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What is wrong with you ram ?

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Submitted by true believer (India), May 4, 2006 at 11:24

Ram Singh... Rama killed Ravan because that bugger had kidnapped his wife Sita and was not ready to release her. Unlike mohammed Rama did not kill all the male members in Ravans house hold or rape his wives or loot his wealth. Once the war ended the killings stopped. Instead he gave the kingdom of Lanka Ravans's younger brother Vibheeshana and went back empty handed taking only his wife Sita with him. In those days one did not have the luxury of calling up 911 or 100 or whatever when one was in trouble. Won't you try to rescue your wife if some one kidnaps her against her wishes ? Buddha was born and Buddhism came to Sri Lanka much after Ramayan was written. So Rama killing buddhists in Sri Lanka is pure BS. And if Rama was a killer why are you named after him ? Kauravs and Pandavs were cousins. Kauravs cheated the Pandavs who were the rightful rulers of the kingdom of Hastinapur and Pandavs fought back to regain what was rightfully theirs. None of them were terrorists and they did not kill in the name of Hinduism. You say millions were killed in both these cases. Where did you get these figures ? Does Ramayana or Mahabharata talk about the number of casualties ? And they were called "Arya putra" not "Aryan putra" as you have wrongly mentioned.

As for Ashoka it was a battle between two kingdoms, Magadh and Kalinga, not between Hindus and Buddhists. And it is nowhere written anywhere that all Kalingans were Buddhists. That is your invention. And Ashoka never quoted from the vedas or upanishads to justify his killing. Instead he deeply regretted his actions and converted to Buddhism to find peace. When buddhism and Jainism sprouted in India, Hindus did not oppose it. Infact they accepted Buddha as one of their gods. That is also one reason why Buddhism gradually died because it was closely identified with Hinduism and Hindus didn't feel the need to convert.

Yes there were many atrocities commited by the upper caste hindus on the lower caste in the past, and old prejudices die hard, but after India got freedom she did her most to uplift the lower castes. You have strong laws in India which protect the lower castes from injustice. You have reservations everywhere from educational institutions to government jobs ( now starting shortly in IITs and IIMs yuck !, but I dont want to start a separate thread on this ) What if aryans came from Germany ? Actually they did not come from Germany but from the Caucasus and spread all over the world including Europe and many parts of Asia. They cannot simply go back to those mountains after so many thousand years. And why just Aryans ? What about the Huns,Sakas, Kushans, Molgols and Persians who came and settlled in India ? You want them to go back to the land of their ancestors ? They will have a real tough time finding it ! Man what is wrong with you ?

Hindus do not believe in extremism and that is why India has more moslems than Pakistan. Even her president is a moslem ( APJ Abdul Kalam ).Mahatma Gandhi was not a Buddhist , nor all the people who fought for India's freedom using non violence. Talk about today Ram instead of going thousands of years back. I am not saying that there are no hindu fanatics or hindu fundamentalist organisations. Do you really think you can compare a average hindu to a moslem terrorist? Don't compare them to a terrorists who blows himself and his neighbours in the name of his religion. I mean you did not have any Hindu Shankaracharya passing a fatwa against MF Hussain for drawing insulting and naked sketches of Hindu Godesses having sex with animals. Compare this to the reaction to Danish cartoons of Muhammed. Moslems exploded bombs in the Indian capital Delhi during the Hindu festival of Divali killing many and Hindus held their calm. Try bumping off moslems in Pakistan. You are really ignorant of the true nature of moslem extremism. Humans have this animal instinct to be violent but when your religion sanctions and demands it of you you become really nasty. And that is the problem with islam unlike Hinduism or Christianity. Right from its founder prophet mohammed to this day they continue to kill, rape and plunder all in the name of their religion.

You should be very careful before you post something irresponsible as this on this site. Many of the readers on this forum may not very knowlegeable about India or her past and such posts may mislead or confuse them. At least verify the facts before posting them. Good luck.

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