I'm an atheist. Well, sort of. And I'm anti-BJP (and the RSS, Shiva Sena, and other Sangh Paiwar parties) only and only because they peddle this Hindutva nonsense, which threatens the secular fabric of this country. However, that does not mean that I'm anti-Hindu, or pro-Islam/pro-Christianity. I honestly couldn't care less about any of them. But I'm beginning to think that not all anti-hindutva advocates feel the same way. Some folks here seem to be anti-hinduism. Now, that's not secular is it?
I think people are beginning to be so blinded by their hate that they are beginning to do the same things (in some cases, go beyond) that they're accusing the other side of doing. They are blindly resorting to sharing of false propaganda just so that they can make a point. I'm not sure what their true intentions are, but surely that can't be healthy either. If you're in a fight, fight fair, and be honest. Stop making a mockery of other people's beliefs. The end does not justify the means.
@RagsNair We will have people who is anti something here. Yet we need to somehow unite them and fight against the Bjp
@Vishsai No, but that doesn't sound right to me. It's not just about defeating the BJP, is it? We cannot afford to bring down one fascist regime, and install another one in its place, can we? That doesn't make sense.
@RagsNair True it's not about replacing fascist with a fascist. Just saying that proablity we can have better chances of convincing them about their wrongs. That will take time energy and effort. When you fight a monster there will be elements you don't like. Alienate them the monster kills you. So you kill the monster and then see how to spend your energy best.
@Vishsai That's a very good analogy! You're right, deal with the bigger evil first. Makes sense ☺️
@RagsNair What are the best local terms which calls BJP evil. Cartoons, mythology or history. The bjp survives on its image management and thinking is to keep connecting it with evil to destroy that image.
I am a devout Hindu and they will still call me anti Hindu if I point out that our culture has always been of tolerance. As someone argued with me a few days back 'you don't understand the humiliation that Muslims did to us under Aurangzeb'
So basically chill.
Here the two major groups which are actually anti Hindus are hurt Muslims and hurt Dalits. They both have reasons to be hurt. I just try to help them understand that not all Hindus and not all Brahmins support Hindutva
@raman I'm not sure about your categorization of people who don't have nice things to say about Hindus, but that's a different matter. But you're right about the fact that people are hurt, and they're venting. It will take a lot of patience and hand-holding to convince them to trust again. But all I was trying to say was that we must try and avoid questioning other people's faith and beliefs, because that will only take us down a dangerous path.
Exactly patience and hand holding
अपने ही भाई बहन हैं. दिल दुखे हैं उनके. उबार निकाल लेने दो. Healthy होता है.
They are our brothers and sisters only. Let them vent. It is healthy.
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