Thursday, September 30, 2010

Theists, Always Spoiling for a Fight

Disputed India Holy Site to Be Divided, Court Rules -

The case focused on a site in the city of Ayodhya, which many Hindus have long claimed as the birthplace of the Hindu deity Ram, but which also was the site of a mosque, known as the Babri Masjid, built in the 16th century by India’s first Mughal ruler. In 1992, Hindu extremists destroyed the Babri Masjid, sparking riots that would claim the lives of about 2,000 people, mostly Muslims.
This ruling has a direct impact to me at work because I have colleagues in Bangalore that aren't in the office today due to concerns for their safety. From the perspective of an otherwise disinterested secularist, I can't help but wonder, "Seriously people, this is something to fight and die for?"

Related: Google News section related to the Ayodhya ruling
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