Sikhs to open third temple in area

A surge in the Sikh population on the Far Southside has prompted the need for a new temple -- the third in Central Indiana. Full Story
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Robert King

Bridgeport, WV

#5 Oct 17, 2007
Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world. Its followers are called Sikhs. The religion originated in the 15th Century in what is now North India and Pakistan. Its first teacher, Guru Nanak, taught that all religions lead to one God. He was succeeded by nine other gurus. The final Sikh teacher is the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs. Most Sikh men and some women wear turbans.
jllong

Germantown, MD

#6 Oct 17, 2007
A Sikh is an adherent to Sikhism, which is a worldwide religion of 23 million people, most of whom live in the Punjab region of India (19.2 million), but there are also 500,000 Sikhs in the United States and 300,000 Sikhs in the United Kingdom. The current prime minister of India is a Sikh, although Sikhs are actually a minority within India, where Hindus are the majority.
colts freak

AOL

#8 Oct 17, 2007
all religions do not lead to 1 God. be as broad minded as you want but doesnt change the truth and that truth is Jesus Christ! why not let everyone set up shop and let evryone from all over live our american dream while true americans struggle to get by. other nationalities come here and get more rights and liberties and breaks to get established. what a mess! witness now fellow americans, the fall of our great country as we know it. welcome to the universal states of america(USA)say goodbye to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!
IU is my God

Bridgeport, WV

#9 Oct 17, 2007
So in your mind, American=Christian? NO.
colts freak wrote:
all religions do not lead to 1 God. be as broad minded as you want but doesnt change the truth and that truth is Jesus Christ! why not let everyone set up shop and let evryone from all over live our american dream while true americans struggle to get by. other nationalities come here and get more rights and liberties and breaks to get established. what a mess! witness now fellow americans, the fall of our great country as we know it. welcome to the universal states of america(USA)say goodbye to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!
Maggie

Corydon, IN

#11 Oct 17, 2007
Religious diversity is a good thing and I love that they are putting a Sikh temple in Greenwood!
Citizen One

Louisville, KY

#13 Oct 17, 2007
Good for the Sikh community! Hopefully they'll get past all the red tape.
Ira Hayes

United States

#14 Oct 17, 2007
How ironic that Scott Floyd of INDIAnapolis, INDIAna, a state and city named after what whites thought were Indians, is complaining about actual Indians moving here to live peacefully and pursue the American dream.
Franklin Resident

Florence, KY

#15 Oct 17, 2007
colts freak wrote:
all religions do not lead to 1 God. be as broad minded as you want but doesnt change the truth and that truth is Jesus Christ! why not let everyone set up shop and let evryone from all over live our american dream while true americans struggle to get by. other nationalities come here and get more rights and liberties and breaks to get established. what a mess! witness now fellow americans, the fall of our great country as we know it. welcome to the universal states of america(USA)say goodbye to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!
People like this are exactly the reason the Founders guaranteed religious freedom in the Constitution.
Bill Swerski

Lima, OH

#17 Oct 17, 2007
colts freak wrote:
all religions do not lead to 1 God. be as broad minded as you want but doesnt change the truth and that truth is Jesus Christ! why not let everyone set up shop and let evryone from all over live our american dream while true americans struggle to get by. other nationalities come here and get more rights and liberties and breaks to get established. what a mess! witness now fellow americans, the fall of our great country as we know it. welcome to the universal states of america(USA)say goodbye to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!
Define "true American".

“God Bless America”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#23 Oct 17, 2007
Ira Hayes wrote:
How ironic that Scott Floyd of INDIAnapolis, INDIAna, a state and city named after what whites thought were Indians, is complaining about actual Indians moving here to live peacefully and pursue the American dream.
Indiana and Indianapolis was names after American Indians not Eastern Indians.

Are you comparing American Indians with Eastern Indians from India? They are not the same and have nothing in common. They are both actual (real) Indians. Actually a good Sikh man does not ever cut his hair. Therefore, they wear the turban. The turban is formed out of about a 3' length of muslin and very interesting to see put on considering all the hair if never cut. There is also a piece of fabric that is put on the head before the turban and that is the fabric, of different colors, in the center of a Sikh's forehead. The turban was for sanitary reasons according to one of my Doctors, a Sikh. There is a web site that shows a Sikh actually putting a turban on.

The Doctor also said the Sikh's were the warriors of India. My favorite golfer is Vejay Singh, a Sikh. I once asked my Doctor is Singh was a popular name and was told it is more popular than Smith.

As another poster said Sikh's are not Muslim like other eastern Indians.
Snarky

San Francisco, CA

#25 Oct 17, 2007
The early Europeans explorers were looking for a faster trade route to India/the far east. When they landed their ships here, they thought they found India, but what they found were the people who are called "Native American Indians".
JMH

Louisville, KY

#29 Oct 17, 2007
Can someone from the Right Guard organization go to these temples to do a "how-to" event while handing out samples? Thank you.
Raj

Kenosha, WI

#31 Oct 17, 2007
Can somebody verify that 1,500 Sikh families have moved to Central Indiana in two years. That is an incredible number and I hope they are welcomed with open arms. However, where are this many people moving from and what are the great job opportunities in Central Indiana?
Which Witch

Cincinnati, OH

#32 Oct 17, 2007
colts freak wrote:
all religions do not lead to 1 God. be as broad minded as you want but doesnt change the truth and that truth is Jesus Christ! why not let everyone set up shop and let evryone from all over live our american dream while true americans struggle to get by. other nationalities come here and get more rights and liberties and breaks to get established. what a mess! witness now fellow americans, the fall of our great country as we know it. welcome to the universal states of america(USA)say goodbye to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!
Jesus said, "In my father's house are many mansions." Perhaps one of those mansions is for the
Sikhs.

Jesus also said he came for the Jews. Does that mean that those of us who are hot Jewish are wasting our lives hoping for Jesus to "save" us?

Your attitude toward people of other nationalities is definitely non-Christian. I will pray for you to receive enlightenment.

The truth is, God/Goddess/Spirit and His/Her/Its plans for us are a great Mystery.
Which Witch

Cincinnati, OH

#33 Oct 18, 2007
Fearless and Happy wrote:
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Indiana and Indianapolis was names after American Indians not Eastern Indians.
Are you comparing American Indians with Eastern Indians from India? They are not the same and have nothing in common. They are both actual (real) Indians. Actually a good Sikh man does not ever cut his hair. Therefore, they wear the turban. The turban is formed out of about a 3' length of muslin and very interesting to see put on considering all the hair if never cut. There is also a piece of fabric that is put on the head before the turban and that is the fabric, of different colors, in the center of a Sikh's forehead. The turban was for sanitary reasons according to one of my Doctors, a Sikh. There is a web site that shows a Sikh actually putting a turban on.
The Doctor also said the Sikh's were the warriors of India. My favorite golfer is Vejay Singh, a Sikh. I once asked my Doctor is Singh was a popular name and was told it is more popular than Smith.
As another poster said Sikh's are not Muslim like other eastern Indians.
Several East Indians of my acquaintance are Christian. India is also home to Hindus and Sikhs as well as Muslims.

“"E Pluribus Unum"”

Since: Sep 07

Shelbyville, Indiana

#34 Oct 18, 2007
GO SIKHS! way to promote more religious diversity in Indiana! It's really sad that my town has more Christian churches in it than I have fingers and toes and you can drive through this town in less than 15 minutes. Heck if we had a Sikh temple here I'd go just for the experience. again way to go Sikhs!
Jerry

Avon, IN

#35 Oct 18, 2007
These peopel want to move here they can be Christians like the rest of us. We are a Christian nation and these people are pagans.

Send them back to San Francisco they don't belong here.
Citizen One

Louisville, KY

#36 Oct 18, 2007
Jerry wrote:
These peopel want to move here they can be Christians like the rest of us. We are a Christian nation and these people are pagans.
Send them back to San Francisco they don't belong here.
Why not just make the jump to Iran? You'd be much happier with people who have the same outlook.

“God Bless America”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#37 Oct 18, 2007
Which Witch wrote:
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Several East Indians of my acquaintance are Christian. India is also home to Hindus and Sikhs as well as Muslims.
Me too, and yes you are correct. We have been talking about Sikh's and Muslims. There are, for you information, Eastern Indians of all religions.

“God Bless America”

Since: Apr 07

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#38 Oct 18, 2007
Jerry wrote:
These peopel want to move here they can be Christians like the rest of us. We are a Christian nation and these people are pagans.
Send them back to San Francisco they don't belong here.
Jerry, you have lived a very sheltered life and unfortunately missed some important Civics classes (Government classes).

The Uniited States was formed on Judeo-Christian beliefs. The Constitution forbids the establishment of a State Religion. Jerry, that is why the Europeans came here in the first place. To make a long story short, so you can understand, we are not all Christians. If you are wondering I am a Christian.

Are you saying that non Christians are Pagans. That is like the Muslims calling non Muslims infidels and is not true. Do yourself a favor before posting, look up definitions before speaking.

I am sure you are salavating at the opportunity to respond however, do yourself the above favor before doing it.

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