Is Gandhi a great leader because he has a soul?

GANDHI.pdfThere is website called www.values.com that is putting ads on TV. The website is very nice and uplifting in many ways. So I went to their website and I found that they have this billboard which states the reason Gandhi one of the greates icons of 20th century who won independence for India was because he has soul. Not because of his education, not because of what his parents taught him, not because of all the abuses he suffered like being thrown out of the train in South Africa by sitting in the seat of white person, abuses he suffered from british in India but because he has a soul. It bothers me how all the good work done by Gandhi has been attributed to soul but nothing else. Does this bother anyone else or am I overreacting?

 

 

 

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Comment by Kenneth Montville D.D. on April 20, 2011 at 11:24pm
Saying someone has soul and someone has a soul are different things.
Comment by Apple on April 21, 2011 at 11:38am
That is exactly what I was thinking too, Kenneth.
Comment by Arcus on April 21, 2011 at 1:01pm

I like to pull the Gandhi card when anyone claims that Islam or Christianity are "religions of peace". They are not, they are most definately warlike. Gandhi had a religion of true peace, to the point of near ridiculousness.

As a leader he wasn't particularly good, as a source of inspiration he was amazing. Perhaps if he had lived about 2000 years earlier we would have written a book about him. :)

Comment by Akshay Bist on April 21, 2011 at 2:13pm

I think(hope) that they mean courage when they say soul.

Also I disagree that Gandhi was a good leader. He never wanted to lead. People just followed him.

Comment by atheistrising on April 23, 2011 at 10:43am
The issue is how all good and patriotism are claimed by god and religious people I think

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