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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

A List of Religions in one Easily Compare-able Table

A new page! "A List of Some Religions and Belief Systems".

There is loads more I am going to add, including many more smaller religions (at the moment the only small ones are those found in the UK), denominations of the major religions, cults and historical religions.

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Fact-check the section 'Hindutva' under 'Hinduism' page

Firstly, the incident of killing a man based on rumors that he ate beef it totally unfortunate and needs to be condemned.

However, there is more to the story than 'violent Hindutva'. The story needs to be seen in perspective of "cows as pets" and "cows as prized possession". I again concede that none of these perspectives justify the lynching of a man, I am just saying looking it just though religious angle is not completely correct. The below article does decent job of presenting the perspective that I am talking about:

That said, India is a large country and has second largest population in the world. In such a large country, the media blows the incident of killing a single Muslim (which is of course wrong) out of proportion w.r.t many incidents where Hindus are lynched by Muslim mob. When Hindus are persecuted, it finds an entry in corner of a page 6 or 7 or 8 and a Muslim's killing grabs international headline. Both are crimes and both should find equal coverage by media.

And cattle is definitely a sensitive issue in India, not just because cows are revered in Hinduism, but cattle are assets of common villagers in India. You can see how cattle smugglers murder the opposing people in India and compare how these incidents are covered by local and international media in proportion to the incident that you mentioned in Hindutva section.

All I ask is, considering to rewriting the section

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