A humanist lesson in critical thinking.
I wish to mention a true incident that attacked my mind and heart very badly.When I was 14 I had chance to visit Welimada with my elderly friend.That was my first trip.This was the scene.There was a big election canvassing meeting going on.I wondered almost all the participants clapped and over joyed.I asked why these people were so happy what was he speaking?He shut my mouth with his hand spoke to my ear .Don't speak Tamil.he is going to wear slippers with the Tamils back skin if he was elected to the parliament.
The Speaker was Mr.K.N P Rajaratna Hon M.P.
I am am asking all the Sri Lankan Sinhalese How many pairs of slippers you wore so far?
OK I ask another question.The crowd consisted of 100s of Buddhist Monks.Not a single Buddhist monk uttered a single word against such an incendiary speech.OK Mr.S.W.R.D Bandaranayaka the prime minister at that time also kept silent.Mr.S.W.R.D.Bandaranayake is always considered The father of Terrorism.
I ask the responsible general public If such words spoken in any advanced countries the candidate would have been terminated from contesting election.OK according to the constitution SriLanka is a Buddhist country.Asgriya and Malwatta are the Buddhist heads,Did they make any statement or warning against such an incendiary speech?
So my question is How can all the Nationalities rely on Buddhist Supremacy?I suggest to rely on Humanism.Thank you.Will be contd...........
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