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Hinduism or Sanatan

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Submitted by Sibaram (United Kingdom), May 29, 2008 at 21:10

Read all most all the documents. Now the religion which has no tolerance is called Islam. Islam community blindly follows what Mohammed told 1400 yrs ago. It is not necessary that same thing will be applicable now. because time changes. Irrespective of any religion few rituals are always classical not all of it.

None of the religious books can be equal with Bhagwad Geeta & Veda. These are eternal. In geeta what has been mentioned ( all its chapters) teaches us classical lessons. Hinduism( original Sanatan) does not require any prophet or any individual support. It is an open standard it is not contradictory. It has different schools of thoughts. Here somebody criticized about worshipping of idols wthout much knowing about the philosophy of Hinduism.

One Buddhist friend comment like this & My reply can be find in bold:-

Submitted by Pamodha (United Kingdom), Nov 10, 2006 at 11:04

Islam is a good religion. Hinduism is an outdated pagan religion full of contradictions, wrong morals, statue worship and nonsense.

Bad things in Hinduism-

Animal sacrifices : What buddhism/ Asoka does( to save animals in India, we indians are rulled by Foreign rullers for more than 1000 yrs). All arab valleys & most of the world where Buddhism once existed it's almost vanished.

Human sacrifices: Human sacrifices in almost all religion. It is not the fault of the religions. It is the fault of the religious leaders those who misguide the people.

Stupid worship of cows, monkeys & rats: Hinduism teaches not only worship these animals but all animals, humans, stones .......universe. And buddhism just copied from it.

Kama sutra & sex worship: It is a nice thing. It is a source of life. Our parents did sex so that's why we are here & human civilisation is surviving, It is also one of the emotional building block between Husbands & Wives. How it can be bad? It is few people's view who think sex & prostitution are synonimous.

Fascism as a result of caste system : Castism is very much required. What is not required is that suppression of one cast by another. Caste system was very much scientific. Our world is running due to inequality. If father & son is euqal then son will not listen to his father. Same thing happens in Employers & employee relationship. It is a fact no one can ignore. Now caste system is continuing without suppresion to one's right in Urban areas, villages are also reforming gradually.

Racism (saying that aryans are superior to all others): It was during the time of Veda.

Wrong morals in ramayana, mahabharatha: These are epic not saying by me but accepted by most of the world. It is a reflection of human society. Philosophy mentioned here is very much practical.

Pornographic religion / sexual perversion : Half knowledge is dangerous than no knowledge.

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