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by fraud and inducements are the standard practice all over the
world. In Mongolia, Alexander Berzin, a research fellow
at Columbia University, New York, said in an interview: "The
missionaries come in guise of English teachers. They give money,
computers to universities, scholarships to children of influential
officials. They buy their way in.
the faith?, Newsweek, Jan 13, 1997) Refer to Jesus
Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel
the view of a Christian missionary Vishal Mangalwadi, on India's quest for
starry-eyed Indians, who are ignorant of Indian history, think that India was
free before the British colonized it. The fact is that Hindu India, never, I
repeat never, knew what freedom was, until the Evangelical movement began to set
us free...India's freedom is a fruit of the Christian
Gospel, not a result of Mahatma Gandhi's work."
Quest For Freedom And Dignity - By Vishal Mangalwadi). Refer
to VINDICATED BY TIME: The Niyogi Committee Report On
Christian Missionary Activities -
Missionary Activities Enquiry Committee 1956
Sunshine of Secularism.
The Inquisition made its way to India under the Portuguese
Jesuit, St. Francis Xavier in 1545. The
first demand for the establishment of the Inquisition in Goa was
made by St. Francis Xavier.
Scholars are generally agreed that
the Inquisition of Goa had earned “a sinister renown as the most pitiless in
more on the Goa Inquisition, refer to the chapter on European
Imperialism). Also refer to Crisis in the Catholic Church -
Pope's Contradictions - By Hans Kung - Spiegel.de http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,348471,00.html
Sebba author of several books including Mother
Teresa: Beyond the Image has noted:
great expansion of missionary activity came during the nineteenth century,
coinciding with the spread of British colonial rule
and with a variety of efforts by the other governments of
to turn India Christian. Bu the end of the century there were at least
twenty-two different Protestant Missionary Societies with as many printing
establishments to disseminate the vernacular Gospel.
is no doubt that, in the fight to deliver Christianity to the heathen, both
Protestants and Catholics sent their best brains to
, rather than Africa or
. This implied a recognition of the inherent spirituality of Hinduism, which
demanded more than average sophistry and persuasion to win converts. There
was a belief that
had a high degree of ancient civilization which by the late eighteenth century,
as the Moghul Empire was fading, had allowed decadence to seep in, offering
Christianity the chance to fill the gap. Annie
Besant, proponent of the philosophy of Theosophy, gave many a
lecture in which she aired her views that
was a victim of the mischief wrought by Christian missionaries. A friend of Swami
Vivekananda, Mrs. Besant was trying to
lead Indians back to their own gods and arouse their sense of self-respect and
pride in the greatness of their religions."
Teresa: Beyond the Image - By Anne Sebba p. 22 - 25).
Roy, (1772-1833) the great scholar and reformer wrote in 1820: "Most
Christian converts had been allured to change their faith by other attractions
than by a conviction of the truth and reasonableness."
referred to the monetary allowances and room and board the Baptists offered
people who attended religious classes and to the jobs in the Serampore printing
plant and paper mill given to converts.
Roy was appalled with an Anglican Bishop who tried to persuade him to
declare himself a Christian. To sweeten the prospect, the Anglican
assured him that he would enjoy a "grand career" and
"his name would descend to posterity as that of the modern
Apostle of India." Roy was stunned, that this Englishman had
the effrontery to ask him to renounce his faith for the shallowest
Life Was Like in the Jewel of the Crown: British India AD 1600-1905
- By The Editors of
p. 132). For
more refer to chapter on European
Imperialism and Christian
Raja Ram Mohan Roy has
“Most Christian converts had been
allured to change their faith by other attractions than by a conviction of the
truth and reasonableness."
visiting scholar at Hoover Institution at Stanford and the
leader of new liberalism in France, author
of The Genius of India had
difficulty accepting mass conversions of children and dying by Mother Teresa,
who was indifferent to the religions of India as the missionaries of the past;
she believed in numbers.
Genius of India ('Le Genie de
l'Inde') Macmillan India Ltd. 2001. ISBN 0333 93600 0 p.
Gospel for Asia proclaims: "The
Indian sub-continent with one billion people, is a living example of
what happens when Satan rules the entire culture.....India is one
vast purgatory in which millions of people....are literally living a
cosmic lie! Could Satan have devised a more perfect system for
in India : Continuities, Changes, Dilemmas - By Arun Shourie
p. 47). F
Hinduism face the onslaught of Project Thessalonica?
I (378 - 395)
The Christian monarch
who introduced the world to religious totalitarianism.
"The first Spanish Inquisitor"
Trevor Roper, best
known as the author of The Last Days of Hitler
earliest totalitarianism – of Catholic Christianity – was inaugurated by
Theodosius. No wonder to Christian scribes he became ‘the Great.’ In short
order, the Roman world was compelled to be Christian – on pain of death! The
fall of empire in the west was an acceptable price for the triumph of the Church
on Paganism - jesusneverexisted.com).
was born to Catholic parents and raised by a missionary Catholic mother and an
abusive, born-again Christian, who I will refer to only as "my mother's
husband". I was raised in an "ideal" Christian environment, and
would have followed my parents' footsteps and would have spread hate against
other religions, if it weren't for a fortuitous meeting I had with a Chinese
friend of my dorm roommate. Little did I realize then that the chance encounter
would end up being a turning point in my life.
The Chinese student was Buddhist who talked about meditation and its advantages.
Finding it curious I checked with my University library for some books on
meditation. After some searching, I found a book on Transcendental Meditation
(TM), a meditation technique founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. That book sparked
a profound spiritual and emotional transformation in me and I have never looked
back. My thirst for knowledge led me to read more about TM and its roots in
Hinduism. I started reading every book on Hinduism I could lay my hands on. In
the Ramayana, I came
across the life of Lord Rama and his only wife Sita. Hindus consider Rama and
Sita to be the ideal couple and the path shown by them as the perfect man-woman
relationship. It was a refreshing change from the abusive relationship I had
witnessed and experienced in my own Christian family.
The wisdom and
spirituality that I found in Hinduism has no parallels. There is practically no
aspect of life that is not dealt with in detail by the innumerable texts that
are a part of Hinduism. There are texts which deal with the mundane aspects of
day-to-day living and those which deal with more profound questions such as
those about life and death. To me, the most fascinating aspect of Hinduism was
that it was inclusive, respectful and tolerant of all people and their various
beliefs, in stark contrast to the exclusivity that pervaded my native religion.
Unfortunately the adherents of the latter seem to be on a mission to destroy
Destruction of ancient
cultures? Magnificent obsession of the Church.
10/40 window. This window
includes the world's great unreached people for the Church. It encompasses the
majority of Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Parsis, Sikhs and many others.
Project II set the scope and strategy for converting the "heathen" of
the world in 10-40
window (regions that lie between the latitudes of 10 and 40 degrees north)
whereas project Thessalonica (called PT) prioritizes the tasks to be taken.
Joshua Project II strategized the methodology called 'Adopt-a-peoples' wherein
every mission agency or church adopted a 'people group'. Tribals were the first
and easy missionary targets.
Refer to Things
They Don't Tell you about Christianity.
a sub-project of Joshua Project II. Joshua Project II
set the scope and strategy for converting the
"heathen" of the world in 10-40
window (regions that lie between the latitudes
of 10 and 40 degrees north) whereas project Thessalonica (called PT) prioritizes
the tasks to be taken. Joshua Project II strategized the methodology
called 'Adopt-a-peoples' wherein every mission agency or church adopted a
'people group'. Tribals were the first and easy
missionary targets. Unfortunately the missionary activity didn't
weaken Hinduism as the church strategists had anticipated - many of the converts
still celebrated and attended Hindu festivals and continued to follow Hindu
traditions. As a counter measure Project Thessalonica was started in 2004.
Before getting into the details of Project Thessalonica it will be useful to
look at the origins of the name of the project.
was a major port city strategically located at the junction of the main land
route from Italy to the east and the main route from the Danube down to the
Aegean Sea. It was the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia, a free city
ruled by a popular assembly and magistrates. The people of this city were rich,
technologically advanced and culturally distinct. Paul and Silas, during the
Apostle's second missionary journey, visited Thessalonica to preach the Gospel
and propagate Christianity. However, Paul's teachings received a lukewarm
response from the people. Some locals irritated by Paul's teachings got a hold
of Jason and his brothers, who were hosting Paul, and took them to city
officials. They were charged with harboring traitors, but faced no physical
harm. They were eventually made to post a bond and set free. In 390 AD, the Christian
punished a revolt by the inhabitants of the city by
massacring more than 7000 people. Much
of the city was eventually converted to Christianity.
In AD 391 pagan
temples were closed and all of their worships
were forbidden by threat of harsh punishment, then what followed was a enforced
Christianization of the empire. During all his reign Theodosius took severe
measures against the surviving remnants of paganism. In 388 a prefect was sent
around Egypt, Syria, and Asia Minor for the purpose of destroying temples and
breaking up pagan associations; it was then that the Serapeum
at Alexandria was destroyed).
Thessalonica aims to stop or limit Hindu activity by converting people who form
the pillars of Hindu culture, festivals, traditions and activity. Traditionally
missionaries hate any public expression or display of heathen religions in the
form of festivals and temples. Missions want to ensure that no new temple
construction activity starts. With this objective they are converting masons,
craftsmen and others involved in temple construction activity.
First Baptist Church of Nashville, Tennessee
adopted towns where the annual Kumbh Mela takes place and has been actively
converting the locals so that visitors face extreme hardship during their next
visit trying to find services and supplies. Another mission group is adopting
boatmen of Kasi where Hindus drop rice balls in river Ganges as an offering to
their forefathers. The boatsmen are being trained in other fields so that they
abandon this profession. They are making environmental groups raise the voice so
that Ganesh processions, Kumbh Melas and Jagannath Rath
Yatras are limited. One big worry seems to the extremely popular
Hindu television programs. Christian agencies have decided on buying these prime
slots at a premium and are actively working with programming sources. Over the
past 20 years, missionaries also appear to have invested a lot in handling the
political leadership, so much so that their activities appear to be almost
immune to the ruling political party. It seems that a good section of media is
also on their side to such an extent that any group opposing their activity
finds itself identified as a militant or extremist group in the news media.
Christian Jihadis like Josh at the forefront of missionary activities in India,
one can only hope that Hindus don't face the same fate as the people of
Hinduism face the onslaught of Project Thessalonica? -
By Alex Pomero in a Croatian Newspaper).
Tiny Christian minority - The Church is the Second Largest Land owner in India?
of billions of dollars worth of land in India is owned by the Church, and in
Mumbai, the Church is the second largest land owner, the largest being the
Indian military. Most of this land was given under land grants by the
British to the Church, and by subsequent Indian governments. Such
generosity to a minority religion followed by only 2.5% of the Indian population
has gone unreported. Given the foreign
controlled nexus of the various Churches, this is tantamount to giving billions
of dollars to subsidiaries of foreign entities that are engaged in social
re-engineering of Indian society. The US government has never
contemplated such generosity towards minority religions, especially those
controlled from overseas.
Axis of Neocolonialism - By
Rajiv Malhotra - sulekha.com).
), recognized as India's most distinguished photographer, awarded
the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1971, and member
of the most prestigious international photographers' cooperative,
Magnum Photos, was asked by Mother Teresa:
now time for you to embrace the true religion." Rai politely
O' India - By
Francois Gautier p. 112)
a Rajya Sabha member and among India's best known commentators on
current and political affairs, He has been an economist with the
World Bank, a consultant in the planning commission and the editor
of Indian Express. Among the many honours and awards, he has
received the Magsaysay Award, the International Editor of the Year,
the Dadabhai Naoroji and the Astor Award. A journalist,
cabinet minister and author of several books, Missionaries in India,
Shourie and His Christian Critics and Harvesting
Our Souls - Missionaries, their design, their claims
convert us, missionaries have worked for 500 years to undermine our
reverence for our gods and scriptures," and
"a mighty reaction" is building in the country against
"...few developments have
alarmed citizens as the systematic targeting by Christian
missionaries of people in the northeast, and in our tribal
areas," "Conversion is the main activity of church groups,
it is their principal business."
early 1950s the denunciations used to be open, shrill, abusive.
Today the slander is sophisticated, the untruths are spoken rather
souls a sensitive business in Asia - By By John Chalmers - yahoo.com).
(Refer to Conversions in India - http://sevabharathi.org/conversionsinindia.doc).
For more refer to The
War against Hinduism - By Stephen Knapp. Also
refer to Crisis in the
Catholic Church – Pope's
Contradictions – By Hans Kung - Spiegel.de http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,348471,00.html
How come our
secularists insist that conversion is not the aim of the Church when
the Church repeatedly and explicitly declares that the singular aim
of all its activities is to convert non-Christians to Christianity,
and thereby harvest souls for Jesus?
In Ecelesia on Asia
released in Delhi in November 1999, Pope John Paul declares:
" Just as in the first millennium, the Cross was planted on the
soil of Europe, and in the second on that of the Americas and
Africa, we can pray that in the third Christian millennium a great
harvest of faith will be reaped in this vast and vital continent. He
fervently endorsed the call of his Bishops, the heart of the Church
in Asia will be restless until the whole of Asia finds its rest in
the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord."
How does the Church pursue this goal in the face of the Supreme
Court's emphatic verdict that the freedom to propagate does not
include freedom to convert, that conversion is in fact an assault on
the freedom of conscience that our Constitution guarantees to the
persons the proselytizers target?
Our Souls: Missionaries,
their design, their claims - By Arun Shourie
Christians 'should stop
A LEADING Hindu has called for the Christian
community to ‘clip back its evangelising activities’ in India or risk
straining interfaith relations in the UK.
Lakhani (pictured), Director of the Hindu
Council UK (HCUK), accused Christians of committing a ‘crass
atrocity’ when they converted members of the Dalit community in India, saying
that they were stealing ‘the most precious thing these poor people possess,
Speaking during an interview on Christian radio station Premier, Mr Lakhani said
Hindus were ‘fed up’ with missionary activity in
He said: “Christians should go out and convert their
own in this country, making people better Christians, so that instead of
crowding the shopping malls on Sundays they go to Church.
“Why do they have to go to the third world and target some destitute,
desperate people to spread their good news?
“Mainstream Hindus in the UK are getting fed up with the continued
evangelising activities of the church in India and I would like to send on
behalf of the HCUK a clear message to the church to clip back its evangelising
activities in India or risk straining Hindu-Christian relationships here in the
“It would be wonderful if Christians wanted to give a helping hand to the
destitute in any developing country.
“But if they give a piece of bread with one hand and on the other hand steal
the most precious thing these poor people possess, their souls, then this is a
crass atrocity committed in the name of Christianity.
'should stop evangelising in
' - religiousintelligence.co.uk).
Brahmins today's Dalits in
?, asks Francois Gautier
about how reservations fracture Hindu society, Gautier observed that Anti-Brahminism
originated in, and still prospers in anti-Hindu circles. It is particularly
welcome among Marxists, missionaries, Muslims, separatists and Christian-backed
Dalit movements of different hues. When they attack Brahmins, their target is
is now 6% Christian
Myth of Christian
Persecution? Increase in Population of Christians
2005 edition of the World Christian Database (http://www.worldchristiandatabase.org/)
says that India is now 6% Christian. The government of India last conducted a
census on the Indian population in 2001 said that Hindus were 81.4% of the
population followed by Muslims at 12.4% and Christians at 2.3%. However, the
more recent data from the World Christian Database states that Hindus are now
74% of the population and Christians are 6% of the population. The
new survey claims that Catholics have grown from 1.52% of the population in 1970
to 1.66% in 2005. The recent data suggests that the rampant and aggressive
conversion by Christian missionaries is much more widespread than previously
Religious breakdown in India according the World Christian Database:
Other Christian: 4%
All other: 5%
Not religious: 1%
1970: 8,432,713 (1.52%)
2005: 18,250,000 (1.66%)
is now 6% Christian -
Christian Database - christianaggression.com).
The pope was another VVIP guest of ours a couple
of years ago. Despite the widespread demand of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad that he
apologise for the vile Inquisition of old
that was, in reality, a shame on Christianity, the pope had the abrasive
audacity to advocate a bigger harvest of converted souls in south Asia. The
Inquisition a blot on Christianity? Nonsense! Rome didn't think it warranted
even a mumbled "sorry".
shame' is not for premiers, Mr Vajpayee - By Arvind Lavakare rediff.com.
For more Information on Goa Inquisition
please refer to chapter on European
"If a person is converted by
proselytization, he's uprooted from his tradition. There's a need to
see we all live in harmony and mutual respect," a saffron-clad Hindu
spiritual leader, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, told a
conference on preservation of religious diversity. "Conversions
are neither advisable nor desirable. The religion into which a
person is born is the best for his spiritual upliftment," a
Hindu seer from southern India said. "Forced
conversions will never be tolerated. Different religions should
coexist and live in mutual harmony," he said.
"You should not try to convert by force, fraud or
inducements," former President R.
Venkataraman told the conference. Induced
conversions are a grave threat to national and world
peace and harmony," he said.
seers condemn religious conversions in India - By
Sugita Katyal Yahoo.com).
more refer to chapter on European
Imperialism and Christian
From earliest times, visitors from
the West, have written about Hindus and Hinduism. Their writings are
filled with language of the "treacherous lie" and
"idolatrous worship." They claimed Hindus as having
"superstition" not faith. They saw the sacred waters which
were "stagnant," "unsufferably foul," and "loathesome,"
not cleansing. And they saw Hindus who were "deeply
perverted," and not religious. More than anything else,
it was the multitude of divine images or "idols," as they
called them, that elicited the strongest response of Westerners in
their encounter with Hinduism.
in the 1500s expressed astonishment and even repugnance at the
panoply of images. He wrote: " Their chiefe idols be blacke and
evill favoured, their mouths monstrous, their eares gilded and full
of jewels, their teeth and eyes of gold, silver, and glasse, some
having one thing in their handes and some another."
Kennedy, who lived in Banaras as an employee of the London
Missionary Society wrote: " Everything you see is
wild, grotesque, unnatural, utterly wanting in verisimilitude and
refinement, with nothing to purify and raise the people, with
everything fitted to pervert their taste and lower their
City of Light - By Diana L. Eck p. 17-18). Also
refer to Poll:
Christians 'addicted to pornography'
For those who came from the West to convert India
into Christianity or to rule over India, the British in particular, saw India
with a different eye. They saw nothing good in this country. Why? Because they
wanted to justify conversions or British rule over India. Thus, they did the
greatest damage to the image of this country.
A word on missionaries: they claim
they brought “light” to this country. Rabindranath
Tagore says: they
& image-makers of MEA - M. S. N. Menon TribuneIndia
and Convert; Divide and Rule
Michel Danino has been
settled in Tamil Nadu for 25 years; he has given many lectures
in India and is co-author of
The Invasion That
He is also the convener of the International
Forum for India's Heritage. He has written on the
devastation caused by Christian missionary activities in the
last point was brought to us in sharp focus during our
interactions with a few tribals of Arunachal, who voiced the
same distress at the methods used to
secure conversions to Christianity: not only monetary
allurements, but psychological pressure on the sick, promises of
cure upon conversion, pressures to rope in the rest of the
family when the promises don't materialize, and finally to throw
out of the family those who continue to "worship
fact some missionaries and Christian educational institutions
openly refer to tribals, Hindus, and Buddhists as Satan ka
bachcha (children of Satan) while Christians are Ishwar ka
bachcha (children of God).
heard several heart-rending tales of teenage boys or girls
having been thus expelled from their families when they refused
to convert, accused by their own parents of being
"Satan". Converted families are then instructed not to
have contacts with the non-Christians, as a result of which they
refuse to take part in traditional harvests and other aspects of
the community's collective life; the centuries-old harmonious
working of the community suddenly becomes divided, and indeed
division is a great way to secure conversions: "divide and
convert", until you can "divide and rule". That
ultimate step is already visible in the militant movements of
the North-East, most of which are rooted in Christian ideology.
Witness the conversions the militants secure at gunpoint in
remote villages at night, a fact asserted to us repeatedly. I
remembered a Don Bosco father in Tamil Nadu telling me a few
years ago how "tribes have no future within the Indian
Union" and explaining why he was exhorting them "to
take up guns". It all fell into place."
and Convert; Divide and Rule - By Michel Danino - rediff.com).
Conversion - By Francois Gautier
for instance, the forced conversions in the north-east. Christian missionaries,
with active monetary and political support from the West, have been converting
poor and innocent tribals in the north-east of India without any hindrance for
the past 300 years. As a result, Nagaland is today 90 per cent Christian,
Mizoram 86 per cent and Meghalaya 64.6 per cent.
process is going on full speed at this very moment: There are now 1,20,000
Christians in Tripura, a 90 per cent increase since 1991. The figures are even
more striking in Arunachal Pradesh, where there were only 1,710 Christians in
1961, but 1,15,000 today, as well as 700 churches. All this is often done by
means of ‘economic conversions’. "Miracle
boxes" are put in local churches: The gullible villager writes out a
request - a loan, a pucca house, fees for the son’s schooling. A few
weeks later, the miracle happens. And the whole family converts, making others
in the village follow suit.
this ethical? No country in the world would allow this. France,
for instance, has a minister in charge of keeping a tab on
"sects". And sects means anything which does not
belong to the great Christian family. Recently, two French
schoolteachers were imprisoned by the police for a few days
because they were Brahmakumaris and had used some Brahmakumari
precepts in their teaching.
conversions do to the psyche of India is catastrophic. They
threaten a whole way of life, erasing centuries of
tradition, customs, wisdom, teaching people to despise their own
religion and look westwards to a culture which is alien to them.
Look how the biggest drug problems in India are found
in the north-east, or how Third World countries, which have been
totally Christianised, are drifting away without nationalism and
self-pride. "I was told after conversion that I should not
wear a bindi on my forehead, as it is a heathen
custom", says Shanta (not her real name) of Agartala,
whose family converted recently to Christianity. Her friend
Sushma, who has come back to her original religion, says that
one of the Indian missionaries from Kerala told her "that I
would go to hell if I ever entered a temple again. But I don’t
understand, she continues, when I was a Hindu, I found nothing
wrong in going to a church, or to a mosque for that
Age-old Traditions in Northeast - By Francois Gautier -
Huxley (1894-1963) the English novelist and
essayist, born into a family that included some of the most distinguished members of the
English ruling class has written in his book - The
"The religions whose theology is least preoccupied
with events in time and most concerned with eternity, have been consistently
less violent and more humane in political practice. Unlike early Judaism,
Christianity and Mohammedanism (all obsessed with time) Hinduism and Buddhism
have never been persecuting faiths, have preached almost no holy wars and have
refrained from that proselytizing religious imperialism which has gone hand in
hand with political and economic oppression of colored people."
evil the church has brought forth ; it raises in every communion
a selfish and partial orthodoxy, which consists of defending all
that it has and condemning all that it has not".
" Most European and American
authors of books about religion and metaphysics write as though
nobody had ever thought about these subjects except Jews, the
Greeks Christians of Mediterranean Basin and western
Europe.------Like any other form of imperialism, theological
imperialism is the threat to world peace".
philosophy - By Aldous Huxley p.
194 - 204). For more refer to chapter
Bible is endorsed in England as
"God's Word" by Act of Parliament, it is believed by many that
everything in it is historically and scientifically true. The
creation of the world, the origins of the human species, God's plan for
salvation and everything else is the Absolute Truth to millions of pious
Christians. Wars were fought over it,
Governments rose and fell through it, blood was shed in it's name, people were
conquered and enslaved on its teachings, persecution was justified by its myths
and personal prejudices and hatreds were keep inflamed by its quotes. Its
supporters use its verses to denigrate and denounce other belief systems and
certainly in the past to justify burning people alive.
use a highly critical method of examining the Sacred Scriptures of the Hindus in
order to expose their flaws and contradictions and to refute them by appealing
to logic, science and ethics. None of these methods are ever applied by them to
their own Bible which is seen as so sacred and self evidently perfect that any
attempt to censure it would be blasphemy warranting the wrath of God and the
righteous indignation of pious Christians and punishment of eternal damnation.
Hindus are now the favoured target group for the Southern
Baptist Evangelicals who are now pouring hundreds and thousands of
dollars into the conversion of the Hindus in India. Hindus are seen as an easy
target because of their openness, respect for other religions and deep sense of
the spiritual —values which can easily be exploited in the conversion
Evangelism goes hand in hand with imperialism, chauvinism and western supremacy.
The missionaries of old were always followed by the soldiers and the merchants. The
missionaries stole the spirituality of the natives, the soldiers stole their
land and the merchants stole their resources. The English Imperialist agenda was
justified by the pious desire to bring "The light" to the heathens of
the third world! The real agenda was for material exploitation. The
genocide practiced by the (Protestant) Founding Fathers of America, by the
(Anglican) English in Tasmania, by the (Calvinist) Dutch in South Africa are all
well documented historical facts.
The new converts, coddled in the niceties of modern day Christianity are never
taught the true history of the church, about the wars of religion, the
inquisition etc. and how much the Bible was used to justify the imperialist
expansion of the Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and the English. The entire edifice
of Apartheid in South Africa was theologically justified by the Dutch Reformed
Church, on the basis of Scripture. The Dutch Calvinists, like the American
Protestants saw themselves as the "New Israel" entering into the land
of Canaan (Africa and America respectively.) The pagans that they came across
were the "New Canaanites" of the Old Testament. Therefore it made
sense to them that the sociopolitical policies of Yahweh regarding the "Old
Canaanites" viz. total annihilation, was still valid.
of the End of the World – By Subhash Kak
about the impending end of the world have had something to do with the recent
world events in the Middle East and Asia. Jews, Christians and Muslims, who look
at their texts literally, believe that the Day of the Judgment is round the
corner and very soon the redeemer will appear in the world. But, their visions
of the end are different, hence the conflict.
number of these fundamentalist – or evangelicals -- is large enough to
influence governmental policy in the United States. It has been estimated that
about 20% of the Americans are evangelicals (according to one survey, 33% of the
Republican Party voters). Their great influence also stems from the fact that
George Bush himself is a born-again Christian.
This Christian belief in the end of the world is centered on the idea of
Rapture, when born-again Christians will be lifted out of their clothes and meet
Christ in the sky.
The evangelicals in USA are also pushing very
strongly for conversion in the non-Christian nations because it is essential for
the Rapture to happen. Some Christian groups, like the Mormons, do not only wish
to convert the non-believers, but also their deceased ancestors. Saving the
already dead earns extra brownie points.
of the End of the World – By Subhash Kak - sulekha.com).
Tripura Hindus vow to oppose
There are at
least two large Christian terrorist groups
operating in Tripura, the ATTF(All tiger tripura force) and the NLFT(National
Liberation fron of Tripura). These groups have announced their intention to
"free Tripura of Hindu rule" and establish a "country
for Jesus Christ". Thousands of people have been
killed by them and lakhs displaced, many have been forcefully converted. Among
other things, the NLFT has also killed Hindu priests and banned Hinduism for the
last 4 years.
These incidents have been covered up by the secular press, sometimes under the
guise that tribals in Tripura are not Hindus and it is a tribal conflict. This
article describes that the tribals have declared that they always were Hindus
and that they will oppose this
terrorist might of the church in the North East.
Jamatia Hoda's no to `taxes', to carry on resisting
The State-level conference of the Jamatia Hoda, the highest body of the
community, has decided to ban payment of all kind of tax to the militants. They
also decided to carry on the struggle against the insurgents, specially against
the National Liberation Front of
Tripura, who are interfering with the religious and social affairs of the
The 410th conference of the Hoda, which the leaders claim was established in
1,590 also resolved unanimously that the Jamatia are Hindus and they will
continue with this identity. Two Akra's (leader) of the community Bikram Bahadur
Jamatia and Hari Charan Jamatia were re-elected in their posts.
The conference held at Hadupa village under Teliamura Police Station in West
Tripura district assumed special significance in view of the present onslaught
against the Hindu tribals by the NLFT. They were forcing the tribals to convert
into Christianity and also was preventing them from performing their traditional
Jamatias, the most organized tribal community in
the State first revolted when the NLFT issued notification imposing ban of
performing of Garia Puja and Durga Puja, last year. The Jamatia Hoda decided to
defy the ban and performed both the festivals.
Since then, the two Akra's are organizing a massive agitation against the
militancy. They also organized volunteer forces to resist the entry of militants
in Jamatia dominated villages. The two-day conference on December 9 and 10 has
approved it and decided to
further intensify the agitation.
Inspired by the Jamatia's few other tribes like Reangs, Chakmas and Uchoi's also
launched anti-militancy agitation in villages dominated by them.
and North-East Date: December 1-15, 2000 - URL: http://www.axom.faithweb.com/news/dec11.html).
of Christians in India - A Christian strategy
missionaries lull stupid Hindus can be seen from the census of 1941: That year,
for the first time, heads were counted community-wise instead of on the basis of
religion. That is, a tribal was classified merely as one who belonged to a
scheduled tribe despite his being a Christian. Result, the all-India figures for
Christians were shown as 6,040,665 -- which was less by 256,098 than the figure
recorded in 1931. However, the Census Commissioner of India, Mr Yeats, made a
note where he disclosed that about 1/20th of the total tribal population were
Christian. Meaning, there was actually an increase of 3,474,128 persons among
the Christian community during 1931-41"
activities in the Indian NE and in tribal areas:
Manipur 19.4 34.1
Meghalaya 35.2 64.5
Nagaland 52.9 87.4
those are the percent increases in Christian pops from 1961 to 1991
Balkanisation, V: Adivasis - By Varsha Bhosle and
battle for the millennium - By Varsha Bhosle rediff.com).
die at Catholic healing centre
Thiruvanthapuram (Kerala): The Divine Retreat Centre in Kerala's Muringoor's claim to
fame is that it is the largest Catholic healing centre in the world. It's catch
line: come away by yourself to a lonely place and rest a while.
However, there is a
catch. More than 975 mysterious deaths have happened in the centre - that Kerala
Police is now investigating - and there have been allegations
of rape and murder.
Says Superintendent of
Koratty Police, K J Martin, "Based on the investigations, we have
registered a case against the main people from the Divine Retreat Centre. The
case has been handed over to a special investigation team now."
say that the 975 mysterious deaths took place between 1996 and 2006 - that makes
it as many as eight deaths every month for the last 10 years. Officials say
several bodies were disposed of, without informing the police and documents
forged to make them look like natural deaths. However, predictably,
the centre says all such allegations are baseless. The centre's director and
eight others in the organisation have been booked under various charges
including forceful confinement and sexual exploitation.
die at Catholic healing centre in Kerala - ibnlive.com).
A propaganda film Gods
of the New Age, produced by Jeremaih Films, is a
warning against Asian and especially Hindu influences in modern
Western culture and religion. It contains the dirtiest tricks of
propaganda: Bhagwan Rajneesh (alias Osho) is depicted as a typical
representative of Hinduism, well-known shots of naked sadhus at the
Kumbh Mela are claimed to have been "smuggled out of
India", Satan is claimed to be the mastermind behind the Kundalini
Yoga because the Kundalini energy (whatever it may be) is
represented by snake, Rajneesh followers jumping up and down in a
frenzy are presented as displaying the severe psychological damage
done by Yoga, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad is credited with a
"strategy to convert the world", Mahatma
Gandhi is presented as a sex pervert, the swastika is used to link
Hinduism with Auschwitz, and the viewers are warned: "The
religion that has all but destroyed India has now infiltrated the
Indians : Agastya to Ambedkar - By Koenraad Elst p. 285-286).
refer to Poll:
Christians 'addicted to pornography'
(Note: While ugly propaganda is being
carried out against Hinduism - rampant Child Abuse Revelations in Catholic
Church Continue.....(refer to Bishop
Quits, Admits Sex Misconduct -
Palm Beach, Fla., Bishop Resigns After Admitting Sexual Misconduct
- http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2002/3/11.html and
'ordered abuse cover-up
- BBC News.com and
abuse charges rock Catholic Church in US
Church in Crisis -msnbc.com).
more refer to chapter on European
Imperialism and Christian
Har Dayal (1884-1939)
India's Freedom Fighter wrote about the missionary activity in
missionary is the representative of a society, a polity, a social
system, a religion and a code of morality which are totally
different from our own. He comes as a belligerent and attacks our
time-honored customs and institutions, our sacred literature, and
traditions, our historical memories and associations. He
wishes to give us a new name, a new place of worship, a new set of
social laws. He has declared war to the knife against everything
Hindu. He hates all that we hold dear. Our
religion is to him a foolish superstition; our customs are the relic
of barbarism; our forefathers are to him black heathens condemned to
burn in the fires of hell for ever. He wishes to destroy our
history, and civilization. Our Shastras, Darsanas
and Vedas are for him so much waste paper. He regards them as
monstrous machine devised by misguided priests to prepare millions
for damnation in the next world. He condemns our manners, pooh-poohs
our holy love, laughs at our heroes and heroines and paints us black
as the devil to the whole civilized world. He is the great enemy of
the Hindu people – the Principle of Anti-Hinduism Incarnate –
the Ravana of today who hates all that we cherish, despises all that
we revere, all that we are prepared to defend with our very lives….
“He looks forward to the time when the Smritis shall be
unknown to the descendants of present day Hindus, and the Ram Lila
shall have become a meaningless word in their ears. He shall cover
Indian with acres of burial-grounds; cremation is anathema to him.
He is the arch-enemy who appears in many guise, the great foe of
whatever bears the name of Hindu, the ever-watchful, ever-active,
irreconcilable Destroyer of the work of the Rishis and Maha Rishis,
of that marvel of moral, intellectual and civic achievement, which
is known as Hindu civilization. Let us labor under no delusions on
this point. You may forget your own name; you may forget your
mother. But do not for a moment forget the great, all-important,
outstanding fact that the missionary is the most dreadful adversary
you have to meet….the greatest enemy of dharma and Hindu national
life in the present age.”
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
(1877-1947) Indian art historian, a remarkable critic, scholar and mystic, late
curator at the Boston Museum, who dazzled the Western world with his
message concerning the spiritual greatness of Indian art. He wrote on the role of
Christian Missions in India:
" The Hindu and the missionary conceptions of toleration
are poles apart. The missionary is bent upon destroying heathendom;
there probably could not be found a Hindu desirous of destroying
Christianity. For the Hindu, religious formulas are not absolute
truth, but truth is a mythical and allegorical form; how is that
which is infinite be compressed into the tiny vessel of a single
A missionary after a painfully intense discussion once
exclaimed to me “The light that is in you is darkness.” Of
course, I never dreamed of thinking that of him. For him, light had
to be filtered through a glass of a familiar color before it could
be recognized as light.
The most subtle and in a certain sense, I suppose, effective
proselytizing agency in India is the Mission School. When adult
conversion was found to proceed slowly, it was decided to reach the
children; hence the education bribe. The magic word itself stills
opposition and enquiry; everyone is convinced that India needs
educating. The education is undertaken with an ulterior motive, that
on National Idealism - By Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Munshiram Manoharlal
Aid Workers ?
arrest of US Christian aid workers by the Taliban in Afghanistan has
brought to light the "growing phenomenon" of
"placement of evangelical Protestant missionaries in Muslim,
Buddhist and Hindu countries using visas falsely
identifying them as secular workers", media reports
say. The missionaries are particularly active in "10/40"
window, the rectangular area that stretches from latitudes 10
degrees north from West Africa to East Asia, the Post said adding
this includes "most of the world's 1.2 million Muslims, 800
million Hindus and 350 million Buddhists." Most
often called aid workers -- are being despatched by Christian groups
in the US, Britain, Germany, Australia and other countries to the
region. The US State Department and the
bipartisan Commission on Religious rights set up by Congress insist
that the right to convert is a "human right."
State Department makes it a practice of listing every year with
disparaging remarks in its annual Report, countries where conversion
is not welcome.
27 per cent of the Richmond-based Baptist mission board's
5,000 missionaries are stationed in the 10/40 Window -- up from just
one per cent 15 years ago. Christian missionaries list their
occupation as teacher, doctor, nurse, geologist, urban planner,
artist, business person or engineer, according to several
missionaries who asked not to be identified.
Since the post-Independence political set-up adopted
the Westminster system of governance the Christianised
mindset of Indian people developed a Christian perspective, which
usually “operates in the garb of ideologies such as
progressivism, liberalism, humanism etc” (Centre for policy
studies, March 1999). This made the task of the RSS more difficult.
But they continued their resistance against the politics of conversion
played by the Christian Missionaries.
Christian management is never prepared to practise the conceptual equality of
all the religions ( Sarva Dharma Sambhav ) as its scriptures do not sanction
such philosophy. It will therefore
continue its cultural intrusion with huge amounts of foreign funds under its
disposal and support of the larger section of educated Hindus with christianised
The Hindu nationalists on the other hand, are not prepared to compromise
with the forces detrimental to their national interest.
The BJP, as a leader of coalition Government and due to compulsion of
coalition politics is therefore in a dilemma.
In view of its commitment to the concept of one
nation, one people and one culture, it will never support proselytisation.
The party in its 1998 election manifesto maintained: “Our national
vision is not merely bound by the geographical or political identity of Bharat
but it is referred by our timeless cultural heritage”
of Christianity and Hindu Nationalists
- By R. Upadhyay - saag.org).
Christian radio channel after the Earth quake in Gujarat is reported
to have said - "Please give us funds for the people of Gujarat,
but remember these funds will not be used for removing the damage,
because that has already been done. The
money would be to help the people see the path of the book, for it
is in the saddest parts of their life that a soul is the most
Hindus have nothing against Jesus Christ. But
they are definitely against Christianity as a cult put up by St. Paul, which
believes in the St. Caprian's axiom, Extra ecclessiam nulla salus (outside the
church no salvation).
Sarva Dharma samabhava is a heathen idea, a doorway to
hell. Evangelizing the heathen is the holiest task of a believing Christian.
Kumarappa who was a faithful Christian himself exposed the political
ambition of the missionaries: ``Before these Christian
missionaries landed in Africa, the Africans had their land with
them, but not the Bible. Now they have their Bible with them, not
their land.'' A
famous Gandhian thinker J. C. Kumarappa, himself a good Christian,
said the western nations have four arms - 1. The Army, 2. The Navy,
3. The Air Force, 4. The Church.
C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer was the
chief minister of Travancore, the temples of the State were thrown
open to the harijans and the Archbishop of Canterbury resented the
legislation on the ground that it gave a serious setback to the
conversion of harijans into Christianity.
The very literature produced by the
International Missionary Council and World Council of Churches put
in circulation through evangelical literature societies and
proclamations made by Billy Graham
and other evangelists that they must produce at least one thousand
million converts, for this they have to work in Asia, especially
``In fact missionary activity is like
ideological warfare. It is systematic, motivated and directed, that
looks to establish a particular religion for all human beings, in
which the diversity of human race, mind and needs is forgotten. The
global missionary business is one of the largest businesses in the
world. Not only Catholic church but also various Protestant organizations
have set aside billions to convert non- Christians to Christianity.
Organized conversion activity is like trained army invading a
country from the outside. The missionary army goes to communities
where often there is little resistance to it, or which may not be
aware of its power or motives. It will take advantage of the
communities that are tolerant and open-minded about religion and use
that to promote a missionary agenda that destroys this tolerance'' -
The Christian missions work through
the World Council of Churches and International Council. These
organisations work under the direction and control of the
governments of the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia.
S. Radhakrishnan told an audience in Oxford that to the Indian Christian, Jesus
was the white man's god marching with a sword in one hand and the Union Jack in
The growth of Baptist churches page 115 claims
``the government of Meghalaya is run by Christian officers. This is a rare
privilege in India. The recent developments are a god given opportunity to the
Garo Hills for the furtherance of his kingdom.'' The Laussane
Covenant states ``we believe that we engaged in a constant spiritual
warfare.'' The text continues in military terms: ``god's army'', ``battle'',
eleventh commandment: 'thou shall not convert' By Laura Kelly - The Hindu Tuesday,
March 13, 2001. The author
in India a Geopolitical time bomb to
be published later this year). Refer to Jesus
Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel
Niyogi Committee Report On Christian Missionary Activities
Report also noted “various methods of propagating
Missionary publications “attacked
idol worship in rather offensive terms.” Dramas in
which idol worship was ridiculed were performed in schools and
elsewhere. Songs to the same effect were composed and
sung. Rama was “described as a God who destroyed Ravan
and was contrasted with Jesus who died for the wicked.” Methods
evolved for conveying Christianity in Hindu cultural forms were also
in evidence. Some of them were plainly dishonest, as for
instance, “the expression occurring in Tulsidas’s Ramayan,
viz. ‘Gidapujan’ was interpreted to the people as ‘Girjaghar’
i.e., a Church.”
But, on the whole, preference was given to vicious attacks on
Hinduism, which was held up as a false religion. “Such
virulent and sinister attacks on Hinduism,” observed the Report,
“are in no way a departure from the manner which characterised the
Christian preaching in the past, which Gandhiji
referred to, particularly Bishop Heber’s famous hymn, ‘where
every prospect pleases and only man is vile’.”
by Time The
Niyogi Committee Report On Christian Missionary Activities
- By Sita Ram Goel).
more refer to chapter on European
Imperialism and Christian
Refer to jesusneverexisted.com.
Tully, former BBC bureau chief in Delhi, and
author of several books including No
Full Stops in India and The
Heart of India, has said about Christian
Evangelism in India:
"The bulk of their converts came from the untouchable community and the
tribes. One Roman Catholic friend of mine still refers to Harijan converts as 'powder-milk
Christians', and there is no doubt that these
people - the poorest of the poor were attracted by the missionaries' promises to
feed their bodies, rather than the
prospect of spiritual nourishment... Harijans also expected Christianity to give
them the dignity that they were denied by Hinduism, but here they were to be
bitterly disappointed - especially by the Roman Catholic Church".
instinct surface again when he produced several series on religion,
which included Last
Among Equals, an investigative report on how caste
discrimination in the Christian Church has led to the exploitation
and even murder of Dalit Christians. His more recent series on Jesus
Nazareth, Four Faces, explored the mystery of Jesus. This project
took him to Israel, Egypt, Rome and even India, where he talked to
an expert in comparative religion about the links between Jesus and
Hinduism’s ‘‘friendly god’’ Krishna.
Express 01/06/02). For
more refer to chapter on European
Imperialism and Christian
Radhakrishnan put the matter straight when he told a
Christians seem to us Hindus rather ordinary people making
also said that Hinduism was "more
modest and logical" in teaching that "the
divine immanence in every man and women makes it possible for all to
seek the truth in their own ways." Finally, he pointed towards
a living example of what religion means to the Hindus.
"The fact of Gandhi," he said, "is a challenge to the
exclusive claims of Christianity."
A Biography - Sarvepalli Gopal p. 195). Refer to Jesus
Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, famous
for his work on the Indian Constitution, had said, "By joining Islam
or Christianity, the Depressed Classes would not only go out of the Hindu
religion, but also go out of the Hindu culture....Conversion to Islam or
Christianity will denationalize the Depressed Classes."
Sir Vidiadhar S.
Naipaul, noted author, in his
recent book 'Among
the Believers: An Islamic Journey, has dealt with the issue of
conversions in Islamic countries. He suggests that conversions ‘occur when
people have no idea of themselves, and have no means of understanding or
retrieving their past.... For the new fundamentalists..., the greatest war was
to be made on their own past and everything that linked them to their own earth.’
He also says, "Islam is
the most uncompromising kind
of imperialism because it seeks as an article of the faith to erase the
Christian missionaries in India were (and still are) a divisive force, which
used the Adivasis for advocating covertly a breaking-up of the country. Prof. A.
K. Kishu, Secretary General of the Indian Council of Indigenous and Tribal
people, has been lobbying hard at the U.N. so that the Adivasis are recognized
as “the original settlers of India”. Koenraad Elst,
Belgian scholar, author of ' Negationism in India'
writes that the missionaries were ultimately all set to trigger a Christian
partition in India: “at the time of Independence, Christian mission centers
had dreamed up a plan for a Christian partition in collaboration with the Muslim
League. The far north-east, Chotanagpur, and parts of Kerala were to become
Christian states, forming a non-Hindu chain with the Nizam’s Hydrebad and with
Pakistani Bengal. The secret agreement between the Muslim League and
missionaries acting as “representatives of tribal interest” is sometimes
used as, proof that “Muslims and tribals are natural allies”.
Dayananda Saraswati has
said that Conversion is Violence.
native cultures of South America, North America and Australia have
all been destroyed. What about the Hawaiian culture? Gone! All the
tribal cultures in Africa have been destroyed. How many cultures,
for the past two thousand years, are methodically destroyed? The
humanity is the sufferer and is poorer for it." Destruction
of religion is destruction of culture."
is Violence - By Swami Dayananda Saraswati). Refer to Jesus
Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel
Misleading Archaeology and Missionary Zeal
Major General Alaxander Cunningham,
a retired army engineer was appointed in 1861 as the first
archaeological surveyor under the then British administration in
India, not because he had any special know how or knowledge but
because as early as 1842 when he was a mere Lt. A.D.C. to the
Governor General Lord Auckland, Cunningham had suggested in a letter
to Col. Skyes (a director the British East India Company) a
scheme for falsifying Indian archaeology as an "undertaking
a vast importance to the Indian Government politically and to the
British public religiously (so that) the establishment of the
Christian religion in India must ultimately succeed."
Some Missing Chapters of World History - By
P.N. Oak 1973. p. 16).
Macaulay describes the Catholic
theory in these words: "I am in the right and you
are in the wrong. When you are stronger, you ought to tolerate me,
for it is your duty to tolerate truth: But when I am the stronger, I
shall persecute you, for it is my duty to persecute error."
Religions & Western Thought - By Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
A South Indian
converted Christian family. Converts were urged to give up Indian
habits and culture.
Tales of the Raj - By Zareer Masani
Portuguese names were given to everyone who converted to
Christianity in Goa. Names like Albuquerque, Sanitago, etc. Just
like the slaves in America were given names like Washington or
Jefferson from slave owners.
India in 1857:The activities of Christian
missionaries was a major contributor to the Great
uprising of 1857. The great historian R.
C. Majumdar wrote:
"The sensitiveness of the sepoys to their
religious beliefs and practices and the dread of conversion to Christianity
worked as a nightmare upon their minds. ...A vague dread that the government was
determined, by hook or by crook, to convert the Indians to Christianity pervaded
all ranks of society, and the sepoys, fully shared these apprehensions with the
rest... The aggressive attitude of the Chrisitian missionaries... in matters of
proselytization had been frequent subjects of complaint." Among such
aggressive activities, Majumdar noted the practice of missionaries of "open
unchecked denunciation of their cherished social usages and customs in most
violent language, and filthy abuses of their gods and goddesses by bands of
for the Christian Missionaries, Sardar Patel foiled
their plans. Even after independence, the missionaries seem to have been
involved in secessionist activities in India’s north-east as well as on the
Burmese side of the border. Always pretending to act as mediators, they appear
to have actually helped the separatists with vital information. Since then, they
have been dictating policies in Nagaland, Megalayam and Mizoram, which recently
celebrated with great fanfare its century of Christian rule.
In the Forties, when missionaries were active in China, this denationalization
process was summed up in the line, “One more
Christian, one less Chinese.” From this perspective, conversion
is more than just a Hindu becoming a Christian, it is the transformation of an
Indian into an extension of Western culture and influence.
Christian missionary motives are clear, there is no doubt about the ultimate
purpose of selfless service. The South Indian Missionary Conference of 1858, set
forth very clearly the goals of education in India: “The object of all
missionary labor should not be primarily the civilization, BUT the
evangelization of the heathen….schools may be regarded as converting agencies
and their value estimated by the number who are led to renounce idolatry and
make an open profession to Christianity.” Has this policy really changed
today? Not that much. The International School of Kodaikanal, under the guise of
“religious studies” still tries to convert its students, many of whom are
Indians: Agastya to Ambedkar By Koenraad Elst.
And Rewriting Indian History
– By Francois Gautier pages 53-54
Dr. Julius Richter
of the University of Berlin wrote in 1913: " Wherever missionary enterprise
comes into contact with non-Christian religions, it sets itself to oust them and
put Christianity in their place." Wherever, Christians and Muslims relentlessly pursued their act of conversion
with blind fury they did a thorough job of destroying
the indigenous culture and the intrinsic worth of society.
Professor F. S.C. Northrop,
in his book The
Meeting of East and West,
has written: "The acceptance of Christianity in the Orient presents dangers
as well as political advantages. For no one in the East or West has yet shown
how it is possible to convert Oriental people to the Christian religion without
at the same time destroying the intuitive aesthetic unique cultural values of
Ernest Hocking, (1873–1966), American
idealist philosopher, reported in a statement about Indian
Christians made by one of the best known missionaries:
"It is remarkable fact that the outstanding Christians in India are the
first generation.. We had thought that the third and fourth generation would be
much more outstanding...The reasons why the first generation people were
wonderful was because they brought over their
Hindu culture, and they were at home in
their own categories. They had their roots in the cultural past: therefore they
were natural. The second generation were taken out, and became neither good
Europeans nor good Indians. The second and third generation Christians are
neither this nor that. In that period, the Indian Christian had lost his soul. A
nationalist said to me, 'Your Indian Christian is a man out of gear; he isn't in
gear with your people, and he out of gear with us.'
Conversion to Christianity: Aggression in India -
Dr. M. S. Srinivasan p. 76). For
more refer to chapter on European
Imperialism and Christian
asked of the Christian Europeans "And may I ask you, Europeans, what
country you have ever raised to better conditions? Wherever you have found
weaker races, you have exterminated them by the roots, as it were. You have
settled on their lands, and they are gone for ever. What is the history of your
America, your Australia, and New Zealand, your Pacific Islands and South Africa?
Where are the aboriginal races there today? They have all exterminated, you have
killed them outright, as if they were wild beasts. It is only where you have not
the power to do so, and there only, that other nations are still
vol. V p. 537). Refer to Jesus
Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel
Native Americans and Australian
Aborgines, were deprived of their
lands, converted to Christianity and were left in reserves, where
they can only atrophy and disappear. The 1830 Indian Removal Act forced the
tribes into smaller and smaller reservations. If one went to look at the history
of Christian conversions among the Native American tribes, the role played by
English schools (where the students had compulsorily to bear a Christian name)
in wiping out native memories of their own religions, is striking.
(Of the close to two million American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts in the United
States, almost one million live on or near a reservation. Isolation makes it
harder for American Indians to move off the reservations and find good jobs in
towns and cities. This isolation also contributes to depression and the abuse of
alcohol among Indians.).
Please refer to Trails
of Tears for Native American History
Wound: The Legacy of Native American Schools
white man's superior technology, hunger for land, and ethnocentrism seemingly
knew no bounds. The white threat to Indians came in many forms: smallpox,
missionaries, Conestoga wagons, barbed wire, and smoking locomotives. And in the
end, it came in the form of schools."
Refer to Hidden
from History: The Canadian Holocaust
- By Kevin Annett and documentary
and Canada's Genocide
"Their reason for killing and destroying such
an infinite number of souls is that the Christians have an
ultimate aim, which is to acquire gold, and to swell themselves
with riches in a very brief time and thus rise to a high estate,
disproportionate to their merits. It should be kept in mind that
their insatiable greed and ambition, the greatest ever seen in the
world, is the cause of their villainies."
Bartolomé de Las Casas, from Brief
Account of the Devastation of the Indies (1542).
"Kill the Indian, save the man" - was the motto
Richard H. Pratt (1840
- 1924) Founder of the Carlisle Indian Schools.
extermination of Native Americans failed, "civilizing" became the new US
policy. This meant that the Indians would become "civilized" - read,
deculturalized - or else. The Carlisle
kids were forced to speak English only, practice Christianity
and work for no or low wages. Indian people were made U.S.
citizens, on June 2, 1924. After 80 years under the Indian Citizenship Act,
Native peoples remain the most economically impoverished segment of American
society, with all the attendant problems of poverty.
War through Education: Native Indian in traditional clothing (before) and
(after) finished pupil in White man's image.
Your Indian Identity? Social engineering of Native Americans was begun by the US
government to pry indigenous societies apart began in the late 1700s, when Moravian
missionaries were asked to serve as de facto federal emissaries to
the Cherokee Nation." Imbued with the mystical notion that white
"Aryan" genetics correlated to such "innate" endowments as
intellect and "moral capacity"- which in their minds corresponded with
the potential to adopt "civilized" (Christian) outlooks and values.
government began this brutal attempt at social engineering in 1879. Breaking
rebellious Indians by indoctrinating their children in Anglo ways was
considered. a cost-effective alternative to war. But the personal cost to Native
Americans was incalculable…..
American students arriving at boarding school.
school had a disciplinary jail cell.. Some even offered bounties for returned
children. Contagious diseases often swept through the schools, and exposure to
the elements took the lives of many runaways. Photographs show vast cemeteries
of plain white headstones inscribed with children’s names. For decades, there
was little criticism of this abusive program from a nation steeped in dime
novels about “the savage Indian.” Instead, magazines such as Harper’s
Weekly praised the schools in a glowing articles...
boarding school refers to one of many schools that were established in
during the late 19th century and early 20th century to educate Native American
youths according to Euro-American standards. These schools were primarily run by
missionaries. It has been documented that they were traumatic to many of
children who attended them, as they were forbidden to speak their native
languages, taught Christianity instead of their native religions and in numerous
other ways forced to abandon their Indian identity and adopt European-American
culture. There are also documented cases of sexual, physical and mental abuses
occurring at these schools.
peoples alone are targeted, mascotted and humiliated in sports nationwide. This
is the status of Native America after eight decades of citizenship and more than
a century of "civilization."
and Canadian authorities took Native children from their homes and tried to
school, and sometimes beat, the Indian out them. Now Native Americans are
fighting the theft of language, of culture, and of childhood itself.
is one of more than 100,000 Native Americans forced by the
government to attend Christian schools. The system, which began with President
Ulysses Grant's 1869 “Peace Policy,” continued well into the 20th century.
Church officials, missionaries, and local authorities took children as young as
five from their parents and shipped them off to Christian boarding schools; they
forced others to enroll in Christian day schools on reservations. Those sent to
boarding school were separated from their families for most of the year,
sometimes without a single family visit. Parents caught trying to hide their
children lost food rations.
imprisoned in the schools, children experienced a devastating litany of abuses,
from forced assimilation and grueling labor to widespread sexual and physical
boarding school model in the 1880s and maintained it well into the 1970s—four
decades after the
ended its stated policy of forced enrollment. Abuses in Canadian schools are
much better documented because survivors of Canadian schools are more numerous,
younger, and generally more willing to talk about their experiences.
2001 report by the Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada
documents the responsibility of the Roman
Catholic Church, the United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and
the federal government in the deaths of more than 50,000 Native children in the
Canadian residential school system.
officials killed children by beating, poisoning, electric shock, starvation,
prolonged exposure to sub-zero cold while naked, and medical experimentation,
including the removal of organs and radiation exposure. In 1928
passed legislation allowing school officials to forcibly
sterilize Native girls;
followed suit in 1933.
Wound: The Legacy of Native American Schools - amenestyusa.org).
The purpose of Native American
boarding schools was to remove Native Americans from their home and cultures in
order to change their identities and lifestyles to be like the "white
man". Native American children were forced to think and act like the
dominant white culture and were not allowed to practice their traditional ways.
Not only were languages and beliefs changes, but appearances as well. Hair
styles, clothing and even names and body languages were changed. The intention
was to completely erase the Indian way of life.
in UK is accused of Racism
Roman Catholic church in England & Wales has been accused of discrimination
against ethnic minorities by the director of the church's association for racial
justice. Roman Catholicism in Britain is perceived as the most white of the
major Christian denominations, though estimates put its communicants’ number
at 12 per cent from ethnic minority backgrounds.
The Philippines, is perhaps the most staunch Christian (
today 83% of Philippinos are
Christians) nation of
Asia, remains among the most
world's oldest Christian country, adhering to Christianity for more than a
thousand years, is also the poorest country in the world. More than a thousand
years of Christianity did not mitigate the awful poverty of its people and
religion did not help raise their standard of living.
Conversion to Christianity did not raise
these countries economically. "
In the 16th century, friars (priests) marched with the soldiers (of Spain) and
soon accomplished the nominal conversion to Roman Catholicism of all the
natives. Native religion was vigorously suppressed." Military conquest by
Christians won't happen today, but the Philippines provide an important economic
message. Despite of centuries of
Christian rule, they are poor. So are the Christian countries of Central and
South America, and so too would likely be a Christian India - contrary to
the impression missionaries tend to create."
(source: Hinduism Today June 1999).
Vivekanada responded to a concerted attack on Hinduism:
who had come from the east have sat here day after day and have been told in a
patronizing way that we ought to accept Christianity because Christian nations
are the most prosperous. We look about us and we see
England the most prosperous Christian nation in the world, with her foot upon
the neck of 250,000,000 Asiatics. We look back into history and see
that the prosperity of Christian Europe begin with Spain. Spain's prosperity
began with the invasion of Mexico. Christianity wins its prosperity by cutting
the throats of its fellow men. At such a price the Hindoo will not have
someone suggested to him that Christianity was a saving power, he
opened his great dark eyes upon him and said: "If
Christianity is a saving power in itself, why has it not saved the
Ethiopians, the Abyssinians?"
for Our Times - By Arvind Sharma Oxford Univ Pr June 1996
ISBN 0195637496 p. 72-73).
an interview with Prabuddha Bharata in 1899,
Vivekanand said: "Every man going out
of the Hindu pale is not only a man less, but an enemy more." Earlier, he
had set this statement in the founding document of the Ramakrishna order in
1897. Here Vivekanand says, if India embraces a foreign
religion, "the Indian civilization will be destroyed. For whomever goes out
of the Hindu religion is not only lost to us but also we have in him one more
Hindu Soul in search of Its Body - Balbir Punj).
Col. Satish Oberoi (Retd)
has written about the exclusive nature of the Semitic religions:
"Not all religions/faiths venture into conversion activity. Religions,
which do so as their main objective, are exclusive faiths whose followers
worship exclusive gods. These exclusive gods bless only those who worship them
through their favored emissary. Often these gods even threaten and punish those
who do not worship them. Christianity and Islam fall in this category.
Bible-derived creeds are founded on a central figure (Jehovah,
God, Allah or History) who commands the exclusive and overriding
allegiance of the believers.
is jealous, cruel and brooks no rival.
equate or identify Him (e.g. Allah) with gods worshipped by people
of other faiths (e.g. Rama or God of the Bible) is to insult him
by denying his supremacy.
Does conversion improve lot of the people? If we
see the condition of the people who were forced to convert to Christianity and
Islam in Africa and South America, we see that their condition, material or
spiritual, hasn't turned for the better. Even in India, the organized/ exclusive
religions are demanding that converted people must be given
"reservations". Even the much- criticized caste distinctions have been
retained in the converted people."
Imbroglio - Col. Satish Oberoi).
conversion of a few Catholics to Protestantism was condemned by the Pope in
these words — 'these rapacious wolves are preying upon my innocent sheep'. .
The concept of 'stealing' in the matters of faith is alien to Indian tradition.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica observes, "Christianity, from its beginning,
tended toward an intolerance that was rooted
in self-consciousness... Christianity consistently practised an intolerant
attitude in its approach towards Judaism and paganism as well as heresy in its
own rank" (p.288 Macropaedia-vol 16, 15th edition).
One can disagree on the Vatican's strategy to
hard sell Christianity but hardly doubt its intentions. The
Church, flush with resources, now uses modern management tools and propaganda
techniques to continue with its agenda. In contrast, Hinduism is not only a non-proselytising
religion but also non-exclusivist. Without a centralised Church or a mandatory
dogma, it believes that paths to God can be as varied as there are human beings.
All monotheistic religions believe in 'One God' (the God they preach) but
Hinduism believes that 'God is one'. The
Church believes in dominating, Hinduism believes in synthesis.
The arrogance of the whites, their Biblical zeal
and war-like tactics combined to motivate their proselytising efforts.
This is the Vatican's unfinished agenda, which probably expressed itself in
Pope's November 1999 call for the evangelisation of Asia in the third millennium
Bill - By Balbir Punj - Times of India).
The doctrine of
ever-lasting punishment for "unbelievers" in Christianity
is repugnant to the Hindus:
"Seeing that we live
in this world but a few years and our sinful actions are, as to
their Duration, transitory; why then should the Punishment be
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