I saw this today and absolutely lost my shit. Religious freedoms be damned!
There are over 700 Hindu temples and centers in the United States, and well over a million followers of the faith. Worldwide, there are over 900 million who practice Hinduism. That's over 13% of the world's population - more than one in every ten people.
And yet, as the world strains to see us as the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, this is what they see: Disgraceful.
Anonymous posted at 12:31 AM
Typical, self-righteous, non-self-aware and ignorant so-called "Christians". What a joke.
Anonymous posted at 5:07 PM
While this is certainly embarrassing to American Christians (and it should be) don't be naive: there are countries where Hindus are in the majority and have persecuted Christians, killed them, and burned their churches.
The point: humans are NOT intrinsically good and will often use religion as a justification of violence, any religion. But that is not necessarily the nature of the religion, but of humanity.
FleshPresser posted at 6:08 PM
Tell ya what "Anoymous at 5:07PM".... I'll make a deal with you... I won't be naive if you don't bring that weak-ass argument of "well, they do it, so why shouldn't everyone?" around here.... deal?
I'm not making a point about religion in generalities. I'm talking VERY specifically about the disgrace of hearing people heckling the GUEST CHAPLAIN in the UNITED STATES CAPITOL - one of the very symbols of what we, as Americans, stand for.