Government of India says that LORD RAM is a Myth!

India
September 13, 2007 12:39pm CST
The Government of India filed a document in the Supreme court of India stating that LORD RAM - The Hindu God revered by millions of Hindus all over the world actually doesn't exist and that he is only a Myth. The ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) was instrumental is making such comments. I am not against the facts mentioned,(If you want to build something for development, thats fine.) You don't have to change a belief which is as old as this country and its history. I would say that at least the ASI should have been more sensitive to the issue of respecting the believes of millions of Hindus all across the world before it made any comments. And India being a democracy, each and every person has right to follow or believe his own religion and GOD. I hope the ASI takes back its comments and apologizes for the same. Anybody any comments on this issue.....I welcome any opinions!
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@vijigopi (991)
• United States
13 Sep 07
I believe that it is irresponsible of the ASI to give such a statement. Given that Ram's period is 17,50,000 years behind us and claiming that no such proofs are available is pure blasphemy. What facts did they try to find out that they claim it as a myth? Let another 1000 years pass and most of us who live now will be a myth. What about things that happened so many lakhs of years ago!! Even if they don't believe in it, that is no reason why they should go on to destroy a bridge that millions of Hindus believe is a sacred bridge built by Ram when they have so many (I believe atleast six other) options to choose from. The Centre and the State Government of Tamilnadu are hell bent on destroying the bridge even when some geologists suggest it could be a waste of time and money if another tsunami comes in. I daresay they will not try to do something like this if it concerns the beliefs of the minorities.
• India
14 Sep 07
I think 1,750,000 years back modern human being have not yet appeared. I don't know how you can date like that. Whether destroying the bridge will harm the people and environment are something ASI need to be mindful of. It is important to believe what is true. Just by believing something to have happened, that does not make it true. I sincerely believe VHP, RSS, Bajrang Dal etc. should conduct historical research to argue for their case. That would have been a more respectable response. I have gone to Kurukshetra to see Krishna Museum. Did the Museum really believe that the battle of Kurukshetra as described by Ved Vyasa happen? It said the battle of a kind of local war would have happened. I believe Ved Vyasa's intention was to convey theological point, not historical point. And I am inclined to believe that Valmiki had similar point. But I am open for evidences provided they contain sound historical findings.
• India
14 Sep 07
I think in this case the response given by headhunter stands good! Let VHP and related organisations which use Hindutva as a weapon to rake up issues, do research and prove that Ram is true. I am sure the results will help the Hindus make their beliefs into reality and shut mouths that are fighting for meaning less causes! Thanks for your opinion & I respect what you have stated!
• India
16 Sep 07
But during the time of ramapithecus how did modern man fit into the picture? If Ram was modern man, then he cannot live with ramapithecus? Of course, if there is an explanation then I think people will buy into. I am not trying hard to disprove your religion... I am just saying that these issues are there. with regards, headhunter525
• United States
14 Sep 07
no one is a myth. only a belief!
• India
14 Sep 07
Yes. Belief, faith that something existed or something exists is what keeps the people busy! Thanks for your opinion!
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
14 Sep 07
ok, fill in some holes for me as Im not familiar with this story. From what I gather, the government of india, got a legal ruling from a court to declare a RAM a myth for what? If I understand correctly, it is to clear the way to legaly demolish a sacred site?