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Religion should be updated with the time and outdated elements should be discarded from it. how many of you agree with this. If not why?

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Asked by Josna, 24 May '10 08:15 pm
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Josna, First we need to understand Upgradation in what direction.. If you claim that Modernity according to the Western Culture.. then First we need to know that what exactly is the Social and Moral status of the Western Community.

Western have always pirated Asian Values and presented to the rest of the World with the proper dressings. Western first destroy and then repair the environment.. whereas, Asian and Islamic Community belives in Preservance. The Concept of Sustainable Development which is a basic slogan in UN is basically Asian Culture. So, we need to know WHAT IS OUTDATED AND WHAT SHOULD BE DISCARDED.. since Human Beings and its NEED are the same historically..
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 24 May '10 09:03 pm

 
  
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Religion does not get outdated. The root teaching of all the religion is almost same. If we take Judaism, the Ten commandments are as relevant today as it was during Mosses' time. The teachings of Gita are as relevant today as it was during the time of Mahabharat, The Eight fold path of Buddhism are as relevant in today's world as it was during Buddha's time. So is the case of basic teachings of other religion as well. So question of religion getting outdated does not arise. Like any other creation of God - e.g river, sea, Air, etc sometime Religion gets polluted. The solution for that is not Discarding but Cleaning and taking steps to prevent such pollution. So Religion gets only polluted and not outdated. The solution is not to discard the teachings of the religion but to prevent it from getting misinterpreted and misused.
Answered by Shyam, 25 May '10 02:57 pm

 
  
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The Quran states: there is no changing the words of God. The fact that it was sent down in the seventh century of the Christian aera, not the 20th, is irrelevant. We don't wear down a diamond by constant handling. And the passage of the centuries cannot erode the words of God.
The act - the revelation - is located in time, but it is in itself timeless.
(In Islamic theology: The Quran is uncreated, therefore eternal)

b.As Muslims we ask, not how the book can be adapted to our lives in the world of today, but how our daily lives can be adapted to the Quran - that is the real problem
Answered by khabardar, 24 May '10 09:58 pm

 
  
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To be frank with you, whenever I think about religion and its impact on India, I can only think of...Enver Hoxha and his 1967 decree.

Today people are so bloody loyal to their religion that they think sacrificing a strong unified nation is worth it for the sake of maintaining religious purity. I have had some Muslim Indians tell me "It is good that India is not as centralized and unified as China or Islam would never thrive here" ........

I have had HIndu Indians tell me "If we become like CHina, we will become centralized on nation and politics alone and Hinduism will lose its importance."

Seriously, as far as religion in India goes, I advocate Enver Hoxha's 1967 decree at least temporarily till people here sort out their heads from holes, seriously.

Because when u go 2 Crenshaw Boulevard or to a Sharjah, it don't matter whether u Hindu or Muslim- u just a dirty ragged smelly Indian.
Answered by A Moin, 25 May '10 07:46 am

 
  
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Yes . Stagnated water gets contaminated and produces mosquitoes !

First of all the Jathi Gurus under the name of Jagadgurus should be updated with open mindedness and they should be advised atleast to select their descendants from other Jathis .
People should be aware of the double standard explanations to justify the evil caste theory . When it comes the temple priest hood the Hindu Sanatana dharmees talk loudly about Jathi dharma . They are saying that that Jathi's that that dharma as if the world will come to an end if non-brahmins become priests . In reality all Brahmin political leaders are exercising Kshatriya dharma that too under the name of Hinduism dharma .Here they will wisely talk caste by virtue of work not by birth. How blindly Hindu people are believing politicians and Caste Acharyas !

At Least we can talk about changes in Hinduism . About Abrahamists......Oops ! we will be hit by books.
Answered by Brummendra Dasar, 25 May '10 02:02 am

 
  
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Yes you are right but the tragedy is that, a few religions welcome change but some fanatics create hell for others. The child marriage and sati system(burning of widow) has been totally abolished and Hindus never made any religious or social issue over it. But in muslims child marriage is still existing. Also muslim women can be divorced easily and don't dare to fight for alimoney. Christian women were also denied right to file for divorce three years ago, also they are pressurised by religious teachings if they ever have to abort a child.
Answered by manoj thakur, 25 May '10 03:16 pm

 
  
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The noble Quran says:-(2:27) who break Allah's covenant after ratifying it31 ; who cut asunder what Allah has ordered to be joined32 , and who produce chaos on the Earth33 . These are the people who are indeed the losers.
Expalanation:-31. The injunctions or ordinances issued by a sovereign to his servants and subjects are termed 'ahd in Arabic since compliance with them becomes obligatory for the latter. 'Ahd has been used here in this sense. The 'ahd referred to signifies God's eternal command that all human beings are obliged to render their service, obedience and worship to Him alone. 'After its binding' refers to the promise made by mankind to remain faithful to the injunctions of God at the time of Adam's creation. (For details see verse 7: 172)
32. That is, the transgressors strike their blows at those very relationships upon which the individual and collective well-being of mankind depends, and which God wants maintained on a sound basis. This small sentence is of great impo ...more
Answered by yusuf syed, 25 May '10 09:01 pm

 
  
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What you have told is true and it is happening only in Hinduism, what your parents were practicing/believing you may not be following the same. similarly what you are believing and practicing your children may not follow/believe (Eg: About 20 to 25 years back it was very very rare sight to see a Hindu lady with out Kumkum on her forehead, now it is very very rare to see a hindu lady with Kumkum on her forehead)
Answered by SREENIVAS, 24 May '10 08:58 pm

 
  
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Yes
to a certain degree
Answered by anil garg, 18 Jul '10 06:05 pm

 
  
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That one should nt tell a lie...that one sud be honest, bcoz honesty is said to be the best policy....that we should be kind hearted....or like one sud do its best to make d society a clean one.....these all statements are true as universal truth....but dont u think wid the passage of time the inharent dictionary meaning of these words. like"lie" or "Truth", "kind" or "society" are changing as a whole....undr the atmosphere we are living in presently, we ar compromising not only wid each of the day 2 day activities but we are comromising and struggling to digest the meaning of each words, as opposed to wat we had already learnt....likewise, we the word , religion is not required to be changed or updated, but the prevailing atmosphere in which we have been living always has a huge impact on everthing....if rules n regulation of Tirupati Balaji Temple for getting an entry can be relaxed for Nita Ambani, if a devotee is being allowed to enter wid a pass or by way of special ticket, then ...more
Answered by bijoy agarwala, 26 May '10 06:55 am

 
  
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