Especially if you replace “Holy Father” or “Jesus Christ” with the name of God or a spiritual leader in a different language or with a different name? I think the audience would be having a VERY different reaction to a Bachelor asking everyone to participate in the prayer, instead of saying it on his own or just out loud to himself. And I don’t know how the contestants would have reacted in that moment because they were in front of cameras, but wonder if we would be seeing the discomfort they might have felt in a different light.
EDIT: All I’m saying is he should have stopped and at least ASKED before proceeding. Literally adding a simple: “if you feel comfortable” would have wiped most of the discomfort many of us are feeling away. It gives non-Christians the choice at least. He didn’t really give anyone an out if they felt uncomfortable. And I say this as a religious person myself.
EDIT 2: I think we should take into account, without them being given an out, how uncomfortable the women who have just been told to bow their heads would feel in front of a bunch of cameras to walk out or look straight ahead, knowing that they would show that on national TV and that it may have been edited in a negative way (and that people would have attacked them).
Without any way of tracking people, or proving who was who, how would people in a town I had never been to, 100 miles away, ever know I was untouchable unless I told them? Why couldn't I just say I'm not an untouchable, what would any of the townsfolk do to verify my claims? Why didn't any untouchables in Indian history do this? Or, did they?
The Indian festival, which is known as Diwali is celebrated all over India and everyone celebrating it wishes and prays for happiness, prosperity and enlightenment!
I just saw the anime trailer once again and casually strolled down to the comments. There I saw a lot of my Hindu Bros hating on the manga because of the way Shiva is portrayed in it. As a Hindu, I know that Shiva is supposed to be omnipotent and could destroy the universe in seconds. He is said to have literally started destroying the universe by dancing in pain and anger when his first wife Sati died. Lord Vishnu had to come calm him down so that he wouldn't obliterate all the gods and the universe.
When adopting such a character into a compelling story, the mangaka cannot be using the exact representation of the gods. That would make the manga really uninteresting and that would even destroy the whole premise of the manga. Imagine if Shiva just destroyed everything with a flick of his hand. What would the manga even be about? I just want to say that this is not our God. He is just a manga character in a very good manga that just has Shiva as his name. The mangaka isn't probably aware of everything and he isn't trying to be disrespectful. He is just trying to imagine a compelling story to tell.