I work for a great set of docs of many religions and backgrounds.
Today I talked to a Hindu doc, from India, and asked him about the recent bombing over there. He gave me some of India's History the split from british rule.......and then the fighting between the muslims and hindus.
I thought it was religious ....he said they were fighting over a piece of land that the Muslims feel is thiers. It is the prettiest part of India he said and that now it is all war torn.
The country of India is divided much like we have different states. When they became free each leader from each "state" decided as to whether they would go Hindu or Muslim.........All choose Hindu.........leaving the Muslims to move to Pakistan,,,,,and the Hindus from Pakistan moved to India. One state that was 60% Muslim 40% Hindu.........chose Hindu............hence the fight for the piece of land.
He said any fight you see going on is Muslim oriented.......except the Koreans and they are just nutty anyway!
He said he did not feel like the Muslims in Iraq deserved to have the Americans over there Fighting for demacracy. The thinking is very narrow minded. He lived in Saudi Arabia for four years to work and he said the women were treated like dirt by the muslims.
We talked about the Hindu religion.........I asked about his "bible" I wanted to know if it had predictions for the future.......like Armeggedon.....He said NO.......I said so you don't live in fear of the future world events..........He said No, we do not live in fear.
We are a peaceable people he said. They have someone like Christ that has come to take away sins. We talked about alot more. I guess what stuck in my mind was that they had no prediction for the future of the planet and mankind. He smiled big when I said that I felt like the Chriistian bible was a script.......written out as suggestions that Christians follow and play out like a script for a movie.
His god to him is the creator of the earth and universe. He said Hindus are tolerant of other religions as they want to be tolerated.
Just wanted to share.