Musings of a 20-something lethargic IITian on India and Catholicism.
Tuesday, April 08, 2003
At that he said to them, "Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God." (Mt 22:21)
How much respect will I lose if I admit that I see myself as a Christian first and Indian next?
What does being a Christian mean?
"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself. " (Mt 22:37,39)
To be Christian is to be filled with love for God and mankind.
Is this incompatible with being an Indian? Of course not!
Being an Indian means being the inheritor of the oldest heritage in the world. Being an Indian means being tolerant of people with differing views and cultures. Being an Indian means having a strong sense of Tradition, yet not imprisoned by it.
Where then would the divergence come? When/where would I have to make a choice between being Indian and being Christian?
When my leaders lead me into a war I do not see a reason for.
When my country commits atrocities on other nations that have no justification.
When my lawmakers pass laws that restrict the basic freedoms of men. posted by Kensy | 2:43 AM
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