Category Archives: Religion

Written on Jul, 24, 2016 by in | Comments Off on MEITEI RELIGIOUS EVOLUTION & SECULAR HUMANISM
MEITEI RELIGIOUS EVOLUTION & SECULAR HUMANISM

  This column is in response to a request from a TSE reader,  Living Malangmei, who liked my previous article. The bulk of the world’s population adheres to some sort of religion. As there is a variety of religions, a confusion has arisen among many who can think for themselves. The first cause of religious confusion is not knowing which …

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Written on Jul, 17, 2016 by in | Comments Off on THE FASTEST GROWING RELIGION – IRRELIGION
Krishna - Hinduism - irreligion - ways of life

  ‘And Then There Were None’. In my attempt for TSE to catch up with topical tips of what’s going on in the world of “irreligion”, I am borrowing for effect, a cheerless title from Agatha Christie’s novels  – ‘And then there were none’. It’s about the complete disappearance of religion – fact or fiction. That, from available global data, …

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Written on Jun, 12, 2016 by in | Comments Off on A CHRISTIAN THOUGHT FOR MANIPUR FROM A BIBLE READER
A CHRISTIAN THOUGHT FOR MANIPUR FROM A BIBLE READER

In Manipur, do we still need missionaries from the outside, like  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – widely known as Mormons, who vigorously engage in proselytising?  Mia culpa – if we do. These missionaries make us look dense “unreached people”. The gospel of Jesus Christ tells anyone who wants to know about Christianity . Paul said: it …

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Written on May, 01, 2016 by in | Comments Off on THE EARTHQUAKE – GOD IS MORE SINNED AGAINST THAN SINNING
earthquake-in-imphal

The recent earthquake (6.7 Richter Scale) in Manipur on January 4 2016 killed 6 people. There were a couple of mild earthquakes in Imphal that I vaguely remember, just before WWII. A quake in the neighbouring regions of Sagain and Mawlaik in Myanmar on April 13 2016 (6.9 RS) killed 30 people. The earthquake in Japan (7.6 RS) on April …

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Written on Apr, 03, 2016 by in | Comments Off on ISLAMIC JIHADS & CHRISTIAN CRUSADES
islamic-jihad

  Islamic Jihads or holy wars are now common knowledge as in the recent suicide bombings in Brussels on March 22 2016. This is nothing new. Muslims and Christians  have been having jihads against each other since the 7th century CE, when Christian crusades against Muslims began. No such heroic deeds have ever been inculcated by Hindus  after the first …

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Written on Feb, 21, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
Shiva

This column is a mixed bag of human struggles for coexistence and religious supremacy. The strife for the Darwinian unification of all life including Homo sapiens has been hard and brutal. As I caught the dying embers of British Raj, I have glimpses of Hyderabad, Goa, Kashmir, Manipur and Nagaland,  whose histories dry in congealed blood. Every time an empire …

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Written on Feb, 07, 2016 by in | Comments Off on UPDATES ON MUMBAI TERRORIST ATTACK OF NOVEMBER 26 2008 (P1 & P2)
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Terrorism, as the name implies is to terrorise people. The Islamist jihadists use it to the hilt. The recent terrorist attack at the Indian Air Force Base at Pathankot on January 2 2016 escapedwithout disaster though seven Air Force men lost their lives; four of them while defusing a bomb. There is still a layer of darkness beneath the surface that …

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Written on Jun, 05, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Kind hearted Hindu goddess Lakshmi will do the job

It’s time people got a rude awakening. God has been a male model far too long. It’s time God shows her true feminine form – says Hilary Cotton, chairman of Women and the Church – the Transformation Steering Group, a body that meets in Lambeth Place to examine the impact of women in ministry on the Church of England. Lambeth …

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Written on Mar, 01, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
there is no bad religion

    There is something magical about religion. It can coax a water lily to tie its roots to land. I just read two articles in a booklet presented to me while I was in Imphal in November 2014. One article was ‘Faith and worship of the indigenous Kabui community of Kangleipak’ and the other ‘Faith and worship of the …

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Written on Jan, 01, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Celebrating Christmas in Manipur

This Christmas is over and gone. In the UK Christmas now is a celebration about glittering street and home decorations; giving and receiving presents and greeting cards; drinking and enjoying; and sitting down to a sumptuous meal at a lavish family lunch or dinner. It also means if we don’t have any money, Christmas is a time of glum and …

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