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Hindu Tolerance of Polytheism and Sexuality

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in response to reader comment: Islamic doctrine and consistency of pattern of Islamic violence is what I object to

Submitted by Robert (United States), Oct 22, 2022 at 23:50

Dear Prashant,

There are two other important reason for appreciating Hindus in its home, India/
I think you should explain this.

Hinduism is probably the most complex major religions.
And it even is tolerant of there being more that one god.
But Islam is the most intolerant of Polytheism, and Polytheists are (to be) killed for this by fanatic Muslims.

Also, Sexuality is in some parts of India celebrated; it is somewhat similar to ancient Rome before Christianity.

You talk about violence in India - but you can compare that to "proud" Muslim "youth" throwing stones at armed Israeli police vehicles. We have in the West the image of Mahatma Gandhi as a non-violent pacifist. But this is just one facet of India and Hinduism. But there is also Kartikeya, the God of War, besides Vishnu, the Preserver (Deity). And these are only two examples.

All this explains I think India propensity of Tolerance, as well as an ability to defend itself against Islam(ism).


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