Human beings are considered to be God's most superior creation.Then why do we feel the need to have Lion's club or saying in appreciation 'Kuch log tiger hote hain'( Ref ;ad of tiger balm). Do we want to say that Lion and Tiger are superior to human beings?
Hellooo.... just the other way around. God is the most superior thing created by human beings. For the second part of your question, do not make analogies too literal in their meaning. Both Tigers and Lions are fearless when it comes to taking on any animal or humans. It is just an analogy, and leave it at that rather than take it literally. No one in their wildest dreams conjured up the saying that tigers and lions are inherently superior to human beings. They have traits that some humans would love to have, which is translated as those captions that come out once in a while.
To cut short the argument, find out why both Shiv Sena and LTTE have Tigers as their symbol. I dont think they consider the animal superior.. just their demeanor.
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Actually God had intended man to be His superior most creation. Unfortunately man has degenerated to such low depth that to come out of it, he has to equate himself with lions and tigers. Singh, Wagh etc have to be kept as names to remind himself that he is not in any low depths, but in good company.