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35 Comments on "Grit, Rocket Science & God: Nirbhay’s Day Out"
Bit annoyed at the prayer at a scientific endeavour. Common consensus would be – "what's the harm?". But the scietists should leave their religion at home – they're being paid by a secular state, and the launch is a secular occasion.
Yup agree …. whatever happened to scientific temperament desired in the Constitution !! The scientists themselves are seen lacking in it.
Hi, kindly take the secular babble and stick it up your ass.All the way.Kindly ..
The peoples are working there are also human and prayers just lifted their confidence. I am a not believer talking here.
Hindus are secular thats why many religions are thriving here. Tolerance should not be passed as cowardice.
it should not be about hindus but indians.
either no religious ceremoniesor,short ceremonies for hindu, buddhist, jain, sikh religions – all indian tradition – not just hindus.
btw, how hard would it be to raise the standard of the ceremony? could they not be sitted at a nice elevated podium, with the priest wearing a nice clean, proper dhoti, and the like?
I don't mind a buddhist or jain or sikh ceremony. BUT I will seriously mind a muslim or christian ceremony. these religions are not Indian. anything Indian is fine with me.
Shiv, I honestly advice you to delete the photos with the pandit. They don't seem to serve any purpose except provide a ruse for some Indians to feel ashamed of. The scientists should be given a reprimand for such rituals in front of a goddamn MISSILE !
I think they should just pray to God to ensure that they build the missile properly instead of praying that the missile doesn't burst and crash.
Goddammit. Please delete them Shiv.
we are proud of our culture, our religion and our country. I don't see anything wrong in praying before an important event. Please don't display naked 'secularism' everywhere
Sarath Kumar, please keep your inferiority complex at home along with your "Secular" friends.Those scientists have every right to pray for the success of their mission as does the Indian Army at Ayudh Pooja for their weapons. Deracinated twits like you will never appreciate or understand the depth of passion and pride one's own culture evokes and the effort folks go to respect it. If you can't respect it, then best keep quiet. You are not worthy of being a scientist or contributing to the nation, so at least keep your mouth shut.
Cactus are your convert Christian or Muslim? I'm a Sikh I have no issues with pictures. Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism are Indian religion and are welcomed. Everything else is foreign.
Sarath kumar, Its people like you who are a disgrace to country. People like you are ashamed of your own culture but the same things when preached or done by Germans or Americans or ur English masters, you admire them, praise them. When ur elders said do yoga. People like you said its crap, then years later learn it from the Americans who got it from here. Same goes for Sanskrit or teachings of gita. The level of servility and ignorance is just appalling.
Do you think your safron god will save you from doom?
Sarath, Try looking for russian submarine launch pictures on google, u will see russian orthodox priests with their paraphernalia blessing the new systems. Same is the condition with Greek/ Norwegian and if my memory serves me right, i even remember seeing a christian priest in one of their ship/submarine launch.
So what's everybody's problem if there is a Hindu priest there? We a Hindu majority nation. Up with your secular barbs! Why is it such a big issue if Hindus want to embrace their culture openly?
Is it necessary for a PANDIT to do the rituals or can any HINDU perform it? Just curious.
Hindunism is not just a religion but it's a part of our culture ..why people felling ashamed of that …we should not forget our root.
Anonymous @ 8:08, you'll know how good the missile is, when it strikes one of your terror camps and sends your chinese equipped friends to pieces.Dont worry about Indians and their faith.
Sarath Kumar, keep your inferiority complex about India and Hinduism to yourself.
@ Anon 2:42 AMHi I am a Christian I did not like your comment I visit the site because I Love my nation if you and others are discriminant on basis of religion then………
Just like the Tomahawk missile was used by the US to destroy terrorist camps, Nirbhay should be used to clear our neighborhood of the terrorist swine.
With Modi, it is possible that India will strike fear in terrorist camps with Nirbhay.
To Anon @2:42 AM
Then what….You are not gonna love your nation.
The practice is inherently discriminatory, by clearly serving a single religion. Either have services for all the major religions – or none at all. We are not a Hindu Country – this isn't a Hindu Missile – like how Pakistan and Iran call theirs Islamic missiles. We are better than them, and less petty (or should be).
The scientists are welcome to offer prayers at home, in private, as well, according to their own religion. If they truly believe – that should be enough to "boost their confidence". No need to do it on the launch site, at all!
You definitely don't see the Americans holding prayer meetings before launches, or the EU Space Agency either. They are very proud of their heritage – so proud, that they have no need to make a big show of religion, in technological matters.
WE are insecure, and have to continuously bring religion into the public sphere of technology, where confidence should be from your work, not divine providence. This Puja in front of a missile isn't a sign of strength – it's weakness.
Hahahaha… no comment abt missile n test… all about the prayer ritual… if we get this excited about religion debate then obv we are believers. No harm offering prayers then.
Also, this is not a public place but a test site. The scientists can do whatever they want to as typically they only have access.
To Anon @2:42 AM & 5:52 PMNOPE but does the words Khalistan and Sikh ring some bells.
@cactus lily where is it said that scientists cannot pray to God and how doing puja one ceases to be a secular person. A secular person is not a non believer in God an absurd and silly comment and has disgraced The OP Cactus Lily = 1971 indo pak war by adopting that identity 1971 war was a show case how Indians had been fighting but were disillusioned by british historians