Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Catholic "secular" forum in action

Competitive intolerance raises its head -- again.

Notice how no one is calling for "calm". One Dias fellow also said:
Christians are made soft targets since they are a more tolerant lot, commanded by their religion to demonstrate peacefully. However, the community is becoming increasingly aggressive and in no mood to take such insults lying down. Would the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and other religions tolerate such an affront to their faith?" asked Dias.

Calm is not required (or expected) -- its not Hindu sentiments that have been toyed with. That would have been fine.

Its also interesting to see that when a Hindu does something "intolerant" (e.g. asks for naked pictures of Goddesses to be removed or for some malicious painter to be arrested or for a pro-terroristic film like Fanaa to be banned), Hindus ostracize that person publicly.

However, when a Muslim or Christian does something intolerant, no one from "within the fold" protests -- speaks volumes for their in-built intolerance.


TallIndian said...

OT but nutcase Bobby Jindal seems to be 'anti-Protestant'


and is now in some political hot water over his views. Oddly he says that Hinduism is better than Protestantism.

venkat said...

Here is the legendary catholic tolerance:

Hindu Holocaust-Goan InquisitionThe Goan inquisition is regarded by all contemporary portrayals as the most violent inquisition ever executed by the Portuguese Catholic Church. ...

Sohan said...

If the CSF supports action against MF Hussain, isn't it A Good Thing?

Sadly, though, Dias is right about how "believers in India are quick to take offence"; too many Indians - Hindu (MF Hussain), Christian (this and the Da Vinci Code), and Muslim (Taslima Nasrina a few weeks back) - feel entitled to have their fragile religious sentiments protected by the nanny state's legal system. Cases like these should be thrown out of court in a free country. Then again, India is where people routinely get sued for kissing.

I guess it could be worse (ref: Pakistani blapsphemy law)