• Our Forum Hosts will be doing maintenance sometime in the next 72 hours and you may experience an outage lasting up to 5 minutes.

Happy Birthday, Mohandas Gandhi!

puglover

Disturber of Worldviews
Joined
Nov 26, 2002
Messages
9,643
Location
Kansas
Awesome! Happy birthday, Gandhi.
 

Leonel

Breakfast Connoisseur
Joined
Nov 2, 2001
Messages
10,348
Location
Seattle, WA
I think there was a Pen & Teller Bull**** skit about Gandhi.
 

Phlegmak

Deity
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
Messages
10,966
Location
Nowhere
We're celebrating this hypocrite, why?

He was a hypocrite? Are you referring to his racist notions? While he (and everyone else) may have some negative qualities, he has positive qualities too. Maybe you know more about him than I do, but I think his positive qualities outweigh his negative ones.

I think there was a Pen & Teller Bull**** skit about Gandhi.
Yes, there was.
 

Trajan12

Deity
Joined
Aug 7, 2006
Messages
6,901
Location
At the Soundless Dawn
He was a hypocrite? Are you referring to his racist notions? While he (and everyone else) may have some negative qualities, he has positive qualities too. Maybe you know more about him than I do, but I think his positive qualities outweigh his negative ones.


Yes, there was.

Sure he did good things. But when your philosophy is centered around love and equality, yet you say the things he said. It gets rather difficult to believe that you're serious about any of what you preach.
 

Trajan12

Deity
Joined
Aug 7, 2006
Messages
6,901
Location
At the Soundless Dawn
MKG? Racist?
I'd show you what I mean exactly but I don't even like reading it. Look for yourself if you didn't know.
¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Yeah yeah, everyone's heros have flaws. Mine do, yours do, et cetera.

Right, I'd listen to Ghandi if he were talking about non-violence. Same way I'd listen to Hendrix if he talked about guitar tips or any musical related stuffs. But I wouldn't take Ghandi's advice on love, same way I'd laugh if Hendrix tried to lecture me on drugs.
 

Bill3000

OOOH NOOOOOOO!
Supporter
Joined
Oct 31, 2005
Messages
18,464
Location
Quinquagesimusermia
Mohandas Gandhi, while he had some negative qualities, had many good qualities. He's human and free to have mistakes; if he was Christian, probably would be considered a saint.
 

CCA

Emperor
Joined
Jul 13, 2003
Messages
1,449
*Insert inane anti Gandhi comment here*
 

Che Guava

The Juicy Revolutionary
Joined
Apr 19, 2005
Messages
5,955
Location
Hali-town,
Mohandas Gandhi, while he had some negative qualities, had many good qualities. He's human and free to have mistakes; if he was Christian, probably would be considered a saint.

Ture dat.....

I don't know what exactly it is with folks trying thier hardest to find flaws in historical figures. Ghandi may have written some terribly racist things about blacks in South Africa, but that shouldn't detract from the amazing things he was able to achieve in india...
 
Top Bottom