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Author Topic: Nepal to stay secular -- proposal for a Hindu nation rejected  (Read 1006 times)

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Nepal to stay secular -- proposal for a Hindu nation rejected
« on: September 14, 2015, 11:44:27 am »
"A  proposal to declare Nepal a Hindu state was overwhelmingly rejected by  the constituent assembly on Monday which reaffirmed that the  Hindu-majority nation will remain secular."

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Re: Nepal to stay secular -- proposal for a Hindu nation rejected
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 12:39:31 pm »
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"A  proposal to declare Nepal a Hindu state was overwhelmingly rejected by  the constituent assembly on Monday which reaffirmed that the  Hindu-majority nation will remain secular."

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Disappointing, but I guess little can be expected of the savages in power since the monarchy was overthrown.

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Re: Nepal to stay secular -- proposal for a Hindu nation rejected
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 01:10:30 pm »
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Disappointing, but I guess little can be expected of the savages in power since the monarchy was overthrown.
Say what?
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Re: Nepal to stay secular -- proposal for a Hindu nation rejected
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 02:42:56 pm »
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Say what?

The sentiment seemed fairly straightforward?

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Re: Nepal to stay secular -- proposal for a Hindu nation rejected
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 03:05:05 pm »
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The sentiment seemed fairly straightforward?

 
I just wanted to clarify as well--you're not in favor of this ruling?
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Re: Nepal to stay secular -- proposal for a Hindu nation rejected
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 03:18:10 pm »
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Disappointing, but I guess little can be expected of the savages in power since the monarchy was overthrown.

I prefer secular governments. I really don't like theocracies as they tend to be hostile to those who belief differently than the official line (even if those who "believe differently" are supposedly of the same religion). Governments should remain secular, IMHO.
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Re: Nepal to stay secular -- proposal for a Hindu nation rejected
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 10:51:20 am »
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I just wanted to clarify as well--you're not in favor of this ruling?

No, not really. I'm always in favour of religion playing a large public role in the state; and that extends to Nepal.

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Re: Nepal to stay secular -- proposal for a Hindu nation rejected
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 11:46:55 am »
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No, not really. I'm always in favour of religion playing a large public role in the state; and that extends to Nepal.

 
Okay. That's actually an interesting position. I don't necessarily agree with it, but it's interesting.

I assume there's a reason why you feel that way?
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