Originally Posted by Ankur_Scorpio
It's not really hypocrisy. You forget that a majority of Indians still go in for arranged marriages. When a parent hunts for a bride, they would normally looking be looking for complete compatibility (or as close to it as they can reach). An inter-religion marriage would normally be further in terms of compatibility than an intra-religion marriage. At least within the same community, they would be rid of the headache that the clash of religious beliefs can bring about.
Thus, I can understand why parents oppose such marriages. That is not the same as saying that I agree with them but I can see where they're coming from. God knows the honeymoon does not last forever.
Of course, there is no denying that a lot of people still feel they are better than others because of caste, religion or background. I am quite sure I shall feel uncomfortable sharing the same table as a common labourer (though you can never tell). Bias is inborn within the best of us.
And surely youíll buy your pint cup !
and surely Iíll buy mine !
And we'll take a cup oí kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.