[Buddha-l] Hindu Fundamentalism
horowitz at chass.utoronto.ca
Wed Aug 3 11:53:40 MDT 2005
the american guru da free john once wrote a satirical book titled
"scientific proof of the existence of God will soon be announced by the
White House" This was years before Dubya.
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From: "curt" <curt at cola.iges.org>
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> I really don't think this amounts to fundamentalism. In fact,
> the statement that is being objected to is extremely problematic.
> To say that "there is no scientific evidence of Ram and Krishna"
> is nearly meaningless. Is there perhaps scientific evidence for
> other Gods that is missing for Ram and Krishna? Is there some
> accepted criterion for what "scientific evidence" for the "existence"
> of a God might look like? This is clearly an example of an anti-
> religious bias masquerading as scientifical "objectivity".
> - Curt
> Bernie Simon wrote:
> > Fundamentalism ... it's not just for Baptists any more.
> > A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist has taken Human Resource
> > Development Minister Arjun Singh to court for schoolbooks suggesting
> > there is no scientific evidence that Hindu deities Ram and Krishna
> > existed.
> > Ajit Kumar, a BJP worker from the Samastipur district, has filed a
> > complaint in court against Singh and a few others, stating that new
> > history books for Class 11, which say there is no scientific evidence
> > of Ram and Krishna, have hurt the sentiments of Hindus.
> > The complaint was filed on Thursday in the court of the Hajipur chief
> > judicial magistrate, who fixed August 2 to hear the case.
> > http://tinyurl.com/73dsf
> > ----
> > But if the world could remain within a frame like a painting on a wall
> > Then I think we'd see the beauty there and stand staring in awe
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