Comments on: U.N. report says real risk of Indian religious strife http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Munavalli http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-8096 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 00:04:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-8096 Whether it is written by a Pakistani or Indian, there is some truth in the report. Although it does not address the reasons causing these tensions. The real situation is not always black and white. Though it doesn’t give the right to kill Christians in Orissa, doesn’t mean they are innocent. Christians have been enticing poor Hindus to convert to Christianity. This isn’t right either. Why don’t we hear about Buddhists, Jews or Sikhs being attacked by Hindus these days? Why is it just on Muslims and Christians? Makes me think about it….

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By: vivek http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-4844 Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:14:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-4844 I agree with what Krissie said about organised religions being political tool. I don’t think jesus wanted to found a religion. religion is a concept is not very old must be 2000 years old or little more than that.

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By: Kokamal Biased http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-4843 Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:39:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-4843 Apropos your news item on UN Report On India, I just showed bias on the part of Ms Asma Jehangir based on her views on Kashmir.

As far as Hindus are concerned, the ONLY positive thing about them is that they do not proselytize as Christians do and they don’t want to establish the “Rule of their GOD” as Muslims want. Hindus don’t care what others’ religious beliefs are and how do others go about it. Hindus DO NOT need sermons on religious tolerance from followers of Abrahimic religions.

The communal violence is being dealt with by courts and/or by the law enforcement agencies.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-4841 Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:09:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-4841 Nikhil:
I did not say clearly that rationally speaking, if you have not read these holy books, then it is hard to criticize.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-4840 Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:01:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-4840 I have to agree with Kokamal Biased. I mean Islam is basically a terrorist religion teaching 200 ways to butcher innocents in some random country while Hinduism isn’t. So yes, all religions are not same.
– Posted by Nikhil

-Nikhil, then include all 3 Abrahamic religions as violent. Islam is lagging since Christanity already did that long time ago. It is crusade in Christanity and Jihad in Islam. Romans and pagans faced death and destruction by Christanity. The frescoes and paintings in Vatican and the ruins and the temples in Rome tell the story. Palestinians say that about Jews. I take cold bloooded murder of 100,000 (?) and so on…. in Iraq as an act of terrorism by USA, supposed to be secular but Church influenced in reality.

I feel there are 2 things for this: 1. expansionist tendencies due to conversion and 2. intolerance arising out of superiority complex (there is only 1 God and other faiths are wrong).

But I agree all religions are not the same.

Krissie:
@Its time religion was brought into the 21st century and made obsolete in favour of a teaching of responsibility for our actions and caring in the community and family.
–I understand you preaching atheism (which is OK). But is it your own conclusion or you believe in some atheist and got influenced, which is not any different from falling a religion. You can give a blanket statement by including all religions, but do you know all religions? But I can understand what you are trying to say.
An interesting link for you:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/artic leshow/msid-132248,prtpage-1.cms

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By: AzadDP http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-4836 Wed, 18 Feb 2009 23:02:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-4836 @ Krissie
I’m not Muslim, Hindu, or any other faith. I was born into the Christian faith but I have grown up since then.

–Swami Vivekananda, during late 1800s, in New York, told enthusiastic Americans not to bother to convert to Hinduism but instead encouraged them to read Gita and Vedas to become better Christians.

These thoroughly researched spiritual scriptures will provide insight into meaning of our existence in the universe. They do not separate people or encourage hatred. There is no crusade or Jihad element in them. Even atheists find them clearly acceptable. A certain IQ level makes it easy to understand the underlying concepts. You cannot ignore an established scientific research and start reinventing wheel, there simply is no need.

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By: Nikhil http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-4834 Wed, 18 Feb 2009 20:21:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-4834 I have to agree with Kokamal Biased. I mean Islam is basically a terrorist religion teaching 200 ways to butcher innocents in some random country while Hinduism isn’t. So yes, all religions are not same.

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By: KRISSIE http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-4833 Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:56:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-4833 I’m not Muslim, Hindu,or any other faith. I was born into the christian faith but I have grown up since then.
The sooner people realise that all religion and I mean ALL, is a man made weapon to control and brainwash people into doing as they are told by people who crave power over others (sometimes giving death sentences for little or no other reason than they can)and as a means of getting money out of hard working people to enrich themselves, the sooner half the wars of the world will be eliminated. It was man who created religion not god. Its those same men who abuse what may fundamently have been created with good intention. Its time religion was brought into the 21st century and made obsolete in favour of a teaching of responsibility for our actions and caring in the community and family.

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By: N.K.Jha http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-4831 Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:07:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-4831 Only a section of media and self-seeking politicians(including those in the Government) are whipping up religious tensions in India for sensationalism and cheap gains.Even the much-maligned BJP has to garner votes from Muslim brethren for its survival as an all-India party.This report is needlessly alarmist.

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By: Jaison James http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/02/11/un-report-says-real-risk-of-indian-religious-strife/comment-page-2/#comment-4830 Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:03:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=712#comment-4830 They didnt find any one other than Azma Jehangir. We expect the same from a Pakistani Academician going to write about India’s religious harmony.

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