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Read Gita in school or leave India: Karnataka education minister

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Hembo, Jul 20, 2011.

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  1. @speaks

    @speaks Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I personally feel that a school is not a place to preach religion, instead morals and ethics should get a seat in curriculum. Or if its really important then instead of gita/quaran/bible etc alone, basic teachings of all the religions of India can have a place. which on a longer run can prove to be constructive and will bring people of different religions together.
     
  2. Karthic Sri

    Karthic Sri <b>STAR MEMBER of the MONTH</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    What is the big ado ?

    The minister has said that this is voluntary. So if you are not interested just STFU and let others who are interested to study.

    Why are you imposing your bloody warped notion of secularism on those willing also ? Like it or not the the roots of Indian culture are in Dharmic values.
     
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  3. KillBill

    KillBill 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Heard of Google? Google
     
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    In classes 8 and 9th , after school we had this shloka recitation from gita for an hour after school, it was the most useless thing we ever did in school. No offence, i am born hindu, and i have nothing against gita, but education in this day and age needs to be competitive and cutting edge... rather introduce , java, c++ or engineering mechanics, or applied electronics and advanced mathematics. that would be much more useful than shlokas.. If nothing, ensure a good Athletics program in school rathar than teaching gita/quran or bible
     
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    Sometimes people go for a short answer of Yes or No, instead of googling and going through dozens of articles, the purpose of these forums is that we participants talk, discuse, question and ask.
    :no:
     
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    @ALL Friends Gita is Not really a religious book it's more a WAY OF LIFE lot of scholars around the world have proved and agree it. In 2006 Report it's said Gita is rapidly replacing the influence of "The Art of War" in Western World

    The area in COLOUR shows that Gita is good article that means they are well written, factually accurate and verifiable, broad in coverage, neutral in point of view, stable so you can read without fear of misrepresent of facts. Other Two are not BAD or FALSE but protected due to various reasions
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    The Gita (Literaly Song) is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, but is frequently treated as a freestanding text. It is considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy.

    The Bible is the collections of the primary religious texts of Judaism and Christianity. There is no single Bible, as the individual books (Biblical canon), their contents and their order vary between denominations. Mainstream Judaism divides the Tanakh into 24 books, while a minority stream of Judaism, the Samaritans, accepts only five.

    The Quran means "a recitation" is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God.

    And i have added BIBLE and QURAN not to compare which is best but to tell some one who may not know what they are as some don't know what Gita is some may not know what BIBLE and QURAN too.
     
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  8. UNAM

    UNAM 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    cases such as these will only make BJP's case weaker in regard to indian politics. religions are not meant to put up on sleeves
     
  9. Karthic Sri

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    They are. Don't lie through your teeth mate. They are and you know that.

    Your saying that minority run institutions have different laws itself goes against the spirit of secularism. So why bother or take the moral high ground when the Gita is taught ? If teaching children religion in school goes against secularism (which I agree indeed goes against) then that must be followed in all schools irrespective of being minority run or whatever.

    It is this hypocrisy of some that sickens everyone.

    One group will not stop, but if the other group starts its communal !
     
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  10. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    We do have Madarsas in our country and General Public is not interested in studying in Madarsas.
     
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    The bhagvat Gita isn't just the Hindu book, it's filled with life lessons. Bible just the same (except the part where they say man owns women but w.e we all aren't perfect).
     
  12. Star Wars

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    Gita is what Lord Krishna instructed to Arjuna before the final battle in Mahabharata... Its a teaching about how material life and material existence is absolutely useless... Just 10000000000000000000000000x more complex than that....

    I just started reading Gita..... FORCE IT ON EVERY MAN WOMAN AND CHILD...seriously..its awesome :bounce-grn:
     
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