[CPM MP stirs party pot, says change stand on religion Indian Express, India - 28 Sep 2008 Thiruvananthapuram, AP Abdullakutty, the CPM MP from Kannur in north Kerala, has said the party should review its stand on religion in the same ... Abdullakutty has stated that he was a communist who believed in his religion and its practices. He also made this statement in an interview given to the weekly supplement of a Malayalam daily. Putting the party leadership virtually on the dock he had stated that there should be clarity on the party stand as regards religious faith and practices. Kannur MP lands CPM in trouble Express Buzz, India - 30 Sep 2008]
[even according to our great spiritual leader, Sri Aurobindo , there can be no universal religious system due to complex patterns of thoughts and living style demanding variation in self expression and freedom. One of his dreams was a world union, with a brighter and nobler life as outer basis. Even efforts were made earlier to bring about such a union to which effect a universal religion was propagated by impressing upon the naked truth of uniformity of all religions in ensuring the common good.
But the spiritual leadership has not so far achieved this vital objective solely because of veering away from the religion by its intelligentsia. Pseudo Clergy who were not adequately equipped to handle this role both academically and intellectually took the reins for the study and propagation of the values of religions...Only those who recognize a spiritual evolution as the destiny can shape the future of humanity in the new age. Such pioneers can synergies the best of all sections of mankind in the world and bring all religions under one umbrella. -- Posted by Rashmi Nair at 11:17 AM Wednesday, October 8, 2008]
Matrubhaban Patra September '08 mourns at length the demise of Pratap, a top functionary and reports holding of the 12th day congregation for him at Matrubhaban, Cuttack. Such religious rituals and ceremonies being part of life (and death) should be accommodated appropriately within the Savitri Eran customs instead of adopting a paradoxical no-no attitude towards religion like the Communists. [TNM]