As a Hindu living in and raising a child in the United States — and as a person with firm beliefs and the ability to express them — I’ve written passionately on, and been involved in activism that I believed had merit — on matters concerning my faith.
I’ve worked to counter offensive stereotypes and ignorance that is deep-rooted and widespread about my Dharma, its deeper symbolism and its practices. But I’ve generally held back from posting about religion on social media.
I’m making an exception today to talk about something that has been bothering me for a while. I invite responses from those who identify as Hindu, Buddhist, Agnostic, Atheist, or Humanist.
I understand that most of us have a strong sense of identity, and we react angrily when that identity is attacked or demeaned...more