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    Thursday, May 25, 2006

    Tolerant Catholics can relax



    I was unaware that a recent post about Hindus was causing them some
    heartburn. Some comments were disappointed with my lack of charity, and advised
    me to respect their religion.

    Perhaps some people do not know that Hindus are fighting to stop
    the long government effort to dismantle the caste system, which condems low
    class families and future generations forever to be poor and outcast.

    I wondered why the loud Hindu comments? Here's what's going on to make
    them especially sensitive lately...

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    Across India, thousands of junior doctors, interns and medical students have been on strike for weeks in many cities -- from Kolkata in the east to Ahmedabad in the west -- crippling state health services.


    They have been protesting against a far-reaching government decision to more than double college quotas for lower castes including in medical, management and engineering colleges.


    Despite the nationwide protests by upper-caste students and professionals, the government has refused to backdown with an eye on millions of lower-caste votes, and has even threatened to fire junior doctors if they continue their strike.

    It's that the struggle for freedom from the caste system over there is
    causing them to involve the Catholic Church and its charity toward the low caste
    citizens in the fight for human economic and cultural freedom.

    Lacking an understanding of world, they think the Pope is a gang leader
    giving money to the poor people to de facto raise their status and allow them to
    be normal vs. low class people. They see this as Catholics buying converts. Well
    yes, the poor folks like to eat and learn, and understandably will leave what
    was opressing them. But it is not buying anything, just charity.

    OK? It's not lack of respect for the Hindus and their slowly opening eyes.
    This is hard for them personally and culturally. It hurts. God bless them.

    And God bless the lower classes that are being fed and educated by efforts of
    Christians. Good job.

    2 Comments:

    Blogger Matt said...

    You retard.

    I am catholic, christian, and Indian. Your screwed up evangelical blog is being read in India too. Unfortunately due to a few links that came your way. And it has the potential to mess up our lives.

    I don't know where the hell you are. But in a multi religious country, the basic fact is that you do not insult each other's religions.

    The Catholic Church was the first to stop insulting other religions in its teachings, the evangelicals continue it even today. That is what your blog did. Calling names to Hindu Gods is no problem for you, living in a far away country, but it ruins the reputation we have here. That Catholics and most christians are peace loving, benevolent forces. If you don't know, the evangelical forces in India would prefer that Catholics join their ranks - and you have gone forward a little in making Hindus think we are the same as them. We have spent decades establishing our own identity as the most reasonable, integrated, minority community in India. Your bkig is called catholicinterest? It should be called evangelicalinterest I say.

    Oh, and about the caste system and what the government is doing abut it and Hindus protesting etc - what the hell do you know? It is not the simple issue you think it to be. For starters, most Catholics in India do not want the government to go ahead with reservations either. But the issues surrounding it are not for the casual blogger who takes a look at a news story and puts his crap on a blog.

    Come to think of it, you sound like an Islamist. Are you one, trying to get catholics in India into trouble?

    May 25, 2006  
    Blogger Joseph said...

    "what the hell do you know? It is not the simple issue you think it to be."

    "For starters, most Catholics in India do not want the government to go ahead with reservations either."

    "But the issues surrounding it are not for the casual blogger who takes a look at a news story and puts his crap on a blog."

    OK, what do I know? I am just a casual blogger with an opinion.

    You must be aware of the tatic of saying only 'you' being there could possibly understand the situation, thereby hoping to somehow stop comments from external queries.

    I have found nothing in these comments but fear and confusion.

    What's up with this "insulting" another religion? I wouldn't be Christian if I didn't think I had the truth. And I expect the same from people of other religions. Being somehow insulted is a pretty weak position to take.

    If you're holding the truth there, and I am mistaken, so be it.

    What names am I calling hindu gods? Very odd.

    Anyway, I hope everyone had a good time. This blog is not going to settle cultural disputes, and I think that's what's going on here. It sure doesn't sound like real arguments.

    Tolerate each other and be happy... I am.

    May 29, 2006  

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