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sukhsingh

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Should there be greater oversight in the way parchar is conducted on social media? With the power of social media do publishers of content have a responsibility to develop higher editorial standards?
 

RD1

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I feel people should have some degree of responsibility when they post things on social media, especially if they are preaching about religion, in order to avoid spreading potentially false information.

On the other hand, social media is a free for all. Anyone can post what they want. It is up to the consumer to also be responsible and not simply blindly accept and go along with anything on the internet. The consumer of the information must be reflective and critical of the information presented through social media, and cross-reference the information with perhaps more trusted sources.
 

sukhsingh

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I feel people should have some degree of responsibility when they post things on social media, especially if they are preaching about religion, in order to avoid spreading potentially false information.

On the other hand, social media is a free for all. Anyone can post what they want. It is up to the consumer to also be responsible and not simply blindly accept and go along with anything on the internet. The consumer of the information must be reflective and critical of the information presented through social media, and cross-reference the information with perhaps more trusted sources.
There is a difference between a individual making posts online and a organisation? If for instance one claims to be a authoritive source of knowledge then I think they should be prepared to be questioned? As a individual posting as myself it's clear they are my personal views. However using the examples of "basics of Sikhi" they often say that the opinions and interpretations are not their own but that of the guru..
 

RD1

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There is a difference between a individual making posts online and a organisation? If for instance one claims to be a authoritive source of knowledge then I think they should be prepared to be questioned? As a individual posting as myself it's clear they are my personal views. However using the examples of "basics of Sikhi" they often say that the opinions and interpretations are not their own but that of the guru..
I absolutely agree. Whether its an individual, or an organization, none should be exempt from being questioned. If an entire organization is claiming to be an authoritative source, they certainly need to be scrutinized and examined critically. There are some common general aspects of Sikhism that all could probably agree on, however, a lot of Sikhism is also open to interpretation. It is fine for people to explore their personal interpretations, but one has to be cautious when claiming that something is the Guru's interpretation, rather than their own extrapolation. The Guru's words are enshrined in the SGGS ji for all. And there are probably various more trustworthy scholars out there who may be able to provide more credible information. There are plenty of examples from other religions where people interpret things for their own gain, and then exploit others who blindly follow along. So anyone preaching must be kept in check, and those listening to the preaching must remain critical. Apparently 3HO is a group already distorting and exploiting Sikhims.
 

Sikhilove

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I absolutely agree. Whether its an individual, or an organization, none should be exempt from being questioned. If an entire organization is claiming to be an authoritative source, they certainly need to be scrutinized and examined critically. There are some common general aspects of Sikhism that all could probably agree on, however, a lot of Sikhism is also open to interpretation. It is fine for people to explore their personal interpretations, but one has to be cautious when claiming that something is the Guru's interpretation, rather than their own extrapolation. The Guru's words are enshrined in the SGGS ji for all. And there are probably various more trustworthy scholars out there who may be able to provide more credible information. There are plenty of examples from other religions where people interpret things for their own gain, and then exploit others who blindly follow along. So anyone preaching must be kept in check, and those listening to the preaching must remain critical. Apparently 3HO is a group already distorting and exploiting Sikhims.
Hi, no offence guys but out of respect for Jagraj Singh can we put a hold on comments on basics of sikhi for abit? Hes asked for positivity and prayers to be sent his way, we as Sikhs uplift others when they're down, we don't send negativity when someone's in dukhi, there's no balance in that.
 

sukhsingh

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Hi, no offence guys but out of respect for Jagraj Singh can we put a hold on comments on basics of sikhi for abit? Hes asked for positivity and prayers to be sent his way, we as Sikhs uplift others when they're down, we don't send negativity when someone's in dukhi, there's no balance in that.
I think that's very sensible. Apologies if I caused offence.
 

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