There was very interesting and engaging discussion on fellow blogger Sharell’s Blog .It sound so noble and nice not to attack a ‘person’ but his ‘Ideas’.Just like what Hindu Scriptures , Gautam Buddha , Jesus Christ and later Mahatma Gandhi taught us that ‘Hate the Sin , not the Sinner’.This idea is as much difficult to follow practically as much easy it is to preach theoretically.
How are you going to deal with a person who is acting violently and could harm you?. How would you save yourself from his ‘Idea’ of violence and contain him.That makes it a very complex issue.There were some strong opinions of the view that it (‘Sin and Sinner’ thing) was ‘essentially’ a western Idea which may have originated from the teaching of Jesus Christ.I wouldn’t go in the credibility of that claim as it is not something I am keen to discuss.Wherever and whenever this idea have generated but my objective is to explore its practicality and application in real life.
Try telling a lady , who has been exploited , to separate the idea of ‘Exploitation’ from the ‘Exploiter’ and see her frustration.
Try telling a man , who has been robbed , to separate the idea of ‘Robbing’ from the ‘Robber’ and see his facial expression.
Try telling a man , who has been cheated , to separate the Idea of ‘Cheating’ from the ‘Cheater’ and then see his desperation.
Obviously its not easy.And then ‘Ideas’ are nothing but the ‘Lingual-Nomenclature’ of the action of a person.So , can we absolve a person from the the responsibilities of his action.Is it possible or even justified ? So who came first , Ideas or People ? Can Ideas exist in isolation ? No.There are people and that is why Ideas exists.If people cease to exist , Ideas will perish.
Lets check how western world actually apply the western or christian ideas of ‘Hate the Sin , Not the Sinner’.
Is it possible to hate the “Idea of ‘Terrorism”, not the ‘Terrorist’ ? People would detest me if I say that I hate terrorism but I don’t dislike Daud Ibrahim.Are western countries following this very idea which is considered an inherently western or more specifically Christian by themselves ? Did America , a western and majority Christian country , ever tried to dislike the ‘Idea of Terrorism’ and find its basic reason and ultimate solution ? NO ! Rather it looked individuals as its enemies , be it Saddam Hussein or Osam Bin laden or recently Muamar Qaddafi.
America unapologetically killed 1,36,000 innocent people in the warzone of Iraq and Afghanistan and changed the world forever.It spent a monstrous 1 trillion dollar in the war against terror and spoiled its own economy.I am not sure how western world is following the Idea propagated by Jesus Christ ?
And still , it is said the this idea of ‘Hating the Sin , not Sinner’ is alien and foreign to India and familiar to Western people.I would like to tell them politely the very same thing which Abhishek Bacchan tells everyone in a mobile Ad- That
Get an Idea , Sir Jee !