Nov 14, 2011

Americans are thinking like Hindus

Examine the opening of the United States Declaration of Independence, written by our founding father, Thomas Jefferson in 1776:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. 

Now, lets modify the opening of the Declaration of Independence and state what we Hindus believe in:

Hindu Vedas hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and are part of Brahman and are given the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Lisa Miller writes an article titled, We Are All Hindus Now, and quotes  Stephen Prothero, religion professor at Boston University, who has long framed the American propensity for "the divine-deli-cafeteria religion" as "very much in the spirit of Hinduism.  You're not picking and choosing from different religions, because they're all the same," he says. "It isn't about orthodoxy. It's about whatever works. If going to yoga works, great—and if going to Catholic mass works, great.  And if going to Catholic mass plus the yoga plus the Buddhist retreat works, that's great, too."

Lisa Miller writes that there is another way in which Americans are becoming more Hindu: 24 percent of Americans say they believe in reincarnation, according to a 2008 Harris poll !!!   If 24% of Americans believe in reincarnation, then they believe in Bhagvad Gita and Lord Krishna too.

There are many Americans who believe that abortion is not right and so do Hindus.  

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