Blogger raj said...
Atheist can make fun of any religion/scripture as almost all religions are based on belief that GOD exists.There is no end of logic,as true devotee of GOD Ram can justify all his actions and people like you can do vice-versa. If you do not believe in God , you are not hindu by religion.So you have equal right to comment on other religions by which atleast it will be proved that you are not coward.
Your comment: Atheist can make fun of any religion/scripture as almost all religions are based on belief that GOD exists.
My reply: I feel that atheists cannot make fun of religions and scriptures. I believe that atheists can only indicate the plus points and minus points of religions, with proof. Here, he has to adhere to law, civility and decency. Hence, making fun will not be JUST.
Your comment: There is no end of logic,as true devotee of GOD Ram can justify all his actions and people like you can do vice-versa.
My reply: 1. People believe what THEY WANT TO BELIEVE. No amount of persuasion or logic can really work. Bribing (promising some money from abroad), creating false hopes (e.g. if you pray God 'Y' your diseases will be cured and if you pray God 'V' your diseases will aggravate and exacerbate) will work. Ignorance sometimes make people adamant and sometimes gullible. People have to educate and enlighten themselves. What critics like us can do is only help by providing the hitherto missing or withheld or not-cared-for information.
2. If somebody wants to justify the action of Rama asking Sita to undergo a 'fire-test' or sending the pregnant Sita to forest without giving her an opportunity to present her side of things and without exploring possibilities of protecting her life from wild animals and forest fires, by quoting some unsustainable logic, it only shows the immaturity of his-her thinking. Even if Rama wanted to respect the comment of the washerman, there was the alternative of allowing Sita to live in Ayodhya, as an ordinary citizen, with some subsistence allowance and one or two maids. There was no need of driving her to forest. What the devotees of Rama justifying his action, did not want to use , was their common sense.