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"Idol worshp" comments regarding Nuray and Uday

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Submitted by binoy (United States), Oct 6, 2006 at 17:44

The people of India display such fine sensitivities to seemingly inanimate objects like mountains and rivers and infuse in them feelings and noble values. Such objects (such as the sacred Ganga river) are not confined to India. Judaism reveres the sacred Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Islam reveres the stone of Kaaba, and the sacred fount that exists near the Kaaba; its waters are held as sacred by Islam (Zam-Zam Waters), Christianity reveres the Cross and the statues such as Mary and the child. All these are, after all, made of inanimate materials. Why have any feelings for them?
Should one try to understand the ideals behind those idols?
In the absence of any ideal, one might otherwise look upon them as stone worshippers or idol worshippers.

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