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Follow Religion, Abandon Religious Laws

Religious laws are centuries and even millennia old. They are out of sync with the social, technological and cultural advancements that have taken place over the ages. While certain moral and ethical dimensions may still be invaluable to society, the argument of treating archaic mores as infallible or as laws in the contemporary context does not hold water.
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Sabarimala And The Dark Absurdities Of Religion

Religiosity in India is so all-encompassing, that religion somehow manages to escape profound criticism even when some peculiar absurdity comes to light. Indeed, one such typical absurdity has been in the news recently, namely the ongoing controversy concerning the Sabarimala Temple. The religious moderates opine that the temple should allow women to enter -- but will anyone point out that this isn't the only instance where "faith" and "belief" have served as a cover for oppression?