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Kaaba - idol or not

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in response to reader comment: Kaaba is not an Idol, its Qibla which means direction

Submitted by Mahendra Mathur (Trinidad And Tobago), Jun 5, 2010 at 22:30

That Kaaba is not an idol but a direction, is semantics. The idols of Hindus are also not gods but make the devotee direct his or her mind towards God. Idol-worship is a much abused word - every religion indulges in it in one form or the other. Writing 786 at the beginning of a document, putting a sign of Cross, displaying a picture of Kaaba or Christ are all idol worship by other means.

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