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Ethics, not religions

Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Religion

Submitted by Sarah (Sweden), Feb 18, 2006 at 06:36

Thank you Mike, for telling the truth.

Almost all the major religions of the world -except Buddhism perhaps-( because is it more a way of life than a 'religion' in the true sense of the word)- encourages violence.

Here I would like to add something about Hinduism. Their main book of religion is 'Bhagabat Geeta', which is the words (a long speech) by Hindu god Krisna justifying the war of Kurukshetra. Krishna was helping the side of the Pandavas against the Kauravas. At the battle-field, the Pandavas were hesitant to take arms agains their own cousins (Kauravas) and at that time Krishna gave a long speech to justify this war. This speech is the main religious book of the Hindus.

I must add here that Geeta indeed is a book of wisdom and it gives advice to mankind almost on every aspect of life (like the Quran and the Bible) but it also speaks of 'taking arms' against injustice and oppression (the same has been justified in the Quran and the Bible'). Radical groups and extremists in every major religion have always used these words of their respective religious books for justifying their heineous acts of violence.

Its time we all believe in ethics and get rid of religions that brought so much sufferings for the mankind!

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