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The afghan govt. has passed the death penalty on perwiz kambakhsh, a 25 yr old youth because he has 'insulted' islam by questioning the plight of muslim woman as per islamic law. everday we have members in this forum who question the very tenets of hinduism and crossing the limits of the most tolerent religion in the name of religious freedom. what should we do with such people?

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Asked by savithri kalidhas, 31 Jan '08 04:03 pm
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Hinduism is most secular. All most all religions need to take a leson or two on that. Tolerance and expressions are the highest. Even if Mr Karunanidhi questions Ram's existance its taken. Swami Vivekanada said in the house of religions - I come from a country where we believe all roads lead to GOD!! Come out the well - of your thoughts. Many religions dont take it lightly if one questions - however absurd their faith or belief is. Their faith is inculcated into young minds and none dares to question. If one questions then they are under so called Fatwa!!

Even in India Majority community is getting a raw deal .. mainly due to politicians who have their vote banks to appease!!!

Many who question are hidding themselves from the truth. But one thing is for sure.. showing intolerance itself will be the doom for them. Intolerance will only kill and not make friends..!!!
Answered by MS Prasad, 31 Jan '08 06:53 pm

 
  
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We have freedom of speech, this is Socialist Democracy.....we are better than theocratic systems like Afghanistan....

Answered by A Moin, 18 May '08 03:58 am

 
  
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NOTHING! even during Ramayana we had non believers. one sage (Name Charvaka) even advices Sri Rama to come back and accept the Simhasana offered by Bharatha, advising him to forget the promise given to his father, since he is no longer in this world. the greatness of HINDUISM IS IT IS NOT CREATED BY ANY ONE, unlike other religion, which is created by one person
Answered by SREENIVAS, 16 Mar '08 01:29 pm

 
  
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Do NOTHING, that is why we are called a tolerant society with a democratic movement. No harm at all in criticising religion for every one need not agree with what is enshrined there. After all, what is it. It is intrerpretation of the tenets, given over a period of time, stretching back to centuries and which has seen many a side of arguements in any religion. So, if some one does that, he or she has a very legitimate right to do so. Why should any one believe everything. If it comes to Hinduism, it has always been open to discussion and different interpretations. Have a look at the subsects and the varied beliefs each one holds though they all profess to belong to the same mother religion. Criticism and healthy one at that is intellectually good to provoke thoughts that one may be having in the form of questions and wracking our mind at all the times. We all are entitled to our views and just as many a fanatical beliefs are doing, what is being done in the name of religion by many ...more
Answered by Omega, 28 Feb '08 06:38 pm

 
  
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It is only india where the govt gives soft conrer to terrorists and even presidnt tells ok for hagn parliament dpesnt approve Have u seen weaketr constitution than this
Answered by Dinesh C S, 25 Feb '08 12:58 pm

 
  
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How much we need religion....in this modern World we should apply our common sense to find what is rite or wrong instead of opening religious scripture...our hindu religion has a long tradition of questioning and updating according to time which I am very proud of...I personally find no difference between faith and blind faith as faith is always blind...its only what we feel (anubhav)is true...From the time of Ramayana & Mahabharata this history of questioning and reasoning ,argument for what is rite and wrong exist. Building the bridge didn't make Ram famous...Ram became God by his virtues kindness patience which is above that Bridge issue...so if Karunaniddi said whether Ram was an engineer we should not consider it as insulting to our religion...u can consider it as part of our tradition ...brahmo samaj which was a segment of hinduism consder Vedas as infalliable....but one great reformer Akshay Kumar Dutta showed it that we should not consider Vedas as infalliable....which was q ...more
Answered by Amit chakraborty, 12 Feb '08 03:18 pm

 
  
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U know Afghan Govt and the Afghan Law. In almost all the Muslim countries, they give the highest honour to Quron and the Muslim tenets fully. Maybe there are some who are not doing 5 times Namaz, but they do Namaz as many times as possible. I've seen Muslims travelling in trains ad doing Namaz at the right timings wherever they are. But, we, Hindus, seldom take the name of the Lord, though as a daily routine it is a MUST. How many of us, Brahmins, do the Sandhyaavandanam, morning and evening & Madhyaanhikam etc. which is a MUST. Unfortunately, all these are forgotten. The prediction made in the Picture, The Day-after-tomorrow, will definitely take place only due to these reasons. We need not do anything with such people; God will certainly take DUE CARE of them in HIS appropriate terms.
Answered by krishnaswamy thattai renganathaiyengar, 31 Jan '08 08:20 pm

 
  
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Really creul and sadistic
Answered by veeravenkata satyanarayana, 31 Jan '08 06:51 pm

 
  
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Dear Savu,

What else can you expect from Wahabi style of fanatics ? With their closed minds they approve of all atrocities in the name of religion which ultimately takes their community backwards towards stone age. As per Wahabi preachings, music is banned, growing of long beard is a must, Veiling of women from head to toe cannot be her choice but a social dictact. No statues, not even personal snap allowed. A non-muslim is essentially a non-believer (Kafir) & has to be converted to Islam. His non-compliance to be dealt with his immediate death, or enslavement. A softer stand might permitt him to co-live with other muslims but, only on paying regular Jiziya (additional tax).

Fortunately, not all right thinking & educated muslims tow this line today. Saddam or Gaddafi didnt sport long beards nor did the heads of modern Egypt or Turkey. In India, there r celebs like Patudi, Azhar, Kirmani, Irfan Pathan, Zahir, Dilip Kumar, SRK, Salman, Saif, ex Pres. APJ & many others who care a ...more
Answered by Cocktail, 31 Jan '08 06:34 pm

 
  
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In Afghanistan a 23 year old journalism student downloaded an article that, according to Afghan judges "misinterpreted the verses of the Koran" and then he distributed these writings to other students. For this act of "blasphemy" Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh has been sentenced to death.

For those who are appalled by the treatment of women in Islamic societies, it is important to note that article in question specifically criticized the Koran's teachings about women.

Kambakhsh didn't write the article, he just made copies and discussed the articles with fellow students. It's exactly the kind of intellectual discussion and debate encouraged by institutions of higher learning around the world.

Can you imagine not being allowed to discuss the role of women at an American University?

Can you imagine a journalism school forbidding reading of any article or report?
Answered by Ashish jain, 31 Jan '08 06:23 pm

 
  
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