Subj: I have got a question about use of temple money?
1. Quite a few people want to get hold of temple money, and use it for purposes that are disingenuous and dishonest. Every one of them seems to want to distribute money that, does not belong to them, especially the secular & the leftist bunches. They argue furiously that this money is state property. The implication of this argument is that, it can be expropriated. I would take issue with it, it is an act of commandeering some one else's property. This approach is Anti-Temple, Anti-Hindu, and is thoroughly immoral & un-ethical.
2. But it is not only a moral question, it is a sacred question, it is also a substantial issue. It is not state property. If the money came from taxes, then it is state property, and belongs to the state. But temple offerings & contributions are not tax money. They do not belong in the state treasury. The temple money came from the devotees. How can the state lay claim to this money ? The correct approach is to hand over this money to a temple-trust, and use it for the welfare of the devotees.
3. The argument of the secularists & leftists is wishy-washy at best. What would they say if the money had been found, not at a temple, but in a church or in a mosque ? Would we be debating & arguing that this money ought to be used by the state ? The why this argument against the Hindu money ( temple-money ).? Clearly, the leftist argument is two-faced & wily.
4. Secular ought not to over-whelm the sacred. Temple-Money belongs to the temple and to its devotees. Let us respect our temples first, then argue about the money in these. The money belongs to the temples, and ought to be preserved there.
5. For the Hell of it, keep the Leftist & and the Phoney-Liberals, out of the temple money.
Surinder Paul Attri