Saturday, October 14, 2006

Untouchable Dalits Had Enough

This is the religious equivalent of sticking two fingers up at the establishment. The lowest Hindu caste, Dalits (or untouchables) are telling their Hindu masters to screw themselves. No doubt throwing off generations of family history, they are converting en masse to Buddhism and Christianity.

I'm sure this means something different to each individual involved. But I'd imagine they all agree that if you're in something that's wrecking your life, then get out!

To me, Christianity is liberty.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

(KJV - Galatians and II Corinthians)

Links:
Dalit Christians
National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights

1 comment:

Peter said...

But that's the stranglehold of religion... it'll keep wrecking people's lives while they feel honour bound to stay faithful to the cause.

Loyalty is a two-edged sword. On the positive side, it is admirable. On the negative, it instills passion and commitment for erroneous ends. Loyalty, it seems, is as much a flaw of mankind as an attribute.