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by Manny
06 Apr 2007 08:04
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 72561

So who paid the Indian sociologist and Indian Historians? Well.. Its not like there are no Indian sociologusts or Indian historian. Its about..why do Indian parents in general encourage their kids towards skill sets like "Engineering/doctor" rather than softskils like sociology or history...
by Manny
06 Apr 2007 07:57
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 72561

I would like to say something about Indian Christians. For the most part.. Indian Christians are anything like the EvangalicalJihdaidists. The vast majority of Indian Christians are lot more like Hindius in their values and culture. There is hardly any difference. A souuth Indian Hindu and a South I...
by Manny
06 Apr 2007 07:50
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 72561

Let me now make an "emotional statement" without data. How many Hindu parents on this forum say with pride that their son/daughter is (or is going to become) a "sociologist" or "Historian"? Hindus don't like to do these things because their earnings came from the "...
by Manny
06 Apr 2007 07:38
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 72561

Hindus have been in power for nearly 60 years now, and you claim there is a "lack" of political power ? Strange, indeed! This is news to me. So let's see. In the past 60 years when in your estimation while Hindus have been in power: - Millions of Kashmiri Hindus have been driven from thei...
by Manny
06 Apr 2007 01:11
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 72561

The reason Hindusim survived in India inspite of the islamic onslought is... the structure of hinduism. it does not rely on an organized institution and head honcho and and hierarch that goes with it. there is no mandate in hinduism to even have a formal temple. You can be a Hindu even if you never ...
by Manny
05 Apr 2007 08:19
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 72561

Alok ji for you... Collins: Why this scientist believes in God Francis Collins has been and is politically expedient. When the human genome project was being considered for funding, Bill Clinton realized that it would never pass muster if the resurgent Republican right perceived it as an attack on ...
by Manny
04 Apr 2007 21:00
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 72561

@Shiv Islam = peace Christianity = love Hinduism = :?: Hinduism = Harmony with the Universe (doesnt have to be just one word) :) Hinduism = Freedom is also good but it will be quicky portrayed as "devil worshipping allowed in Hinduism". A marketing problem might ensue. ___________________...
by Manny
04 Apr 2007 03:55
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 65408

Valkan, Enough water has flown down the Ganga to make this issue of horse & cart irrelevant. Why can't affirmative action be means & opportunity based? Why does it have to be "birth" based? Just to get the proper scale of things, how many children attend those gurukulams? What kin...
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 23:19
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 65408

For starters can we do away with State control of Hindu temples and religious trusts? In mid 1950s all the states in India passed laws (Eg. Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act also called HR&CE Act) taking over control of Hindu temples and religious trusts. Most often IAS officers are...
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 23:02
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 65408

All in All.. After India, the US/Canada probably have the most religious freedom. I am not sure if I can say that about Europe.

Mann
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 22:44
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 65408

@sadler What do the forum members here think will happen to these faiths if the followers of the European god ------(and I say this with the prejudice that it deserves as the spread of christianism and its purported evangelical bent is the newest form of colonialism. IOW, killing satan worshipping ...
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 22:32
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 65408

@Rony Fredom of religion in US is good-but only according to the christian and western standards.for example while the US has freedom of religion for islam and judaism,the "people of book",does they have the same freedom of religion to Hindus and other "pagans and heathens" ?.Wh...
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 21:23
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 65408

Individual rights are relevant here precisely because the genesis of this particular discussion pertained to Evangelization, and the right to practice and "propagate" one's religion. The contention is that this right to "propagate" one's religion is a concept that doesn't exist ...
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 07:06
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 65408

Vishy_mulay wrote: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.

Manny
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 06:50
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 65408

I have been about the issue of dharma, religion and inalienable individual rights, and I believe I have been able to narrow my concerns down to a single issue. The path forward can be based on (a) "faith" that dharma will do right by the individual; (b) determination of basic (and perhaps...
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 06:39
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 65408

[quote="SaiK"]
By Augustine D’Souza


The Hebrews were taught “an eye for a eye; a tooth for a toothâ€
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 01:32
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 74564

welcome Manny, Usually BRF does not promote chit-chat, but this is page 10 and this thread will be closed soon (most threads are closed when they reach page 9) ... I am sure that you will enjoy your stay here ... :) check out the Indo-US thread ... of course, there is a lot of discussion on Avionic...
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 01:23
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 74564

Ah ha ha ha.... Alok N. Is that MT?

Hi Spock. See..how I guessed it was you.


:D

Manny aka MM
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 00:49
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 74564

S.Valkan,


Is that you Spock from the PF and the ODI forum? I could be be mistaken.

:eek:

Manny (M_M)
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 00:27
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 74564

You guys must have heard of Rajeev Malhotra, here in the US. He fights a lonely battle against anti Hindusim among the academic circles. http://rajivmalhotra.sulekha.com/blog/post/2002/09/risa-lila-1-wendy-s-child-syndrome.htm Apologies if this has already been discussed. Manny
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 00:17
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 74564

I have had lunch is those reastaurants in Nehru Place, N.Delhi. And many of the eateries there, when they serve "mutton", they actually serve something thats neither goat nor lamb. Its either beef, camel or horse. I would bet my life on it. So I know, many people in Delhi are eating anythi...
by Manny
03 Apr 2007 00:09
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 74564

Yes, I told my American boss once that only the Indian cow was holy and the American cow is not. Hence I can eat the American cow/beef. He was shocked and after that never made any statement about Hindu's at least in front of me. :rotfl: Good one. I heard the same once from an Indian friend. Someho...
by Manny
31 Mar 2007 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1048
Views: 177931

Secret moves: India's military victory in 1971 Monday, March 5, 2007 (New Delhi): The formal war over Bangladesh broke out in December 1971 but India's secret war had begun much before that. Pakistan dictator Yahya Khan ignored Dhaka's popular leader Sheikh Mujibur Rehman's overwhelming victory in ...
by Manny
29 Mar 2007 05:56
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan forces watch -arms sales, operations, doctrine, etc
Replies: 315
Views: 120214

Well..hope the commies 'Chin Chin Bhai bhai" crowd enjoyed the Russian/Chinese/Pakistan aircraft fly by in Pakistan.

:D

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