Dont know whether its appropriate for this thread. Shiv delete if inappropriate.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbXyegy5 ... ed&search=
Pamela uses the term "Halal!'. That says it all.. its not the Hindus who are slaughtering the cow.
No need to go on the defensive.
Our secularism tells us that we will absorb the excesses committed by our brothers of other faiths, and that we will also apologize for our own behavior to our brothers of other faiths.
Ultimately - that video is about India and even if Muslims are ill treating cattle that way, it is "tolerated" by the tolerant Hindu.
Hindus, as the majority community have to become intolerant of a whole lot of things. But tolerance is an end in itself.
Hindus pass a law the cows must not be slaughtered, and then that law is not enforced.
The reason for not enforcing the law is inexusable. You cannot have a law and not enforce it. It is your duty to enforce the law. But I just wonder if the Hindu ethos makes everything flexible.
I suspect that the concept of an inviolable law exists in the Quran and was also followed by the Church.
Do Hindus have inviolable laws? If Hindus do not have inviolable laws, is it any wonder that a nation like India passes laws that are kept in abeyance for eternity. Is there a connetion do you think?
If there is a law banning cow slaughter, the person who breaks the law needs to be brought to book an punished. I expect the punishment may not be great - but whatever it is, it must be enforced.
Is it being enforced? Or is the punishment so light that it is laughable?
if it is not being enforced whose responsibility is it?
is there an undercurrent of Hindu thought that says "Although there is a law that bans cow slaughter, Hindus must be tolerant and not enforce it strictly so that people can get their beef"
Or is it a rationalization for ineffiency, corruption and a quid pro quo for other laws to be enforced lightly. Are cows allowed on roads? What does the letter of the law have to say about anything that obstructs the free flow of traffic. Are we being "tolerant" of the urban cow owner who allows his cattle to roam the streets.
Do you live in india?
Are you a concerned citizen?
is cow slaughter banned in your state?
Have you seen beef for sale?
Wtf have YOU, dear concerned citizen, done about it?
if you are really concerned, how do you see the issue of cows sitting in the middle of roads in the city?
We are incensed by emotion, but are paralysed by tolerance.
Saying that there is a law and order problem is not enough. There is a Hindu ethos that is followed by the Idol Worshipping Hindus, the Muslims and the Christians of India in which they all cooperate to ensure that all the contradictions we see are perpetuated.
Muslims may not say it aloud - but frankly I know Christians who openly say they are "Hindu".
Whether the idol worshipping Hindu accepts him or not is a different matter. The Christian who calls himself Hindu readily dismisses the IWH who does not accept him and says "You think you are a real Hindu - but you have rejected so many people- look at the Dalits. So rejection by you is meaningless.
When we punish the cow-slaughterer, we need to equally punish the cow owner who keeps live cattle on city roads.
Both subjects are likely to cause needless upheaval, so the police take no action, the politicians use each issue for their ends and we the DIE complain that the situation in India is so different from the situation in the US.