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  • Religion in crisis

    Religion in crisis

    Organised religion is indeed retreating from public into private space. Spirituality and toxicity are the two sides of the coin named religion. While in the public space, in the name of spirituality, it often spreads toxicity and hatred against other faiths, in the private space, especially in uneasy times like this, it plays a benign role by bringing peace and solace to stressed individuals and families.

    April 28, 2020
  • Abuse of Secularism

    Abuse of Secularism

    Hinduism has never been a structured religion, unlike Christianity. The concept of secularism therefore, does not apply to this country. Tolerance is the name of the Hindu game. This pampering of the minorities went to the extent of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh repeatedly declaring that Muslims ought to have first claim on the country's resources. Muslims First was his regime's slogan, which continued up to 2014.

    February 24, 2020
  • Democracy & Intolerance

    Democracy & Intolerance

    It does not help matters that the ruling dispensation has a very thin skin. Anyone not supporting the Government is seen as an enemy. The Government cannot countenance anyone holding a view different from their own, a dangerous trend because economists and civil servants are appointed to give unalloyed advice. Of course, the Government is free to reject any advice tendered to it but shooting the messenger delivering unpleasant tidings is not expected of a mature government.

    January 19, 2020
  • Philosophy of Religion

    Philosophy of Religion

    The Abrahamic religions, we have seen, are deductive in their logic. They begin with a premise and work downwards. On the other hand, the Hindu view is inductive in its logic, which moves from facts on the ground upwards till it reaches a conclusion. Hinduism does not have a book as its fountain of belief, there is no premise and therefore no corollaries which a follower can refer to, or a commandment or guidance.

    January 1, 2020
  • Hindu Secularism

    Hindu Secularism

    The East has no native concept of the 'secular'. Whether Arabic, Persian or Urdu, there is no synonym for the word 'secular'. Islam is an all-embracing prescription for life, whether individual or collective, social or political, religious or otherwise. The question of separating any of them does not arise. In contrast, Christianity provided in the Bible itself that Hinduism has no need of separating anything from the State. It has no concept of the secular. For the simple reason that the Hindu State has never had anything to do with the priest or worship or temple.

    February 17, 2019
  • US national killed in Andaman was on planned adventure: NCST chief

    US national killed in Andaman was on planned adventure: NCST chief

    An earlier report had indicated that he might have ventured into the prohibited island to preach Christianity.

    December 5, 2018
  • Integrate religious teaching for transformation: Dalai Lama

    Integrate religious teaching for transformation: Dalai Lama

    Dalai Lama said, Religion is not about building temples; these are part of religious practice, but most important is to control and discipline your mind.

    December 5, 2018
  • Meerut pastor arrested on conversion charges

    Meerut pastor arrested on conversion charges

    At the behest of Meerut Bajrang Dal activists, police have arrested a Methodist church pastor for trying to convert 16 people to Christianity in village Mulehera of Sardhana Tehsil on Monday. On a tip-off, the Bajrang Dal activists caught the pastor, allegedly thrashed him arrested up and handed over to the police as he was …

    June 20, 2018
  • Strife over Jerusalem

    Strife over Jerusalem

    ‘Abrahamic religions’ such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam cover more than half of the world’s population. Adherents of these monotheistic faiths believe in the prophet Abraham as their common forefather. Abraham (Avraham in Hebrew) is believed to be the patriarch of the ‘Israelites’ in Judaism (through his descendants Issac and Jacob), in Christianity he is …

    May 24, 2018
  • Meghalaya CM hits out at Modi government for rejecting Church leader’s visa

    Meghalaya CM hits out at Modi government for rejecting Church leader’s visa

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday hit out at NDA Central government for rejecting the visa application of Baptist World Alliance chief, Reverend Paul Msiza, to attend the 150 years celebrations of Christianity in the state’s Garo Hills region. “It is highly condemnable to reject the visa application of a global religious leader to …

    February 9, 2018
  • Three Nepalese held for propagating Christianity in UP

    Three Nepalese held for propagating Christianity in UP

    Three Nepali nationals were arrested here for allegedly propagating Christianity, the police said on Thursday. Indra Bahadur Tamad and Mek Bahadur, residents of Sindhupal Chowk, and Shukra Rai of Makwanpur in Nepal had arrived in the district three days ago and were residing in Town Hall locality. Also Read: Schools in MP asked to hold Surya …

    January 11, 2018
  • Embracing Jesus

    Embracing Jesus

    A Bob Dylan bootleg is far from the rare sight that it once was. Long ago Dylan bootlegs were obtained illicitly by fans and shared among them, the variable quality of both content and sound being part of the secret pleasure. Now the bootlegs are official, which sounds like a contradiction in terms, but does …

    November 11, 2017
  • Reformation… 500 years after

    Reformation… 500 years after

    The beginning of Protestant Reformation, one of the major revisions effected to Christianity, began on the eve of 31 October 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg Germany. The sale of “indulgences” by the church in Rome was the tipping-point. Luther’s reaction was triggered by …

    November 6, 2017
  • Maharashtra govt to initiate debate on need of anti-conversion law

    Maharashtra govt to initiate debate on need of anti-conversion law

    The Maharashtra government on Friday told the legislative assembly here that it would initiate a debate on the necessity of an anti-conversion law in the state. Minister of State for Home, Deepak Kesarkar said, at present cases of forced conversion are dealt under IPC Sections 295 to 298 dealing with offences relating to religion. “We dont …

    April 7, 2017