Sunday, 6 February 2011

Religious Tolerance

Swami Gulagulaananda said:
"I continue to insist on religious tolerance and acceptance."

This post is mainly intended to promote a view that I have had for quite some time - That every person should be allowed to believe and follow the religion of his/her choice. I would also like to express A STRONG HATRED TOWARDS EVANGELISTS who keep coming and insisting that only their religion is right and every one else are wrong and that we should follow ONLY their religion.


First, watch this video
I would like all of you to watch a beautiful video on Religious Tolerance here.

Next, read these posts
Please watch that video before continuing with the rest of this entry. Well. the main idea of this post is to promote that video, and also to serve as a place that emphasises why I have a dislike for evangelists. For that, just go through the following posts...

To Each His Own
A post where two people pissed me off on Orkut - One guy says that Krishna is nothing but stone, and supports the other guy who started bugging me with a monotone. Would you tolerate it if someone comes to you and says that the God you worship and believe in is fantasy and asks to follow his/her God instead? Why are people not allowed to follow who they want?

Chess Convers(at)ions
A post where a pastor tries to convert me in the middle of a game of chess. Really, they are very annoying.

MF Hussain's Shameless Paintings
Everyone knows the misdeeds of this old "gentleman". If you are unable to view the images, you might find it on some other web site.

Conversion and Evangelism
A post that tells you some of the cheap tricks used to cheat innocent people by evangelists.

Satyadarshini - The irony begins in the name of this crappy shit
Everyone knows about this infamous book. While rev bernard moras screams his lungs out about attacks made on churches in Bangalore (which are sad, no doubt), I never saw a big deal made about this ridiculous material. Why doesn't anyone make an equally big fuss on such provocative and instigating things published against Hindus? I wonder... I wish the Hindus were more vocal.


Continue to have pride in your religion, and continue to accept others' views as well. Don't impose your views on others. Or you will rot in hell...

Are you an Agnostic/Atheist?
If you are an agnostic/atheist, then you also should understand that people who have their religious views are not wrong or fools believing in a non existent entity. They have their beliefs, and you have yours. You can't be sure that there is no God. You have very limited abilities, and are not able to explain so many things - For all you know, there might be no God in reality.... Or maybe there is. So, keep your beliefs to yourself. Don't think you are a great scientist/science believer and will prove to the world their foolishness :-) [Until you have solid proof]


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Comments from Facebook

Swathi Sharma: Insane losers! :X

Poornima Rao: like like like!!!!!

Ashok Kumar: Nikhil, problem is not from evangelists.. the biggest weakness and problem is from the so called non-practicing Hindus.. and secondly from the overtly secular Hindu bashing intellectuals.... evangelists are the least of the worries.. its easier to counter a visible known force attacking my house from the outside, but much more difficult to counter the enemies hiding inside my house...

Adamya Sa: Tolerance requires two...Tolerance means the other is existing, but u r pretending 2 b ok with it...It's a co-existence...But this whole universe is a symbiosis...It's one existance. Each one is indepently connected with the other without any dominating dependence...U can see the birds, animals, rivers & in fact the whole earth as an example, nothing seems 2 b divided except human beings...With the dzire of domination in numbers, the whole humanity is divided & made schizophrenic...This schizophrenia has led to thousands of crusades,
massacres, killings, terrorism & many relegious wars...

So, once a relegion has been established, they have kept on imposing it on every new born child, without even asking wether it needs it or not, just 2 increase the number of people in their respective sect...Moreover god is a quality, not a visible or invisible quantity...It is better called godliness which can be found in every atom of this universe...It's just a energy flow that's keeping everything alive every moment to moment...So, if u r associating a quantitative thing as a statue with such things as quality, people r going 2 end up in belief. For a proof, i am telling, if a quantitative god existed, y not he appear & face all the problems of this world...It seems he is hiding smwhere since 5 million years, not even a phone
call that he is still alive...!!

And BELIEF is wen people really don't know...So, instead of beleiving, not knowing is a better option & more natural...Moreover, belief stops the real energy flow, it stops people from enquiring into the reality...In a way, belies destroys intelligence & puts people under false imaginations...

I'll give u good examples of hw belief has destroyed nature...
1) The upanishads & ancient scriptures say, "If one has done any mistake, don't worry, just 4give ; it's just like cleaning ur body in a river like ganga." But this statement which compares forgiving to cleaning urself in a river has been mistaken by all HINDUS as a belief & each year millions of hindus go to pollute river ganga...It has become a ritual...U should really see the situation of ganga river, u'll not even go close to smell it, it is full of dead bodies...

2) All relegions quote in their scriptures that if one dies in a relegious war, it's a honour. More than
2000 relegious wars hv been fought & millions killed...This quote has become the basic cause of terrorism in the world. They even tell that the person who kills & the person who gets killed, both go to heaven...I don't know wat these idiots will do going to that place...

3) All major relegions beleive that their preists, saints, bishops r all born celibate...They r even practicing it in churches, monastries & so on...Now, celibacy is the cause of all homosexuality, child abuse
in vatican & many other perversions. Nature doesn't make anyone celibate bcoz celibacy doesn't continue evolution..On the other hand since these preists repress their interaction with the opposite sex, it has led to perversions like homosexuality...These kind of perversions r born in monastries. Modern biology has proven that homosexuality decreases body's immunity levels & has led to dangerous diseases like AIDS...

Just watch it, u don't find any animal or a bird homosexual unless it's kept in a zoo...And animals that have become homosexuals in the zoo r reported to be suffering from aids...

Nw, these r just sm of the examples of how BELEIF has destroyed natural evolution...There r many other...

By the way, wether people beleive that krishna has existed or not doesn't change wat has happened millions of years before...People should really be taught to live this very moment discarding all past &
future since both r imaginations & this moment is the only reality...

So, oneness is the only relegiousness as a QUALITY & please no relegion as a noun bcoz it has killed & will continue to kill human creativity, evolution & consciousness, if even the younger generation continues to follow & beleives blindly, it will only lead to more killing, perhaps a nuclear terrorism or a modern nuclear war which won't alow even grass to grow on this BEAUTIFUL PLANET...

ANY QUESTIONS & ARGUEMENTS WELCOME...

Ashok Kumar: Hmm.. @Adamya.. in spite of all its shortcomings Religion has a very important role in a human's day to day existence.. lotsa functioning and interaction of humans are intrinsically inter wined with Religion and cannot be wished away... moreover the posting was about giving space to all religions in their current form and not about refining changing or bringing in a new one (phew another one).. and seriously day in day out i find good educated and sensible people like you equating Hinduism to everything else, ignoring very glaring in the face basic differences.. for one no crusades, no celibacy, no punishment for non-believers of its path,etc etc... please do not generalise religion.. there is/was religion followed by the natives in jungles across the world, which is/was so much in harmony with the nature around them.. they never went on a killing converting spree ever, and yet were wiped out in the face of onslaught of either Missionaries or Jehadis.... i personally do not put all religion on the same pedestal and start an argument from there... it serves no purpose and is disrespectful to say the least...

Gayathri Gopal: Bro - Whats the matter with u?:) Ye kuch zyada nahi lag raha hai??:)

Ashok Kumar: haha... na re sis..if i sit down and think, i do not see any excess in this line of thought.... better not to be caught unawares and unprepared again :)

Gayathri Gopal: Well I agree with u completely. Jus reading up something so serious from u made me ask u this.

Gayathri Gopal: Niks! Love ur post! Very well put! U voiced my thoughts:)

Nikhil Baliga: @Adamya: Haha awesome points, no doubt... But from your post, I have a feeling you will have a mob of homosexuals shouting slogans in front of your house :-) It appears like you are calling homosexuality a weird perversion that comes about from being kept as a celibate :P Well, I am no pro-homosexuality myself, but others (more liberal and open minded) will be baying for your blood :P

But, I don't think all religions say die in a religious war and be honoured. In fact, I don't believe there were any religious wars of this kind apart from those that were fought among Muslims and Christians (crusades I believe, not sure) and I am not aware of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists fighting religious wars - Considering they are active peace proponents

As far as religion killing creativity is concerned, I disagree. Apparently the same Hindu scriptures (Vedas and Upanishads) are interpreted differently by different people - Looking at it from different angles. Don't we have Adwaitha, Dwaitha and Vishishtadwaitha where the same concept is explained differently? And the debates that followed surely brought about better thought processes. As far as true religion is concerned, and by true, I mean a pursuit to understand the finer aspects such as "What is life?" or "What is the purpose of life?" I believe it is science, or beyond science in my opinion. That religion is correct and doesn't demean anyone, for the goal is absolute - to understand what the 'quality' as you put is...

There are various ways of arriving at a solution - therefore claiming your way is the ONLY way is wrong is what I was saying. I would definitely disagree with a claim that would say world would be better off without religion, or that religion is bad. I would also not like people who are jingoistic about their religion. Although I will agree that there have been several incorrect interpretations of religious material in the past.

2 comments:

adamya said...

Tolerance requires two...Tolerance means the other is existing, but u r pretending 2 b ok with it...It's a co-existence...But this whole universe is a symbiosis...It's one existence. Each one is independently connected with the other without any dominating dependence...U can see the birds, animals, rivers & in fact the whole earth as an example, nothing seems 2 b divided except human beings...With the dzire of domination in numbers,
the whole humanity is divided & made schizophrenic...This schizophrenia has led to thousands of crusades, massacres, killings, terrorism & many relegious wars...
So, once a relegion has been established, they have kept on imposing it on every new born child, without even asking wether it needs it or not, just 2 increase the number of people in their respective sect...Moreover god is a quality, not a visible or invisible quantity...It is better called godliness which can be found in every atom of this universe...It's just a energy flow that's keeping everything alive every moment to moment...So, if u r associating a quantitative thing as a statue with such things as quality, people r going 2 end up in belief. For a proof, i am telling, if a quantitative god existed, y not he appear & face all the problems of this world...It seems he is hiding smwhere since 5 million years, not even a phone call that he is still alive...!!
And BELIEF is wen people really don't know...So, instead of beleiving, not knowing is a better option & more natural...Moreover, belief stops the real energy flow, it stops people from enquiring into the reality...In a way, belies destroys intelligence & puts people under false imaginations...
Continued in next comment-...

adamya said...

I'll give u good examples of hw belief has destroyed nature...
1) The upanishads & ancient scriptures say, "If one has done any mistake, don't worry, just 4give ; it's just like cleaning ur body in a river like ganga." But this statement which compares forgiving to cleaning urself in a river has been mistaken by all HINDUS as a belief & each year millions of hindus go to pollute river ganga...It has become a ritual...U should really see the situation of ganga river, u'll not even go close to smell it, it is full of dead bodies...

2) All relegions quote in their scriptures that if one dies in a relegious war, it's a honour. More than 2000 relegious wars hv been fought & millions killed...This quote has become the basic cause of terrorism in the world. They even tell that the person who kills & the person who gets killed, both go to heaven...I
don't know wat these idiots will do going to that place...

3) All major relegions beleive that their preists, saints, bishops r all born celibate...They r even practicing it in churches, monastries & so on...Now, celibacy is the cause of all homosexuality, child abuse in vatican & many other perversions. Nature doesn't make anyone celibate bcoz celibacy doesn't continue evolution..On the other hand since these preists repress their interaction with the opposite sex, it has led to perversions like homosexuality...These kind of perversions r born in monastries. Modern biology has proven that homosexuality decreases body's immunity levels & has led to dangerous diseases like AIDS...
Just watch it, u don't find any animal or a bird homosexual unless it's kept in a zoo...And animals that have become homosexuals in the zoo r reported to be suffering from aids...

Nw, these r just sm of the examples of how BELEIF has destroyed natural evolution...There r many

other... By the way, wether people beleive that krishna has existed or not doesn't change wat has happened

millions of years before...People should really be taught to live this very moment discarding all past & future since both r imaginations & this moment is the only reality...
So, oneness is the only relegiousness as a QUALITY & please no relegion as a noun bcoz it has killed & will continue to kill human creativity, evolution & consciousness, if even the younger generation continues to follow & beleives blindly, it will only lead to more killing, perhaps a nuclear terrorism or a modern
nuclear war which won't alow even grass to grow on this BEAUTIFUL PLANET...
ANY QUESTIONS & ARGUEMENTS WELCOME...