Why Might There Be
Religious and Political Disconnects?
By: Ex Baba admin
, you can read Barry Pittard's article:
Why Might There Be Religious and
"These short extracts from Shantanu Dutta’s
Power of godmen, can provide a stimulus for discussion on
the issue - are godmen (and godwomen, one supposes)
beneficial or baneful or an intriguing mixture of both?"
"It Can Take Two To Disconnect
And the disconnect no doubt is not just disconnect by politician
from spiritual leader, but the reverse as well ... The issue of
religious leaders speaking out arises as an explosive one when few
speak out. Let only a few do it and they are a novelty - even a
"Ought We Disconnect from Disconnected Gurus?
Here are but two questions some of my readers might like to run
with their spiritual leaders - whether at a mandir or temple,
synagogue, mosque, vihara, church, and so forth:
1. What is our Faith’s specific, injunction or declared
statement - if there is one - on sexual abuse?
2. What policy guidelines - if any - are there for
dealing with offenses, proved or as yet alleged - within the ranks
of the authority or amongst the congregation? (Please be so
kind as to write to me with the details. I am interested. Email:
bpittard (at) optusnet.com.au)
There is bound to be conflict when a preacher does not grapple
with the question of how lay persons can, without great stress - and
indeed hypocrisy - act out the precepts in practical and meaningful
That is to say - connected".