MisterrSingh

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  1. Never eaten meat, never will, but if Sikhs are apparently permitted to eat meat, then why would they object to a meat shop near a Gurdwara? Be prepared to answer these questions and others if this becomes a bigger problem. Flimsy reasons citing feelings, smell, and whatnot will not wash. Perhaps as situations like these increase with an ever-burgeoning Islamic population flexing it's muscles in places like the UK, confident in the knowledge that its Muslim representatives in local government will smooth over any opposition to their plans, this is a prime example of why picking and choosing what we believe and follow will lead to trouble for us. Things will only get further complicated. Buckle up.
  2. They should do the decent thing and convert to Islam. They're more than halfway there.
  3. Yes, and i hope he'd be rewarded with such a partner unless there was something in his karams that he needs to work through. If not, then seeking a high avastha Gursikh to - on some level - absolve a female of the mistakes of her youth is quite a selfish thing to hope for. I wouldn't wish that on anyone, whether the Gursikh with the avastha was female or male. What is she doing to ensure she's worthy of such a man? Because from what I've seen, there's this mistaken belief amongst some young Amritdharis that in situations such as these it's the responsibility of the more spiritual partner to drag the other less spiritual constituent in the relationship up to their level. So he or she is a glorified relationship / spiritual counsellor? And usually, from what I've observed, the one who needs to get up to speed eventually settles into a comfortable rut once the initial gloss of a new marriage begins to fade, and all desire for improvement falls by the wayside as the drudgery of daily domesticity takes its inevitable toll on both sides, and the partner who needs to improve decides it's easier to drag their spiritual better to their own lower status, because it's easier than putting the work in. No, I would pray Waheguru does not curse one of his true devotees with such a partner. Noble intentions and declarations are rarely, if ever, carried through until the very end.
  4. Remain as we are, but have contingencies in place to prevent something like this from happening. Shutting up shop is not the answer, and neither is hoping others don't misbehave. Proactive not reactive.
  5. They were symbolic, hollow positions without any genuine influence. What I'm talking about is cabinet positions, or senior posts at the heart of government in the daily hubbub of Westminster, which is where Muslims are starting to infiltrate (without wishing to make it sound like a conspiracy, lol). Satpal Sandhu or whoever, sitting on the local council in Bedford has little to no bearing on nationally implemented legislation that will affect daily Sikh life in Britain, whereas Sadiq Khan, Naz Shah, etc, are actually getting on with it where it matters. A compliant, virtue signalling indigenous population is also a big help in these things, but that's another subject.
  6. That's exactly the correct spirit in which such discussions should be had. We should absolutely analyse and discuss these issues and personalities, because there's so many things we can learn, good and not so good.
  7. The concept of not airing one's dirty laundry in public is alien to these people. These are meant to be our spiritual betters! And it's being played out online for that sweet YouTube money. 💰 How much more do they need?
  8. What's worrying as a Sikh is how woefully under-represented we are in Parliament, whereas Muslims are starting to make serious inroads into British politics at every level. It seems the only councillors we have are the ex-Communist, pro-India types - or their second generation offspring - who are as much unrepresentative of Sikh British interests and causes than any non-Sikh candidate. Heck, there's even white politicians who understand certain issues to do with us better than our own lot. Whether we need such representation or not is secondary, but we can't be crowded out of legislation formation by Muslims. It's social suicide.
  9. I completely understand where you're coming from, bro. I'm not hating or anything like that. I guess there's a distinction to be made between reciting those lines from Gurbani in that considered and contemplative way those ideas are expressed, and talking loosely in a disparaging manner during the course of a conversation. It's a fine line but i feel it's there. I'm not here to police anyone.
  10. That's my thoughts on the situation. I listen to what Guru Sahib says about these religious figures, and i understand that him criticising them, calling them out, is vastly different to someone like me doing the same thing. It's a lesson i learnt rather harshly when i was a young teen. Safe to say it's stayed with me ever since.
  11. One thing I've come to admire about Muslims in the West during the past decade or so is their resilience when it comes to defending their faith and doctrines in the face of incredible hostility - overt or otherwise - and attempts by whites for them to either disavow certain sections of their teachings, or even undergo a reformation of sorts. I have a broad sense of mistrust about all things Islam, and don't think much of their religious teachings, but fair's fair, i wish there was a similar strength of mind and loyalty for his or her faith amongst the average Western Sikh, who i feel would be all too willing to appease any potential non-Sikh dissenters by changing and distorting certain Sikh ways. For some of us, Sikhi is an adornment; an afterthought to be considered mood permitting, whereas i feel with Muslims Islam is THE priority, and everything else falls into place behind it. Muslims don't, by and large, bend to the prevailing moods and opinions of the time, instead they try their best to shape their surroundings to their will, and that's a quality that should be respected - regardless of whether one agrees with their ways or not - if you've decided to follow a faith in its entirety. They're loathed to allow any outsiders to dictate how they need to conduct their religious business. We, on the other hand, are too malleable and agreeable, and those who have no business speaking for Sikhs seem to be sought time and time again for comment on issues they've no business discussing. I'm not a supporter of blind zealotry or religious violence, however being resolute and uncompromising and unapologetic for one's ways in order to placate a fickle, lost, and weak majority society simply is bad form in my opinion.
  12. There's a certain realpolitik that has to take place in matters of statehood. Is it unsavoury and underhand? No doubt. If the next man has no compunction in playing the game and winning, then it would be incredibly naive and damaging to cling to notions of honour and integrity whilst everyone else is doing the opposite. Leading by example and hoping your opponent does the same is fantasy. Unfortunately, there's no place for noble and holy intentions in these things. I wish it wasn't so. The way human life and all it entails is reduced to something so inconsequential is a huge tragedy. Only a complete and drastic shift in human consciousness would allow for the things you're advocating. I'm looking at things from a wider perspective with no fear or favour, for or against a particular race or region. Acknowledging the reality of these things doesn't mean i agree with their practice.
  13. As I've said before, you bibiya with your heads screwed on straight need to step up and put the record straight. Don't throw Singhs under the bus because you struggle to find your voice. Each time a male speaks up in these kind of instances, he's going to be rounded upon immediately.
  14. 1. Don't get drawn into debates. They're on the "right side of history" if you know what that means. Anyone who provides any resistance is a mysoginist, racist, xenophobe, anti-Guru, anti-Gurmat, etc, etc. They'll distort Gurbani and history to win the argument. In these situations it's less about what you say but how you say it. 2. Take gentle jabs from the sidelines with humour. These people are so far gone they won't know how to respond. They're perpetually triggered, which means they have no perspective, balance, or desire to compromise. Those types aren't looking to reach a consensus, but to play the victim for personal gain. Don't give them that opportunity. 3. Be beyond reproach. No point in trying to fight for truth, integrity, and Sikhi if you struggle to meet even the most basic standards. Nobody is saying you've got to become a mahapurash immediately, but at least acquit yourself in a manner befitting someone for whom the Sikh faith is dearer to them than their own life. If you go in heavy handed like a kharkoo, you'll turn away moderates hovering between both sides, who are unsure who to support, and would otherwise be receptive to your arguments, and you'll end up presenting yourself as a religious nutter. No point in preaching to the choir.
  15. It's happening. It's really happening. Wow. Fitteh mooh.