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Originally posted by AuranVector
reply to post by randyvs
It isn't just that men are considered more valuable than women in India -- I'm referring to the practice of aborting female babies.
The real reason is that most families cannot afford the expense of providing a dowry for a girl. Without a substantial dowry, the girl does not have a good chance of marrying, muchless marrying well.
(In essence, the girl's family has to "buy" a husband for their daughter.)
Not that long ago, it wasn't just a dowry the girl's family had to provide: AFTER the marriage, EVERY three months, the girl's family had to come up with a gift to the husband. This would go on for the LIFE of the girl/woman. And if the husband's family considered the gift too small, the girl would be mistreated by her in-laws.
Hopefully, they have stopped this insane practice. Coming up with a dowry is bad enough, but a quarterly gift for life is almost incredible.
The son's family looks forward to receiving the traditional "gifts" and most will not give them up.
It's not enough that they have a slave for life.
Having a girl for a traditional East Indian family is a financial disaster.
Remember what happened to the "suttee" wives? These were girls who were married for their dowries then set on fire to die. If they did not die, they were thrown out -- badly scarred and forced to beg on the streets.
Originally posted by randyvs
If you are concieved female in India you are most likely to be aborted. The ratio between boys and girls in some areas is 300 girls to 1000 boys.This is a country of 1.1 billion people and one town is even known as " The village with no women ". This is Indias deadly secret and I think it should be shared here at ATS.
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40 million girls missing
This all seems to be happening because boys are more valuable in Indias economy. Yet it says this practice is mostly employed in the elite parts of the country. I see this as another shinning example that we live in a world that God did not intend for mankind. A world of dispicable evils that are hidden away from common knowledge.
I search out these evidences and bring them to you. Think and say what you will.
edit on 7-3-2012 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by np6888
As far as why there is evil, well, as I've already explained, maybe the souls wanted that way. If he were to limit evil, then he is in fact limiting people's freedom to choose or experience. He allows to you commit any type of evil, but that also means that you must pay, and perhaps those born in Third World countries are just paying for their past lives. Perhaps this is another form of punishment, in addition to being born as cockroaches, or being in Hell. After all, if he allows you to commit any evil possible, then it's only fair that he should also be allowed any punishment possible.
So as you can see, God DOES do everything for a reason(and the more you think about it, the more you see how brilliant he actually is. It seems like he has a time and place for EVERYTHING). Just because you see anything that isn't perfect, doesn't mean that he doesn't exist, or that it was a mistake by him.
Originally posted by np6888
Also, have you ever wondered why we didn't evolve to fly? Some may argue that there's no reason for us to. However, to me, if we could fly, then sports would be meaningless(which means another form of entertainment gone).
Originally posted by morpheusxxz
Very deep analysis but you're saying about the karma being passed onto our next life. I believe in karma but I think if everyone were to get punishment for their bad deeds in the present life, it would have been much more efficient. If I do not have any consciousness of my bad deeds in past life and having to suffer in the present would make no sense to me. Just imagine you being sent to prison for something you did in your past life of which you have no knowledge, lol.
I don't think that if we had the ability to fly, there would be any less entertainment and sport. What we do in everyday life is itself an evolution. We had ability to walk on land, so we came up with sports played on land. If we could fly, we would had other type of sports to be played in air. And evils like dowry and female foeticide are itself the part of the evolution but they went wrong. Just like some bright minds made new inventions benefiting everyone else, there were some misguided people who came with the evil which we have in the present society.