Murder of rationalism
A recent newspaper report shocked me; Narendra Dabholkar, well known Indian Rationalist, was murdered in Pune on August 20 by some unidentified...
He wanted the Maharashtra government to bring a legislation banning all types of superstitions and fake divine tricks like creating gold rings, wristwatches, sacred ash, etc out of the air. The government of Maharashtra was considering his demands. Angered by this development, the murderers made Dabholkar their target.
India is a strange country. We have highly advanced and modern scientific institutions like atomic energy plants, Indian Institute of Technology, All India Institute of Medical sciences, etc.,. Many great scientists like Copernicus, Galileo, Isaac Newton, and Einstein proved that for every effect, there is a cause. That cause was proved beyond any doubt. For example, the reason for solar eclipse was explained by scientists. Not only scientists, great rationalist philosophers like Bertrand Russell, Jean Paul Sartre, Stephen Hawking, great physicist explained that there is nothing like a miracle.