Recently I found out that some yahoo group called 'hinduinfo' listed my blogs in their section of 'anti-Hindu blogs, websites, books, etc.' please see the link below to check the posting,
Honestly speaking I was not shocked to read this as I never expected that any so called religious groups or organizations to like or even appreciate my blog but I am glad they after reading it and are feeling uncomfortable. I know that they don't like even a tiny bit of criticism or uncomfortable questions thrown towards them. This particular comment has mentioned couple of my posts related with Ram and Krishna as an attempt by me to demonize (??) these characters,
The first post is not at all related with Krishna, I don't know why some people think that this post is about Krishna, this is about one particular incident where two people who got totally different perception or understanding about same person and amazingly both of them think that they are right, they both have their own reasons for their beliefs and it's their choice the way they want to look at particular situation or person. Many times there is not a single right or wrong answer to some questions but many people don't like to believe this. Many of us have totally different opinions about many things and that is why we discuss and argue over many points, that's is why life is fun, that's is why we read, learn and educate our self so that we can get more information and form our opinions based on that. We can have different opinions and still can live peacefully and love each other, we can agree to disagree without having any effect on our relationships, that was the main intention behind sharing that incident, but as usual some people only read what they want to read, they consider that post as attack on Krishna and Hinduism and they are free to derive their own meaning from this. This is also a perfect example of two people deriving totally different meaning from same article.
Second post is about some incidents in Ram's life where I feel that he failed to perform his duties as a husband. In those times one of the duties of husband was to protect his wife and stand by her whenever she needed his support and I feel he didn't do that on some important occasions where his wife needed his support, may be he excelled as a King on all levels, was very good and obedient son but according to me he failed as husband and father, that's what I wrote in my post. There was no mention of any religion or no attack on any faith, but as I said some people read whatever they want to read.
I choose the topics which I feel are socially or personally relevant to me, they cover vast range from movies to spirituality and politics.... The blog is not about any specific religion or any specific subject, it's about my thoughts and views. I share same posts from my blog on Speakingtree forum on Times of India website and there also many people from different religions like Christianity or Islam comment on many of these posts and try to defend their religion or their customs based on subject of my post, I feel surprised that most of these religions feel offended by some of these posts, they try to defend each and everything mentioned or practiced (past and present) in their religion. Core belief system and basic foundation of all religions is same, all present day organized religions work on similar principals and that's why they all feel threatened by any doubts or uncomfortable questions.
I am actually thankful to all these people for their help and encouragement, this means that I am hitting the right targets...:) The aim of these posts was to attack or criticize some of these customs and rituals which target particular gender or section of society and discriminate them. Believe it or not there are some people who want to preserve these customs and rituals in the name of religion, culture or traditions, we need to deal with these people, question then wherever we see an attempt to justify any of these ridiculous rituals, they are part of our society and we need to talk with them. This particular group warns its members to protect their children from such blogs and books, but I encourage readers of my blog to go and visit such groups and read their posts, opinions and check how scared these conservative groups are about anything which doesn't match their line of thinking. I don't moderate any comments on my blog, whether they agree with my views or not doesn't matter, all of them are published and welcomed. Till date, I deleted only one comment because it was totally unrelated with the post and was an attempt to advertise some drug, except this one comment all of them are on the blog to read. I don't believe in filtering the knowledge or information and show only one side of any issue to my readers, this not purpose of my blog.
Thanks for reading and please share your views on this topic.
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