Truth exists at many levels. In media of today, however, “truth” is manufactured based on one’s agenda.
“Where once we were ice,
Now we are water.
Of exactly the same substance,
But with different freedoms.”
–Ruth Parks, from Fishing in the Styx
Did you think Christmas Tree, Exchanging gifts, and celebrating birthdays was Christian? Well, think again. Here is an article that debunks all these as Christian practices! Interesting read….
Merchants regularly report that over 60% of their annual retail sales occur during the Christmas shopping season. This represents a tremendous amount of gift buying. Most today believe that gift-giving comes from the Bible example of the “three wise men” (the Bible gives no number) presenting gifts to Christ. Is this true? Where did exchanging gifts come from, and what does God’s Word say about it?
Here are some:
guru nanak. he was later, so no.
buddha. was before, so possibly.
sai baba. now, so no.
to worship allah or ?? , the rivals for the mekkans were Lat, Uzza and Manat deities. this doesn’t change the nature of allah or Uzza, but this is not a statement about their existence , just that they were being worshipped at the time and people converted for practical reasons.. …depends on the understanding .//
the point of 60,89 was to not offend first, and to take offence when attacked. it certainly is not relativist about religion – any one will not do, but dont offend.
yes i agree the line between muslim and non-muslim is quite clearly delineated, but in practice this was not so. because in reality there are shades. and mixture of influences. such as in the popular religions of today.
A nice article on how Columbus – the man who discovered a new continent and virtually changed the future of the next many centuries of the world – ultimately died a Failure! Something that is remiscent of the last days of Alexander.
A little genocide here, some slavery there, several mutinies, and multiple executions of crew members later, and Columbus fell out of favor with the Spanish crown and the public. When he died he was surrounded by family and by the trappings of his substantial income. But he went to his grave with the gouging sense of injustice he couldn’t forgive and of failure he couldn’t explain.
The BJP and its sister parties just seem to have lost the plot big time!! They need to take a re-look at where they are headed in life.. because this is NOT the way forwrad in any scenario! They arent coherent on any policy and go around putting their own office members to peril or plain embarrassing them!!
“The Muslim community is angered by the way some district BJP leaders used filthy language against Muslims in roadside public meetings to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti prior to April 14. They had threatened riots, re-enact of 1987 masjid attack and throwing of shoes on Pir Baba,” most of the office bearers of District BJP Minority Cell said.
He says my Krishna is an idol;
and I say his Allah has no form.
Pray tell me who is the True one?
She smiled and said
“His mind feels Allah through his thoughts,
Your mind feels Krishna through your hands.
Allah touched is Krishna!”
Deepak Chopra in one his recent blogs says “Faith will no longer be seen as an irrational departure from reason and science.”
My take is that FAITH IS the biggest problem!! There is a very thin line between faith and orthodoxy! Every mind that has faith, is closed to reason, and all those minds that are closed to reason cannot be open to the Universal!
How can one “experience” the INFINITE by limiting oneself by faith and closing the mind for the “outside”!
Moreover, replacing one “Faith” with another “Faith” does not create a better scenario!! All the Prophets, Saints, Sons of Gods, or Gurus thought that THATS what they were doing – but you know what – ALL were Supreme failures in “introducing” a “better faith”, because for EACH Guru/Saint/Prophet/Son of God – we have MILLIONS of murderers who kill in their name! It is not a quirk of fate, but rather a CONSISTENT FAILURE of the “best minds” in the “Faith Business” to get to terms with a SIMPLE fact – that FAITH KILLS!!
SInce I am on this topic, here is what the US is urging the Muslims – which I totally agree with!! Something that the quote in my last post also conveyed but in an Indian context.
“We would also urge people who are criticizing these cartoons to speak out forcefully against all forms of hate speech, including cartoons and articles throughout parts of the Arab world, which frequently espouse anti-Semitic and anti-Christian views,” McClellan told reporters.
Got this from this comments from Divya at Intentblog.. was so apt that I had to post it:
“The monotheist reaches the limit of the ludicrous when he struts around as an iconoclast or a butshikan, saying that the false Gods of the infidels could not save themselves from his sword and fire.