preached faith and introspection and right conduct. Islam is rather different from his faith. Sikhism says do not worship idols, find the spirit within you, call it allah or god or christ. Or just call it the supreme truth. But today sikhism too is mired in iconoclasty.We’re the geniuses who dumb down the great truth to our limited understanding – and self-centred purposes. Rather than set out to change the world, we have to change ourselves. Let us be virtuous at the risk of being boring. & pl forgive the preachiness of this note – my heart is heavy…

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By: Lyone http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8808 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 16:33:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8808 It is true that we are currently living in a time when the majority of “religion” affiliated violence in the world is Muslim. At other times in the past it was Christian. And on a smaller scale, in more local regions, we can observe ebbs and flows of violence being done by members of various religions–some less than others, some more.What is most important for us all, though, is to respond to all hatred and evil in the same way: by remaining true to God’s teachings of goodness–to seek justice instead of vengeance, to increase peace in the world, and to love others as we love ourselves. We will only overcome evil by increasing goodness.

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By: Om http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8773 Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:46:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8773 @ anonymous, everyone are in their senses, its you who is mentally challenged !! Mahabharat is not a war for enforcing religion nor did that war spread to kill innocents, father of nation was not assasinated because of his religion but in national interest. If that father of nation had not allowed to partition at that time..US didn’t had to invade spend billions of dollars today to fight terror camps in pakistan today. Nor there would have been a mumbai incident happened.

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By: Vijay http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8760 Thu, 04 Dec 2008 02:45:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8760 Anonymous,Did you know before the godhra attack pilgrims were burnt & they had scarred body which led to this retaliation ? I am not justifying what has happened, but i can promise you 10 people if they have shot people indiscriminately means they were made to hate human beings so much that i can’t dream any religion can do such a thing in todays world ? My question was probability of odds that a terror attack which religious group will you be more unsafe with ?

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8758 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 23:55:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8758 The answer to Vijay: any humanely devoid mentally challenged person! Terrorism is not an act condoned by any known religion. Nor is ‘jihad’ limited to Muslims. Learn more about it, how else do you explain your own mythology Mahabharat? It does take many forms, killing the father of the nation, or state sponsored attacks after Godhra incident, or invasion of nations based on false pretexts.

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By: Vijay http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8754 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 21:22:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8754 Max,Touch your heart & tell me who can blow us up christians,Hindus,Jews or Muslims ?. Any terrorist attack from railway station to shopping malls to hotels to parliament houses ? Which country perpetuate this & which religion glorifies this ?.

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By: max factor http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8737 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 06:04:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8737 This comment by Anonymous is an excellent example of religious fundamentalism — this time Christian fundamentalism. Time to call a spade a spade, Christian, Muslim or Hindu.

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By: Pavel http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8736 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 05:51:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8736 Interesting that the first comment here was by someone who sees faith and religion in essentially divisive terms. I would not want to speculate about Jesus’s opinion about interfaith dialogue–can leave that for someone else, indeed perhaps a “good samaritan” can enlighten us. But surely good intentions and compassionate interactions are required of loving hearts, be they Jewish, Muslim or Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or other.These photo ops are not easy exercises in Kumbaya. We all have different perspectives, interests and views. The Quran reminds us that human diversity was created to teach humanity. Let us look at that diversity not as a threat but as a beautiful challenge. Imperfect and incomplete as dialogue may be, the alternative is much more hurtful. Peace to YOU.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/12/02/mumbai-violence-brings-new-york-faith-groups-together/comment-page-1/#comment-8729 Tue, 02 Dec 2008 19:27:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=2579#comment-8729 Jesus Christ never meant for His true followers to get involved in so-called “interfaith” groupings. That defeats the purpose for why He came 2,000 years ago in the first place…….Warnings About Antichristshttp://www.youtube.com/watch? v=R9mnRqQ-bRwMatthew 24:3-5 (NIV) — “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.

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