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User avatar #4 - mrwalkerfour ONLINE (07/05/2014) [-]
love hinduism was like, "yeah im jsut gonna stay this size" meanwhile christians and islam "CONVERT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL THE MASSES"
#82 to #4 - anonymous (07/06/2014) [-]
Hinduism is passed on by the father. Nobody can convert into hinduism, but they can practice it if they wish. One of my teachers is Hindu, but she says that her children can not be. because the father wasn't originally, thus making their hindu life line end.

I took a religions class last year
User avatar #65 to #4 - rockerforlife (07/06/2014) [-]
In Human Geography, Hinduism (and Judaism) is considered a non-universalizing religion; it's dogma doesn't seek to convert unbelievers. Unlike Christianity and Islam, which are both universalizing religions.
User avatar #6 to #4 - reginleif (07/05/2014) [-]
Hinduism is basically a class based religion, it doesn't apply well to foreigners. Who the **** wants to join a religion as an "untouchable"?

Judaism was a religion of a "chosen" people, they really had no motivation to spread their religion.

Islam however was a religion based on equality amongst its believers so naturally it appealed to former followers of Hinduism who wanted to escape that rigid class based society. Former untouchable scum? NOT ANYMORE, you are now Muslim a man just like any other!

Christianity is a expansive religion with Jesus ordering his apostles to spread his message to others, even while alive. The kingdom is coming! repent! All that good stuff.

You're comparing religions that are missionary to religions that uphold a given race, or class. :/ Not the same.
User avatar #67 to #6 - commontroll ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
Islam and Christianity were both the same in that regard. Only difference between how Jesus and Mohammad acted was that Jesus didn't take absolute power over cities and then go conquer other cities with the sword.
User avatar #62 to #6 - swifterly (07/06/2014) [-]
Islam isn't a religion based on equality amongst it's believers :/
User avatar #80 to #62 - moda (07/06/2014) [-]
what makes you say that
User avatar #89 to #80 - swifterly (07/06/2014) [-]
I probably misinterpreted what he said, but back then and even today in most middle eastern countries, leaving Islam is punishable by death. Women have very little human rights and if you are gay, you can be hung or tossed of cliffs. My mother was a Christian Arab who grew up in the Middle East and she used to tell that Muslim interactions with other religions and non Muslim was very aggressive. They didn't treat their wives very good either.

I'm not saying all Muslims do this and that they are evil wife beaters. This is just what I have been told and taught about the Muslims in the Middle East.
User avatar #96 to #89 - moda (07/06/2014) [-]
my family and including my parents are muslims, and my brother is a redneck christian, thing is when a good percentage of the muslims in those countries really aren't and are using islam as a way to cover up all the terrible things they do, and when they kill all the good ones, which is over 100,000 thousand you only hear from the bad ones cause all the good ones either escaped or are dead. But also a lot are very close minded and all though they'll peretend they like other religions, the sad truth is they think everyone except them is going to hell. So that's why i like to break propaganda. im not religious at all, in fact my hobbies include getting stoned and playing video games. so do you see what im trying to say i know it sounds confusing
User avatar #103 to #96 - swifterly (07/06/2014) [-]
Yeah that makes sense. I lost you when you said getting stoned and playing video games. It took me a while to realize you meant to get high haha
User avatar #49 to #6 - MrDeadiron (07/06/2014) [-]
Well most of Islamic expansion was purely militaristic.
User avatar #47 to #6 - Temperance (07/06/2014) [-]
Meanwhile Sikhs are like, "everyone's welcome, we've got swords!"
User avatar #54 to #47 - reginleif (07/06/2014) [-]
Swords and no shaving. :/ You just successfully recruited every neckbeard on FunnyJunk.

You guys are all right though. ;)
User avatar #48 to #47 - Temperance (07/06/2014) [-]
"NO SHAVING"
#35 to #6 - anonymous (07/06/2014) [-]
I heard it was easier for Indian to convert to either Judaism or Christianity, but it was harder for them to convert to Islam.

Is that true?
User avatar #42 to #35 - reginleif (07/06/2014) [-]
I couldn't tell you, I'm not well read on the interactions between those 3 religions. We got a religionexplain yet?

I'll settle for hinduismexplain, or usarmyexplain (cause he might know something about brown people). . :/

#93 to #42 - usarmyexplain ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
It's not exactly my field of expertise, but I think it would have more to do with an individual's mind set. Mostly the question would be what that person is willing to accept and conform to.

I dont believe I have ever been friends with a Hindu, but I was friends when a Sikh man for several years, he had a severe dislike for Muslims. Here is where my understand of history gets fuzzy, where was only a chapter on this in 10th grade world history The issue dates back to the separation of India into three countries. India became India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, the countries were separated by religion. Hindus stayed in what is now India, and Muslims went to Pakistan, with the Hindu population of Pakistan moving to India. Naturally this somewhat forced relocation left a bad taste in people's mouth, strife between the religions in both countries has been ongoing, and the only reason the countries have not gone to ware is because both sides have nuclear weapons meaning that neither country would survive .


User avatar #104 to #93 - reginleif (07/06/2014) [-]
I was just joking with your mention. but yeah what you mentioned does sound pretty interesting. 0.o

I did hear about the problems of splitting the nations into Pakistan and India, but like I said I really had not read up on it. :/
User avatar #110 to #104 - usarmyexplain ONLINE (07/06/2014) [-]
The US Army has not exactly had a golden track record with forced relocation of populations, but it seems like the British Empire dividing the region along religious lines was not really a bad idea, even if a lot of people died in the process it, the countries have been remarkable stable.
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