Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I am very sad to see this controversy about ram sethu.What is happening to our country and its politicians?Higher they rise in posts,lower they fall in their characters.In a country with a Hindu majority,a doubt is being raised about the authenticity of the existence of Ram-our God.On one side it shows how far our politicians can go in their electoral considerations, on the other side it proves how much tolerance the majority community has. Could anybody raise the same doubts about Jesus or The prophet? Leave aside the doubt for existence, even minor comments about them create a furore,riots ,bans and fatwas.May be the tolerance comes from the trust or faith in our religion and its power and faith in ourselves that whatever anyone can say,our god and our trust in Him is immovable, but it saddens my heart to see our own countrymen not being sensitive to our feelings.Its only in India that a painter who hurts majorities sentiments by painting our goddesses in nude is being called an icon and honoured,not persecuted. Its good to be tolerant but its also necessary to protect our self respect, so that nobody takes you for granted.