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  1. This is brilliant! So what exactly happened though? How did everyone come together and sort this out?

    Can you imagine how made up the little kid must feel? To be made to feel so low and miserable by those idiots because of the religious path he was on, and then to have elders stand up for him when he needed it the most. That kind of ekta is what's needed. Excellent stuff.

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  2. ...The youth from the outside look as if they are more in Sikhi today, but in reality we are falling victim to jatha culture.

    About time this trend was noticed. You'll get hate for this but the Truth has to be said. People get dewey-eyed and emotional when they observe an increase in young dumalla-wearing GurSikhs over the past decade or so, as if it's an indication that Sikhi is flourishing in the West. What these same people fail to do is scratch the surface and observe these youngsters closely. These young folk are like any other teenagers from around the world; they're searching for an identity, looking for somewhere to belong, wanting to be part of something greater than themselves. All noble pursuits. Yet, somewhere along the line they've been recruited (and I use the word "recruited" in the calculating way it's been presented) to expand the numbers of their choice of cult. Yes, I do believe this modern day practice of drafting young Sikhs into jathas to be cult-like.

    These youngsters are moulded and groomed to be loyal followers of their jatha and / or baba, whilst the Guru and his Bani comes a distant second. Their baba and his seniors quote tuks from Gurbani and add their own masala to the meanings to make it attractive to these youngsters who want to feel special above anything else. These distortions are knowingly created in order to hold onto this next generation of Sikhs. These people have devalued the sacredness taking of Amrit; let me be clear, Amrit itself cannot be devalued, but the kind of people strutting around in the garb of Gursikhs these days is horrifying. When was the last time they sat down and truly tried to unearth the khoj of Gurbani? I mean truly attempt to get to the heart of what it means to be a Sikh and a human in this world riddled with the 5 vices? Instead, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat is what they prefer to waste their time on, and then they flock to a monthly rehnsbhai dressed in all their finery somehow means the job is done, lmao.

    Neither their words, their ideas, or their thoughts belie anything Godly at all. It's a huge fraud, and these young Sikhs are being mislead in huge numbers. We should be very, very concerned for the future. But we're a nation of sheep obsessed with following Man and admiring his fleshly attributes. The Word of our Guru has never been enough for us. Well we deserve everything we get.

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  3. That's messed up

    It is. Her upbringing and home life seemed to be one huge confusing contradiction. I have no sympathy and fail to identify with those of a promiscuous nature, but had this girl been guided away from those temptations and pitfalls it's pretty clear she had enough about her to be successful in any profession she chose.

    Aside from the bank jobs and associated criminal matters the rest of what this lady got up to is par for the course for most modern Punjabis, even those from apparently settled homes and "normal" lives (the pre-marital relationships, the consumption of alcohol, the relentless adherence to a materialistic perspective on life, and a general lifestyle of hedonistic debauchery). So the old chestnut wheeled out by defence lawyers during trials about an "oppressive culture" is very misleading. What of personal responsibility, morals, ethics?

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  4. Your posts indicate you being a woman. And there are many stories of evil punjabi women who commit crimes much worse than this.

    Either way why would you want to glorify a woman with such bad traits, why big her up? Reverse her gender to a man and now big him up? You wont because you know the difference between right and wrong. Society expects much better from women, because women tend to civilise men. if women start behaving like animals then we might asleep kiss good bye to a decent civilised ordered society.

    I've just checked and I'm pretty certain I'm not a woman. Plus, how do my posts suggest I'm female, lol?!

    I agree with you on the whole, but just chill out. Can't go through life so tightly wound; gotta laugh at some things. Now if you'll excuse me I have to return some videotapes.

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  5. Have you lost your mind? As a woman and a Sikh how can you laughingly support any such criminality?

    One thing for sure is that we have some sick and twisted women in the punjabi community who have no concept of right from wrong.

    I'm not a woman :/

    I'm not supporting or even admiring her actions. I'm just saying you don't often hear of our girls in these outlandish situations. Yep, she's a criminal and clearly messed in the head, but she obviously is very smart - book smarts not necessarily the other kind - and has the potential to do good. She says she reconnecting with Sikhi after all she's been through, so that's great I suppose.

    Edit: I just realised my screen name sounds so gay. I'm not referring to "missing a Singh" emotionally but the other way, like a target. Either way I'm changing it. How do I go about doing that?

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  6. A combination of a lack of true understanding of Sikhi and spirituality / faith in general, a claustrophobic and materialistic Punjabi culture, unempathetic and emotionally sparse people, and an overall bad attitude to life. The crux of the OP's argument is, "If God and Sikhi was of any worth, I'd be rolling in money and my life would be comfortable." The REAL tragedy is that God has to bear the brunt of our own misunderstandings. He can't be affected by such slander, but we damage our own jeevans by doing so. Yes, I've been through incredibly hard times that would make people's heads explode, but never did I blame Sikhi for my misfortune.

    This issue has nothing to do with mental health or medical issues that are, mostly, quirks of fate and fortune (and therefore beyond our control), so I don't feel any hesitation in saying that this boy needs to man up and stop stamping his feet like a spoilt child. This entitled, whiny attitude needs to be dropped. Yes, I appreciate the irony of my earlier point about us lacking empathy, but this is ridiculous.

    Proof, if any was needed, that it's just too easy to look the part of a true Sikh, and much harder to live like one. No wonder good, decent Gursikhs get a bad rap when those with loose tongues slander all Sikhs when something goes wrong.

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  7. How did this come about?

    We have a clear picture of the guy in the pink T-shirt, so it shouldn't be too difficult to locate him. Find the young kid, then find these idiots. Are they Sikhs? I'm not kidding, some of our lot back home have a very questionable sense of humour. I dread to think what kind of negative mental affect this has had on the young child in terms of demeaning his Sikhi.

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  8. I think Jesus was a highly spiritual, elevated being who wanted people to connect to God. I don't believe he was God as his followers say. Dasme Paatshah can discuss or mention or pass judgement on such matters because, frankly, they've earned the right to do so. We haven't. Anyone with even an iota of spirituality in their soul (if spirituality is defined as a universal, creedless quality) would shudder to slander or even mock another person of God. We aren't Guru Sahib. We aren't even similar to his true Sants and Mahapurashs.

    Look where we are now - anonymous nobodies stuck in Churasi Lakh joons possibly for partaking in the kind of discussions that are ongoing now, lol. When we've done eons of bhagti, seen our father sacrificed for the defence of others beliefs, watched our four young sons give their lives for the sake of the purest of causes, lost our mother for her unwavering belief in those same ideals, then we can sit and pass judgement on these beings. Before then, as much as I may disagree with their relevant doctrines (in as much as the assertion that "it's my way or the highway" to crudely paraphrase), these beings are worthy of respect. Not worship or anything like that, but admiration and respect for where they are at this very moment, which is closer to God than we are. Plus, if we as Sikhs are so stingy in such matters it makes us look, frankly, a bit insecure in our belief in Sikhi, and dare I say a bit Islamic. They despise all other deities and prophets aside from their own, no matter how great or true they were. Acknowledging the goodness in someone else's holiness shouldn't mean ours is diminished in any way.

    I will say this: don't underestimate Guru Sahib. The other side of the coin (the opposite of the Deity Haters, hehe) are the fools amongst us who are quick to praise the other paths but deem Sikhi as a bit meh. Don't look at where Sikhi began and our limited numbers, etc., as some kind of indication of us somehow being lesser whilst others have more validity or anything like that. I implore all of you to have complete and utter faith in Gurbani (all of Gurbani, including Dasme Paatshah's, which is... life changing) and try so very hard to connect to its message. I swear to you, everything else in our lives is transistory and an illusion no matter how much we've bought into those other things. But anyway just my thoughts. Be strong and confident in your Sikhi so much that acknowledging the relative goodness of others doesn't diminish your devotion and dedication to your Guru. That's all.

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  9. Aye, how about this?

    You see, I'm in two minds about stuff like this. I believe that if you're truly genuine about your faith and you aren't attempting to rip off the innocent, mislead the gullible and vulnerable, or incite hatred and violence against anyone else, it's OK to be... passionate like those guys, hehe. It's not my cup of tea, but then the world is made up of different types of people which is great. However, if it's all one big fraud and deception for whatever purpose, then, no.

  10. The Crusades that occurred in the Biblical holyland have largely been misunderstood by the average person. This could be due to several reasons. Chief among those is that the Saudis pay academics in the west to research and write books in favour of the Islamic point of view of historical matters such as the crusades. Today this pro islamic view of the Crusades is the generally accepted view.

    An American academic has created a really good youtube channel called "Real Crusade History" where he cites primary and historic sources to get to the real facts of what occurred. He especially puts to rest many Islamic myths like how Muslims like to boast that Al Andalus(Spain) was heaven on earth before the conquistadors conquered it.

    The Ridley Scott film 'Kingdom of Heaven' was released a few years ago. It's a film about the Crusades from the perspective of a Christian in the holy lands, and even before release there were Islamic scholars decrying the film as racist because it deemed to show the likes of Saladin doing what they did best, hehe. Sure, I wouldn't take history lessons from Hollywood, but as you said, the Crusades are a very sensitive subject for both sides even today.

  11. In America it's different, especially if you live in a place called the Bible Belt, where nearly everyone is proud of their faith in accepting Jesus. I assume the rest of the world is different on devotion to Christianity

    In some parts of the U.S. it's crazy town when it comes to the evangelicals. It's full on End of Days, apocalyptic, Judgement Day kinda vibe, lol. It's one of the reasons the support for Israel is so vehement amongst these people, because they believe only through Israel will many Biblical prophecies come true regarding the destruction of the world and other things of that nature.

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  12. Somewhat.. how does the quote from opposite religions have significance to us?

    Guru Gobind Singh Ji instructed us to study and analyse the other religions. Of course, he also said that our faith in and knowledge of Sikhi should be firm enough to withstand any scrutiny from others or even our own mind when questions arise. Considering we don't live in a world where there is only Sikhi and Sikhs, "opposite religions" are incredibly significant to us; that is if you don't want to spend your entire life with your head in the sand.

    Chrisitians are somewhat barbaric too you know.. I'm sure you're aware that all animals and plants have an atma too right.. yet Jesus ate fish. So that tells you a lot about Christianity.. If eating meat doesn't seem barbaric, idk what is.

    You do know meat eating is permissible for some Sikhs depending on maryada and / or jatha? What does that say about us according to you, lol? I've said this before but I'll say it again, I'm a vege since birth so I'm not endorsing consuming meat. Still happens though :)
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