A beautiful and poignant summation about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. I loved reading it for its pure melody of words woven around an intransigent truth. The writer has intelligently linked Christ's teachings with what is relevant to our Indian society.
Ananya S Guha.
sri venkat (ahvenkitesh)
Not to pour a damper, but let us not get carried over. Here are a few issues to consider. It is really very important to consider the impact of Christ and his sayings in the real word and let us see what is that impact
The author claims, "god that Jesus held up but the forerunner to socialism, social justice, secularism and democracy? "
First there is no connection to democracy and jesus. if at all there is inverse relationship. All the scientific, discoveries, and concepts such as democracy and secularism arose only when the Europeans discovered and thrived on their pre Christian heritage. This is called the era of rennaissance.
Second. Democracy existed long ago in India. It was not introduced by the west Here is an excellent link
DEMOCRACY IN ANCIENT INDIA http://www.nipissingu.ca/department/history/muhlberger/histdem/indiadem.htm It is especially remarkable that, during the near-millenium between 500 B.C. and 400 A.D., we find republics almost anywhere in India that our sources allow us to examine society in any detail. Unless those sources, not least our Greek sources, are extremely deceptive, the republics of India were very likely more extensive and populous than the poleis of the Greeks.80
Third what is the impact of the sayings of Christ and the religion be brought forward
Sadly with the coming of Christianity that thousands and thousands of cultures, and ancient communities were completely destroyed ... all under the name of Christ. The basis was that all these cultures were false and had to be replacec with true christian religion.
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