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March 08, 2016

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A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car !

I would like to invite "gossip" (the one who made the only comment so far to this post) to meet some of the people who were affected adversely by the RSSB's takeover of Sawan Public School. I can show him people who were thrown in prison falsely accused of molestation of women. I can show him people who were beaten up on the road by the RSSB goons. I can show him people who were mercilessly thrown out of jobs.

What kind of a man is this Gurinder Singh who claims to be a religious leader and preaches big morality to millions all over the world but has no qualms about destroying the lives of many individuals merely for the sake of a few acres of land? Why does he need so much land anyway? He has a whole township in Beas which he rules over like a king! He has hundreds of acres of land in Delhi, the capital city of Delhi, where ordinary people struggle to make their lives in overcrowded slums? What is Gurinder's contribution to society except hollow sermons?

Our critics make us strong!
Our fears make us bold!
Our haters make us wise!
Our foes make us active!
Our obstacles make us passionate!
Our losses make us wealthy!
Our disappointments make us appointed!
Our unseen treasures give us a
known peace!

Whatever is designed against us will work for us!
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs."

I've been all over the world and I've never seen a statue of a critic.

Gold, actually there are lots of statues of critics around the world, because critics are truth-tellers who improve the world.

Nelson Mandela was a critic of apartheid.
Martin Luther King was a critic of racial discrimination.
Abraham Lincoln was a critic of slavery.
Mahatma Ghandi was a critic of British rule of India.
Galileo was a critic of an untrue view of the universe.
Winston Churchill was a critic of the Nazis.
Etc. Etc.

So I don't understand your criticism of critics. What is important is standing up for what is true and good. Often that requires fighting against what is false and bad.

"actually there are lots of statues of critics around the world, because critics are truth-tellers who improve the world.

Nelson Mandela was a critic of apartheid..."

Nice come-back! Wise-sounding words like these ("critics never have statues made of them"), whether cliches or made up on the spur, often do not stand up to close examination.

Religion is one thing that's simply CRYING OUT for intelligent and effective criticism and critics. Difficult to overstate the importance of what you're doing here, Brian!

See what I don't get is how RSSB claim to be non-political, yet every election, politicians rush for 2 hour long meetings with the head. They aren't even vegetarian! Love how the old satsangs said to not even sit by a non-vegger during lunch...

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