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What is good about this?

I am not interested in knowing what the scriptures or traditions say about intermarriage. I wish to know that when we speak of good thoughts, good words and good deeds, what is "good" in how we treat those who marry outside the faith and their children? More often than not, one of the parents disowns his/her son or daugher or stops communicating with him/her. The spouse belonging to the other faith is not always made welcome, thus creating disharmony in the family. When grandchildren arrive there is often reconciliation. The scars, however, remain. Can these actions be considered "good"? Who are they "good" for? I would love to hear if readers believe these are righteous actions. JEHANGIR SAROSH Bushey, UK  ...

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Very well said, Mr. Jehangir Sarosh!<br>Social life for Parsis would become simple and acceptable if every aspect of what we do culturally is viewed through the Zoroastrian creed - "Good Thoughts, Words & Deeds." Much like using a sieve to separate grain from the chaff. <br>Even in intermarriage, there are double standards. A man may marry a non-Parsi woman and be accepted, but a woman is ostracised. That, of course, is not the only example of women being suppressed. They are insulted for their natural bodily functions and discriminated in financial inheritance laws.<br>I can go on!<br>Thanks for framing the issue in terms of its simplest denominator! What the community needs is common sense!<br>Thank you.
- Yezdyar Kaoosji
- 23-Mar-2019


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