Hindu Persecution Complex
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(01-Jan-2013, 11:11 AM)the_analyzer Wrote: the state should not be promoting hinduism.

But the state does promote Hinduism. So naturally hindus can not be a persecuted lot. Inspite of this state patronage hindu apologist like you claim persecution.
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(01-Jan-2013, 11:31 AM)Captain Mandrake Wrote:
(01-Jan-2013, 11:11 AM)the_analyzer Wrote: the state should not be promoting hinduism.

But the state does promote Hinduism. So naturally hindus can not be a persecuted lot. Inspite of this state patronage hindu apologist like you claim persecution.

Wait, hold on. When did I claim persecution? Why are you making assumptions? In fact I am saying that the state is promoting hinduism and it SHOULD NOT. What part of that do you not understand? You seem extremely confused.
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the_analyzer,

Quote:When did I claim persecution?

How about in your post below?

Quote:but when you belong to a community whose places of worship are under government regulation, but not other religions, when people of other religions get subsidies for pilgrimages, don't have blasphemy laws applied against them and so on, this is blatantly a failure of our democracy.

Ofcourse you do not use the word persecution in the post but isn't it being implied here? If not what was the point of the post in this thread?
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(01-Jan-2013, 12:34 PM)Captain Mandrake Wrote: the_analyzer,

Quote:When did I claim persecution?

How about in your post below?

Quote:but when you belong to a community whose places of worship are under government regulation, but not other religions, when people of other religions get subsidies for pilgrimages, don't have blasphemy laws applied against them and so on, this is blatantly a failure of our democracy.

Ofcourse you do not use the word persecution in the post but isn't it being implied here? If not what was the point of the post in this thread?

No. I would argue the same about France’s ban on head scarves or British airways firing an employee over a religious necklace. Secularism means not involving religious ideology in government affairs or government promotion of religion. It does not mean banning a religious symbol from private use, as in the case of these cases in Europe or government control over temple funds and operation as it pertains to India. These actions do not behoove a secular democracy. I would be equally vocal if government sponsored subsidies for tirupati or haridwar pilgrimage or took control of mosques and labeled them ‘archeological sites'.
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