Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Now for a new discussion guys: This one sure to fire off a few good ones....
Evangelists... the self-styled do gooders, the most-hated fundamentalists, tools of western conspiracies.... a lot has been said abt them. Here is an article in The New York Times today. I would like to get some discussion going on how, on a global scale, and locally in India, we could counter these guys, while ensuring that no one's democratic rights are violated.
Strange people, these. My knowledge of the Bible is not much deeper than the Olentangy, but I could reel out outright cruel stuff in there... sample this,
Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife. (1 Samuel 18:27)
And Quran is cruel?
The point is, every scripture, or mythology has cruely in it - Hindu ones included. As evolved people, we are supposed to know how to rise above that and understand the good things in them. Using them to spite another's literature, to me, sounds stupid.
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