Those who permit slaying of animals; those who bring animals for slaughter; those who slaughter; those who sell meat; those who purchase meat; those who prepare dishes out of meat; those who serve that meat and those who eat it are all murderers. - Manusmrithi 5.51
When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.” — Oscar Wilde
"Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world." — Voltaire
"Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned: yet we have not advanced one inch towards humanity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support error and roguery all over the earth." — Thomas Jefferson
Many Indians think the term Hindu is a foreign word because it was used by the Persians to indicate the people who lived east of the River Sindhu. This is not entirely correct, and the term as a religious and cultural identifier should not be discarded by self-styled Sanatana Dharma purists.
The designator Hindu is a distortion of the river's Sanskrit name Sindhu--now called Indus (by the Greeks). In many vernaculars sa is replaced with ha. The Agama Shastra has reference to Hindu desha demarking the territory of Bharat from Himachala to the Indusarovara (Indian Ocean).