Friday, January 07, 2005

Caste system adds to misery

Yahoo! News - India's untouchables forced out of relief camps The "untouchable" Dalits of India - the lowest caste - are being forced out of refugee shelters by higher-caste Indians. The caste system goes back centuries. Hinduism perpetuates it, teaching that being born into a low caste is a punsihment for sins in a previous life. There is no upward mobility in Hindu society; one can only hope to to be reincarnated in a higher caste. I wonder what the liberal elite will think of this? It must conflict them greatly. One the one hand they are terribly enamored of Eastern religion and philopsophy. And yet the results of that worldview is an entrenched racism and social oppression.

3 comments:

Mumon said...

We don't like racism.

Mumon said...

And it's a bit of a broad brush several times over:

1. All Eastern religions are not Hinduism, nor are they racist.

2. All Hindus do not adhere nor endorse the caste system.

3. Their wordview is one reason why the number of employed in the US (forget the bogus "unemployment rate") has been stagnant for years now.

Corrie said...

1. All Eastern religions are not Hinduism, nor are they racist.Never said they were. But the doctrines of karma and reincarnation help perpetuate the caste system.

2. All Hindus do not adhere nor endorse the caste system.Ditto.


3. Their wordview is one reason why the number of employed in the US (forget the bogus "unemployment rate") has been stagnant for years now.Say what? How exactly does polytheism and a belief in reincarnation translate to economic competitiveness?