I tried to post the below comment on Indi's blog post about Akon and Buddhism, but it didn't got posted on his blog due to some reason. I may not be able to follow it up, so I thought of leaving a post on my blog here. This is a response to Indi's following posts.
Did you think about why Madona is hated by many Catholics around the world, and Catholic church go with all guns fired, every time she go for a world tour? Even in Sri Lanka, how many Catholics we find, who hate Madona? Can Madona go to Rome?http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/michaeldeacon/100006555/catholics-call-madonna-satanic-shes-not-shes-too-dull/You wouldn't say a word about Madona Vs Catholicism debate, as "Catholicism/Christinism" is the idealism in your worldview. You see those as "supreme" and "taken for granted" and look down on Budhism and Islam as "third world, ignorant people's religions". You will say "no I'm not". But, your brain is programmed like that. You see the world, from that point of view only.Let me ask a question. Did you say a word, when Sri Lanka banned the movie "Da Vinci Code"? No. Cuz, it was banned due to objections from Colombo Catholics. If, Da Vinci Code was allowed to screen in Sri Lanka, we would have seen much more action than the MTV attack.Dear Indi! This is not a matter about Bhudists, Mulims or Sri Lankans. It's the basic human nature, no matter what religion they belong to or where they live. You take this (The music video in question) lightly, because it's not contradicting the culture in which you are brought up in. You have to look at it from the eye of the people who are involved in it.