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What European skeptics and scholars have said about Christianity
Yet Christianity's strange obsession to Convert Hindus

Everything metaphysical is speculative. To make them into dogmas is to invite trouble. This is what happened to all the Semitic faiths. They turned into dogmas what could never be proved.

In contrast, Hinduism has few dogmas. It never pronounces the last word. It is always on the quest for the absolute truth. Hence the absence of major disputes in Hinduism.

Christianity is a minefield of dogmas. (So is Islam, but it suppressed all dissent.) No wonder, Christianity has little support among the European intellectuals.

Few of the great thinkers and sceptics of Europe supported Christianity. Of them six are mentioned here. They shaped the thinking of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. They are Kierkegard, Nietzche, Dostoevsky, Sartre, Kafka and Camus. (I do not mention Marx because he is not of the same category.) What did they think of Christianity?

Soren Kierkegard (1813 - 1855) was a bitter opponent of the organised church. In his view, the church had betrayed Jesus Christ. 

He writes: “One often heard, especially from priests, that one cannot live on nothing. But presently these priests manage to do just that. Christianity does not exist. And yet they live on it.”

Marxism made no impact on him. Logic must transcend itself to faith, he asserts. Reason is insufficient, he says, to shape the world.



Soren Kierkegard, Fredrich Nietzche and Fyodor Dostoevsky

Christianity is a minefield of dogmas. (So is Islam, but it suppressed all dissent.) No wonder, Christianity has little support among the European intellectuals. Christianity's strange obsession to Convert Hindus and all Indians.


Fredrich Nietzche (1844-1900) the great German Philosopher, poet, classical philologist, who became one of the most provocative and influential thinkers of the 19th century. He was deeply influenced by Schopenhauer in his youth. Deeply disillusioned by his native faith Christianity, he called it the immortal blemish of mankind.

He was a genius. He proclaimed the death of God—that is of the Christian god. He was hostile to the church, held Christianity alien to the German culture and racial instinct. Nietzche hated the Christian morality. He said it was born out of weakness, meekness and suffering. He was never friendly to the Jews. He says sin is a Jewish sentiment and a Jewish invention.

Whole generations of Christians, he points out, have been reproducing themselves with a guilty conscience. The church is responsible for this. He saw the Christian church as a collection of primitive and predatory cultures and beliefs. Wherever Christianity had gone, the church had adapted itself to existing superstitions and practices, according to him. It illustrated the coarseness and baseness of its intellectuals status in the world.



Jean-Paul Sartre, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Albert Camus. Few of the great thinkers and sceptics of Europe supported Christianity.

Refer to What Some Famous People Have Said About Christianity


Martin Luther allowed mediocrity to flourish, says Nietzche. To him, socialism is misapplied Christianity. It would annihilate individuality and maintain itself by force and terror, he feared.

By giving life to man after death, Christianity has devalued life on earth, he says. This is a serious charge. This has made men turn more to the “other world.” Death is final, he proclaimed. Only life matters. It is absolute. Christianity has perverted all values by its obsession with death. The fear of death has thus become a “European disease,” he says.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821- 1881) was an epileptic. His own sufferings gave him profound insight into human nature. In the process, he discovered Jesus Christ. He was not a believer. He had his doubts. He had gone through a “furnace of doubts”, he confesses. But he was against atheism. An atheist cannot be a Russian, he proclaims. True, he believed in the mission of an ideal church. And he loved Christ. Catholicism, he says, is no more Christian. It is turning into pagan idolatry. It is worse than atheism. Protestantism is even worse—it is approaching atheism. He was opposed to both socialism and dictatorship.

“Religions”, says George Bernard Shaw, “are of no use to us today to understand the universe we live in. People who are educated in these (religious) scraps are unfit to be citizens of any country, he says. And this was more true of Christianity, he opines. He says the Bible education makes you unfit for life.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980) dominated European thinking for a century. He rejected the entire civilisation based on Christian humanism. He created a “New Humanism” in contrast to the god-centered Christian humanism. Sartre asserts that life has no providential design, that it is meaningless. Hence the despair. Man must free himself from this despair, he says. He wanted man to live a life detached from moral responsibilities. It led to moral anarchy.

Franz Kafka, (1883 - 1924) the most celebrated prophet of doom, lived in a world without God. He did not believe in salvation. He calls church a sham that makes a “fool of God.” He was reconciled to the triumph… of evil. He was the most existential of the existentialists. To him, there was no moral order, no resurrection, no will to power, no role for women.

Kafka’s pageant of accusations against the present order (European and Christian) is formidable.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) perhaps was the last of the great Titans, he wanted to know whether it was possible to become a saint without relief in God. He saw no sense in life. But he tried to find some meaning in it. His dilemma was how to create a world of moral perfection without belief in God. Though an existentialist, he tried to move away from Sartre by turning back to the moral order. 

(source: European sceptics on Christianity - By M S Menon -


The Skeptical Invasion of India - By Rev. John F Hurst, An American missionary

One of the most serious questions connected with the press in India is the presence of skeptical tendencies. There is a breakup of the old faiths throughout the country. The trend is towards either Christianity or infidelity. Many of the learned natives would rather see the infidel writings from England and America introduced than Christianity. There are 600 hundred native newspapers in India, all of which, with the exception of about six, are bitterly opposed to the Christian religion. The natives associate Christianity with the downfall of their ancient nationality, and the incoming of Western ideas. They welcome anything which will arrest Christianity. They have drifted away from their ancestral faith, and have not accepted another. They are without any religious desire or principle. That is the status of the average educated Hindu today.

A parallel to the India of today is to be found in the universal disruption of religions of the Roman Empire in the first three centuries of our era. Happily, Christianity was aggressive enough to step in and take the place of the dying system.  


Chrales Bradlaugh and Thomas Paine.

The skeptical invasion of British India worried the English and American Christian missionaries.


To India the most skeptical productions of the American and English press are sure to come. The infidel magazines reach the country by the first mail. Charles Bradlaugh’s writings are familiar to the people of Madras , just as Thomas Paine’s “Age of Reason” is to the people of Calcutta and Bombay. Sir William Robinson says that Bradlaugh’s writings are doing more harm than all the absurdities teeming from the native press. The Free Thinker’s Text Book and the National Reformer are eagerly read. The Philosophic Inquirer, published in Madras, is a thoroughly skeptical serial. It makes the “National Reformer its proto-type, Bradlaugh its hero, and Annie Besant its heroine. It produces some of the foulest impieties of the West.” A rich citizen of Madras spends large sum every year in importing French and English works, and distributing them among his countrymen. One of these, the “Bible in India ,” a translation of Louis Jacolliot’s books, tries to prove that the Hebrew and Christian revelation have their origin in Hinduism.

In a circular signed by Lord Shaftesbury and others, dated June 1883, was the following: 

“The literature of India itself is very inferior, and shoals of atheistic and infidel publications are every year being sent to India from England. It is the bounden duty of Christian men to counteract this evil by aiding to create a healthy Christian literature.” The Rev. S P Jacobs reports that the country seems flooded with literature opposing Christianity; that the Calcutta Theosophical Society receives a large subscription from a Maharajah. In India, a purely secular education and an acquaintance with Western science are taking from the people their ancestral religion and destroying all faith. Infidelity, atheism, and universal skepticism are being introduced along with European literature and culture; and unless we hasten to give them the Gospel of Jesus Christ they will be cast adrift, without chart or compass, or a sea of doubts and errors.’ England is making an educated India. But she is not making a Christian India.  

Note: Lord Shaftesbury (1801 - 1885) was an evangelical of the Evangelicals, who had a fervent belief in belief in Protestant Anglicanism.

(source:  Indika: The Country and the people of India and Ceylon - By Rev. John F Hurst p. 472 – 476). Refer to Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church’s 2000-year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse - By Thomas Doyle, AW Richard Sipe & Patrick Wall (LA: Volt Press, 2006).

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End free market fundamentalism and India's rootless Elites      

America is over as a financial superpower; the world financial system will now be multi-polar. Many feel the crisis was caused by Anglo-Saxon greed for double-digit profits and unconscionable bonuses for bankers and company executives

Refer to American Power Is on the Wane - By Paul Kennedy -

The high tide of realism has finally hit Washington. Wall Street’s financial profligacy and lack of accountability and the mythical regulations by the Federal Reserve (itself owned by private bankers through private equity), have finally brought the pigeons home to roost. For America, the party is over – the once sole superpower will no longer be able to flex its muscles with impunity all over the globe.

The American Model of Governance is a failure. The system which allowed Presidents to induct private sector cronies into the highest echelons of government gave de facto control of the economy, polity, and even foreign policy, to Corporates rather than professionals with accountability. Over time, this eroded all institutions through de facto privatisation of all activities, to the point that even Intelligence gathering has been out-sourced! American government today is truly a headless torso.

The Wall Street hustlers are everywhere. India’s rootless elite is increasingly enamoured of the American model – oblivious of its obvious failures – precisely because it wishes to enjoy the benefits of untrammelled power without responsibility. A growing army of corporate lobbyists – abetted by media, bureaucracy, and other fellow travellers – want to distort the polity and the economy for private gain, in the name of higher efficiency. They support appropriation of farmlands for special economic zones, big industry in retail, shopping malls in place of local kirana stores, and privatisation of banks, pension and provident funds - in other words, corporate takeover of the wealth of ordinary people.  As the United States is forced to deconstruct the American Dream, to retrieve governance from the usurious classes, and stop the prostitution of intellectuals before Mammon, this class will feel both orphaned and betrayed. 

The rest of us will revel in the validation of the Hindu varna system as a hierarchy of values relevant to all ages – brains on top (brahmin), state power on the side (kshatriya), wealth-generators in the middle (vaishya) and the rest of the people all around (shudra). In Hindu India, wealth served the society and the state; a system where wealth subordinates society and state is Asuric, immoral, and destructive of all human values.

(source: End free market fundamentalism - By Sandhya Jain -


Why did Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal become Christians?
A church-going Christian is a necessary credential for high political office

A conservative columnist in the New York Times, William Kristol, suggested Bobby Jindal’s name as a possible running mate for the Republican presidential nominee, John McCain. Bobby Jindal is the recently elected governor of Louisiana and in Kristol’s view, he has several qualities that recommend him. He is young: at 36, he is barely half John McCain’s 71 years and a McCain-Jindal ticket would help draw the sting of the charge that McCain is too old to run. He is properly conservative, unlike McCain who is suspected by the Republican base of flirting with liberal positions when it comes to ‘social’ issues such as abortion. Jindal is an uncompromising hardliner on abortion: he opposes it in every case, even if the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape. 

It helps that he’s very bright (he graduated from Brown and went on to do a Masters at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship) and has an extraordinary resumé given his youth. He was the secretary of Louisiana’s department of health at the age of 24, he has been an assistant secretary of state at the federal level under George W. Bush, a two-term Congressman, president of the Louisiana university system and now governor. Also, in a year where the Democrats are making history with Barack Obama, it doesn’t hurt that Bobby Jindal is every bit as brown as the senator from Illinois.


A church-going Christian is a necessary credential for high political office



Bobby Jindal and Barack Hussain Obama

A church-going Christian is a necessary credential for high political office. In America’s melting pot, immigrants from all over the world are meant to be slow-cooked into an Anglo sameness.  Bobby Jindal’s Roman Catholicism has helped him become a mainstream Republican in a state that’s otherwise racially polarized. It has helped him reach out to white conservative voters who might otherwise have been disinclined to vote for a brown Hindu.  Jindal believes in exorcisms and intelligent design (creationism). In the Chinese American community, some three and a half million strong, the largest and oldest Asian community in the US, Christianity is the largest religion. In the Korean American community, it is the majority religion.Unlike India — where religious minorities, despite discrimination, thrive demographically — in America, cultural assimilation seems to imply religious assimilation.


Ideologically, Obama and Jindal occupy opposite ends of the political spectrum (Obama has an ultra-liberal voting record while Jindal’s positions are right of Genghis Khan’s) but they do have one thing in common: both men weren’t born Christian, they became Christians. Obama’s white mother practised social anthropology more enthusiastically than she did her Christian faith. His father and step-father were nominally Muslim. Jindal’s parents are still Hindus.

Jindal and Obama ascribe their conversion to Christianity to spiritual experiences. This must be true, but it’s hard not to see in their embrace of Christianity a more instrumental purpose. Despite the constitutional separation of church and state in the United States America, being a church-going Christian is a necessary credential for high political office.

The one exception that I can think of is Senator Joseph Lieberman, who recently retained his Senate seat as an independent candidate. Lieberman was also Al Gore’s running mate in the former’s ill-fated presidential campaign in 2000. In America’s political and intellectual culture, Jews tend to be seen as ur-Christians, as people of roughly the same Book. The constant invocation of the Judaeo-Christian bedrock of Western civilization, reinforces this exceptional status. Obama’s initiation into Christianity was an essential preliminary to a career in politics. The fact that he had a Muslim father, Muslim relatives in Kenya and a Muslim middle name (Hussain) required him to assert a visible public identity that would distance him from the politically damaging perception that he was some manner of Muslim.

Similarly Bobby Jindal’s Roman Catholicism has helped him become a mainstream Republican in a state that’s otherwise racially polarized. It has helped him reach out to white conservative voters who might otherwise have been disinclined to vote for a brown Hindu. 

In America’s melting pot, immigrants from all over the world are meant to be slow-cooked into an Anglo sameness. An immigrant is meant to learn English and his new country’s laws (for America is a nation of laws) on his way to becoming a citizen of the world’s oldest secular republic. What he isn’t told (because it isn’t formally required of him) is that the liquid in that melting pot, the stock in which Americans are stewed, is subtly Christian. Not just immigrants seeking high office, but ordinary immigrants of all sorts, convert over time to Christianity. In the Chinese American community, some three and a half million strong, the largest and oldest Asian community in the US, Christianity is the largest religion. In the Korean American community, it is the majority religion.  

Unlike India — where religious minorities, despite discrimination, thrive demographically — in America, cultural assimilation seems to imply religious assimilation.

Equally, it’s difficult not to feel disappointed that politicians as prodigiously talented as Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal need to be ostentatiously religious to succeed as public men. Barack Obama has courageously refused to wear his patriotism on his coat lapel (in his refusal to wear an American flag pin), but he has had to wear his Christianity on his sleeve.

(source: Why did Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal become Christians? - By By Mukul Kesavan - Refer to Jindal: An Exorcist? Watch Washington’s history of slavery -

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India: A Kingdom of Christ?
Tactics and Propaganda of Proselytization  

Gore Vidal (1925 -   )  well known American writer, the eminent historian, and a public figure for over fifty years, in his Lowell Lecture at Harvard University given April 20, 1996 observed:

“When the white race broke out of Europe 500 years ago,… inspired by a raging sky-god, the whites were able to pretend that their conquests were in order to bring the One God to everyone, particularly those with older and subtler religions. ………

“From a barbaric Bronze Age text known as the Old Testament, three antihuman religions have evolved --Judaism, Christianity, Islam. These are sky-god religions. They are, literally, patriarchal --God is the omnipotent father-- hence the loathing of women for 2,000 years. The sky-god is a jealous god, of course. Those who would reject him must be converted or killed for their own good. Ultimately, totalitarianism is the only sort of politics that can truly serve the sky-god's purpose. Any movement of a liberal nature endangers his authority and that of his delegates on earth

“I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam -- good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race …” “More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any other name in the history of the world.”

"Christianity is such a silly religion."

(source: Monotheism and its discontents - By Gore Vidal and Lowell Lecture at Harvard University given - By Gore Vidal - April 20, 1996 and and Gore Vidal, in Time magazine, September 28, 1992, p. 66, from James A Haught, ed., 2000 Years of Disbelief Watch the movie - Indoctrination in Jesus Camp


Ours is an era of capitalism-an era marked by financial prowess, controlled by financial czars, and ruled by corrupt politicos. The greatest weapon of our times is not one that kills the body"s power to breathe, but the one which kills the mind"s power to reason-propaganda. Any person or institution which successfully utilizes this system is the one who can be victorious in all endeavors. Organizations in this country, apart from political parties, who use propaganda are Christian missionary institutions. Their sole reason for being is to proselytize the masses, largely Hindus, into ardent Christians.

Beginning from the time of the British, we have developed a system of negation. We have often demeaned our own religions, cultures, and knowledge, thereafter hailing the western ones. How often have we spoken of caste, creed, and other discriminatory practices like Sati and child marriage in our textbook? And how much have we cared to inform our generation about the brutality of Christianity which has for itself the most blood-soaked history?

Recently, when violence flamed in Khandamal district of Orissa, mainline media were quick enough to criticize the violent agitation of VHP, while at the same time hastening to defend the foreign Christian missionaries whom they called "peaceful". I am still not clear as to what is making our eminent journalists term those missionaries "peaceful", whereas their ambitions are such that they can"t be achieved without disturbing peace and harmony.

In this context, I recall an instance where our late President,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884 - 1963) had once gone to Assam where he visited the schools and hospitals established by Christian missionaries in those hilly regions. He expressed his appreciation and yet, also advised them saying "You have no doubt done very good work. But do not exploit all these things for the purpose of proselytization." However, one of the missionaries bluntly replied, "If we had been prompted to do all this by mere humanitarian considerations, why should we have come all the way here? Why should we have spent so much money? We are here for only one reason and that is to increase the number of followers of our Lord Jesus Christ."



Dr. Rajendra Prasad, India's first President and freedom fighters, Nehru, Bhulabhai Desai and Rajendra Prasad as well as Gandhi were all devout Hindus.

What would they say about this rampant Christian spiritual Imperialism in India today?


These missionaries feel that all tactics, however foul, are fair. The various surreptitious and mean methods they employ for conversion are all too well-known. There is the case of a village where, in the census, the Christian missionaries got the whole population registered as Christians. When this was revealed, the people protested, and were told by the missionaries, "Nothing can be done now. You have been registered as Christians in government records. So you have to behave as Christians hereafter." The poor Hindu villagers, cut off from the support and succor of the indifferent Hindu society, believed their words and embraced Christianity. It is through such tactics that they are swelling their numbers with each passing day. It is popular knowledge that many leading Christian missionaries have often declared unequivocally that their one single aim is to make this country "a Kingdom of Christ ".

What many people don't know is that Christ was born a Jew, lived a Jew, and died a Jew. He is not the founder of Christianity. If Christ could form a group of people called Christians and divide a section of society bringing about several wars and killing millions of people, then Christ cannot be considered a holy man. Christ did not build churches or sit in confession boxes. The cunning priests made Christ a son of God and created sin, hell, and heaven, to terrorize the people so that they can dominate and exploit them. It is evident that Christianity, followed by Islam, has killed more people than anything else in the world.



Edward Gibbons and Dr. David Frawley

It is evident that Christianity, followed by Islam, has killed more people than anything else in the world. Christianity (like its angry sibling, Islam) does not have a reputation for tolerance and respect for other religions.
 The Christian need to convert the entire world has been an historical obsession.


Sometime ago, I happened to read Edward Gibbons "Decline and Fall of Roman Empire". In the book, he makes an observation on early Christians and their tactics for conversion. Gibbons quotes a Roman proconsul who wrote that Christians have a very effective method of getting noticed and portraying themselves as "victims" in order to advance their cause. Whenever a minute transgression occurs, or even an attempt is made to implement law against them, they kick up a fuss and in such a rowdy manner that one would think that a "great injustice" had been committed against them!

Christianity does not have a reputation for tolerance and respect for other religions. The Christian need to convert the entire world has been an historical obsession that continues in major Christian fundamentalist groups even today-both Protestant and Catholic. The Christian missionaries" failure to honor other religions, particularly non-biblical traditions, is well-known, with Christians still denigrating the sophisticated yogic traditions of Asia as mere superstition, idolatry, and polytheism.

In the modern secular world, Christians along with Muslims, now demand conversion as a democratic right, even though their religion is authoritarian, and not democratic, accepting only one way; and not honoring pluralism in approaching the "Divine".

Christians in India, who exaggerate such minor incidents, somehow never speak of the fact that more churches have been burnt in America in recent years than in India. Several dozen Black American churches were burnt to the ground. Christian priests and ministers are robbed, assaulted, and sometimes killed in all Western countries in numbers unlike what occurs in India. We should note that the number of priests in America arrested for sexual molestation of children far surpasses the priests assaulted in India. Should we use that to make conclusions about the nature of Christianity?

It is a fact that many more pagans were killed by Christians, and thousands of pagan temples destroyed throughout Europe by this "peaceful" community. The great Greek (Neo-platonic) Academy in Alexandria was destroyed and its illustrious scholars like Hypatia, killed by Cyril-none other than "Saint Cyril"! The number of Native Americans killed or forcibly converted by Catholics is in the millions, and yet Catholics rush to martyr the few priests killed by Native Americans. There are many more such incidents of Christian oppression.

David Frawley in his book "The Missionary Ploy"- "As a former Catholic, I know in what little esteem the Church holds Hinduism and Buddhism with all their great sages and yogis. Christianity, like Islam, sees tolerance not as a virtue to be emulated but as a weakness to be exploited. 

Were Christians really to honor Hinduism as a valid religion, all Hindu-Christian hostility could easily come to an end. As long as Christians hold that theirs alone is the "True Faith" and work to convert members of other religions in one way or another, they should not be surprised if members of other religions do not welcome their presence."

It is only a matter of time before missionary Christianity is seen for what is imperialism in the name of God and Christ; the proverbial wolf in sheep"s clothing. It is a political, worldly movement, with little spirituality in it.

Unfortunately, such Christians confuse real Divine work, which involves improving the self through introspection, with the institutional work of imposing a single belief upon all humanity. This political view of religion has no place in the global age of consciousness that is dawning on enlightened minds all over the world today. The quicker it comes to an end, the better it will be for all of humanity!

(source: Tactics and Propaganda of Proselytization - By U. Mahesh Prabhu).

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