benoy 2017-03-17 17:32:13 News
Looking forward to reading more about this successful pioneer.
Thripthy raphael 2017-03-17 17:31:14 News
Fr.dominic valanmanal from anakkata got a great authority from heaven against cancer.Now approx 700 of varous types of cancer patients cured from critical stage.so don't fear, trust complete in God, bring him towards father.God starts his work when humans fail.so pls comtact father without any hesitation
Critic 2017-03-17 17:03:25 News
You're all screwed up, Andrew. Why criticize fiction as if it is true? 
Ninan Mathullah 2017-03-17 15:19:27 News

പത്തുകല്പനകളിലെ സർവ്വ പോക്കിരിത്തരങ്ങളും മോസസ് ചെയ്യിതിന് There is no proof that he broke all of them.ശേഷം കല്ലിൽ അദ്ദേഹം തന്നെ എഴുതി വച്ചതാണ്  പത്ത് കൽപ്പന.  Vidhyadharan did not answer my question but answered something else. I do not see Christians fighting here on their faith differences or attacking Hindu religion. But Vidhyadharan attacked Christian faith. It is Christian faith that God gave Ten Commandments to Moses. It is Christian faith that Jesus is God. I would not have commented here if you said Christian God Jesus said such and such. How you know God did not give it to Moses? Did you see with your own eyes Moses writing it on stone? Did any eye witness record it for you to quote him/her? You do not have to believe it. But please do not make statements without supporting evidence. Nobody could prove it so far if God wrote it or Moses wrote it as the stone is missing. It is a faith now. You believe it or not believe it. But when making statements you have to bring supporting evidence. മോഷിടിക്കരുത്, വ്യഭിചരിക്കരുത് , കുല ചെയ്യരുത് എന്നൊക്ക . അല്ലാതെ ആകാശത്തു നിന്ന് ദൈവം അഗ്നിയായി വന്നു കല്ലിൽ കൊത്തിയെതിനു ശേഷം കയ്യിൽ വച്ച് കൊടുത്തതല്ല. അന്ന് കടലാസ്സും പെൻസിലും ഇല്ലാതിരുന്നതുകൊണ്ട് കല്ലിൽ കോത്തിയാണ് എഴുതിയിരുന്നത് എന്ന്   ഭൂപ്രദേശങ്ങളിൽ കണ്ടെത്തിയ പല ശിലാഫലകങ്ങളൂം തെളിവാണ്.  How can this be proof that Moses wrote it.  

             യേശു എന്ന നല്ല മനുഷ്യന്റെ കോടതിയിൽവി വന്നവരെല്ലാവർക്കും അദ്ദേഹം മാപ്പു കൊടുത്തിട്ടുണ്ട് .

 

 

 

 

സാധാരണ മതങ്ങളും അവരുടെ വാക്താക്കളും എന്നെ ഒരിക്കലും ആവേശ ഭരിതനാക്കാറില്ല. Your statements prove that you are biased towards Hinduism as you are born in that religion. Our subconscious mind can work without our knowledge to shape our opinions. I only suggested that you be watchful of it.

Raju Mylapra 2017-03-17 14:57:48 News
മറ്റുള്ളവരെ ബഹുമാനിക്കുന്നതിലും ആദരിക്കിന്നുത്തിലും ഒരു പിശുക്കും കാട്ടാത്ത ഒരു നല്ല മനസ്സിന്റെ ഉടമ ആയിരുന്നു മനു. ഫൊക്കാന കൺവെൻഷനുകളിൽഅമേരിക്കൻ മലയാളികളുടെ ബുക്‌സ് ഒരു വലിയ പെട്ടിയിൽ കൊണ്ട് നടന്നു പ്രദർശിപ്പിച്ചുരുന്ന മനു ആണ് എന്റെ മനസ്സിൽ. അർഹിക്കുന്ന അംഗീകാരം കിട്ടാതെ പോയ ഒരു ചെറിയ വലിയ മനുഷ്യൻ.. ആദരഞ്ജലികൾ അർപ്പിക്കുന്നു.
Anthappan 2017-03-17 14:37:17 News
“The only way to reduce ugliness in the world is to reduce it in yourself,” ― Bayard Rustin
andrew 2017-03-17 13:54:13 News

Judas ! A scape goat or a symbol of anti Semitic gospel writers ?

in all various gospels, Jesus is different. The gospels are the products of different Jesus movements like all different kind of Christian churches of the present.

On an analysis of the gospels, we can see Jesus has multiple personality. Jesus, as pictured in the gospels is just a fiction. Jesus was a popular name among Hebrews in honor of their hero Joshua. Out of the many Jesus of that time one would have been an Iscariot. A revolutionary; who revolted against the illicit Jerusalem priests and Roman rule. We can see, Jesus slowly detaching himself from the Iscariot s, that would have triggered Judas who himself was an Iscariot to turn against Jesus. In fact Jesus, betrayed the Iscariot s when he detached himself when he saw all those who came as the Messiah of the Jews were brutally slaughtered by Romans.

'Judas' could be just a symbol representing all Jews. Gospel writers were anti- Semitic. They blamed Jews for all that happened and what they fabricated against Jews. Jews were a conquered group under Roman rule. Historically, they were forbidden to bear arms and congregate. The High Priest was just a tittle with no powers, even he was forbidden to wear his ceremonial robes. Jews had no judicial powers, their status was like slaves- slaves to the mighty Romans. The 'Sanhedrin', too was just a show to make the Jews quite, the Sanhedrin never summoned at night either. The gospel writers were not Jews and we can see their ignorance on Jewish laws, rituals, customs & etiquette all through the gospels.

The gospels were written after the fall of the Jerusalem temple and the mass suicide of Jewish rebels. Jews and priests fled to different directions. At that time, anyone can write anything about them. There was no one daring to question, so the gospels were written to put all the blame on the Jews. Why?

The Christians at that time too did not accept Roman Emperor, their Lord & King was Jesus. So after the destruction of Jews, the Romans turned towards the Christians. The new testament books were written to divert the attention on Christians, and make the Romans believe – Jews are your enemy & ours too, so even though it was the Romans who crucified Jesus {because he was a self proclaimed king of Jews against Roman appointed king Herod}. The gospel writers wrote- Jews killed Jesus. 1st cent. Fox news !

Judas: see different versions of his death, including one in the Acts of the Apostles too.

If Jesus died to save all mankind, and god made it possible through Judas, wasn't he just a tool of god ?

According to the gospels: Jesus was well known in public, attracting thousands, he debated with rabbis, and was preaching in the temple several times. The temple was the barracks of the Roman army. If so why Judas has to identify Jesus ?

The moral message to Jews from the gospel writers is ; Christians & Jews should stick together against the Romans, but you Jew- Judas betrayed us.

The bible begins in women hatred & ends in it with Jewish hatred.

Is that book holy? Or just yellow news or 'alternate truth'?

Any alternation to truth is a lie, just a lie, nothing but lie.


Ramesh Panicker 2017-03-17 09:44:51 News
Once Jesus Christ said, "those who did not sin, throw the stone first" and none did.  This is also the same in this case.  All those who talk about what the priest did was not talking it because of their morality, but just to criticize for the sake of criticism.  I am sure even the author will do sex with a 16 year old girl if he gets a chance.  This world is full of hypocrites.  This is not to justify anyone, but telling the reality.
വിദ്യാധരൻ 2017-03-17 09:31:47 News

ഞാൻ ഇത് ഒരിക്കൽ കൂടി നൈനാൻ മാത്തുള്ളക്കുവേണ്ടി ഇവിടെ എഴുതുന്നു. സാധാരണ മതങ്ങളും അവരുടെ വാക്താക്കളും എന്നെ ഒരിക്കലും ആവേശ ഭരിതനാക്കാറില്ല. ക്രൈസ്തവ മതമായാലും ഹൈന്ദവ മതമായാലും മഹമ്മദീയ മതമായാലും അതിന്റെ എല്ലാം ഗുരുക്കന്മാർ ഒരു കാര്യത്തിൽ ഒന്നാണ്. അതായത് 'സ്നേഹമാണ് അഖില സാരമൂഴിയിൽ' എന്നതിൽ. ഇവിടെ നൈനാൻ മാത്തുള്ള അടക്കം (അന്തപ്പനും ആൻഡ്‌റൂസും ഒഴിച്ച്) പലരും, ഇവരുടെ എല്ലാം, മതങ്ങൾക്ക്  വേണ്ടി വെട്ടി മരിക്കാൻ തയാറായി നടക്കുന്നവരാണെന്ന്, അവരുടെ ആചാര്യന്മാരെ ഒഴിവാക്കിയുള്ള  അവരുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങളിൽ വ്യക്തമാണ്. എന്നാൽ ഇവരുടെ എല്ലാം ആചാര്യന്മാരെ ഒരു മേശയുടെ ചുറ്റും ഇരുത്തിയാൽ അവർ ഇതുപോലെ കോഴിപ്പോര് നടത്തും എന്ന് എനിക്ക് തോന്നുന്നില്ല.

ജൂദാസൊരിക്കലും പാപിയല്ലായിരുന്നെന്ന
സത്യം ഗ്രഹിച്ചിരുന്നേശു എപ്പഴും
കയ്യാഫസെന്ന കള്ളന്റെ കയ്യിലെ
വെറും ചട്ടുകമായിരുന്നവൻ
മുപ്പതു വെള്ളി കാശിൻ തിളക്കത്തിൽ
ഒറ്റവൻ ഒരു നല്ല മനുഷ്യനെ
കുറ്റബോധം വന്നതാം നേരത്ത്
കെട്ടു ഞാന്നു ചത്തു കളഞ്ഞവൻ
കുറ്റ ബോധം ഇല്ലാത്ത എത്രയോ
കുറ്റവാളികളെങ്ങും ചുറ്റി കറങ്ങുന്നു
വീഴുന്നവരുടെ  വായിൽ നിന്ന് തുരുതുരെ
വേദവാക്യവും ഗീതയും ഗോവിന്ദോം
ജൂദാസെന്ന പേര് വിളിക്കുവാൻ
ജാള്യതയാണ് പല അമ്മമാർക്കുമിന്നും
ജോണ് മത്തായി ലൂക്കോസ് പോള്
അങ്ങനെ പെരുവിളിക്കുന്നു നന്നാകാൻ
എന്നാൽ അവരുടെ കയ്യിലിരുപ്പോ കഷ്ടം
ജൂദാസിനേക്കാൾ പത്തുമടങ്ങാണ് നിശ്ചയം 

നടവയലിന്റെ കവിതയുടെ കീഴിൽ എഴുതിയിരുന്നെങ്കിലും ഇത് ഈ ലേഖനത്തിനും അനുയോച്യമാണ്. ഇവിടെ ഞാൻ പറയാൻ ശ്രമിക്കുന്നത് നമ്മൾ കാണുന്നത്പോലെയല്ല ആചാര്യനായ യേശു കാര്യങ്ങളെ കണ്ടിരുന്നതെന്നാണ് ഞാൻ മനസ്സിലാക്കിയിട്ടുള്ളത്.  ഇവർ ചെയ്യുന്നതെന്തെന്ന് അറിയായികകൊണ്ടു ഇവരോട് ക്ഷമിക്കണേ എന്ന് പ്രാർത്ഥിക്കാൻ ക്രൂശിൽ കിടന്നുകൊണ്ട് അവനെ ക്രൂരമായി പീഡിപ്പിച്ചു കൊല്ലാൻ തയാറാകുന്നവർക്ക്  വേണ്ടി പ്രാർത്ഥിക്കാമെങ്കിൽ, ജൂദാസിനോട് അവന്റ കുറ്റം എത്ര ആഴമേറിയെതെങ്കിലും   യേശുവിന് ക്ഷമിക്കാൻ കഴിയുമായിരുന്നു എന്നാണ് ഞാൻ കരുതുന്നത്. യേശു മനുഷ്യമനസുകളോടാണ് സംസാരിക്കാൻ ശ്രമിച്ചതും പശ്ചാതപിക്കാൻ ആവശ്യപ്പെട്ടതും, ഇവിടെ കൊല്ലാൻ ജനം വിധിച്ചിരിക്കുന്ന പുരോഹിതൻ മനുഷ്യ നീതി പ്രകാരം ക്ഷമിക്കാൻ കഴിയാത്ത തെറ്റായിരിക്കും ചെയ്യിതിരിക്കുന്നത് പക്ഷെ യേശുവിന്റ കോടതിയിലെ വാദമുഖങ്ങൾ നിങ്ങളുടെ വാദമുഖങ്ങളിൽ നിന്നും വ്യത്യസ്തമായിരിക്കുംമെന്നതിന് ഞാൻ മനസിലാക്കിയതോളം ഉറപ്പുണ്ട്. വേശ്യക്കും കള്ളനും മൊക്കെ പാപമോചനം നൽകിയപ്പോൾ അവർക്ക് മോചനം ലഭിച്ചത് അവരുടെ അത്മാവിനാണ്. ഈ ഒരു സത്യമാണ് മതവാദികൾ അവരുടെ അണികൾക്ക് മനസിലാക്കി കൊടുക്കാൻ മടിക്കുന്നതും. അത് മനൻസിലാക്കുന്നവർക്ക് അനന്തമായ വിഹായസ്സിൽ ചിറകടിച്ചുയരാൻ സാധിക്കും. ഇവിടെ ഒരു ചിറകുള്ളവർക്കും പറന്നുയരാൻ പറ്റും   

Vayanakkaran 2017-03-17 08:53:40 News
Do not blaime America for all evils Srineevasan. Still you people want to come to USA for star nights and all. People like him do some third rates shows here and swallow our hard earned money. Association, Churches, Temples carry such people on their heads and shoulders such so called Cine Gods, Cine superstars, pulsaer suni friendly stars, Godmen, "All Davingal". Shame yown such people in Kerala and USA
Ninan Mathullah 2017-03-17 04:53:35 News
Some of the BJP and RSS Christians in emalayalee comment column has time only to talk about Christian Theological issues, argue against Christian faith and defend BJP government policies against minorities. If their faith is questioned they are very sensitive. It become 'Mathaninda' or lack of patriotism etc. Now Vidhyadharan also joined this group?
Xavier (from email group) 2017-03-17 04:49:55 News

Religions teach us that we have free will and so we are fully liable for our actions. But times have changed and like many religious precepts this aspect of free will is being questioned.

Before we go into the issue of free will let us examine culpability and punishment. Most if not all of our punishments are corporeal and inflicted on the body. But our body is not a permanent object. Instead it is in perpetual motion like the waters in a river. Take the case of Yakub Memon. He committed the crime in 1993 and was hanged 22 years later in 2015. During these 22 years most if not all of his body cells have been replaced by other cells and materials so that the body that was hanged was not the same body that committed the crime. This brings us to the fundamental question as to whether corporeal punishment is ethical. But for lack of a better deterrent I guess we have to go along with the present system. It is also probable that we are punishing the identity of the criminal which is more permanent rather than his body which is far more transient than his identity.

In this connection there is also another concern. There is a novel titled 'Erehwon' (the word nowhere spelled in reverse) in which a traveler ends up in a place called Erehwon where criminals are treated in hospitals whereas those suffering from ill-health are punished. So if you catch a cold you are given a short jail sentence whereas if you are born malformed or if you contact TB or some such deadly disease you are executed. Consequently all the citizens of Erehwon are extremely healthy and handsome. Of course we would laugh this system away. However there is also grain of truth in the concept that criminal behavior is a kind of disease which can and should be treated. This concept also implies that we do not have free will to the extend  religions say we have.

Here is an excerpt from my book which shows that free will is not so free as the religions teach us especially with regard to violent behavior. .

It may be opportune here to distinguish between aggression and assertiveness. Children preparing to enter kindergarten need to develop the socially important skills of being assertive. Examples of assertiveness include asking others for information, initiating conversation, or being able to respond to peer-pressure. If the child fails in its attempts to assert itself, it often resorts to aggressive behavior, such as hitting or biting, as a form of communication. In time, this can lead to aggression and violence especially in males.

Culture plays a significant role in aggression. Empirical cross-cultural research has found differences in the level of aggression between ethnic groups. In one study, American men resorted to physical aggression more readily than the Japanese or the Spanish. Japanese men preferred direct verbal assaults when compared to their American and Spanish counterparts. Within the American environment itself, southerners were more aroused and responded more aggressively than northerners when upset. There is also a higher homicide rate among young white southern men than among white northern men in the United States. Also Southerners tend to subscribe to a culture of honor and vendettas and to adopt physical violence in response to slights and insults. Social inequality and the frustration springing therefrom also have been blamed for aggression and violence. This theory attributes violence to social causes alone and implies that if people are not frustrated, they will not become aggressive. This in effect means that man is not naturally aggressive. This may be partly true in the case of personal and domestic violence. Indeed the French, Russian and Chinese revolutions, three of the most violent upheavals in human history, were largely due to gross systemic inequality and the hopelessness and frustrations arising therefrom.

However, all violence cannot be attributed to frustration alone. It was found that the Blacks in the South of the United States, though far more frustrated than the Whites, were far less violent. Nonetheless, poverty and frustration do contribute to crime.  Invariably there is some degree of injustice under all political dispensations. Some such variations are normal. Other forms of systemic injustice, such as during the apartheid in South Africa or as under the caste system in India, are quite glaring. On the other hand, injustice within democratic systems such as in India arising from regional hegemony or corruption is not so much in evidence. Everything seems to be placid on the surface while seething underneath. Galtung coined the term structural violence to refer to such situations as during apartheid or or under the caste system or in a corrupt regime, which although not violent on the face of it, contain a level of systematic oppression or injustice. The more such structural violence in a society, the higher will be the chances of vicious backlashes.

Violence & Poverty

There is no point in preaching ethics and morals to a starving man. Violence comes naturally to a man that lives a hand to mouth existence especially when his neighbor wallows in wealth and ostentatious extravagance. However, where there is abject poverty or famine, there is little violence as noticed by the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, who narrates how the starving people of Bengal seldom resorted to violence and watched idly as trucks loaded with food grains rolled by during the great Bengal famine.  The theory that deprivation is the cause of violence also does not explain why there is violence in reasonably affluent societies. Violence is thus seen to be a very complex issue and there may be diverse causes that give rise to social violence.  

Frustration does not spring from deprivation alone. Frustration and aggression increase if a person feels that he or she is being blocked from achieving a goal. One study found that the closeness to the goal makes a difference. Accordingly, the second person in a queue is more aggressive than the fifteenth when someone cut into the queue.  Unexpected frustration may be another factor. In a study in this direction, a group of students were asked to collect donations over the phone. Some of them were told that the people they would call would be generous and the collection would be very successful. The other group was given no such expectations. The group with the high expectations was more upset and became more aggressive when no one acquiesced to their solicitations. Extrapolating this to real life, unrealistic expectations raised by ruthless politicians is the cause of much political conflict we come across in the democratic world today.

There is a relationship between drugs and violence. About a third and more of all violent crimes are under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. The earlier an adolescent takes to alcohol or drugs, the more likely it is that he will grow up into violent adult. Alcohol and drugs impair judgment, and disrupt the way information is processed. An inebriated man is more than likely to view an accidental event as a premeditated event, which is intended to harm him or to ridicule him. Consequently, he may resort to violence in a state of intoxicated suspicions.

Hot weather has been diagnosed as a contributory factor to violent behavior. One study completed in the midst of the civil rights movement found that mobs were more likely to riot on hotter days than on cooler ones. Students were found to be more aggressive and irritable after taking a test in a hot classroom. Drivers in cars with air conditioning are less likely to honk their horns than drivers sweating it out behind the wheels. It may not be entirely coincidental that the words temperatures and tempers sound identical in many languages though temperature refers to heat while tempers allude to feelings of anger. Language usages like ‘hot headed’ or 'hot tempered' meaning quick tempered also point to the correlation between anger and high temperatures.

There is some evidence to suggest that the presence of violent objects such as a gun can trigger aggression. In a study done by Leonard Berkowitz and Anthony Le Page in 1967, college students were made angry and then left in the presence of  guns or badminton rackets. They were then led to believe they were delivering electric shocks to another student, as in the Milgram experiment. Those who had been in the presence of the gun administered more intense shocks.  

It is also well known fact that males are more aggressive than females and that males in the age group of 18-30 are far more violent than their elders prove that testosterone levels play a huge part in our making decisions vis-a-vis violence and crime.

Identical twins have the same DNA structure and genes. It has been found that such identical twins make the identical decisions under identical conditions proving that our DNA or genes have a significant role in making decisions. Obviously free will is not all that free.
Judas 2017-03-17 03:54:20 News
Was Judas pre-determined to kill betray Jesus? No. It is the fatalistic theory in Hinduism. Everything will happen as determined by god.
Christian belief is that we have free will. Judas could have resisted. Even after committing the great crime, if he was remorseful and did not commit suicide, he would not have remained a sinner. Christ redempts even the worst sinner. He always forgave the sinners as Vidyadharan correctly said.
If everything happens as fate, we need not do anything! 
Vayanakkaran 2017-03-17 01:06:47 News
This is not whole /all world or "Akila Loka Prarthana", but just Houston Emmanuel Marthoma parish church prayer only.
വിദ്യാധരൻ 2017-03-16 20:42:34 News
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