From ONE INDIA:
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has extolled Church of England for its decision to allow women bishops, calling it a 'step in the right direction'.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the Church to empower the women bishops with exactly equal roles as men bishops and without any limits or conditions. As women were equal partners in the society, they should be equal partners in Church also.
Quoting Hindu scriptures, Rajan Zed said: Where women are honored, there the gods are pleased.
COMMENT: I expect misogyny is as rife among adherents of Hinduism as it is in Christian culture. However, as in Christianity, misogyny is completely contradictory to the original tenets of the faith.
There is much that modern day Christians can learn from the Hindu concept of the divine and how this informs the correct understanding of the worth of all human beings. This is especially true when it comes to the worth of people who are not straight males as the "birth" of the Hindu gods was a time of androgyny and the creative goddess. Those who study the Old Testament seriously, will realise how close early Jewish and early Hindu understandings of our creation are to each other. There has been very little that has been new under the sun, with the exception of varying expressions of hatred.