There are Hindus on this forum.
However, you will notice that there is no howling, wailing, breast beating, hitting oneself with chains and yelping for the Moderators and the Administrators.[/SIZE]
That is what is INDIA. More TOLERANT, friend, MORE TOLERANT.That is what is INDIA. More TOLERANT, friend, MORE TOLERANT.
In so far as Lord Shiva. I am rather sketchy on the subject. Maybe some one better qualified can explain. This much I know is that is symbolic and has deeper meaning that the physical form. I wish I knew more so that I could explain.
For instance, if you read DA VINCI CODE, there are many symbolic rituals that might appear erotica. But it is not. They are supposed to be symbolic. In fact, the book has aroused serious doubts in my mind. There is a lot of sense of blending Nature and natural phenomena.
For instance 'what the birds and bees do', is but a symbolism for the act of procreation. One would be a fool to use them in the act!
Who knows, but those saying of the Grand Ayotollan posted on this forum, which raised such a stink, was possibly symbolic and not a call for unnatural acts. Even that kissing fully on the lips deep symbolism. Who knows.
Maybe even your ranting and raving is symbolic. There might be deep meaning behind those lines of yours!