Posted: Jul 20, 2011 11:44 am
by Shiv
I cant delve into semantics and how stuff is understood by academicians and civilians etc. but the Hindu's religion is nothing like Christianity or Islam - there's no force or compulsion, and it contains atheistic elements within it's folds.

Let's say we try a sort of test:

When you think of *religion*, what is the first thing that pops up in your mind? If it's christianity or islam or anything related to any of the abrahamic faiths, clearly that is what we are trying to tell you. In spite of being atheists, you still live in an environment influenced by christianity and islam.

So, there is a high probability that you will think of Hindu*ism* in the same way as you think of christianity or islam, which it is not.