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Semi-protected edit request on 27 January 2023. Remove anything that says Hindu"ism" is a religion. Its not.[edit]

Please Change:"Hinduism (/ˈhɪnduɪzəm/)[1] is an Indian religion or dharma, a religious and universal order or way of life by which followers abide.[note 1][note 2] As a religion, it is the world's third-largest, with over 1.2–1.35 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus.[2][3][web 1][web 2]"

And make it: Hinduism (/ˈhɪnduɪzəm/)[1] or Dharma, is a universal order or way of life by which followers abide.[note 1][note 2] It has 1.2–1.35 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus.[2][3][web 1][web 2]

"Hinduism" Does not excist, its not a religion since it has no book / no organization and no person who leads it. Its a Word coined by the brits after their infiltration and invasion of India. How can you be an atheist and religious? Because atheists in India who have a hindu father, are born hindus. Just like Jews. But Judaism has a book that organizes the religion. Hinduism does not. Gods in Hinduism were always known to have been created by humans, so they were nothing supernatural or godly, in our sense, either. They were ideals or spiritual figures for people to understand more easyly the concept that was being teached. Thats why they have a god for everything you can imagine.

[1] [2] Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). (talk) 03:21, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Moved request to relevant page from talk:hindussmall jars tc 17:51, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{Edit semi-protected}} template. This will clearly be a contentious change to the opening sentence. ScottishFinnishRadish (talk) 17:55, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hinduism doesn't have one, ten or even hundred books. Instead, Hinduism have thousands of texts from which hundreds or more have been destroyed by invaders. Stop this nonsense of comparing different religions from each other, your sole purpose is to declare hinduism as a "wrong" religion. be respectful and civil. RamaKrishnaHare (talk) 10:20, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

“Can Muslims surpass Hindus in population numbers?” is this the matter of discussion here????[edit]

Wikipedia and it's editors really love to cite inaccurate and some 'not so good faith sources', like this source[1] used in lead paragraph for validation of hindu population talks about indian hindu population not the hindu population of whole world. as this source states “muslims cannot surpass hindu population” the world muslims had already surpassed hindus, so it clearly talks about indian population of both faiths. Can we just stop using these totally unrelated and misguiding sources.

I removed that source before but that have been revered can anyone else remove it? i don't know how to cast consensus and don't even know if you have to cast a consensus before removal of sources, please guide. RamaKrishnaHare (talk) 21:17, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ "Can Muslims surpass Hindus in population numbers? Experts say practically not possible". 24 April 2022.

Who is the first religion[edit]

Who is the first religion 2405:204:112E:F7AE:8282:937A:32B3:5440 (talk) 16:47, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Animistic religions, probably dating back 300,000 years. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 16:56, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Any ideals where this topic should go "Buta Kola" (wiki article)?

~~Ed~~ 2607:FEA8:4A2:4100:B41C:C85A:C70C:2558 (talk) 04:42, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hindu is not a religion.[edit]

In recent years, it is confirmed that Hindu is not a religion. there is no supporting proof for proving Hindu as religion. Also, Govt. of India has submitted affidavit in Honorable Supreme Court of India that Hindu is not a religion. Thus, pronouncing or categorizing Hindu as religion is justified. Aarya R P (talk) 11:00, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done Please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Captain Jack Sparrow (talk) 14:28, 20 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]