Saumitra & Prahaar: You both make very
good points countering my argument about Easter. I was wrong. I stand corrected. I did not consider that view.
Thank you very much for these great and kind words. Finally I have someone with whom I can celebrate the gruesome massacre and murder of millions of Indians, a few of whom were my ancestors!
They were my ancestors too! I guess because that I am an Indian Christian, I have no claim to my ancestors. Only you guys can claim ancestorship because you are still Hindu? Should I be angry at every Portuguese out there whose ancestors single handedly destroyed all written documentation (& thus evidence) of Christianity in India because they wanted Catholicsm to be predominant?
I hope you realize what you are talking about ... the invasions from the Islamic hordes is what resulted in the creation of Pakistan, so shouldn't you be arguing the opposite? If this is your attitude towards Bharat, then what are you trying to be a Rakshak of?
So now it is the fault of every Muslim currently living in India & Pakistan, that the Islamic hordes came? Why are you so hell bent on the past? It is done with. You can't change it and lose the hatred.
My attitude towards Bharat is protect its constitution and not to protect the majority or the minorty. I am not obligated to you for anything.
From my perspective, which I hope, correctly reflects the perspectives of most others on this forum, the arrival and the life of St. Thomas in India was a completely peaceful affair, whereas the arrival of Islamic armies (starting with Ghazni, then Ghori, Aibak, Khilji, Tughluqs and then Babur) are associated with large scale killing. That's what armies do. In this case, religion was a major aspect in the Islamic invasions. For this reason alone, when it comes to spreading religion, I would not put an equivalence between St. Thomas and Babur. (Am assuming that this was some sort of a typo or something).
Good point. It is my understanding that Islam came to India with the arrival of Babur. I could be wrong on this point and I will stand corrected. But I am highlighting the fact that Islam came to India. That is all.
I know you want to be sarcastic here but please understand than in your sarcasm, you are looking like a real EJs which you are not.
Phew! Thanks. That is the last charge I need! I truly mean that and I am not being sarcastic
India has always been a multi cultural/ multi religious society - don't you find it curious that so much diversity and acceptance of differnt views exists only in India and NO OTHER part in the world?
I don't find it curious. I consider it as a matter of great pride that India has so much diversity and acceptance of different views. And I am thankful to the Hindu community for that and more importantly to the constitution of India that grants me that freedom.
I am of the view that anything that rises should be encouraged and reaffirmed. the future of entire mankind rests on this act.
You too Rakesh! This is sad.
I am just hoping that I misread what you meant.
I think you did indeed misread what I stated. If you are still confused, please do ask me to further clarify.
Also how to make sure that rape does not happen by not welcoming the rape as legitimate.
Neither am I denying the rape and neither am I condemning the baby. I think many in this forum are condemning the rape and the baby.