These words were the title of a paper i'm writing for my english class. When saying hypocrisy, i'm talking about the caste system. After digging through newspaper articles, interviewing people, and researching more on the role of the caste system in Sikhism, I am completely full of disgust. I had thoughts of addressing this issue to the officials at my local Gurdwara (Sacramento,CA) but that idea was shot down by many saying such things as, "If this subject was to be brought upon in a Gurdwara, there would be a total outrage from the followers...The officials at the Gurdwara wouldn't even allow it." I am a 18 year old who has been a Sikh all his life. These past years I have realized, although I whole-heartedly admire and appreciate the principles and morals Sikhism teaches, I am an Atheist. A moral follower of Sikhism, a spiritual follower in myself. I continue to go to the Gurdwara every week. What has this come to? A 18 year old atheist who has more principle than people who have devoted there LIVES to Sikhism? Please. I don't want guidance...I don't need faith. Just an attempt to understand this nonsense.