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by Karan Dixit
04 Apr 2007 09:52
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 70089

us Shambhu Bhakts used to have some good ol' Nagin, Dhamin, Nepali, Manali, Afghani etc available to us freely ... there were GOI approved/licensed "Bhang Shops" at every major Railway station ... them were the days of "secularism" in India ... :) That brings to light another se...
by Karan Dixit
04 Apr 2007 09:41
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 70089

Rakesh, I deleted that post of mine because I thought it was not necessary. But here is my 2 paisa: 1) Beef is a sensitive issue among Indians. So, it is reasonable to expect responsible Indians to kind of cool it down on the issue of beef eating for the time being. What is more important your juicy...
by Karan Dixit
04 Apr 2007 07:55
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 70089

Shiv brings up this Tuesday as a public holiday. I have no objection to making Tuesday a public holiday at all. Why is this? This is because it doesn't affect a person's ability to sustain his life, protect his property, or his liberty. One does not need beef to sustain one's life. You can sustain ...
by Karan Dixit
04 Apr 2007 07:15
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 70089

This is the logic western countries use when they deny the rights of minority. I do not see why same logic cannot be used in India for the sake of communal harmony If I remember right, HAF (Hindu American Foundation) had successfully challenged display of 10 commandments in public places and won th...
by Karan Dixit
04 Apr 2007 07:01
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 70089

Karan: 1. Are there any other "minor courtesies" that may arise? 2.Polygamy is an interesting situation. Quite frankly, it seems to me that if two consenting adults (or four or ten) want to do this, they should be allowed to. (although, quite frankly, I find one more than enough) Similarl...
by Karan Dixit
03 Apr 2007 10:40
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 70089

India is a Hindu majority country. Hindus are sensitive to cow slaughter. It is just a minor courtesy for EJ group to avoid eating cow. This is the logic western countries use when they deny the rights of minority. I do not see why same logic cannot be used in India for the sake of communal harmony....
by Karan Dixit
03 Apr 2007 08:43
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 70089

Shiv, I have been asked many a times, why there are so many riots in India. Your post provides a very graphical answer to that question. Religious riots and all riots in India have been religious riots are direct result of Government of India’s attitude towards law and order. If GOI decides to enf...
by Karan Dixit
02 Apr 2007 05:03
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 80270

I think it is unfair to compare democratic process and tradition of tolerance in India with the same in USA.

India became a democracy in 1947 while USA became a democracy in 1965. So, India had some headstart.

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