|JNU scholar becomes Nepals new MAOIST PM.
[This is the first JNU has showed up in RMF. To learn more about this university, see this link].
|More secessionist pressures
Here is an interesting article from Wharton's India newsletter titled "Are Smaller States the Answer in India?" ...
|Blond Jesus from 1800s
Vijay shares a photograph:
Here is a link from within this forum in the photo section which I just uploaded....
I took this picture this summer at Hohen Schawngau Castle in Bavaria Germany. This castle was built or rebuilt around 1855. It clearly shows a 'Blond Jesus'. What is there for anyone to say. Jesus was a Jew so most likely a short man with black curly locks, but here the christians have created a Aryan baby Jesus. I took this picture because as soon as I saw this image, words of Rajiv Malhotra's Breaking India resonated in my ears.
Rajiv Malhotra's response:
"...I dont know when i will get around to publishing it [BI] in the full version because i have many other projects pending. One of the article I wrote (unpublished) was titled "How Jesus Became Blonde". All earlier art showed Jesus with Middle
Eastern features, and only in the past 200 years did Jesus start looking like a white man."
Ganesh shares a related link:
"LBI Institute says its version, Judith Christ of Nazareth, The Gospels of the Bible, Corrected to Reflect that Christ Was a Woman, Extracted from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, takes Thomas Jefferson's edited Gospel one step futher by "correcting" the gender of Christ and God."
Shaas follows up:
"The Church is like a chameleon. It changes features, philosophies, approaches with only one purpose: to defeat her "competitors", i.e. cultures, religions, etc.....
Different with Sanatan Dharm that is the expression of deepest natural law. Veda is knowledge and it will not and cannot be changed. Maybe expanded and brought in new words - but it is Natural Law, eternal. It deals systematically with the basis of life - consciousness - and as such is indispensable for any kind of educational system.
The past and present of Christianity are the clearest example how a religion, in absence of a real basis, can be again and again manipulated to be an instrument of power mongers."
Rajiv Malhotra makes an important point in his response:
"All religions change over time to respond to the needs of the context. We call this smritis. These are not fixed or else we would be frozen in time as often alleged. Even the aesthetics of how a deity is presented changes and is merely artist imagination. Not a single image of Krishna or Rama claims to be by an artist who saw the avatara at that time. There are no images surviving from that era assuming there were such images. So these are artist imaginations and such imaginations evolved over time".