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← India: atheism in the land of a thousand gods

reebus's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by reebus

If India can adopt an atheist movement, the country will definently become a force to be reckoned with. I always thought that religion and just silly superstition held the country up big time for ages, and laid waste to at least 1/2 the population in terms of developing potential and minds, and religion is very insidious with the negative feedback of it culturing con men, keeping people ignorant and promoting unethical businesses. It creeps into everything even government (well i guess thats true of a few other countries too :)). I don't make the distinction between Islam and Hinduism either, they are both corrupt parasitic and wasteful ideologies that result in immense violence and terrorism. But I find it very heartening to see the internet denting provincialism and giving the young options of thought. But it is true that the pressure on Indians is very strong to conform to religion including punishment and social. I've been there twice to visit relatives and I ran sharpish back to the UK where it is much easier to cultivate an independence! lol.

Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:41:48 UTC | #638108