Suspended for chanting Hindu prayer: Teacher

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  1. KS

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    The Hindu : Cities / Chennai : Suspended for chanting Hindu prayer: Teacher

    Such things in SBOA..:shocked:

    I thought that was a non-religious school run by the State Bank officers association. This is silly and outrageous.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    How dare they issue a Hindu prayer in a Christian world.
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    what are u talking about?
     
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    Well, when I was in SBOA, the assembly usually starts with a christian song. The song that is sung is the 1st para of the song "All things bright and beautiful...". It does not have any reference to Christ but nonetheless it is a christian song. As far as I remember there has never been any Hindu mantra in the assembly, I could be wrong though. Anyway this is followed by The Tamil Anthem or something. Even after listening to it a hundred times I could not sing it coz I think it is written in poetic Tamil or something. Anyway the song starts with "Neer aadum ..." something something. Tamil members will surely know this song. This is followed by some announcements and crap and finally the National Anthem.
    There should be no problem in saying a Hindu prayer but if she barged in and said it without prior permission then there could be trouble especially with Selvarani as the Principal, she's a certified nutcase. I wonder how she became the Princi.


    Uhhh. That's not true dude.
     
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    If it's not a Christian missionary school, why was she punished.
     
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    SBOA is not a missionary school



    Well that seems to be not the case,

     
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    Seemingly she said the prayer without permission and selvarani is not sane, she goes overboard with her punishment. Like once she threatened to give TC to an entire class because a window was broken and called our parents.
     
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    as per selvarani, hindus needs to take written permission from christian honchos like her to utter prayers? is that correct?
     
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    I don't know why they did that majority of teachers there are Hindu. It could be that they did not take lightly to the 'barging in'.
     
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    UTK I did not mean that permission needs to be taken for a Hindu prayer to be chanted in the assembly hall. What I meant is that the assembly is an preplanned event and so there is an order of events that happen. From what I read in the report she seems to have disturbed this order.
    If she was denied permission for chanting a mantra, then that's obviously wrong, considering that the opening prayer itself is a Christian song.
     
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    well, the news article says that someone turned her mic off. i am still trying to understand why opening prayer is a christian song? can't it be more generic? why other religions student needs to or forced to sing christian song?
     
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    if i am hindu, i will chant hindu mantras only. if i am muslim, i will pray namaz or duha. if i am christian then i would pray to heavens. there is no need for someone to take action against this or turn the mic off..
     
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    Well I thought about that too, when i was there. Maybe the prayer song should be replaced with the 'Pledge' (India is my country. All Indians are my brothers and sisters. ....) which few people know these days.

    Yeah that's true. You certainly have the right. But as I said, you can not barge into an assembly. That would not be right. It would be like a Christian missionary barging into your house and shouting prayers, at which point you should kick him out.
     
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    was it a christian university/collage/school? - i don't think so.

    was it a christian assembly gathered in a church or an examination hall? - if it is an examination hall, then people have all the right to pray as per their belief.
     
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    All I am saying is since it was an organized event, it would have been appropriate for the teacher to make known her desire to recite a Hindu prayer and it was rude for the teacher who switched off the mic to have done so.
     
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    A hymn a lyric is poem, reverently and devotionally conceived, which is designed to be sung and which expresses the worshipper's attitude toward God or God's purposes in human life.

    It is a Anglican hymn.

    There is reference to 'Lord God'. In Christianity Jesus is taken to Lord God, but in the sense of the Trinity.

    One could take it that since it is an Anglican hymn and usually sung in Churches, it is in praise of the the 'Christian' God.

    I take it that in other religions, their 'hymns' I*(in sense of their religious praise to God) would be equally universal and yet meaning their God!

    Unnecessary controversy!

    Just like the controversy of Vande Mataram.
     
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    do christian teachers do the same? - do they announce their desire first before singing christian songs

    i am still trying to understand why christian song/prayer is forced upon on all students :dude:

    it was just not rude, it was racism. she deserves equal punishment for turning the mic off. why she is not suspended? why no action is taken against this teacher? why this partiality?
     
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    Would it be racism or intolerance?
     
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    would christains chant hindu mantras and sing bhajans too? because they also refer to "lord god" i am sure our hindu mantras are also universal.

    would they offer namaz too? because namaz also refers to "lord god"

    with all respect ray sir, we dont want to derail this topic. we don't need any preaching regarding this.
     
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