Talk:Mohandas K. Gandhi

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Jesus Christ/Christianity Quote

Is is really necessary to have this quote in its entirity or for it to be quite as prominent as it is? Considering all the other things (Communism, extramarital sex, murder/abortion, etc.) which Gandhi certainly spoke out against in his life why single out Christianity and Christians in particular as something he disapproved of? I think it's in danger of giving an anti-Christian gloss to the article which could mislead and which could be quoted against Christianity in the future. I would suggest either removing the second half of the quote to balance it more fairly, or if that's not possible perhaps remove it entirely until a better balance can be struck with this article as a whole. --GSmiley 19:43, 12 May 2007 (EDT)

I think the quotation belongs. It's very famous, probably because (I'm pretty sure) it was a line in Ben Kingsley's movie Gandhi.
It's not anti-Christian, it's a comment on what he saw as the hypocrisy of many who label themselves as Christian. And it's a fair indication of how he regarded the British.
The big problem with the quotation is that although it appears in numerous places on the Web, none of them gives a very good source. The best I've been able to find so far says he said it in an interview with E. Stanley Jones, a Methodist missionary who became friends with Gandhi early on. Jones wrote a 1948 book entitled Mahatma Gandhi: An Interpretation but it's not clear whether the quotation is from that book. Dpbsmith 21:08, 13 May 2007 (EDT)

This article could mention his dates, and how, when, and why he died.


As the article is entitled with the Gandi spelling, it is sufficient to inform that it is often mispselt as Ghandi. Spelling it out w

Because Gandhi's name comes from a language that does not use the Roman Alphabet (alphabet of English, Spanish, French and most other European languages), there technically is no single correct Roman Alphabet spelling of "Gandhi." --X. Dulks

White Actor

Do you mean Kingsley? He's Indian.--JeanJacques 18:55, 11 November 2008 (EST) says half Indian, half English. [1] So my "brilliant" concatenation of ideas drops into the shadow of foolish speculation. --Ed Poor Talk 19:05, 11 November 2008 (EST)

Racism against Indians

I have heard the words "colored" (obvious), "black" (bit of a stretch) and even "nigger" applied to men from India. When are we all going to realize that in God's eyes there are no races? All people are His beloved children. --Ed Poor Talk 19:08, 11 November 2008 (EST)

Passive resistance backfiring.


Should we note that Ghandi's attempts at having the Jewish people try to passively resist the Nazi regime in Germany had backfired on him and the Jews? I know Ben Shapiro alluded to this in his commentary on the Force's morality (or lack thereof) here: Pokeria1 (talk) 21:05, 23 March 2016 (EDT)