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I mean I've always given this dude a pass, but this just took it too far. You don't purposely mispronounce a shabad so you can get a few laughs from people. Skip to 12:24 to know what I'm talking about:

 

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There's a line. A wise, respectful individual can make their point and express themselves creatively without crossing that line. Not so wise individuals regularly find themselves crossing the line and falling flat on their chittar. We are a community of clowns and sellouts.

 

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13 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

There's a line. A wise, respectful individual can make their point and express themselves creatively without crossing that line. Not so wise individuals regularly find themselves crossing the line and falling flat on their chittar. We are a community of clowns and sellouts.

 

Couldn't have said it any better. But what's leading to our community being hellbent on ridiculing ourselves and being such sellouts and betrayers. Is it too much freedom that the religion provides?

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3 hours ago, MahadrasSingh said:

Well he wasn't ever exactly a model Gursikh so what did we expect. 

True, but you don't have to be a model Gursikh to understand that disrespecting your religion for a few laughs is not funny at all. It's quite stupid to be honest. I can finally understand why there are jokes circulating around in India about Sikhs being dumb.

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6 hours ago, TejS said:

Couldn't have said it any better. But what's leading to our community being hellbent on ridiculing ourselves and being such sellouts and betrayers. Is it too much freedom that the religion provides?

I'll have to give it further thought, but regarding your question I'd say it's something unique to us in our makeup that is evident in notable moments in our history as a community, when certain of our own have disgraced and betrayed their fellow Sikhs for some form of gain (on a scale of varying magnitude).

Also, our sense of fairness and desire to be viewed as objective is taken to extremes by some of our people who lack the wisdom and insight to appreciate how we also have a duty to elevate our profile in a positive way that doesn't undermine our standing amongst other groups who are hostile to our collective interests and our existence. If that means battening down the hatches and occasionally keeping things in-house, then so be it. Being a comparative minority we have every right to exert our rights for our self-interest.  But we simply lack the foresight and intelligence to think that far ahead for ourselves. It's one of the reasons I feel we will slip further into irrelevance as the years go by. There's very little loyalty in our collective consciousness, and when larger, more powerful and influential groups observe this behaviour in subordinate groups, you best believe they're rubbing their hands in glee at the potential for subverting and controlling that particular group.

But you'll never hear anyone in our faith talking of such issues. Mostly everything that is a key marker of positive growth and prosperity in a non-material manner for any thriving community, is stagnant for us in many ways. Spiritually, we are dead. Even our overt displays of religiosity are in many ways nothing but a performance for the benefit of impressing others or in some cases acts of wilful self-delusion.

Apologies for the early morning black pills, lol.

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13 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

I'll have to give it further thought, but regarding your question I'd say it's something unique to us in our makeup that is evident in notable moments in our history as a community, when certain of our own have disgraced and betrayed their fellow Sikhs for some form of gain (on a scale of varying magnitude).

Also, our sense of fairness and desire to be viewed as objective is taken to extremes by some of our people who lack the wisdom and insight to appreciate how we also have a duty to elevate our profile in a positive way that doesn't undermine our standing amongst other groups who are hostile to our collective interests and our existence. If that means battening down the hatches and occasionally keeping things in-house, then so be it. Being a comparative minority we have every right to exert our rights for our self-interest.  But we simply lack the foresight and intelligence to think that far ahead for ourselves. It's one of the reasons I feel we will slip further into irrelevance as the years go by. There's very little loyalty in our collective consciousness, and when larger, more powerful and influential groups observe this behaviour in subordinate groups, you best believe they're rubbing their hands in glee at the potential for subverting and controlling that particular group.

But you'll never hear anyone in our faith talking of such issues. Mostly everything that is a key marker of positive growth and prosperity in a non-material manner for any thriving community, is stagnant for us in many ways. Spiritually, we are dead. Even our overt displays of religiosity are in many ways nothing but a performance for the benefit of impressing others or in some cases acts of wilful self-delusion.

 Apologies for the early morning black pills, lol.

we're not persecuted enough rn i guess, like how we were declared illegals in the 18th century pretty much . 

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19 minutes ago, AjeetSinghPunjabi said:

we're not persecuted enough rn i guess, like how we were declared illegals in the 18th century pretty much . 

Its not that we're being persecuted enough, its just so under-the-table and using very dirty tactics that we just accept it, like we're numb to the pain.

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5 hours ago, S1ngh said:

 

 

 

 

I don't understand the purpose of posting something like this.  Yes, he drinks, like 95% of "Sikhs".  Is a video like this supposed to be shocking?  He's never been amritdhari, and now that he's started trimming his beard, he's not even a singh. 

Sadly, jusreign's personal conduct and his lack of respect for Sikhi is representative of the vast majority of "Sikhs".

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6 hours ago, californiasardar1 said:

 

 

 

I don't understand the purpose of posting something like this.  Yes, he drinks, like 95% of "Sikhs".  Is a video like this supposed to be shocking?  He's never been amritdhari, and now that he's started trimming his beard, he's not even a singh. 

Sadly, jusreign's personal conduct and his lack of respect for Sikhi is representative of the vast majority of "Sikhs".

I posted this because I was genuinely shocked that a Sikh would denigrate a shabad for a joke.

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1 hour ago, TejS said:

I posted this because I was genuinely shocked that a Sikh would denigrate a shabad for a joke.

 

Why does this shock you?

 

Many monay think its amusing to ridicule the Khalsa saroop all the time, referring to Singhs pejoratively as "babbay" or "gianis".  If people like that actually knew any shabads, they would probably denigrate shabads too.

Now we have someone like jusreign, who used to be a Singh (and who probably, I'm guessing, used to make more of an effort to behave like a proper Sikh than he does these days) that's so desperate to win approval from the secular majority that he has resorted to such disgusting antics.  It's sad.

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10 hours ago, californiasardar1 said:

 

Why does this shock you?

 

Many monay think its amusing to ridicule the Khalsa saroop all the time, referring to Singhs pejoratively as "babbay" or "gianis".  If people like that actually knew any shabads, they would probably denigrate shabads too.

Now we have someone like jusreign, who used to be a Singh (and who probably, I'm guessing, used to make more of an effort to behave like a proper Sikh than he does these days) that's so desperate to win approval from the secular majority that he has resorted to such disgusting antics.  It's sad.

He won't find happiness there. With Vaheguru's Kirpa he will return to practice Sikhi in earnest. 

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On 5/12/2018 at 12:31 AM, TejS said:

I mean I've always given this dude a pass, but this just took it too far. You don't purposely mispronounce a shabad so you can get a few laughs from people. Skip to 12:24 to know what I'm talking about:

 

Come on! What else to expect from a guy who goes around and says that Gurus weren't perfect, that Guru Nanak didn't want to start an organised religion. In one of his podcasts he even said that he thought of stop wearing the turban anymore, just to take the piss. People shouldn't be shocked of his cut beard, he was already shaving on his cheeks for years.

There used to be the time when he was funny, now it seems that he just wants to offend Sikhs

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