Why do we have secular states in western Europe and America and pretty much throughout the whole world?
Well, it’s because many societies already tried to have religious organisation deeply embedded in the state. And when the church and the state were merged together, well, the church became little playful, they were burning people, and torturing them in various ways, you know, the “Holy” inquisition.
UPDATE May 22nd 2018: After butt yoga video, we decided to reveal identity of Agent Spineless Jelly.
I start writing GBC members about ex escort agency manager who is supporting fashion shows and disco dance in ISKCON. This GBC member said he was writing to “me personally” and that “I should not circulate it” so I will have to hide his identity. Spineless jellies never have public stance on any issue.
As you will see from the letter below, resolution 313 is fake, how to explain this?
GBC body incompetence knows no limits, that is one expanation. And second explanation is that feminist group within GBC through they were stronger than they really are. Backlash from banning this book was too strong, so now they are retreating.
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:19:28 +0000 Subject: 3rd open letter - Fighting philosophy with brute force From: Hanuman das To: email@example.com Cc: "Anuttama.ACBSP@pamho.net" <Anuttama.ACBSP@pamho.net>, "Badrinarayan Swami (San Diego - US)" <Badrinarayan.Swami@pamho.net>, Bhakti Raghava Swami <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bhakti-bhusana Swami <Bhakti-bhusana.Swami@pamho.net>, Gopal Krsna Goswami <Gopal.Krsna.Goswami@pamho.net>, Jayadvaita Swami <email@example.com>, Kadamba Kanana Swami <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Kavicandra Swami (GBC Japan)" <email@example.com>, Lokanath Swami <Lokanath.Swami@pamho.net>, "Virabahu (das) ACBSP (GBC)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Basu Ghosh Das <email@example.com>
Message-ID: <CAHEdfkH9H5d6aXgzCv6h_0NxXC8aMiha52WZxaDk9RkTjcYLpA@mail.gmail.com> Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 06:36:39 +0000 Subject: open letter - Freedom of speech From: Hanuman das To: firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anuttama.ACBSP@pamho.net" <Anuttama.ACBSP@pamho.net>
Dear Malati “prabhu”,
please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
You didn’t reply to my last letter. I forgot to mention that whenever you don’t reply, I assume you agree with everything I wrote.
Message-ID: <CAHEdfkF7ah+tHUa8wJw-E7X-H4_yKDFHTn_Y8wO4-3AdH4tsPw@mail.gmail.com> Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:02:51 +0000 Subject: reading without buying From: Hanuman das To: email@example.com
Dear Malati “prabhu”,
thank you for explaining us that “Woman: Masters or mothers” book is not actually banned, allow me to retort.
In your recent article on Sampradaya sun, you explain how book is not actually banned, rather only sales are prohibited.
Murari das took you seriously and tried explain various word meanings.
Feminists in the GBC body started panicking. And the source of panic is new book by Bhakti Vikasa Swami called “Women: Masters or mothers”.
Leadership of any organization is entitled to ban books which they consider dangerous for wider body of their members. But banning of books should be last measure to prevent deviant philosophies.
Since this book contains mostly Srila Prabhupada quotes, a million dollar question is what is actual deviation within this book?
Whereas the GBC Body accepts that many different understandings of the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and sastra, and many different understandings of what constitutes effective preaching, exist amongst ISKCON devotees, and this, in general, is a healthy situation;