How Religion Leads the World into Crisis

A monk’s take on Islam & Hinduism

Religion is spirituality gone bad and all conflicts of this world, inner or outer, are a result of one man’s belief being pitted against another man’s conviction, the Sadhguru said in the latest edition of On the Couch with Koel. On the conflict between Hinduism and Islam, which is on top of everyone’s mind because of the terror strikes in Mumbai, the Sadhguru’s theory seems to be simple. He says people who live on the surface and look for purpose in life have always been the most destructive ones. Your purpose is always bound to be in conflict with someone else’s, he said. Conflict isn’t about good or bad anymore. It is about your belief between the different religions would have been solved by now had each generation worked a little towards it and not let the issue becomes so complex. If you’re a believer, you are religious, he said. The moment you believe, you are convinced of something, and that’s a dangerous place to be in….

December 13, 2008

The man who survived

The man who survived Pakistan’s Gestapo
Saturday, December 13, 2008
by Rahimullah Yusufzai

Courtesy and Thanks: The News

The writer is resident editor of The News in Peshawar. and he can be reached at: rahimyusufzai@yahoo.com
Businessman Munir Mengal’s disclosures about his 22 months’ detention in Pakistan are shocking and painful. The only known reason for his arrest and torture at the hands of former president Pervez Musharraf’s government was his intention to launch a Balochi language satellite television channel, Baloch Voice. If even half of his allegations are true, it would be easier for us to understand why so many Baloch are angry and willing to pick up the gun and fight for their rights.

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