Monday, October 29, 2007


Religion poisons everything. The Tehelka expose makes it clear. Because of course justifiably pointing the finger towards the Hindus is not going to solve the problem here, because they can point the finger at the Muslims in the 1992 Mumbai riots, and then the Muslims can point the finger….
It’s the same thing that goes on everywhere where there’s religious conflict, the most glaring example being Israel and Palestine, where each side can point to some historical wrong that the other side indulged in. Only religion can invoke a two thousand year old vendetta that justifies more killing. Even if the guilty are brought to justice, it’s not going to end because in every conflict, one religious faction always ends up causing more relative misery to the other after which that slighted faction now claims the rights to bludgeon the first faction...and so it goes on ad infinitum.

As always, religion poisons everything.



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