POPE & “ The Sword of Islam”.
Papa Don’t Preach?
I have been consciously trying to avoid commenting on this very sensitive and controversial issue, since it broke out. I feel that I am not competent enough and further I too, like so many others who have been commenting, know very little about the whole subject. So I decided to stay away, and I am staying away.
HOWEVER, I am quite amused by the way “ Secular, Liberal media” and the “secular” brigade has taken the whole issue. Two great religions Islam and Christianiy, both “secular” are debating an issue with the “secular” media caught in between. I can sense how they wish that a HINDU priest had said it THAN POPE; they would have been more comfortable, infact delighted is the right word. After all HINDUS are “communal”. What a screaming headline would have been then” COMMUNAL, FUNDAMENTALIST, FASCISTS, DIVISIVE, INHUMAN ETC.” LAUNCHES AN ATTACK ON THE “MINORITIES”.
Absolutely? “Politically Correct”.
How the “secular industry” would have loved it! An issue so Dear to “them”.
After all rozi roti ka sawal hai bhai.
Just imagine, what would have happened?
Had it been…
1.Narrender MODI?Remember the way in which the “media” and “secularists” had reacted when he merely mentioned then CEC as James Michael Lyndough.
2.Praveen Togadia?Would have been hanged by NOW.
3.RSS or VHP or BAJRANG DAL?What more the “secularist” could have asked for?
4.Had the POPE said something about “HINDUATAVA” instead of ISLAM?He, THE POPE would have been appreciated for his “objectivity, insight etc.”.
5.How would the protesters have been labeled?Though, HINDUS as a community would have reacted just the way Muslims are reacting the world over- I DOUBT VERY MUCH- yet would have been seen as “FASCISTS”.
Thinking all that could have been, all the possibilities, I am glad that IT DID NOT HAPPEN.
I AM PROUD TO BE An INDIAN first and then HINDU.
And this has dampened the spirits of “secularists”. Celebrated stars and a “self promoting bastard, and successful too”, NGO’s, Documentry filmmakers, TEESTA’s of the word, sad day for you????
Just as I am Proud to be an INDIAN HINDU, at the same time I feel sad that the “political correctness” of the “media” and “secularists” force them to label ME, as COMMUNAL…
SO BE IT, DAMN I CARE.
To quote Swami Vivekanand Ji from his speech made at the parliament of religions in Chicago in 1893.Swami Ji said… “The Christian is not to become a Hindu or Buddhist nor a Hindu or Buddhist to become a Christian, but each must assimilate the spirit of the other and yet preserve his individuality”. He asked every one “…to help and not fight, assimilate and not destroy to ensure harmony and peace and not dissension.”
This is the SECULARISM I want “WE” to understand.
Each and every religion is GREAT, and I (as a HINDU) respect the rights of their followers to practice it the way they want. However each religion evolved over the time. Many of the religions, Hinduism and Christianity especially, got rid of many things, which were not recommendable for the modern time. Such as SATI, CHILD MARRIAGE, INEQUILITY, SEX DISCRININATION etc. were discarded from our HINDU religion. Because Hindus like, Swami Vivakanand, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Sant Jyoti Bha Phule, Swami Dayanand Sarswati and many many more took pains to reform the society. And the reforms came from with in (from with in the community). So did Christianity do away with many Victorian era practices? Because questions were asked and answered, debated and discussed as it is the only solution.
But Islam has not done much debating, (each time some one, any one for that matter starts a debate, the voice is tried to be silenced by the sheer mob fury and violence) leave alone reforms.
I suppose the absolute finality of the HOLY Quran and unquestioning surrender of faithful makes it difficult to debate first and if at all. And this is what ALL Papa POPE is asking for.
So we witness the outrage, each time they are questioned.
This perhaps is not advisable for any one in general and for followers of ISLAM in particular when most of the terrorists have Muslim sounding names, if not “MUSLIMS”.
PAPA DON’T PREACH ?????