13th November 2011
Why can’t Muslims and Christians enter Hindu temples?
Jayendra Saraswati, guru and chief of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam says:
Even Muslims and Christians could now enter some of the major temples in the country if they professed they had faith in Hinduism. He said there should be no discrimination among people. [Source]
Why can't they enter if they have no faith in Hinduism? There is nothing preventing ANYONE from entering a Church or mosque. So why this condition in Hinduism that you can enter a temple ONLY if you have faith in Hinduism?
E.g. someone has asked on the internet:
Can a Christian attend a mosque?
Mosque is the House of Al-Mighty God Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala. Every mankind are slave of God. Every mankind have the right to be in God's House. During Prophet and Apostle of Al-Mighty God Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu'alaihi Wassalam All meeting with Christians and other religion are done in the Mosque.
Sooner or later the Christians shall be Muslims. Therefore let them be in the Mosque. [Source]
Indeed, if a religion claims to be tolerant but won't even let non-believers enter its temple, then how can it claim to be tolerant?