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Reader comment on item: [The Issue of Compulsion in Religion:] Islam is What Its Followers Make of It
in response to reader comment: Absurd Hinduism (Indian Paganism)

Submitted by Hindu-Humanist (South Africa), Oct 16, 2008 at 02:06

I am a hindu and as such I have to set the record straight. Firstly hinduism is a monotheistic religion. We believe there is only one God, however he can take on meny shapes, forms and sizes for example that of a monkey, elephant etc. The reason fot this is because God is in every living being.

Secondly, the caste system is a distortion of the structure of ancient India whereby people whereby people where grouped according to their profession. It had no social implications whatsoever and it did not give one group superiority over another.

Another point: of all the religions, Hinduism is the least violent and most tolerant. We withstood almost 1000 years of invasions, occupations and colonialism (both Muslim and British), all the while turning the other cheek(with the exception of a few minor uprisings).

We do not worship sex, hence we are allowed only one wife, as oppesed to four.

We have not caused any wars with other countries, unlike Iran, Iraq. Lebanon etc who seem to live for war.

We do not play the part of a victim today, and then tomorrow show our true colours as the aggressor.

Pamodha please educate yourself before opening your mouth. You sound like you were either educated in a madressa or a gutter(I know you are not Bhuddist because you are going against all of the teaching of Bhudda!)

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