Recently, a certain Amir Khan, with a UK-based email ID, favored Hindudvesha with his profound insights, proclaiming that Hindu Dharma is on a downward spiral, and blessed us with a rather pompous analysis of the so-called underlying reasons.
Ordinarily, we would not dignify such diatribes with a response. However, there was a certain je ne sais quoi about Amir’s email that beckoned us to engage. Here, we share the entire exchange for the enlightenment of our readers. Here’s our rejoinder, followed by Khan’s unabashed analysis of why Hindu Dharma is supposedly on a steep decline.
Thank you, Amir Khan, from the UK; what a riveting piece of analysis! The downfall of Hindus, Hindu Dharma, and India neatly summarized in a condescending lecture on the virtues of monotonous dogma. Forget individual freedom; let’s all bask in the glow of divine rigidity, where questioning is a sin and critical thinking is a relic of the past. And, of course, kudos to the Monotheists for their “Skyboss,” the celestial dictator, because nothing says enlightenment like surrendering your intellect to an almighty puppet master.
Who needs introspection when you can embrace predestined misery as a lifestyle choice? And critical analysis of scriptures? How uncivilized! It’s so much more fun to grind under those “eternally binding” books that have never seen a touch-up.
Also, obviously, diversity is for the weak! Let’s all march to the beat of the same narrow-minded drum. Because who wants the horror of encountering different perspectives?
And yes, you’re absolutely right; I’ve never met a Hindu who could explain their beliefs clearly. Maybe they need a PowerPoint presentation or a flowchart, something simple, you know, for the intellectually challenged.
As for the impending defeat by the Abrahamic faiths, it’s heartening to know that the ink has dried on our subjugation. I’m sure the conquest will be a masterclass in efficiency, with no room for pesky nuances or differing opinions.
And, about the supposed vilification of Indian Muslim history being the result of a deep-seated inferiority complex? If only Hindus had embraced foreign rulers and their gene pool earlier, we could have avoided this mess. Because clearly, societal progress is measured by how well you submit to outsiders.
So, cheers to the enlightening analysis of Hinduism’s inherent flaws and the impending doom of Hindus and India. Your insights are like a breath of fresh, authoritarian air in a world cluttered with diversity, individualism, and critical thinking. How fortunate we are to be graced with such brilliance!
Amir Khan’s email (as received)
Below are the reasons for the downfall of Hindus, Hinduism and India. look forward to debating this in further detail.
Many of Hinduisms doctrinal beliefs and laws are not in conformity with higher eternal truths and reality, since they lack divine legitimacy, its core ideas are not focused on a single immutable truth, this singularity is neither doctrinal , nor ritualistic, for this reason there is no concept or virtue of congregational prayer or other forms of worship. Hinduism promotes the individual only, it is a individualistic religion, its ideas ,beliefs, practices and social norms all lack societal virtues, it may explain why India historically has been ruled by so many small competing independent kingdoms, in comparison to Muslims who were able to establish some of the largest unified empires in History, for this reason in India no one can care less about anyone else, everyone is concerned with just him/herself, a cursory study of Indian Hindu society today will reflect this, gated secure housing communities, massive palaces with shanty towns, low rates of charity, little to no interaction between the wealthy and the poor etc.
Also the belief in Karma has made Hindus docile, lethargic and inactive, for this reason majority of the Hindu population has continued to suffer their misery and humiliation as a predestined part of life’s struggles.
On the other hand, the Monotheist faiths take legitimacy from a all-powerful creator, ,who is also legislator for their respective divine books, whose truths are eternally binding, in Hinduism it is the opposite , its beliefs and ideas have been thought out by fallible beings, regardless of their erudition, wisdom and intelligence, being fallible they are bound to make errors, for this reason Hindu scriptures have been revised and abrogated, Hindu society has been doing this from the beginning. Many of the ideological and Socio cultural flaws inherent within Hindu society today are a direct effect of these flawed teachings of the Hindu scriptures.
This lack of Hinduism to galvanise its practitioners on to a single immutable truth, as we see in the Abrahamic traditions has led to its downfall, every aspect of Hindu society has been effected as a result, in Hinduism there is no obligation to believe in anything, you can believe in whatever you like, and still be called Hindu, or Dharmic, for this reason both animate and inanimate objects have been worshipped, for this reason also Hindu society has been prone to accept almost every kind of thought, ideology and religion that has entered the region. Hinduism cannot be made uniform in its beliefs and practices, there is to much diversity of thought for this ever to happen.
i personally have never met a single Hindu, learned or layman who has been able to expound to me what Hinduism is clearly, some have said it is a way of life, others a eternal religion, others a philosophy, others still a thinking and wisdom tradition, and others spiritual tradition etc.
It can be said with some certainty that Hinduism and India will be defeated and subjugated once again within the next few decades, Pagan, Polytheistic and Idolatrous cultures will never have legitimacy and dominance. They have lost their validity and credence with the arrival of the Abrahamic faiths, especially Islam which is the last, final and pure message as expounded by all the Abrahamic faiths. the Hindutva brigade knows very well their defeat will be at the hands of the Muslims, it is something Muslims know very well and are prepared whenever such a act takes place, , but this time when their defeat does take place, it will be a total subjugation, humiliation of Hindus, the result will be the shock and misery will lead to most Hindus losing their faith and trust in Hinduism itself. Hindus will be made subordinate by force, or by willingness! the ink has dried and there is nothing more left to say!
i also wish to ask you the reasons why many Indians, Hindus in General and Brahmins in particular, and i would say in a rather prejudiced manner seek to vilify, castigate, demean and caricaturise Indian Muslim History , in all its various parameters, from its historical, cultural, literary, to its religious and dogmatic, in my dealings with many Indian Hindus, among British Hindus also these last 5 years i have found vast majority to be very prejudiced in regards Muslims of South Asian descent, sometimes bordering on the fanatic, personally i believe most are ridden with feelings of deep inferiority, due to the long rule of various Muslim dynasties in India, they have a socio cultural narrative which they wish to implant throughout India today, as is being done by the current ruling BJP and its ideological affiliates, this nationalistic discourse of the Hindutva breed has its roots within the scriptures , as much of Hinduisms society, culture and dogma has been formed by the scriptures, either doctrinally from the Vedas or the legal as from the Manusmriti, as are the historical boundaries of India which have also been delineated within the Manusmriti, as according to it west of Hindu Kush encompasses ancient Bharat, it is no surprise than that most right wing Hindu groups have this idea of Akhand Bharat, which they religiously believe in, and as many Muslim invaders of the past came directly from Central Asia, it is no surprise most even today view them as outsiders, invaders, pillagers etc, no surprise than that they are fond of carrying out character assassinations of Muslim personalities of the past who do not conform to their particular brand of socio cultural nationalistic discourse, most of which is based on religious dogma, in short Hindus have never been able to accept that a people with a foreign ideology and foreign gene pool, Muslims in particular, have ruled them for so many centuries, established strong and wealthy dynasties throughout India and left their legacy throughout the length and breadth of India today, as we see in Indias dress,food,architecture, literary traditions, music etc , no wonder Hindus are know seeking to fill these feelings of inferiority complex, envy, hatred and jealousy by harking back to a alleged pre historical “golden age”, in which there were space ships, nuclear weapons, internet, Aeroplanes, the latest scientific and technological inventions, much of which is based on myth.
also, don’t you think Hinduism itself is to blame for the downfall of Hindus and India and their continual subordination by Foreign Powers, the Caste System, Socio Cultural and religious values the Scriptures perpetuate Afterall has doctrinal basis within Hinduism?