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Featured What is wrong with smashing the idols?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by sovietchild, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. FearGod

    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    Seem to be :rolleyes:
     
  2. Kirran

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    We must use our own discernment.
     
  3. FearGod

    FearGod Freedom Of Mind

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    He may :rolleyes:
     
  4. FearGod

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    Hahaha
     
  5. Kirran

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    No discernment?
     
  6. columbus

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    Not everyone shares your Faith in human authority.
    Anyone, including Gandhi, can be very right about some things and just as wrong about others.
    Tom
     
  7. FearGod

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    That is guessing, dude
     
  8. FearGod

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    So he was wrong in this particular point, Islam
     
  9. sayak83

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    In history? Certainly. Gandhi was leading a freedom movement based on peace and nonviolence where he wanted to unite hindus, Muslims and Sikhs in a common cause. He said and did things that would further this cause and was often atrociously inaccurate with regards history, philosophy, theology or social conditions. I am yet to see a political or social reformer, no matter how great, who does not do this.
     
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    Yes.
     
  11. Satyamavejayanti

    Satyamavejayanti Well-Known Member

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    Namaste,

    Here are some references for your information.

    Hindu temple architecture - Wikipedia

    There is plenty of information on what the kids these days call "Internet".
     
  12. columbus

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    At best partially correct.
    I think much more is known now than when Gandhi was in school. Perhaps that's why. Maybe he thought that soft pedaling that would benefit somehow. Who knows?
    But just because he says something doesn't me I take it on Faith. As I said, I don't share the typical Faith in human authority that Muslims generally take for granted.
    I consider that a form of idolatry.
    Tom
     
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    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    I probably would, were I in his place. Badshah Khan was a true hero.
     
  14. The Emperor of Mankind

    The Emperor of Mankind Currently the galaxy's spookiest paraplegic

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    The correct term is 'intratubes'. "Internet" is just a colloquialism.
     
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  15. Satyamavejayanti

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    Well I'll be "damned" idol worshiping infidel.
     
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    Oh great, looks like New York city.
     
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    Can I blow up your mosque because I don't see a benefit in it? If not, then don't talk about smashing other people's idols just because you don't see a benefit.
     
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  18. Satyamavejayanti

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    Namaste,

    Well, until the 17th century, Indian cities were the "New Yorks" of the World.
     
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  19. SomeRandom

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    Just because some survived does not mean that they all survived. That's kind of the point of smashing them to begin with. So history WON'T remember.
    We don't know what half of the Canterbury Tales actually said. And that is considered one of the most important texts for the English language to ever exist.
    The details on Shakespeare are sparse and unfinished. And he's been practically worshiped by academia for like 400 years. History does not record each and every detail. Some things are simply lost to time, especially that which was DESTROYED. That's why we have historians, to piece together what information they can and use their training to discern what happened.
     
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  20. SomeRandom

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    The existence of people who were historically oppressed today is not evidence that they weren't oppressed. Like 99 thousand jews living in Germany (as of 2014) is not evidence that the Holocaust never happened. People tend to repopulate. Like seriously, you might want to brush up on actual History.
     
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