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Privatise Temple Security

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2008 at 11:42 pm

The inevitable happened again.  A stampede at a Hindu temple left a lot of people dead.  And as usual, the government of the state in which this happened is taking flak for not providing security. 

But why should this happen? Why should a government, any government, be responsible for providing crowd control facilities to religious institutions?

Temples that attract large crowds tend to make a lot of money in the form of donations.  This money obviously comes from their visitors.  Let the temples then spend some of this money to hire private security and para-medics to tend to the visitors.

There is no reason why people who don’t go to temples should be forced to part with their tax money to pay for those who do.

Why Hinduism and Islam Produce Terrorists

In The Ugly on May 17, 2008 at 2:53 am

Of the major religions in the world the followers of Islam and Hinduism produce the greatest number of terrorists.  This cannot be denied even by the apologists for these religions who, of course, consider Hinduism and Islam to be religions of peace.

What separates the Christians? They too produced a great amount of religious bloodshed in the dark ages.  Why are they silent now? Why do they not start religious wars? Why don’t they walk around starting riots or planting bombs in crowded areas to kill infidels?

The answer lies somewhere in the fact that the Christians have come to accept that religious texts should be taken metaphorically and not literally.  Even the Vatican Astronomer admits so much.  Hinduism and Islam will continue to produce terrorists till such time as their followers do not learn this lesson.

(For the record: I am an athiest – not a follower of any religion.)