Date: May 16, 2009 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [brahmoconferenceorg] Rituals and superstition rule
The messages you are trying to trivialize are very germane to Brahmoism :-
a)Brahmoism is all about logic, rationality & scientific mindedness .
It denounces all social evils including Sati which is still very
occasionally practiced & glorified by some Indians living in darkness
b)Brahmoism is dead set against all forms of superstitions/mumbo
jumbo/black magic etc. which are as yet popular among a large segment
of our population .
c)Brahmoism is all about tolerance & open mindedness . Learning needs
to be source agnostic . Dogmas & set beliefs have no place in our
religion . Mere mention of Hitler generated needless fury on the other
site no too far back .
d)All the above messages reinforce key Brahmo ideals & hence very relevant .
e)I can confidently say that a majority of us are not at all keen to
debate schisms , splits & controversies of the Brahmo Samaj you are so
enthusiastic about . Why rake up the past ?
What's the big deal washing dirty linen in public ? Why is it being
discussed here ?
--- On Sat, 16/5/09, Rahul Dev Sharma <email@example.com> wrote:
We should ask ourselves
Is Brahmoism about rationalism ?
Is the Brahmo Samaj a NGO ?
What is the purpose of such messages being collectively mailed to
"Brahmos" by these groups ?
Are messages on Hitler's supposed management genius relevant to "Brahmos" ?
Is the suppression of sati and similar practices important in modern
Regretably no Brahmo is prepared to publicly debate such matters (or
the earlier 8 I had listed).