1.the pissing issue..the way youre going..is like .."yes im bad..but you are not that good too"
("hiduism says drink gau mutra..cow piss..but yes islam says it too"aaltho its outrightly hilarios and false claims made by a desperate hindu to save hi ass)
this is not a good debating approach to say the least..
by the face of it ..you seen to be a thinking man...however i fail to understand y you still take hinduism to be a VALID way to god..despite all its paganistic rituals..
i tell you what hinduism is..
well first let me explain an important point..there some major diffs. between a man made religion and a god made religiion as accepted by eminent scholars accross the globe....
1.diversity in concepts(hinduism has n.no of ways of bhakti and concept of wat god actually is...)
2.non-preservation of scriptures(hinduism scores low in this area too your scripture have not been preserved..im sorry but its true.)
3.Resemblance to paganistic rituals..i know here mr renegade wud say .one soul and many forms and blah blah..
ok tell me..you have a concept of three ..sustainer creator and destroyer..are these not three gods???
now ull say.."no but they add up to one"
then say if creator is not taken into consideration..are the two gods useless?
USELESS GODS??? huh!
5.contradictory sciptures..(and the different books of yours contradict each other..and its widely acepted that vedas are the highest )hiduism scores low in this front too..
6.no scientific and historic backing..
vedas have been widely accepted to be just fables and nothing else...
7.erotic sequence somewhere in the scriptures..this is a major sign of human hand in the scriptures..and hindu scriptures have a very famous porn sequence (draupadi sexcapades ..as most hindus like to call it:))
8.finally..low fullfillment of prophecies..exept the prophecy of prophet muhammed being born in arabia..none of your prophecies have been fullfiled..this goes to say..vedas MIGHT have been the word of god ..but have been corrupted through ages..but it IS corrupted..mind it..
9.concept suited to human understanding..
just like science theories..the concepts in a man made religion wud be suited to human understanding and just that..to make people engaged.aomeone somewhere wud propose atheory and others wud folow..thats y we see so many understandably human concepts of god in hinduism..
10.name:all man made religions are named by men..hinduism too was coined by alexander the great.to refer to the people of indus valley..
all isms are like that..only islam scores truly in this point..coz it is the ONLY religion not named after any human region or watever ..this is a name given by god himself..
these are just some of the points which have been proposed by the experts..and there are a thousand more...
hinnduism scores miserably low in all these points and many more..
This is hinduism..to say the least..
regarding your concept of loving god and not fearing him..
i ask you..
is god a pet animal??
coz anyone who is more powerfull that man obviously brings about fear and respect..
only pet animals or somebody who is not more powerful than man is loved and not feared....
this is again a major point in proving hinduism is man made..coz man makes wat suits him the best..
man seeks the love of god and fails to inculcate fear coz he is driven into falsehood and wrong deeds..gods love makes him secue that he can still carry out with the wrong deed..moreover..love of god suits human undestanding more and drives away the fear of bad deeds..one more point which goes a llong way in making hinduism man made!