The ongoing attacks in Bombay got me unsettled. Below is a top 10 listcountries by population categorized for the four major world religions.As you go through the list, ask yourself two questions -
- Do you see that country as an aggressor or a victim?
- Do you consider that country as having bright future or goingdownhill?
|Hindu||Christian ||Islam ||Jewish |
|Nepal ||USA ||Indonesia ||USA |
|India ||Brazil ||Pakistan ||Israel |
|Mauritius ||Mexico ||India ||Russia |
|Guyana ||Russia ||Bangladesh ||France |
|Fiji ||China ||Turkey ||Argentina |
|Suriname ||Germany ||Iran ||Canada |
|Bhutan ||Philippines ||Egypt ||United Kingdom |
|Trinidad and Tobago ||United Kingdom ||Nigeria ||Brazil |
|Sri Lanka ||Italy ||China ||Germany |
|Bangladesh ||France ||Algeria ||Ukraine |
I was trying to look for patterns across these countries. I did not trytoo hard and gave up after a while but during the process I ended up atthe "human development index". According to Wikipedia,apart from Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh all the other countries listedin the top 10 Hindu list below, have a higher HDI score than India. Iwas born and raised smack dab in the heart of Indian middle class andnever would have guessed that the UN thinks Guyana is a better placefor me to be born than India. Then again no one person can representthe country of a billion people. Just something for me to keep in mindbefore I try to pretend like I understand what motivates people to doseemingly barbarous acts.