Jesus's words, lord forgive them for they know not comes to mind on a regular basis, when I hear the intolerance from the religious right; be it Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and others.
Lack of conviction in one's faith breeds intolerance towards criticism, whereas firmness in faith can lead us to learn from criticism, explore the infinite wisdom and realize the strength of our faith ; a worthy feeling to have, instead of living in doubt and shooing criticism away. Unfortunately the religious right has to faith in their faith. Criticizing does not make their faith disappear.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, RSS, Lashkar-e-Tayaba, Talibans, Jamat -e- Islam, orthodox Jews, and a few evangelicals do not have faith in their religion and become intolerant when they hear a different point of view.
I hope the court does not entertain this case, it is silly.
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Case filed against social scientist Kancha Ilaiah for asking, 'Is God a democrat?'
Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists say academician's article in a Telugu newspaper is offensive.
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The Hyderabad police have registered a case against renowned social scientist Kancha Ilaiah, after Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists complained that an opinion piece he wrote in the Telugu newspaper Andhra Jyothi had hurt their religious sentiments.