Sunday, May 27, 2018

Hindu musing

In irrelevant reading I found that a woman interested in becoming a Hindu was told that her best chance was to be reincarnated as a Dalit.

Yes, I thought that rather odd. This popped up as the first reference. Executive summary: some experts say you can convert, but probably you can't, and you are going to have the caste you inherited. Details of belief may vary, but caste is cast in stone.

We know the obvious conflicts between Christian and Hindu doctrine--their claims cannot both be true. Jesus said that the one who would be greatest must be the servant of all. That would be the Dalits. Christianity stands their caste system on its head. I'm imagining a Brahmin hoping to be reincarnated as an Untouchable...

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