So I have been asking my Indian friends with varying degrees of adherence to the Hindu belief system.
I'm a little bit confused regarding the use of sources to answer questions.
Most of the guys I have asked tell me there's no sacred/holly scripture in Hinduism hence there's really not point in citing any book when explaining a certain belief.
Then how can this site clarify/explain/help in the understanding of the doctrine if no reference can be considered reliable.
I read this question and the guidelines seem good in principle, it basically says to provide every reference you can find about the topic and provide them even if they are contradictory.
Wouldn't this kind of response confuse more than it helps in understanding Hinduism?
How can different sources be weighed/ranked so that they users know which ones should be given precedence when answering a question?