Thursday, December 9, 2010

The fallacy of Indian 'secularist' with respect to Hinduism

Genuine secularism in the west was a reaction to Christianity, demanding separation of the State from the Church. Most Indian so called 'secularist' do not have clear understanding of Hinduism and project onto it the notions of religion which they picked from Western text books whose authors had Christianity in mind when discussing religion and secularism. It will be sensible to avoid the trap of trying to catch Hinduism in a doctrinal definition meant for Christianity.

Thus the application of the term secularism in context with Hinduism is erroneous.

Discussions with Dr. Koenraad Elst, December 2010, Asterisk in Bharopiyasthan.

Also read The Myth of the Hindu Right by David Frawley

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