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Why blame religion for bad behaviour of those who do not follow the tenets of own religion?

Of late I had been reading various comments on corruption in India. I am a little disturbed by attacking the religions for poor moral values of individuals who do not follow truly any religion. While I believe no religion teaches any of its followers to steal or cheat or live dishonestly, it is the people who claim to follow the religion but actually are thieves and murderers in disguise. To blame them how do our respected group getting to attack by name of a particular religion? There are enough bad guys in all religions and irrespective of caste and creed both good and bad people occur. Wholesale condemnation or self deprecation is not called for. Ridicule also is irrational. The first mantram said to be uttered 2.1 b years ago in Esavashopanishat comes to my mind. EshavAsyam idam yat kincha jagtyAm jagat tEna tyaktEna bhunjithA mAgridhah kasya swiddhanam ! Translated freely, means the entire universe and every tiny part of it is of the creator and only belongs to Him…

Moolamurthy of Sri Venkateswaraswamy Tirumala

Tirumala Dhruva Bera Tirumala Dhruva Bera is the name given to the idol of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh. Dhruva Bera is the official terminology used for the main deity of a temple with the exact translation being The Immobile image and as the name suggests, the idol is stationary and other idols are used for pujas, sevas that requires the deity's presence outside the garbha griham (sanctum sanctorum). Other terms used for Dhruva Bera include Moolavar or Moola Virat (Main Deity), Achala (Main). Tirumala Dhruva Bera is considered to be Swayambhu - self-manifested and not created by human. According to Sri Venkatachala Mahatyam, Lord Venkateswara came to reside in this sacred spot to provide blessings to devotees in the Kali Yuga. The idol does not conform to the agamas (rules) for making a deity, thus furthering the belief that the temple's idol is Swayambhu. HideIdol description The dhruva bera stands approximately ten feet tall<[1] a…