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Proselytization In India
had no business to talk about the legislation passed by the democratically
elected governments in India. He has no such authority....There is complete
religious freedom in India.." - J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of
Tamil Nadu, at a press conference, following the Pope's remarks on the
anti-conversion law passed by her government.
Proselytization In India: An Indian Christian's Perspective - By C. Alex
Over seventy years ago, Mahatma Gandhi stated
that: “proselytizing under the cloak of humanitarian
work is unhealthy, to say the least. It is most resented by people here." The
resentment that Gandhi alluded to has increased in India over the years, mostly
due to the persistence of religious conversions engineered by Christian
evangelists who derive their financial support from foreign sources.
Fundamentalist Muslims too have entered the fray in recent years with
substantive financial contributions from Muslim countries interested in
furthering the spread of Islam in India. Some Hindu groups have resorted to
reverse conversions. All these trends are destructive to India's time-tested
culture of religious tolerance.
The muteness of liberal
Indian Christians, both in India and overseas, is indeed surprising.
In India: An Indian Christian's Perspective - By C. Alex Alexander -
more refer to chapter on European
Imperialism and Christian
Aggression. Refer to Jesus
Christ: Artifice for Aggression - By Sita Ram Goel
Outgoing, yet careful
witness can reach Asian-Indians in U.S. - Reaching
the World in Our Own Backyard
A Guide to Building Relationships with People of Other Faiths and Cultures
Asian-Indians yearn for community. Coming from a collectivist society, they have
a tough time adjusting to the American individualistic culture. This is where Christians
step in, and
the church can become the community they are seeking.
One thing that turns off many Asian-Indians is when Christians in this country
just share the Gospel but are not interested in them in any other way. So if
they say "no" to the Gospel, the same Christian friends and
acquaintances disappear from their lives. Christian Asian-Indians who used to be
Hindus say the most convincing argument for following Christ came through the
love Christians showed toward them."
- Baptist press).
Prods Catholics: Time to Evangelize
support of his drive to increase the global influence of the Roman Catholic
Church, Pope Benedict xvi is calling upon all
baptized members of the church to participate in the church’s missionary work.
Missionary work, the pope
states, is “the church’s primary service to humanity today”—in other
words, he considers the church’s most important job to be to convert the
Lest one confuse the church’s universal missionary duty of conversion
with merely humanitarian goals, Benedict
“stressed that the mission cannot be reduced to some kind of humanitarian
voluntary service or social work. In other words, for Benedict, humanitarian
work is more a means to an end: conversion of peoples to, not just any
religion, but Catholicism.
Prods Catholics: Time to Evangelize - crusadewatch.org).
subvert cultural plurality - By Sandhya
Conversions are objectionable because they
invariably involve loss of identity. This is unavoidable because the religions
that proselytize are those that have aggressively destroyed the heritage and
roots of the societies whose adherence they won, usually by violence.
A cursory glance at the European, African, North
and South American and Australian continents will testify to the veracity of
subvert cultural plurality - By Sandhya
more refer to chapter on European
Imperialism and Christian
leaders see "alarming" growth of religious minorities
Delhi, Sep. 07 2004 - Hindu groups in India are expressing alarm that the
country's Muslim and Christian populations are growing,
while the Hindu population declines. Venkaiah Naidu, president of the Hindu
nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said the "imbalance" in the
growth rate of different religious communities is "not good for the
reaction follows the release of statistics showing a breakdown of India's
population by religious affiliation. The figures showed
a decline in the rate of population growth among the country's Hindus, who now
account for 80.5 percent of the population-- as opposed to 82 percent at the
last national census in 1991. Muslim population has grown at an increasing rate
in India, so that Muslims now make up 13.4 percent of the overall population--
against 12.1 percent in the last census.
ratio of other smaller religious minorities like Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains has
remained static in the 2001 census.
Hindu Parishad, described the increasing growth rate of religious minorities,
and particularly Muslims, as "alarming." The Hindu group said this was
a "conspiracy to convert the Hindu-majority India
census data in India show an increase in the proportion
of Christians in that country-- and a much more marked increase in
the number of Christian women. India's 24 million Christians now account for
2.34 percent of the country's population-- up from 2.32 percent at the last
previous census in 1991. The rate of population growth among the country's
Christians also rose slightly, from 21.5 percent to 22.6 percent.
Christian population creeps up-- especially among women).
to Joshua Project: Bringing Definition to the
Unfinished Task- Country India - http://www.joshuaproject.net/countries.php?rog3=IN).
more refer to chapter on European
Imperialism and Christian
for Jesus to hit streets of D.C.
More than 600 people took an evangelism-training
course last month at the 10,000-member McLean Bible Church to prepare for the
"Behold Your God" campaign. The blitz also will involve radio and
newspaper ads. "We want to make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable
issue to Jewish people in the Washington area," said Stephen Katz,
Washington director of Jews
for Jesus. "We want to ask them: Is He our Messiah or
not?" Jewish leaders are retaliating with counterevangelism workshops and
countermissionary efforts on downtown streets, college campuses and Jewish
nursing homes. "The
best defense against Jews for Jesus is education," said Ron Halber,
executive director of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington.
Your God" campaign in Washington, part of a five-year effort
to reach 66 cities around the world — each with a Jewish population of more
than 25,000, runs Aug. 18 to Sept. 18. It will overlap the High Holy Days, the
holiest part of the Jewish year beginning Sept. 15.
"When you dress up fundamentalist evangelicals in Jewish
clothing and tell them this is Judaism, we find that problematic."
"These aggressive and deceptive tactics demonstrate a
lack of religious tolerance and respect," said
Rabbi David Bernstein, director of the Washington office of the American Jewish
Committee. "Jews for Jesus uses what we consider
deceptive practices: Jewish garb and symbols to attract Jews into a different
for Jesus to hit streets of D.C.
Evangelist Groups buys Cruise Liner for Global Conversions
GERMANY (ANS) -- OM Ships International has purchased the Norrona I from Smyril
Line at a cost of 3.6 million Euros. The ship will be renamed LOGOS HOPE, and is
expected to begin active service during 2005. (Pictured: New ship "LOGOS
Guelker explained: "Hundreds of thousands of Christians, in more than 85
nations, have also been praying for the purchase of OM's new ship. On Monday,
March 29, at 5:15 pm, after prayer at our head office in Germany, a memorandum
of agreement was signed for the purchase of Norrona I for 3.6 million Euros. The
Norrona I will become the LOGOS HOPE!"
Gidoomal - A Christian Evangelist From UK
a leading Christian evangelist who is attempting to fool the Hindu community
into becoming Christians. He runs an organisation called the South
Asian Concern, which is part of the EMA
(Evangelical Missionary Alliance) and backs
Christian missionaries here and in India to convert gullible and vulnerable
Hindus. He is also a member of the Christian People's Alliance.
Gidoomals other book, Chapatis for tea which
is "a practical guide for the western missionary on how to infiltrate into
Hindu families and subsequently cheapen their Hindu heritage.
Gidoomal - A Christian Evangelist From UK - swordoftruth.com).
Ram Gidoomal CBE,
leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance in the UK, has warned policy-makers in
the American capital that civil strife and religious violence in Gujarat state
could be repeated elsewhere in India if it is not dealt with.
Peoples Alliance - http://www.cpalliance.net/index.asp
Sikh and Destroy
fierce pride in their identity, Sikhs have for decades been seen as
“off-limits” by the missionary machine but not anymore. In a alarming trend,
evangelism has begun to tread on the Sikh faith as well. Every
aspect of Punjabi society is being overwhelmed with this new wave of assertive
Christianity. Besides nationwide programs in Hindi, Punjabi television channels
have been deluged by Christian programs even though the Christian population of
Punjab is less than 1%. Taking aim at Sikh youth, animated films and
children’s books on Christianity are freely distributed by missionaries.
Because of the strong
adherence to tradition by Sikhs, missionaries have attempted to repackage
Christianity. Jesus is called “Satguru”, church is referred to as
“Satsang” and choir singing is called “Kirtan”. Choir boys in Punjabi
churches wear turbans to attempt to minimize the variation between Sikhism and
there have been some cases of genuine conversions, economically disadvantaged
and illiterate Sikhs often complain that missionaries are using extortive
practices such as bribing them with material possessions to change their
religion. A young boy whose friends had converted to Christianity explained,
"When I asked the boys as to why they have converted to Christianity,
they said they had been given cash and free education. In our village alone, 5
to 6 people have converted and, of course, their generations to come would also
Singh Bachan, former Secretary of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee
and a proud Sikh, says "People who are converting
from Hinduism and Sikhism to Christianity are those who have lost understanding
of their own religion… Khalsa [Sikh] institutions and the
Government need to educate the people about the values of a religion, and tell
them that all religions are equal and no religion teaches us to fight with each
other."Such provocative evangelism in Punjab does not always go unnoticed
by the local community. The Open Door Church run by Pastor Harbhajan Singh, a
landlord who converted to Christianity from Sikhism, has aggressively converted
over 2,800 members of the Khojewala village community. In February of 2004,
Singh made derogatory remarks against several Sikh gurus including Guru Granth
Sahib. This led to several protests by Sikh youths in front Singh’s church in
the. The conflict was ultimately resolved by police intervention and an
unconditional apology by Harbhajan Singh. Meanwhile, Christian media painted
this incident as an example of “Christian persecution.”
recent study showed that at least 800,000 are converted to Christianity every
year throughout India. In the coming years, this number can significantly
increase with attacks on the Sikh faith.
to spread the Gospel throughout India and save 1 Billion souls from Damnation
Pastor Paul Crouch looked
into the camera and told his flock that Trinity
needed $8 million to spread the Gospel throughout India and save 1 billion souls
from damnation. Crouch, head of the
world's largest Christian broadcasting network, said even viewers who couldn't
afford a $1,000 pledge should take a "step of faith" and make one
anyway. The Lord would repay them many times over, he said. "Do you think
God would have any trouble getting $1,000 extra to you somehow?" he asked
during a "Praise-a-thon" broadcast from Trinity's studios in Costa
Mesa. The network's "prayer partners" came through once again, phoning
in enough pledges in one evening to put Christian programming on 8,700
television stations across India. TBN was not short on cash. In fact, it could
have paid for the India expansion out of the interest on its investment
portfolio. But at TBN, the appeals for money never stop. Nor does the flow of
Empire Built on Acts of Faith, and Cash
No conversions, Israel warns its Missionaries
The Anti-Christian offensive in Israel.
forces led by a wide-ranging group of high-ranking Israeli officials won a major
victory on March 30.Representatives of
50 different international Christian evangelical groups entered into what was
described as an "unprecedented" joint statement promising not to carry
out Christian missionary work in Israel.
In response to the surrender by the Christian groups in the face of the
anti-Christian legislation, one American Christian
Dale Crowley Jr., expressed great shock and dismay. "Betrayed
our Lord." Crowley says that purveying the Gospel of Christ to nonbelievers
is integral to the Christian faith and stems from the biblical great commission
directing Christians to share their faith.
At the time the anti-Christian bill was first introduced in the Israeli
parliament, even Rev. David Allen Lewis, president of the pro-Israel group,
Christians United for Israel, admitted that there were some very real problems
with the legislation. "This bill means great hardship for Zionist
evangelicals like myself," said Lewis, who worried that the action would
revive the argument of those who question Christian support for Israel, saying,
"How can you support the Jewish nation when they are against
contacted the offices of Christian evangelists Jerry
Falwell and Pat Robertson, both
of whom are loud advocates of pro-Israel policy (despite the anti-Christian
stance of the Israeli leadership), neither would comment on the anti-Christian
legislation. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) another vocal supporter of Israel (and
ally of the so-called "Christian Right" in
the United States), likewise refused to provide me any comment on the
anti-Christian offensive in Israel.
A. James Rudin, the AJC's "director of interreligious affairs," said
that the agreement is "a strong refutation of those Christians who sadly
still target Jews as possible converts to Christianity." Rudin
says that he hopes the statement will be "a model for others to emulate
throughout the world."
the only national news publication in America to report on the Israeli war on
Christianity was us on March 17, 1997.
conversions, Israel warns its Missionaries).
For more refer to an excellent book - Harvesting
Our Souls - Missionaries, their design, their claims
- By Arun Shourie).
Evangelists' move raises a storm
is no secret that evangelist groups and missionary organisations have always
targetted the coastal districts of Southern Tamilnadu for their various
activities including religious conversions. Many times, such organisations have
been deliberately provocative in their approach.
it was little surprise when the always-on-the-overdrive 'Jesus
Calls' scheduled its 'Good News Prayer Meeting' at Tuticorin from 14
to 18 January, knowing full well that the period coincided with the Hindu
festivals of Boghi, Pongal, Mattu Pongal and other important functions like
Tiruvalluvar Day and Uzhavar Thirunal. Understandably, the locals are up in arms
over the timing of the meeting organised by 'Jesus Calls' which is spearheaded
by D G S Dinakaran. The locals, rallying around Hindu organisations, today went
on a fast at Tuticorin. The fast not only took exception to the timing of the
prayer meeting but also criticised the authorities for giving permission to the
locals have also approached 'Jesus Calls' with a request to either postpone or
advance the meeting. 'But our efforts have failed as they are adamant in
organising the show,' a leading member of the trading community at Tuticorin
said. 'They seem to be bent on hurting our sentiments,' Tuticorin residents say.
The locals, for their part, are harping on the news about Dinakaran getting
himself admitted in hospital for a knee operation even while conducting
'miracle' healing programmes for others. Locals point out that missionaries have
always targetted the coastal belt in Tamilnadu. They point to the example of the
nearby Kanniyakumari district where the conversions activities have been so
rampant that the Christian population has now crossed the 50 per cent mark
move raises a storm - newstodaynet.com).
Buddhists on a ''fast unto death'' against unethical conversions
More than a hundred buddhist monks are on a 'fast
unto death' here demanding the United National Front (UNF) government to bring
in laws to curb 'unethical religious conversions'. '
'We would continue the fast until the government
took action to enact laws with immediate effect to prevent unethical means to
convert Buddhists and Hindus in the island nation,'' Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya
head Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera said.Thera said and added more
than 7,000 Hindus have already been converted unethically.
Praising the steps taken by Hindu affairs
Minister T E Maheshwaran as 'timely action' in demanding the government enact
laws against unethical conversions, the thera charged that the ministry of
Buddha Sasana was neglecting its duty stipulated in Article 9 of the
constitution, which provides for state patronage for fostering and protection of
the Buddha Sasana.
Buddhists on a ''fast unto death'' against unethical conversions - newindpress.com).
Conversion at Full Momentum in Hindu Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal, June 27,
2004: While on one hand abject poverty and illiteracy have led the Maoists to
strengthen their hold over Nepal, on the other, Christian missionaries are
trying to convert innocent and poverty ridden Nepalese
by offering them enticements of monetary assistance and other aid. According to
the Himalayan Times, the strength of Christians is consistently increasing and
as many as 100 churches have been built in Makwanapur district of Nepal. The
local people say that nearly 60,000 people of Tamang community have already
become Christians. Apart from them, people from Praja community too have become
Christians in large numbers. The local population has revealed that both these
communities are being converted to Christianity by tempting them with food,
clothes and economic assistance.
It may be noted that the majority of population in Makwanapur belongs to Tamang
community and the people of both Tamang and Praja communities are quite poor and
illiterate. The minds of the converts have been filled
with the belief that Christianity will bring them relief from disease, hunger
and poverty. A pastor named Bholan, of a local church, has said that all the
churches in the district do not belong to any one community and they have been
established with money received from different countries. A citizen
named Hari Gopal Rimal from Kalikatar region of the district has said that about
10 to 15 years ago, any person who read the Bible was sent to prison, but today
the situation is such that in Kalikatar area, nearly more than a dozen churches
have sprung up very recently. Rimal's complaint is that
the people of the region are promptly taking to Christianity because they are
very impressed with the aid they receive from the missionaries during their
times of severe crises.
Questions to Ponder
Do evangelists have the right to deny people of other religions or other Christian denominations the right of religious freedom?
Do evangelists have the right to destroy different cultures and societies?
Do evangelists have the right to destroy or alienate families?
Do evangelists have the right to degrade people by calling them unreached people or other degrading terms.
TV Evangelism - By David Kostinchuk and The
Rape of India).
Refer to Crimes
- By G
W Foote and J M Wheeler Progressive
Publishing Co. London. 1887.
to destroy a people in god’s name - By Dr. Gautam Sen
Church's Diabolical plot to destroy Hinduism
(1857-1924) Polish-born English author had written:
"Christianity has lent itself with
amazing facility to cruel distortion . . . and has brought an
infinity of anguish to innumerable souls on this earth."
George Wells (1866-1946)
British author and historian and a
bitter critic of the Roman Catholic Church and author of several
books including A Short History of the
World and Crux
Ansata: An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church and
greatest evil in the world today is the Christian religion."
Some Famous People Have Said About Christianity
- burningcross.com and
chapter on European
fearful and persistent chorus of hostility is widespread on
numerous Internet sites. They purvey rancid hatreds that amount to
a call for the ‘destruction’ of Brahmins. Virtually all of it
is ultimately orchestrated intellectually and financially by the
American Christian Right. However, the demand for the
elimination of Brahmins cannot end with their ethnic cleansing and
legal restrictions on their human rights, which are already
enshrined in the Indian Constitution and successive amendments to
it. These policies and attitudes have become so deeply entrenched
that very few, including Brahmins themselves, question their wider
connotations and intrinsic legitimacy. Eventually, pogroms and
mass murder are the most effective way of expelling large numbers
of people because only the better off flee in response to mere
legal discrimination and threats alone.
On the latter
course of action, south India has become the experimental
laboratory of the Church where it now has a political leadership
of its choice ensconced in most places, i.e.
Hindu-baiters one and all. The Church is therefore able
to pursue the first element of a broader strategy of severing
India from its Vedic Hindu past
that it associates with India’s upper castes in general and
Brahmins in particular. This is the same
way polytheistic pluralism was violently extirpated in Byzantium,
Europe and Latin America. And mass murder to achieve Christian
ascendancy was not merely a medieval stratagem. The
‘final solution’ occurred in the twentieth century and the
ancient aspiration to end the Jewish presence in the midst of
Christian communities was largely achieved.
Hitler and Jews
in prison camps.
Hitler (1889 - 1945) Hitler
was a Roman Catholic, baptized into that religio-political
institution as an infant in Austria. He became a communicant and
an altar boy in his youth and was confirmed as a "soldier of
Christ" in that church.
seeking power, wrote in Mein Kampf,
"... I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our
Creator. By fighting off the Jews. I am doing the Lord's
work." Years later, when in power, he quoted those same words
in a Reichstag speech in 1938.
Three years later he informed
General Gerhart Engel: "I am now as before a Catholic and
will always remain so." He
never left the Church, and the Church never left him.
Was Not An Atheist – By John Patrick Michael Murphy
– Free Inquiry Magazine – vol. 19).
shedding of copious tears now that Jews are largely gone adds
insult to injury. It doesn’t seem to prevent unctuous concern
for those seeking to destroy what remains of Jewry,
tragically incarcerated in the midst of the Arab world.
instincts for the Nuremberg laws enacted by the Nazis,
against alleged Jewish ‘pollution’, are resurfacing virulently
in India in a distinctive guise against the upper castes,
irrespective of their socio-economic status.
is being propelled by the global Christian
Right and a swathe of Indian studies
departments in universities across the world, especially the US
and the UK.
And these machinations coincide with
dreams of world imperial domination and racial primacy that are
the historic hallmark of European empires. The Church and the
imperial State have always been engaged in an embrace that may not
be readily apparent today, but it has ancient roots.
Racial bigotry in USA.
descendants of those who invented the grim cruelties of plantation
slavery and established the Southern Baptist Convention to provide
it with Christian justification should have hesitated to preach
the mundane dispute over the portrayal of Hindus
in California’s school textbooks
the crude message of the Church and its academic co-conspirators
was the determination to destroy Hinduism, which they openly
describe as an abomination. The descendants of those who invented
the grim cruelties of plantation
slavery and established the Southern
Baptist Convention to provide it with
Christian justification should have hesitated to preach equality.
Church is the most lethal enemy of Hindus precisely because it is
conjoined politically with powerful imperialist nations, led by
the US, but including Russia and most European Union countries.
Church in its various denominational incarnations worldwide
astutely concluded long ago that the enslavement of Hindus
requires the destruction of their intellectual
identified as Brahmins by them.
There is a vast corpus
of Christian writing against Hindus in general and Brahmins in
particular that dates back to the colonial conquests of the
Portuguese, the British and the French. Hunting and murdering
upper caste Hindus, with priority being accorded to Brahmins, was
a sport that Islamic invaders and Christian proselytisers engaged
in with great gusto.
the astute Sir
V. S. Naipaul observed, you
cut off the head of a conquered people by first killing its
is why, presumably, the Portuguese unfailingly engaged in feasts
of blood lust for which their imperial ventures were notorious.
Andhra Pradesh is their principal experimental laboratory right
now, where irreversible facts are being created on the ground with
barely a response from supposed Hindu leaders. But
a ‘final solution’ to the world’s Brahmin problem could be
achieved in much the way Europe ‘solved ‘ its Jewish problem
through mass murder and expulsion. For the present, the flight of
some of these Hindu communities is the dominant reality. Like that
of the post-WWII Jewish Diaspora it is deviously portrayed as
seeds of discord among Hindus has remained a diabolical ploy of
the Church from colonial times. The determined
dissemination of vicious propaganda about upper caste perfidy
continues unabated, with various racist academics active in the
fray in recent months. A numerically insignificant, but
influential group of mainly Dalit
Christians have become the standard bearers of the
criminal enterprise of the global Church to sort out upper caste
Hindus once-and-for-all. They are now being actively abetted by
various organs of the Indian State.
significant minority of Brahmins themselves have also turned
collaborators in this project at the destruction of Brahmins and
the alleged horrors of Hinduism they nurture. Many Hindus are
eager to sell their grandmothers for money and recognition
accorded to them by whites, no matter how demeaning it is in
reality. Significantly, every renowned Indian radical alarmed by
oppression of what they pathetically describe as ‘the people’
ends up finding a well-paid niche in some US university.
to destroy a people in god’s name - By Dr. Gautam Sen -
Gautam Sen, London School of Economics & Political Science,
and Violence - atheism.about.com and Christians
have no monopoly on truth
of Christian Intolerance - Missionary
Evangelical Protestants, who now number over 75 million in
North America, devote more than $250 million per year and a tremendous
of energy to promote their faith among Jews. These Evangelicals
fund over 900 different ministries in
alone, that specifically target the Jewish community for
conversion. Jews for Jesus is the largest and best-known of these
do Evangelical Christians seek to
assert that the only way to have a relationship with G-d is by
embracing Jesus. They feel driven to “save” all non-Christians
who they believe will be doomed to an eternity in hell unless they
for Jesus and similar groups claim to be Jews who have come to
many members of groups like Jews for Jesus and even their
leadership are gentiles. They are not and have never been Jews.
claim that it is “Jewish” to believe in Jesus and that Jews
can retain their
Jewish identity even
after becoming Christians.
of their superficial attempts to appear Jewish, “Jews for
Jesus” is an oxymoron
and a theological
contradiction. Putting on skullcaps or sprinkling their
conversations with Hebrew or Yiddish expressions doesn’t change
the fact that they are following a religion that is not Jewish! A
Jew who converts to Christianity is like a vegetarian who begins
to eat meat. Even if he continues to eat vegetables, his diet can
no longer be considered vegetarian.
isn’t it true that Evangelical Christians are very supportive of
Many Evangelicals are lending important political and financial
support to the State of
However, most of them also engage in, or support, efforts to
these missionary groups really a serious threat?
Unfortunately, these groups have become increasingly successful.
Of the 1.4 million Jews who have converted more than 275,000 Jews
have been converted by these deceptive
and aggressive groups.
Impossible - Jews for Judaism.org).
Hinduism face the onslaught of Project Thessalonica?
I (378 - 395)
Christian monarch who introduced the world to religious
"The first Spanish Inquisitor"
the author of The
Rise of Christian Europe and
is 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
Refer to The
First Missionary War: The
Church take over of the Roman Empire -
By Michael Routery dedicated
to all those who have died because of the cross.
conversion is God’s work, but is it? -
Raja and This
Church is a Cruel Joke - By George Augustine
I 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
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 Hinduism.
ancient cultures? Magnificent obsession of the Church.
video - Christian
Missionary Misdeeds in India
of Andhra Pradesh. Refer
for “God” in the Catholic Church - By Krishen
- an autobiography of a nun and Mote
and the beam - By Sandhya Jain. Refer
conversion is God’s work, but is it? -
Raja and This
Church is a Cruel Joke - By George Augustine
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. 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.
2005 edition of the World Christian Database (http://www.worldchristiandatabase.org/)
says that India is now 6% Christian.
Thessalonica is 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.
Thessalonica 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 ruler Theodosius
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
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 Thessalonica.
Hinduism face the onslaught of Project Thessalonica? -
By Alex Pomero in a Croatian Newspaper). Refer to
chapter on European
on Paganism - jesusneverexisted.com and Oklahoma
City's Hindu Temple
of Asia's Heathens
Their Other "Dirty" Linen: Evangelism's Quest to Conquer
"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I
could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of
(1809-1865) 16th president and the Great Emancipator, who
opposed the expansion of Slavery.
John Woodroffe (1865 -1936) the well known British scholar,
Advocate-General of Bengal and sometime Legal Member of the
Government of India. He served with competence for eighteen years
and in 1915 officiated as Chief Justice.
detaches Indians from their original faith. This in turn distances
them from their past. In addition, Christianity is a religion
closely intermingled with politics.."
from Christianity - hindujagruti.org).
Churches Dogmatic Global Ambitions to destroy World Cultures
his 1998 visit to India, for example, Pope
John Paul II bluntly stated that the Christianization
of Asia is "an absolute priority" for the Catholic
Church in the new millennium. He openly likened the
Vatican agenda for that region to its conquest of the Americas in
the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His language, says Sanal
Edamaruku, founder of New Delhi-based Rationalist International,
leaves little room for interpretation, even among secular and
progressive-minded Indian citizens. "It is, in fact, not the
fantasy of [Hindu nationalists]," he states, "but hard
reality ... nothing less than the
conversion of ... the Hindus of the world is targeted."
John Paul II
The spread of
"world" religions such as Christianity and Islam has
destroyed most of the world's traditional religions.
Many beliefs once
sacred have now been regulated to museums and anthropology texts.
The loss of so many "living" religions is a profound
blow to human culture. (The loss of languages and other cultural
traditions due to increased secular homogenization is a similar
issue). Beliefs such as a spiritual connection to dead ancestors,
or a nature that is filled with spirits, or even much-maligned
polytheism, have provided humanity with a rich and beautiful
diversity of worldviews.
Wars: The triumph of Jealous Gods - crusadewatch.org).
church's "soldiers" in the field get the message.
a Mumbai (formerly Bombay)-based missionary whom we shall call
Paul attests (he asked that his real name be withheld), he and his
colleagues in India have been unequivocally instructed by their
superiors to "work extra hard in the conversion process and
choose any means possible to convert these heathens." With
such marching orders, earthly consequences can be cavalierly
disregarded. "It's not how we convert that matters,"
Paul insists. "Conversion is what counts."
A Group of Hindu
boys after their mundan ceremony.
Perhaps no mission tactic galls more bitterly than the
intentional targeting of any society's most vulnerable members--its
India, considered one of the richest "harvest grounds"
in the Unreached
methods employed by missionaries like Paul have stirred seething
bitterness and resentment among the "heathen"
public. Perhaps no mission tactic galls more bitterly than the
intentional targeting of any society's most vulnerable members--its
children. In a
1923 report to Rome gleefully titled "The
Spiritual Advantages of Famine and Cholera,"
the Archdiocese of Pondicherry related how a famine had
"wrought miracles" in a local hospital where
"baptismal water flows in streams, and starving little tots
fly in masses to heaven."
practice of allurement, or providing "inducements" to
the poor in return for their conversion to Christianity, is quite
common, and one that many missionaries readily admit using. It is
also nothing new. In the days of the Portuguese
invaders, the Jesuits simply paid Hindus by the hundreds to
participate in mass baptisms. Today's methods are more subtle:
conversions are now "bought" with food, medicine,
promises, and micro-loans.
Other "Dirty" Linen: Evangelism's Quest to Conquer the
World - By S R Welch - secularweb.com).
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