Just wanted to point out to Venkit , apropos his remark that
"Democracy existed long ago in India. It was not introduced by the west", the writer actually said : Jesus (held up but)... the forerunner to socialism, social justice, secularism and democracy. There was no claim that Jesus introduced or initiated any o these concepts.
Second, and more importantly, Jesus was not a westerner - he was Asian, albeit a "west" Asian.
Thanks for the link on democracy in India, it will be interesting to read the material.
Cynthia Stephen Independent Researcher and writer Bangalore, India
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