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Saturday, December 24, 2016

The History of Christmas- Around Imaginary Jesus- A saint but not a GOD equivalent.

The History of Christmas
When was Jesus born?
A.     Popular myth puts his birth on December 25th in the year 1 C.E.
B.     The New Testament gives no date or year for Jesus’ birth.  The earliest gospel – St. Mark’s, written about 65 CE – begins with the baptism of an adult Jesus.  This suggests that the earliest Christians lacked interest in or knowledge of Jesus’ birthdate.
C.     The year of Jesus birth was determined by Dionysius Exiguus, a Scythian monk, “abbot of a Roman monastery.  His calculation went as follows:
a.       In the Roman, pre-Christian era, years were counted from ab urbe condita (“the founding of the City” [Rome]).  Thus 1 AUC signifies the year Rome was founded, 5 AUC signifies the 5th year of Rome’s reign, etc.
b.     Dionysius received a tradition that the Roman emperor Augustus reigned 43 years, and was followed by the emperor Tiberius.
c.       Luke 3:1,23 indicates that when Jesus turned 30 years old, it was the 15th year of Tiberius reign.
d.      If Jesus was 30 years old in Tiberius’ reign, then he lived 15 years under Augustus (placing Jesus birth in Augustus’ 28th year of reign).
e.       Augustus took power in 727 AUC.  Therefore, Dionysius put Jesus birth in 754 AUC.

f.        However, Luke 1:5 places Jesus’ birth in the days of Herod, and Herod died in 750 AUC – four years before the year in which Dionysius places Jesus birth.
 Because of its known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681.[4]  However, Christmas was and still is celebrated by most Christians.
 The Origins of Christmas Customs

A.     The Origin of Christmas Tree
Just as early Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, so too worshippers of the Asheira cult and its offshoots were recruited by the Church sanctioning “Christmas Trees”.[7]  Pagans had long worshipped trees in the forest, or brought them into their homes and decorated them, and this observance was adopted and painted with a Christian veneer by the Church
The Origin of Santa Claus
a.       Nicholas was born in Parara, Turkey in 270 CE and later became Bishop of Myra.  He died in 345 CE on December 6th.  He was only named a saint in the 19th century.
b.      Nicholas was among the most senior bishops who convened the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE and created the New Testament.  The text they produced portrayed Jews as “the children of the devil”[11] who sentenced Jesus to death.
c.       In 1087, a group of sailors who idolized Nicholas moved his bones from Turkey to a sanctuary in Bari, Italy.  There Nicholas supplanted a female boon-giving deity called The Grandmother, or Pasqua Epiphania, who used to fill the children's stockings with her gifts.  The Grandmother was ousted from her shrine at Bari, which became the center of the Nicholas cult.  Members of this group gave each other gifts during a pageant they conducted annually on the anniversary of Nicholas’ death, December 6.
d.      The Nicholas cult spread north until it was adopted by German and Celtic pagans.  These groups worshipped a pantheon led by Woden –their chief god and the father of Thor, Balder, and Tiw.  Woden had a long, white beard and rode a horse through the heavens one evening each Autumn.  When Nicholas merged with Woden, he shed his Mediterranean appearance, grew a beard, mounted a flying horse, rescheduled his flight for December, and donned heavy winter clothing.
·        Christmas is a lie.  There is no Christian church with a tradition that Jesus was really born on December 25th.
·        December 25 is a day on which Jews have been shamed, tortured, and murdered.
·        Many of the most popular Christmas customs – including Christmas trees, mistletoe, Christmas presents, and Santa Claus – are modern incarnations of the most depraved pagan rituals ever practiced on earth.




Thursday, October 1, 2015

Missionary not mother Teresa--CONVERSION IN NAME OF HELP.

Manufacturing myths: Mother Teresa

"..if conversion is done in name of service, then that service gets devalued": RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat.

24Feb 15
The statement that kicked a storm
and ended up busting the decades old myth about Nobel Laureate Mother Teresa.
A thorough research by Canadian academics (Serge Larivee and Genevieve Chenard from the University of Montreal`s department of psychoeducation, and Carole Senechal of the University of Ottawa`s faculty of education ) says Mother Teresa was a product of well articulated hype.

They've published their research and findings about the life of Teresa after scrutinising her rather dubious way of 'caring for the sick', her questionable political contacts, her suspicious management of the enormous sums of money she received, and her overly dogmatic views regarding ... abortion, contraception, and divorce. 
So how was the Mother Teresa myth manufactured from missionary Agnes Gonxha? Let's look at the major contributors.

Aditya Agnihotri's photo.• Mass Media
It started with her meeting in London in 1968 with the BBC's Malcom Muggeridge, an anti-abortion journalist. In 1969, his eulogistic film about the missionary was what catapulted her to superstardom.  Research reveals Teresa housed the poor and sick in shoddy conditions, despite her access to a massive fortune. The powerful western media at the time told the world that Indians, particularly the Hindus, don't care for their helpless people and hence a foreign Christian saint has to perform that job. Media sold the poverty of India to the first world and capitalised on the stereotypes, further reinforcing them.

The rich 'first world' has a guilty conscience due to their dark imperialist past as well as their affluent wasteful indulgences in the present. Donating to church missions in third world countries is their pass to alleviating that guilty conscience. And what better candidate than a 'saintly' woman who seemed like an activist for "the sick, the dying and the poorest of the poor."
People do not like to admit that they have been gulled or conned, so a vested interest in the myth was permitted to arise, and a cunning media never bothered to ask any follow-up questions. Many volunteers who went to Calcutta came back abruptly - disillusioned by the bigotry and 'poverty-loving' practices of the "Missionaries of Charity," but thanks to the media apathy, they had no audience for their story.
• ChurchDays of Imperialism were the golden days for church. The explorers would find a territory, what followed were traders, the armies and with them - the church. Land, power, wealth and souls for the God - everyone was happy. However, with the demise of Imperialism, Church had to devise new means to convert Asians and Africans into Christianity. The Vatican saw 'Saint Teresa' as a perfect PR ploy to revitalise the Church and inspire the faithful especially at a time when churches are empty and the Roman authority was on a steep decline. Pain and suffering, according to her, was a a ticket to St. Peters. Missionary Teresa saw beauty in the suffering of downtrodden and was far more willing to pray for them than provide practical medical care.  Perhaps she had no idea what effect her religious bigotry had on the poor and sick people under her care.


In her own words, ''..There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ's passion. The world gains much from their suffering,''
Practicing charity is the best way to evangelize: Pope Francis

The western missionaries would convert the native population and converted population in turn would serve the church worldwide.  Truth is, but for imported Indian priests and nuns many European churches would have to close doors because Europeans seminaries are unable to fill their vacancies with Europeans.
According to the researchers, Teresa raised almost $100 million before 1980. A good chunk was used for building houses for the missionaries. Just 5 per cent went to the cause. Let's hear that again - just 5 per cent of that went to the poor.
Teresa has been known to be stingy even during national emergencies. During numerous floods in India she offered numerous prayers and medallions of the Virgin Mary but no direct or monetary aid. Saint Teresa was a wealthy proposition for the church by all means.  Which brings us to the money part of it..
• Money No public accounts are made available for Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, but enormous sums are known to have been raised. Million of dollars are pouring into India every day from unknown foreign sources, in white and much more in black, to convert and subvert India. Today, around the world Teresa's charities have attained untouchable status, which helps them fend off any attempts by the authorities to stop their morbid religious experiments on sick and poor people.

Millions of dollars were transferred to the MCO’s various bank accounts, but most of the accounts were kept secret, says researcher Larivee. There is also the question of the missing millions. ''Given the parsimonious management of (Teresa's) works, one may ask where the millions of dollars for the poorest of the poor have gone?'.
There are several testimonies from the leading American and British physicians about the extremely low standard of medicine practised in her small Calcutta clinics. There were no pain killers and the syringes were washed in cold water. She refused to give medicines to the inmates under her care, in the process allowing them to die painful deaths. Clearly there wasn't much of  a medical care or cure despite her charity sitting atop hundreds of millions.

Besides these, on one hand she preached humanity, on the other hand, she had no qualms about accepting the Legion of Honour and a grant from the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti.
She went to Albania in 1990, at that time the most oppressive of the Balkan Stalinist states, and laid a wreath on the grave of the dictator, Enver Hoxha, while remaining silent on human rights violations.
In 1992, Mother Teresa gave many lucrative endorsements, including a character reference to the court for Charles Keating, the biggest fraud and embezzler in the American history
who stole a total $252 million from mainly small and poor depositors. Hitchens claims that Keating gave $1.25 million in cash to Mother Teresa and allowed her to use his private jet. The court had asked her to return the donation given by Keating but she never replied to the request.

She befriended the rich and powerful and was a defender of Western big business. Though she proclaimed her devotion to the poor and downtrodden, she urged the Indians to forgive Union Carbide for the gas leak in Bhopal which had killed more than 2000 people.

• PoliticsAs late as 1995 (less than 2 years before her death) Teresa sat on a fast demanding reservation for Dalit Christians. When she was criticized for this, she took a somersault befitting any politician by saying that she was unaware of the demands of the fast organizers. Having already lost face, she further lost credibility when the organizers refused to be her scapegoat and contested her claim, and said that she had been informed well in advance that the fast was for demanding reservation for Dalit Christians. When anti conversion laws were brought up by Morarji Government, she was the first one to oppose it. She was against anti-conversion law and She always opposed family planning. She supported Indira Gandhi's Emergency.

   Mother Teresa’s popularity was such that she had become untouchable for the population, which had already declared her a saint. It would be pertinent to mention here that she was a hypocrite who kept the sick in pain and in shoddy conditions while each time she herself fell sick she sought the finest medical care. Despite the fact that medical tourists from the West travel to India for treatment, Teresa reckoned India wasn't good enough for her. She was admitted to California's Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.



She herself, on many occasions, has confessed that she is doing it all for Christianity, which is what Mr. Bhagwat reiterated in his speech causing outrage among those who don't know any better. In Navin Chawla's book, who was an old Congress loyalist, on Mother Teresa,she says in her interview, "..a lot of people confuse me as social worker, I am not a social worker. I am in the service of Jesus and my job is to spread the word of Christianity and bring people to its fold'"

She was just a manufactured miracle. The story of her beatification is a fine example of miracle stories surrounding her. Following her death, the Vatican decided to waive the usual five-year waiting period to open the beatification process. The miracle attributed to Mother Theresa was the healing of a woman, Monica Besra, who had been suffering from intense abdominal pain. The woman testified that she was cured after a medallion blessed by Mother Teresa was placed on her abdomen. Her doctors thought otherwise: the ovarian cyst and the tuberculosis from which she suffered were healed by the drugs they had given her, she never had cancerous cells as advertised by the Church. The Vatican, nevertheless, concluded that it was a miracle.

One must praise and respect any person involved in selfless humanitarian work irrespective of his or her religious belief. But as soon as that work is done with ulterior motive, it no longer remains a saintly deed. It's then no different from any business. She is as much a saint as a shopkeeper who gives you food in return for your money.  Only, the source of money in this case was hundreds of millions in foreign funding as she portrayed India as a poor, starving, and a diseased land to her Western donors who responded by filling her coffers so that she could further the cause of the church.

Christian conversion even time of tragedy-Like Mother Teresa


While Nepal is suffering, missionaries are busy selling Jesus
ShankhNaad's photo.


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Aditya Agnihotri's photo.Mohan Bhagwat stands vindicated. When the RSS Chief, referring to Teresa said "..service is devalued if conversions are done in the name of service or work", the entire media kicked up a furore. Political parties and Christian groups blamed him of inciting religious hatred. The Delhi Catholic Archdiocese claimed that the Christian community was in a state of shock over Bhagw...at's comment. But the recent, unfortunate event of an earthquake in Nepal, proved that what Mr Bhagwat said, is not far from the truth.
News and pictures from Nepal after the massive earthquake has shocked the entire world. People from all over, are finding ways to reach out to those, who are affected by the natural disaster. But amidst all the chaos, tragedies and tears, Christian Missionaries are shamelessly selling Jesus and Christianity. It is more shocking because many of these individuals and organizations are influential and they reach many people via social media and other channels. In a disturbing trend, Christian Missionaries prey on poor vulnerable people during tragedies and look at disasters like this, as an opportunity to convert people.
The true intention of the missionaries stands exposed on social media, and now even the main stream media is forced to report them.
http://www.independent.co.uk/…/nepal-earthquake-us-pastor-t…
http://shankhnaad.net/…/241-how-the-nepal-earthquake-traged…

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Christianity- examination and facts.

ईसाई मत की मान्यताएँ: तर्क की कसौटी पर

ऊपर से देखने पर ईसाई मत एक सभ्य,सुशिक्षित,शांतिप्रिय समाज लगता हैं। जिसका उद्देश्य ईसा मसीह की शिक्षाओं का प्रचार प्रसार एवं निर्धनों, दीनों की सेवा-सहायता करना हैं। इस मान्यता का कारण ईसाई समाज द्वारा बनाई गई छवि है। यह कटु सत्य है कि ईसाई मिशनरी विश्व के जिस किसी देश में गए। उस देश के निवासियों के मूल धर्म में सदा खामियों को प्रचारित करना एवं अपने मत को बड़ा चढ़ाकर पेश करना ईसाईयों की सुनियोजित नीति रही हैं। इस नीति के बल पर वे अपने आपको श्रेष्ठ एवं सभ्य तथा दूसरों को निकृष्ट एवं असभ्य सिद्ध करते रहे हैं। इस लेख के माध्यम से हम ईसाई मत की तीन सबसे प्रसिद्द मान्यताओं की समीक्षा करेंगे जिससे पाठकों के भ्रम का निवारण हो जाये
1. प्रार्थना से चंगाई
2. पापों का क्षमा होना
Aditya Agnihotri's photo.3. गैर ईसाईयों को ईसाई मत में धर्मान्तरित करना
1. प्रार्थना से चंगाई[i]

ईसाई समाज में ईसा मसीह अथवा चर्च द्वारा घोषित किसी भी संत की प्रार्थना करने से बिमारियों का ठीक होने की मान्यता पर अत्यधिक बल दिया जाता हैं। आप किसी भी ईसाई पत्रिका, किसी भी गिरिजाघर की दीवारों आदि में जाकर ऐसे विवरण (Testimonials) देख सकते हैं। आपको दिखाया जायेगा की एक गरीब आदमी था। जो वर्षों से किसी लाईलाज बीमारी से पीड़ित था। बहुत उपचार करवाया मगर बीमारी ठीक नहीं हुई। अंत में प्रभु ईशु अथवा मरियम अथवा किसी ईसाई संत की प्रार्थना से चमत्कार हुआ। और उसकी यह बीमारी सदा सदा के लिए ठीक हो गई। सबसे अधिक निर्धनों और गैर ईसाईयों को प्रार्थना से चंगा होता दिखाया जाता हैं। यह चमत्कार की दुकान सदा चलती रहे इसलिए समय समय पर अनेक ईसाईयों को मृत्यु उपरांत संत घोषित किया जाता हैं। हाल ही में भारत से मदर टेरेसा और सिस्टर अलफोंसो को संत घोषित किया गया हैं और विदेश में दिवंगत पोप जॉन पॉल को संत घोषित किया गया है। यह संत बनाने की प्रक्रिया भी सुनियोजीत होती हैं। पहले किसी गरीब व्यक्ति का चयन किया जाता हैं जिसके पास इलाज करवाने के लिए पैसे नहीं होते।

प्रार्थना से चंगाई में विश्वास रखने वाली मदर टेरेसा खुद विदेश जाकर तीन बार आँखों एवं दिल की शल्य चिकित्सा करवा चुकी थी[ii]। संभवत हिन्दुओं को प्रार्थना का सन्देश देने वाली मदर टेरेसा को क्या उनको प्रभु ईसा मसीह अथवा अन्य ईसाई संतो की प्रार्थना द्वारा चंगा होने का विश्वास नहीं था जो वे शल्य चिकित्सा करवाने विदेश जाती थी?

सिस्टर अलफोंसो केरल की रहने वाली थी। अपनीअपने जीवन के तीन दशकों में से करीब 20 वर्ष तक अनेक रोगों से ग्रस्त रही थी[iii]। केरल एवं दक्षिण भारत में निर्धन हिन्दुओं को ईसाई बनाने की प्रक्रिया को गति देने के लिए संभवत उन्हें भी संत का दर्जा दे दिया गया और यह प्रचारित कर दिया गया की उनकी प्रार्थना से भी चंगाई हो जाती हैं।

दिवंगत पोप जॉन पॉल स्वयं पार्किन्सन रोग से पीड़ित थे और चलने फिरने से भी असमर्थ थे। यहाँ तक की उन्होंने अपना पद अपनी बीमारी के चलते छोड़ा था[iv]। कोस्टा रिका की एक महिला के मस्तिष्क की व्याधि जिसका ईलाज करने से चिकित्सकों ने मना कर दिया था। वह पोप जॉन पॉल के चमत्कार से ठीक हो गई। इस चमत्कार के चलते उन्हें भी चर्च द्वारा संत का दर्ज दिया गया हैं।

पाठक देखेगे की तीनों के मध्य एक समानता थी। जीवन भर ये तीनों अनेक बिमारियों से पीड़ित रहे थे। मरने के बाद अन्यों की बीमारियां ठीक करने का चमत्कार करने लगे। अपने मंच से कैंसर, एड्स जैसे रोगों को ठीक करने का दावा करने वाले बैनी हिन्न (Benny Hinn) नामक प्रसिद्द ईसाई प्रचारक हाल ही में अपने दिल की बीमारी के चलते ईलाज के लिए अस्पताल में भर्ती हुए थे[v]। वह atrial fibrillation नामक दिल के रोग से पिछले 20 वर्षों से पीड़ित है। तर्क और विज्ञान की कसौटी पर प्रार्थना से चंगाई का कोई अस्तित्व नहीं हैं। अपने आपको आधुनिक एवं सभ्य दिखाने वाला ईसाई समाज प्रार्थना से चंगाई जैसी रूढ़िवादी एवं अवैज्ञानिक सोच में विश्वास रखता हैं। यह केवल मात्र अंधविश्वास नहीं अपितु एक षड़यंत्र है। गरीब गैर ईसाईयों को प्रभावित कर उनका धर्म परिवर्तन करने की सुनियोजित साजिश हैं।

2. पापों का क्षमा होना

ईसाई मत की दूसरी सबसे प्रसिद्द मान्यता है पापों का क्षमा होना। इस मान्यता के अनुसार कोई भी व्यक्ति कितना भी बड़ा पापी हो। उसने जीवन में कितने भी पाप किये हो। अगर वो प्रभु ईशु मसीह की शरण में आता है तो ईशु उसके सम्पूर्ण पापों को क्षमा कर देते है। यह मान्यता व्यवहारिकता,तर्क और सत्यता की कसौटी पर खरी नहीं उतरती। व्यवहारिक रूप से आप देखेगे कि संसार में सभी ईसाई देशों में किसी भी अपराध के लिए दंड व्यवस्था का प्रावधान हैं। क्यों? कोई ईसाई मत में विश्वास रखने वाला अपराधी अपराध करे तो उसे चर्च ले जाकर उसके पाप स्वीकार (confess) करवा दिए जाये। स्वीकार करने पर उसे छोड़ दिया जाये। इसका क्या परिणाम निकलेगा? अगले दिन वही अपराधी और बड़ा अपराध करेगा क्यूंकि उसे मालूम है कि उसके सभी पाप क्षमा हो जायेगे। अगर समाज में पापों को इस प्रकार से क्षमा करने लग जाये तो उसका अंतिम परिणाम क्या होगा? जरा विचार करे।


महर्षि दयानन्द ने सत्यार्थ प्रकाश[vi] में ईश्वर द्वारा अपने भक्तों के पाप क्षमा होने पर ज्ञानवर्धक एवं तर्कपूर्ण उत्तर दिया हैं। स्वामी जी लिखते है। - "नहीं, ईश्वर किसी के पाप क्षमा नहीं करता। क्योंकि जो ईश्वर पाप क्षमा करे तो उस का न्याय नष्ट हो जाये और सब मनुष्य महापापी हो जायें। इसलिए कि क्षमा की बात सुन कर ही पाप करने वालों को पाप करने में निभर्यता और उत्साह हो जाये। जैसे राजा यदि अपराधियों के अपराध को क्षमा कर दे तो वे उत्साहपूर्वक अधिक अधिक बड़े-बड़े पाप करें। क्योंकि राजा अपना अपराध क्षमा कर देगा और उन को भी भरोसा हो जायेगा कि राजा से हम हाथ जोड़ने आदि चेष्टा कर अपने अपराध छुड़ा लेंगे और जो अपराध नहीं करते, वे भी अपराध करने में न डर कर पाप करने में प्रवृत्त हो जायेंगे। इसलिए सब कर्मों का फल यथावत् देना ही ईश्वर का काम है, क्षमा करना नहीं"।

वैदिक विचारधारा में ईश्वर को न्यायकारी एवं दयालु बताया गया हैं। परमेश्वर न्यायकारी है,क्यूंकि ईश्वर जीव के कर्मों के अनुपात से ही उनका फल देता है कम या ज्यादा नहीं। परमेश्वर दयालु है, क्यूंकि कर्मों का फल देने की व्यवस्था इस प्रकार की है जिससे जीव का हित हो सके। शुभ कर्मों का अच्छा फल देने में भी जीव का कल्याण है और अशुभ कर्मों का दंड देने में भी जीव का ही कल्याण है। दया का अर्थ है जीव का हित चिंतन और न्याय का अर्थ है, उस हितचिंतन की ऐसी व्यवस्था करना कि उसमें तनिक भी न्यूनता या अधिकता न हो।

ईसाई मत में प्रचलित पापों को क्षमा करना ईश्वर के न्यायप्रियता और दयालुता गुण के विपरीत हैं। अव्यवहारिक एवं असंगत होने के कारण अन्धविश्वास मात्र हैं।

3. गैर ईसाईयों को ईसाई मत में धर्मान्तरित करना

ईसाई मत को मानने वालो में गैर ईसाईयों को ईसाई मत में धर्मान्तरित कर शामिल करने की सदा चेष्टा बनी रहती हैं। उन्हें देखकर ऐसा लगता हैं कि जैसे वही ईसाई सच्चा ईसाई तभी माना जायेगा जो गैर ईसाईयों को ईसाई नहीं बना लेगा। ऐसा प्रतीत होता है कि ईसाईयों में आचरण और पवित्र व्यवहार से अधिक धर्मान्तरण महत्वपूर्ण हो चला हैं। धर्मांतरण के लिए ईसाई समाज हिंसा करने से भी भी पीछे नहीं हटता। अपनी बात को मैं उदहारण देकर सिद्ध करना चाहता हूँ। ईसाई प्रभुत्व वाले पूर्वोत्तर के राज्य मिजोरम से वैष्णव हिन्दू रीति को मानने वाली रियांग जनजाति को धर्मान्तरण कर ईसाई न बनने पर चर्च द्वारा समर्थित असामाजिक लोगों ने हिंसा द्वारा राज्य से निकाल दिया[vii]। हिंसा के चलते रियांग लोग दूसरे राज्यों में शरणार्थी के रूप में रहने को बाधित हैं। सरकार द्वारा बनाई गई नियोगी कमेटी के ईसाईयों द्वारा धर्मांतरण के लिए अपनाये गए प्रावधानों को पढ़कर धर्मान्तरण के इस कुचक्र का पता चलता हैं[viii]। चर्च समर्थित धर्मान्तरण एक ऐसा कार्य हैं जिससे देश की अखंडता और एकता को बाधा पहुँचती हैं।

इसीलिए हमारे देश के संभवत शायद ही कोई चिंतक ऐसे हुए हो जिन्होंने प्रलोभन द्वारा धर्मान्तरण करने की निंदा न की हो। महान चिंतक एवं समाज सुधारक स्वामी दयानंद का एक ईसाई पादरी से शास्त्रार्थ हो रहा था। स्वामी जी ने पादरी से कहा की हिन्दुओं का धर्मांतरण करने के तीन तरीके है। पहला जैसा मुसलमानों के राज में गर्दन पर तलवार रखकर जोर जबरदस्ती से बनाया जाता था। दूसरा बाढ़, भूकम्प, प्लेग आदि प्राकृतिक आपदा जिसमें हज़ारों लोग निराश्रित होकर ईसाईयों द्वारा संचालित अनाथाश्रम एवं विधवाश्रम आदि में लोभ-प्रलोभन के चलते भर्ती हो जाते थे और इस कारण से आप लोग प्राकृतिक आपदाओं के देश पर बार बार आने की अपने ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करते है और तीसरा बाइबिल की शिक्षाओं के जोर शोर से प्रचार-प्रसार करके। मेरे विचार से इन तीनों में सबसे उचित अंतिम तरीका मानता हूँ। स्वामी दयानंद की स्पष्टवादिता सुनकर पादरी के मुख से कोई शब्द न निकला। स्वामी जी ने कुछ ही पंक्तियों में धर्मान्तरण के पीछे की विकृत मानसिकता को उजागर कर दिया[ix]

राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी ईसाई धर्मान्तरण के सबसे बड़े आलोचको में से एक थे। अपनी आत्मकथा में महात्मा गांधी लिखते है "उन दिनों ईसाई मिशनरी हाई स्कूल के पास नुक्कड़ पर खड़े हो हिन्दुओं तथा देवी देवताओं पर गलियां उड़ेलते हुए अपने मत का प्रचार करते थे। यह भी सुना है की एक नया कन्वर्ट (मतांतरित) अपने पूर्वजों के धर्म को, उनके रहन-सहन को तथा उनके गलियां देने लगता है। इन सबसे मुझमें ईसाइयत के प्रति नापसंदगी पैदा हो गई।" इतना ही नहीं गांधी जी से मई, 1935 में एक ईसाई मिशनरी नर्स ने पूछा कि क्या आप मिशनरियों के भारत आगमन पर रोक लगाना चाहते है तो जवाब में गांधी जी ने कहा था,' अगर सत्ता मेरे हाथ में हो और मैं कानून बना सकूं तो मैं मतांतरण का यह सारा धंधा ही बंद करा दूँ। मिशनरियों के प्रवेश से उन हिन्दू परिवारों में जहाँ मिशनरी पैठे है, वेशभूषा, रीतिरिवाज एवं खानपान तक में अंतर आ गया है[x]


समाज सुधारक एवं देशभक्त लाला लाजपत राय द्वारा प्राकृतिक आपदाओं में अनाथ बच्चों एवं विधवा स्त्रियों को मिशनरी द्वारा धर्मान्तरित करने का पुरजोर विरोध किया गया जिसके कारण यह मामला अदालत तक पहुंच गया। ईसाई मिशनरी द्वारा किये गए कोर्ट केस में लाला जी की विजय हुई एवं एक आयोग के माध्यम से लाला जी ने यह प्रस्ताव पास करवाया की जब तक कोई भी स्थानीय संस्था निराश्रितों को आश्रय देने से मना न कर दे तब तक ईसाई मिशनरी उन्हें अपना नहीं सकती[xi]
समाज सुधारक डॉ अम्बेडकर को ईसाई समाज द्वारा अनेक प्रलोभन ईसाई मत अपनाने के लिए दिए गए मगर यह जमीनी हकीकत से परिचित थे की ईसाई मत ग्रहण कर लेने से भी दलित समाज अपने मुलभुत अधिकारों से वंचित ही रहेगा। डॉ आंबेडकर का चिंतन कितना व्यवहारिक था यह आज देखने को मिलता है।''जनवरी 1988 में अपनी वार्षिक बैठक में तमिलनाडु के बिशपों ने इस बात पर ध्यान दिया कि धर्मांतरण के बाद भी अनुसूचित जाति के ईसाई परंपरागत अछूत प्रथा से उत्पन्न सामाजिक व शैक्षिक और आर्थिक अति पिछड़ेपन का शिकार बने हुए हैं। फरवरी 1988 में जारी एक भावपूर्ण पत्र में तमिलनाडु के कैथलिक बिशपों ने स्वीकार किया 'जातिगत विभेद और उनके परिणामस्वरूप होने वाला अन्याय और हिंसा ईसाई सामाजिक जीवन और व्यवहार में अब भी जारी है। हम इस स्थिति को जानते हैं और गहरी पीड़ा के साथ इसे स्वीकार करते हैं।' भारतीय चर्च अब यह स्वीकार करता है कि एक करोड़ 90 लाख भारतीय ईसाइयों का लगभग 60 प्रतिशत भाग भेदभावपूर्ण व्यवहार का शिकार है। उसके साथ दूसरे दर्जे के ईसाई जैसा अथवा उससे भी बुरा व्यवहार किया जाता है। दक्षिण में अनुसूचित जातियों से ईसाई बनने वालों को अपनी बस्तियों तथा गिरिजाघर दोनों जगह अलग रखा जाता है। उनकी 'चेरी' या बस्ती मुख्य बस्ती से कुछ दूरी पर होती है और दूसरों को उपलब्ध नागरिक सुविधओं से वंचित रखी जाती है। चर्च में उन्हें दाहिनी ओर अलग कर दिया जाता है। उपासना (सर्विस) के समय उन्हें पवित्र पाठ पढऩे की अथवा पादरी की सहायता करने की अनुमति नहीं होती। बपतिस्मा, दृढि़करण अथवा विवाह संस्कार के समय उनकी बारी सबसे बाद में आती है। नीची जातियों से ईसाई बनने वालों के विवाह और अंतिम संस्कार के जुलूस मुख्य बस्ती के मार्गों से नहीं गुजर सकते। अनुसूचित जातियों से ईसाई बनने वालों के कब्रिस्तान अलग हैं। उनके मृतकों के लिए गिरजाघर की घंटियां नहीं बजतीं, न ही अंतिम प्रार्थना के लिए पादरी मृतक के घर जाता है। अंतिम संस्कार के लिए शव को गिरजाघर के भीतर नहीं ले जाया जा सकता। स्पष्ट है कि 'उच्च जाति' और 'निम्न जाति' के ईसाइयों के बीच अंतर्विवाह नहीं होते और अंतर्भोज भी नगण्य हैं। उनके बीच झड़पें आम हैं। नीची जाति के ईसाई अपनी स्थिति सुधारने के लिए संघर्ष छेड़ रहे हैं, गिरजाघर अनुकूल प्रतिक्रिया भी कर रहा है लेकिन अब तक कोई सार्थक बदलाव नहीं आया है। ऊंची जाति के ईसाइयों में भी जातिगत मूल याद किए जाते हैं और प्रछन्न रूप से ही सही लेकिन सामाजिक संबंधोंं में उनका रंग दिखाई देता है[xii]
           महान विचारक वीर सावरकर धर्मान्तरण को राष्ट्रान्तरण मानते थे। आप कहते थे "यदि कोई व्यक्ति धर्मान्तरण करके ईसाई या मुसलमान बन जाता है तो फिर उसकी आस्था भारत में न रहकर उस देश के तीर्थ स्थलों में हो जाती है जहाँ के धर्म में वह आस्था रखता है, इसलिए धर्मान्तरण यानी राष्ट्रान्तरण है।
इस प्रकार से प्राय: सभी देशभक्त नेता ईसाई धर्मान्तरण के विरोधी रहे है एवं उसे राष्ट्र एवं समाज के लिए हानिकारक मानते है।


[i] Read Congregation for the doctrine of the faith: Instruction on prayers for healing published from Vatican
[ii] Ref. The final Verdict by Aroup Chatterjee
[iii] Popular Christianity in India: Riting between the Lines edited by Selva J. Raj, Corinne G. Dempsey.Page 129
[iv] Vatican hid Pope's Parkinson's disease diagnosis for 12 years: News published in The telegraph, Rome on 19 Mar 2006
[v] Pulliam Bailey, Sarah (25 March 2015). "Televangelist Benny Hinn has been admitted to the hospital for heart trouble" The Washington Post.
[vi] सप्तम समुल्लास
[vii] Religious cleansing of Hindus,Dr. Koenraad ELST, speaking in The Hague, 7 Feb. 2004, at the Agni conference on the persecution of Hindus in various countries.
[viii] The Niyogi committee gave the following recommendations:[2]
 (1) those missionaries whose primary object is proselytisation should be asked to withdraw and the large influx of foreign missionaries should be checked;
 (2) the use of medical and other professional services as a direct means of making conversions should be prohibited by law;
 (3) attempts to convert by force or fraud or material inducements, or by taking advantage of a person’s inexperience or confidence or spiritual weakness or thoughtlessness, or by penetrating into the religious conscience of persons for the purpose of consciously altering their faith, should be absolutely prohibited;
 (4) the Constitution of India should be amended in order to rule out propagation by foreigners and conversions by force, fraud and other illicit means;
 (5) legislative measures should be enacted for controlling conversion by illegal means;
 (6) rules relating to registration of doctors, nurses and other personnel employed in hospitals should be suitably amended to provide a condition against evangelistic activities during professional service; and
 (7) Circulation of literature meant for religious propaganda without approval of the State Government should be prohibited.  
 [Vindicated by Time: The Niyogi Committee Report](edited by Sita Ram Goel, 1998)
[ix] Biography of Swami Dayanand
[x] M.K. Gandhi, Christian Missions, Ahmedabad, 1941 and Collected Works
[xi] Socio-Religious Reform Movements in British India by K W Jones
[xii] Caste based Discrimination inside church is common practice. Read news published as title “SC Christians Allege Caste Discrimination” in The New Indian Express dated Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
from vedictruth.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

भारत में ईसाई मत के कारनामे -Christian and Islam are more or less same-Conversion game.

भारत में ईसाई मत के कारनामे



 भारत देश में ईसाई मत का आगमन  52 AD में संत थॉमस का आगमन दक्षिण भारत में हुआ। भारत में ईसाईयों के इतिहास में दो हस्तियों के कारनामे सबसे अधिक प्रसिद्द हैं।
पहले फ्रांसिस ज़ेवियर और दूसरे रोबर्ट दी नोबिली।
पुर्तग़ालियों के भारत आने और गोवा में जम जाने के बाद ईसाई पादरियों ने भारतीयों का बलात् धर्म-परिवर्तन करना शुरू कर दिया[ii]। इस अत्याचार को आरम्भ करने वाले ईसाई पादरी का नाम 
फ्रांसिस ज़ेवियर (Francis Xavier, 7 April 1506–3 December 1552) था। फ्रांसिस ज़ेवियर ने हिन्दुओं को धर्मान्तरित करने का भरसक प्रयास किया मगर उसे आरम्भ में विशेष सफलता नहीं मिली। उसने देखा की उसके और ईसा मसीह की भेड़ों की संख्या में वृद्धि करने के मध्य हिन्दू ब्राह्मण सबसे अधिक बाधक हैं। फ्रांसिस जेविअर के अपने ही शब्दों में ब्रह्माण उसके सबसे बड़े शत्रु थे क्यूंकि वे उन्हें धर्मांतरण करने में सबसे बड़ी रुकावट थे। फ्रांसिस ज़ेवियर ने इस समस्या के समाधान के लिए ईसाई शासन का आश्रय लिया। वाइसराय द्वारा यह आदेश लागू किया गया कि सभी ब्राह्मणों को पुर्तगाली शासन की सीमा से बाहर कर दिया जाये । गोवा में किसी भी स्थान पर नए मंदिर के निर्माण एवं पुराने मंदिर की मरमत करने की कोई इजाज़त नहीं होगी[iii]। इस पर भी असर न देख अगला आदेश लागू किया गया की जो भी हिन्दू ईसाई शासन के मार्ग में बाधक बनेगा उसकी सम्पति जप्त कर ली जाएगी। इससे भी सफलता न मिलने अधिक कठोरता से अगला आदेश लागू किया गया। राज्य के सभी ब्राह्मणों को धर्म परिवर्तन कर ईसाई बनने का अथवा देश छोड़ने का फरमान जारी हुआ। इस आदेश के साथ हिन्दुओं विशेष रूप से ब्राह्मणों पर भयंकर अत्याचार आरम्भ हो गये। हिन्दू पंडित और वैद्य पालकी पर सवारी नहीं कर सकता था। ऐसा करने वालो को दण्डित किया जाता था। यहाँ तक जेल में भी ठूस दिया जाता था[iv]। हिन्दुओं को ईसाई बनने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया जाता था। ईसाई बनने पर राज संरक्षण की प्राप्ति होना एवं हिन्दू बने रहने पर प्रताड़ित होने के चलते हजारों हिन्दू ईसाई बन गए[v]। हिन्दुओं को विवाह आदि पर उत्सव करने की मनाही करी गई। ईसाई शासन के अत्याचारों के चलते हिन्दू बड़ी संख्या में पलायन के लिए विवश हुए[vi]फ्रांसिस ज़ेवियर के शब्दों में परिवर्तित हुए हिन्दुओं को ईसाई बनाते समय उनके पूजा स्थलों को,उनकी मूर्तियों को उन्हें तोड़ने देख उसे अत्यंत प्रसन्नता होती थी। हजारों हिन्दुओं को डरा धमका कर, अनेकों को मार कर, अनेकों को जिन्दा जला कर, अनेकों की संपत्ति जब्त कर, अनेकों को राज्य से निष्कासित कर अथवा जेलों में डाल कर ईसाई मत ने अपने आपको शांतिप्रिय एवं न्यायप्रिय सिद्ध किया[vii]। हिन्दुओं पर हुए अत्याचार का वर्णन करने भर में लेखनी कांप उठती है।
 गौरी और गजनी का अत्याचारी इतिहास फिर से सजीव हो उठा था[
 विडंबना देखिये की ईसा मसीह के लिए भेड़ों की संख्या में वृद्धि के बदले फ्रांसिस जेविअर को ईसाई समाज ने संत की उपाधि से नवाजा गया। गोवा प्रान्त में एक गिरिजाघर में फ्रांसिस ज़ेवियर की अस्थिया सुरक्षित रखी गई है। हर वर्ष कुछ दिनों के लिए इन्हें दर्शनार्थ रखा जाता है। सबसे बड़ी विडंबना देखिये इनके दर्शन एवं सम्मान करने गोवा के वो ईसाई आते है जिनके पूर्वज कभी हिन्दू थे एवं उन्हें इसी ज़ेवियर ने कभी बलात ईसाई बनाया गया था।
रोबर्ट दी नोबिली नामक ईसाई का आगमन 1606 में मदुरै, दक्षिण भारत में हुआ। उसने पाया की वहां पर हिन्दुओं को धर्मान्तरित करना लगभग असंभव ही है। उसने देखा की हिन्दू समाज में ब्राह्मणों की विशेष रूप से प्रतिष्ठा हैं। इसलिए उसने धूर्तता करने की सोची। उसने पारम्परिक धोती पहन कर एक ब्राह्मण का वेश धरा। जनेऊ, शिखा रख कर शाकाहारी भोजन करना आरम्भ कर दिया। उसने यह प्रचलित कर दिया की वह सुदूर रोम से आया हुआ ब्राह्मण है। उसके पूर्वज भारत से रोम गए थे। उसने तमिल और संस्कृत भाषा में ग्रन्थ रचना करने का नया प्रपंच भी किया। इस ग्रन्थ को उसने "वेद" का नाम दिया। ब्राह्मण वेश धरकर नोबिली ने सत्संग करना आरम्भ कर दिया। उसके सत्संग में कुछ हिन्दू आने लग गए। धीरे धीरे उसने सत्संग में ईसाई प्रार्थनों का समावेश कर दिया। उसके प्रभाव से अनेक हिन्दू ईसाई बन गए[ix] कालांतर में मैक्समूलर ने नोबिली के छदम "वेद" का रहस्य उजागर कर दिया। पाठक सोच रहे होंगे की मैक्समूलर ने ऐसा क्यों किया। जबकि दोनों ईसाई थे। उत्तर सुनकर रोंगटे खड़े हो जायेगे। नोबिली ईसाइयत के एक सम्प्रदाय रोमन कैथोलिक से सम्बंधित था जबकि मैक्समूलर प्रोटोस्टेंट सम्प्रदाय से सम्बंधित था। दोनों के आपसी जलन और फुट ने इस भेद का भंडाफोड़ कर दिया। जहाँ पर धर्म का स्थान मज़हब/मत मतान्तर ले लेते हैं। वहां पर ऐसा ही होता है।

नोबिली को ईसाई समाज में दक्षिण भारत में धर्मान्तरण के लिए बड़े सम्मान से देखा जाता है। पाठक स्वयं विचार करे। वेश बदल कर धोखा देने वाला नकल करने वाला सम्मान के योग्य है अथवा तिरस्कार के योग्य है? प्रसिद्द राष्ट्रवादी लेखक सीता राम गोयल द्वारा ईसाई समाज द्वारा हिन्दू वेश धारण करने, हिन्दू मंदिरों के समान गिरिजाघर बनाने, हिन्दू धर्मग्रंथों के समान ईसाई भजन एवं मंत्र बनाने, हिन्दू देवी देवताओं के समान ईसा मसीह एवं मरियम की मूर्तियां बनाने, ईसाई शिक्षण संस्थान को गुरुकुल की भाँति नकल करने की अपने ग्रंथों में भरपूर आलोचना करी है[x]। विचार करे क्या ईसाईयों को अपने धर्म ग्रंथों एवं सिद्धांतों पर इतना अविश्वास है की उन्हें नकल का सहारा लेकर अपने मत का प्रचार करना पड़ता है। धर्म की मूल सत्यता पर टीकी है। न की जूठ,फरेब, नकल और धोखे पर टिकी हैं।

भारत देश के विशाल इतिहास के ईसाईयों के अत्याचार, जूठ, धोखे से सम्बंधित दो कारनामों का सत्य इतिहास मैंने अपने समक्ष रखा हैं। यह इतिहास उस काल का है जब भारत में अंग्रेजी हुकूमत की स्थापना नहीं हुई थी। पाठक कल्पना करे अंग्रेजों के संरक्षण में ईसाईयों ने कैसे कैसे कारनामे करे होगे।



डॉ विवेक आर्य


[i] The myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple by Ishwar Sharan, Voice of India, New Delhi, 1991


[ii] Alfredo DeMello, “The Portuguese Inquisition in Goa”


[iii] Viceroy António de Noronha issued in 1566, an order applicable to the entire area under Portuguese rule:

“I hereby order that in any area owned by my master, the king, nobody should construct a Hindu temple and such temples already constructed should not be repaired without my permission. If this order is transgressed, such temples shall be, destroyed and the goods in them shall be used to meet expenses of holy deeds, as punishment of such transgression.”


[iv] Priolkar, A. K. The Goa Inquisition. (Bombay, 1961)


[v] Shirodhkar, P. P., Socio-Cultural life in Goa during the 16th century, p. 35


[vi] Shirodhkar, P. P., Socio-Cultural life in Goa during the 16th century, p. 35


[vii] Charles Dellon ,L'Inquisition de Goa (The Inquisition of Goa)


[viii] The words Auto da fé reverberated throughout Goa, reminiscent of the furies of Hell, which concept, incidentally does not exist in the Hindu pantheon. On April 1st 1650 for instance, four people were burnt to death, the next auto da fé was on December 14, 1653, when 18 were put to the flames, accused of the crime of heresy. And from the 8th April 1666 until the end of 1679 – during which period Dellon was tried – there were eight autos da fé, inwhich 1208 victims were sentenced. In November 22, 1711 another auto da fé took place involving 41 persons. Another milestone was on December 20, 1736, when the Inquisition burnt an entire family of Raaim, Salcete, destroying their house, putting salt on their land, and placing a stone padrao, which still existed in the place (at least in 1866)-Alfredo De Mello (‘Memoirs of Goa’ Chapter 21)


[ix] History of Hindu Christian encounters by Sita Ram Goel, Chap 4


[x] The masquerade of Robert Di Nobili has been described in detail in Sita Ram Goel, Catholic Ashrams: Sannyasins or Swindlers?, Voice of India, New Delhi, 1995.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Christian missionaries-how they came in India


Firstly, it is necessary to bring about a little bit of a historical flashback, which very few foreign correspondents (and unfortunately also Indian journalists) care to do, which would make for a more balanced view of the problem… …If ever there was persecution, it was of the Hindus at the hands of Christians, who were actually welcomed in this country, as they have been welcomed in no other place in this Planet. Indeed, the first Christian community of the world, that of the Syrian Christians, was established in Kerala in the first century; they were able to live in peace and practice their religion freely, even imbibing some of the local Hindu customs, until the Jesuits came in the 16th century and told them it was “heathen” to have anything to do with the Hindus, thereby breaking the Syrian Church in two. When, Vasco de Gama, landed in Kerala in 1498, he was generously received by Zamorin, the Hindu king of Calicut, who granted him the right to establish warehouses for commerce. But once again, Hindu tolerance was exploited and the Portuguese wanted more and more: in 1510, Alfonso de Albuquerque seized Goa, where he started a reign of terror, burning “heretics”, crucifying Brahmins, using false theories to forcibly convert the lower castes, razing temples to build churches upon them and encouraging his soldiers to take Indian mistresses. Indeed, the Portuguese perpetrated here some of the worst atrocities ever committed in Asia by Christianity upon another religion. Ultimately, the Portuguese had to be kicked out of India, when all other colonisers had already left. British missionaries in India were always supporters of colonialism; they encouraged it and their whole structure was based on “the good Western civilised world being brought to the Pagans”. Because, in the words of Claudius Buccchanan, a chaplain attached to the East India Company, “neither truth, nor honesty, honour, gratitude, nor charity, is to be found in the breast of a Hindoo”! What a comment about a nation that gave the world the Vedas, at a time when Europeans were still grappling in their caves! And it is in this way that the British allowed entire chunks of territories in the East, where lived tribals, whose poverty and simplicity, made them easy preys to be converted to Christianity. By doing so, the Christian missionaries cut a people from their roots and tradition, made them look westwards towards a culture and a way of life which was not theirs. And the result is there today for everyone to see: it is in these eastern States, some of which are 90% Christians, that one finds the biggest drug problems (and crime) in India. It should also be said that many of the eastern separatist movements have been covertly encouraged by Christian missionaries on the ground that “tribals were there before the ‘Aryan Hindus’ invaded India and imposed Hinduism upon on them”. The trouble is that the latest archeological and linguistic discoveries point out to the fact that there never was an Aryan invasion of India – it just was an invention of the British and the missionaries to serve their purpose. Secondly, Christianity has always striven on the myth of persecution, which in turn bred “martyrs” and saints, indispensable to the propagation of Christianity. But it is little known, for instance, that the first “saints” of Christianity, “martyred” in Rome, a highly refined civilization, which had evolved a remarkable system of Gods and Goddesses, some of whom were derived from Hindu mythology via the Greeks, were actually killed (a normal practice in those days), while bullying peaceful Romans to embrace the “true” religion, in the same way that later Christian missionaries will browbeat “heathen” Hindus, adoring many Gods, into believing that Jesus was the only “true” God. Most if the incidents of ‘persecution’ of Christians in India are between converted tribals versus non-converted tribals, clashes of pent-up jealousies, of old village feuds and land disputes. It is also an outcome of what - it should be said - are the aggressive methods of the Pentecost and seventh Adventists missionaries, known for their muscular ways of converting. Thirdly, conversions in India by Christian missionaries of low caste Hindus and tribals are sometimes nothing short of fraudulent and shameful. American missionaries are investing huge amounts of money in India, which come from donation drives in the United States where gullible Americans think the dollars they are giving go towards uplifting “poor and uneducated Indians”. It is common in Kerala, for instance, particularly in the poor coastal districts, to have “miracle boxes” put in local churches: the gullible villager writes out a paper mentioning his wish: a fishing boat, a loan for a pukka house, fees for the son’s schooling… And lo, a few weeks later, the miracle happens ! And of course the whole family converts, making others in the village follow suit… American, Australian or British missionaries (and their Governments) would like us to believe that democracy includes the freedom to convert by any means. But France for example, a traditionally Christian country, has a Minister who is in charge of hunting down “sects”. And by sects, it is meant anything that does not fall within the recognised family of Christianity – even the Church of Scientology, favored by some Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise or John Travolta, is ruthlessly hounded. And look at what the Americans did to the Osho movement in Arizona, or how innocent children and women were burnt down by the FBI (with the assistance of the US army) in Waco Texas, because they belonged to a dangerous sect. Did you know that the Christianity is dying in the West ? Not only church attendance is falling dramatically because spirituality has deserted it, but less and less youth find the vocation to become priests or nuns. And as a result, say in the rural parts of France, you will find only one priest for six or seven villages, whereas till the late seventies the smallest hamlet had its own parish priest. And where is Christianity finding new priests today ? In the Third World, of course ! And India, because of the innate impulsion of its people towards God, is a very fertile recruiting ground for the Church, particularly in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Hence the huge attention that India is getting from the United States, Australia, or England and the massive conversion drive going on today. It is sad that Indians, once converted, specially the priests and nuns, tend to turn against their own country and help in the conversion drive. There are very few “White” missionaries left in India and most of the conversions are done today by Indian priests. A few years back, during the Bishop’s conference in Bangalore, it was restated by bishops and priests from all over India, that conversion is the FIRST priority of the Church here. But are the priests and Bishops aware that they would never find in any western country the same freedom to convert that they take for granted in India ? Do they know that in China they would be expelled, if not put into jail ? Do they realize that they have been honored guests in this country for nearly two thousand years and that they are betraying those that gave them peace and freedom ? Hinduism, the religion of tolerance, the coming spirituality of this new millennium, has survived the unspeakable barbarism of wave after wave of Muslim invasions, the insidious onslaught of Western colonialism which has killed the spirit of so may Third World countries and the soul-stifling assault of Nehruvianism. But will it survive the present Christian offensive ? Many Hindu religious leaders feel that Christianity is a real threat today, as in numerous ways it is similar to Hinduism, from which Christ borrowed so many concepts (see Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s book: “ Hinduism and Christianity”).. It is thus necessary that Indian themselves become more aware of the danger their culture and unique civilisation is facing at the hands of missionaries sponsored by foreign money. It is also necessary that they stop listening to the Marxist- influenced English newspapers’ defense of the right of Christian missionaries to convert innocent Hindus. Conversion belongs to the times of colonialism. We have entered in the era of Unity, of coming together, of tolerance and accepting each other as we are – not of converting in the name of one elusive “true” God. When Christianity will accept the right of other people to follow their own beliefs and creeds, the only will Jesus Christ’s Spirit truly radiate in the world. -François Gautier ,French Indologist writing for Shanknaa

Anti Hindu agenda of Christian Missionaries -From German Scholar

A German scholar’s powerful rebuttal of the Church’s baseless anti-Hindu allegations, and exposure of its real agenda.

There is probably no other country where members of other religions were as safe as in India. Hindus always gave shelter to those who were persecuted in their homelands. Jews gratefully acknowledged that India is the one country where they were never persecuted. Syrian Christians under their leader Thomas of Cana (Thomas the Apostle did not come to India) were given refuge in the 4th century. Parsis came in the 10th century to escape the Muslim invaders in Persia. And in 1959, some 100,000 Tibetan Buddhist refugees found shelter in India — only 12 years after the British had left the country, divided and poverty-stricken.

In contrast, the rich USA with an area three times the size and only a quarter of India’s population allowed only in 1991 one thousand Tibetan families to enter.Indians never hesitated to accept those who were in trouble and who wanted to preserve their faith because they did not distinguish between human beings on religious lines. Their attitude was that all belong to one big human family and all have the same divine essence in them. For them “religion” was not an identity but a natural, ideal way of life.

So what happened that nowadays there is a lot of talk that Christians are under attack in India? Have Hindus suddenly become intolerant?

No. Hindus have not changed. All the so called attacks on churches which were hyped up recently on many TV channels turned out to have been minor crimes unconnected with “Hindu extremists”. In other countries they would hardly find space in the local paper. Why were they flogged for days on TV channels? Why were Christian spokesmen given plenty of airtime to falsely blame the “Hindu right” and claim that Christians are under attack? There seems to be an agenda by the Churches and it would need to be investigated why so many TV channels obliged.

A smashed glass pane outside one church, a fire due to short circuit in another church, a theft of 8000 Rupees in a convent school, stones thrown by a mixed group of Hindus and Muslim surely don’t warrant hours of hyped coverage.

Yes, there was also the break-in into a convent school in West Bengal, where not only 1,2 million Rupees were stolen but a 72 year old nun was allegedly gang raped.This was shameful no doubt and this news reached in no time all corners of the world. It fitted well into the image that had already been crafted over the last 2 years — of India as a rapists’ nation. The Vatican radio spoke of India’s shame which went viral on the Internet.

It turned out that Bangladeshi Muslims, probably encouraged by the Pakistani secret service, were behind it.Typically, the media fell silent. The BBC ran a scroll that an arrest has been made in the nun gang rape in India. They didn’t mention that he was a Bangladeshi Muslim. Neither the Vatican, nor the cardinal or the bishop apologized for their wrong, greatly publicized pre-judgment of the case that it was connected with the Hindu re-conversion drive of RSS and VHP.

The campaign of media and Christian representatives against “Hindu extremists” is not likely to end soon. New incidents will come up and the Christian spokesmen will again peddle the “truth” that under Narendra Modi as Prime Minister the Hindus are emboldened to “attack” Christians in hate crimes and that Christians feel helpless and insecure. The TV anchors will continue to prod them: “Do you feel unsafe in India?” and all Christian spokesmen will again reply “Yes” and claim that hate crimes have increased since Modi came to power.

There are other voices, too, who do not take part in this back stabbing of their Hindu brothers and, probably closer to the truth, blame the Christian clergy for trying to sow discord between communities. Yet those Christians, like Robert Rosario or Hilda Raja, are not likely to get an invitation to represent the Christian side, because they wouldn’t further the agenda to portray Hindus in poor light.

Mainstream media has tremendous power to shape opinions. Churches have tremendous financial and political clout. Both obviously cooperate to portray Hindus as intolerant and hateful of other religions — contrary to facts. There is a third power that wants India to get a bad image the world over, at least as bad as its own image is. It is Pakistan. The Sunday Guardian of 21st March exposed that the Pakistani secret service increased its budget six-fold to achieve the goal that India is put into the same bracket with Pakistan on human rights issues and downgraded by the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

This goal has already been achieved in regard to projecting India as a rapist country. In the west, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are now seen as being on the same level. In fact, India stands out negatively: it is openly thrashed for its ‘anti-women attitude’, while it is politically incorrect to thrash Muslim countries. The German professor who quoted India’s rape culture as reason to reject an Indian shows the huge damage that this false portrayal of India has done.

Unfortunately, India did nothing to put the issue into perspective when the maligning campaign started, and it seems that India again does nothing to prevent an equally damaging, also false perception that Hindus are prone to hate crimes against Christians. Sometimes I wonder whether Indians are even aware how detrimental to India’s image abroad the media campaign has already been.

At least the government, if not the public at large, would know that India is neither in the top league of rape countries, nor are Hindus known for hate crimes and discrimination against members of other religions.

They would know that India has presently a population of 1270 million, and that it is unfair to compare absolute numbers of crimes with other countries. If the crimes that happen in the USA, Canada, in all European countries including Russia plus Australia were added up, then they could be compared with the number of crimes that happen in India. Can the media be made to give a balanced reporting on the issues it takes up? Does anyone remember the hype that media created about AIDS some 20 years ago? “India second only to South Africa” they screamed. Nobody mentioned that India had 1000 and South Africa 50 million inhabitants.

If the media were fair, they would discern that the charge of 160 hate crimes against Christians in the last 10 months, especially when those include theft and a stone thrown by a drunkard, is no reason to shout “Christians don’t feel safe in India”? Why do they play into the hands of the West which will be pleased to get a stick to beat India with?

In England, there were over 1,000 hate crimes only against Jews in the last year. This would equal over 20,000 hate crimes in India if it is put in proportion to the population. In USA, several Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims were killed only because they were Sikhs, Hindus or Muslims. Should the USCIRF not put the US and Europe on its watch list, before it even thinks of condemning India?

There are several indicators that clearly show that Christians are not persecuted in India and are even pampered:

The percentage of Christians keeps increasing. Their places of worship multiply manifold and are free from government interference, unlike Hindu temples. Many Christians are in high positions. Missionaries have the guts to openly declare that they want to plant hundred thousand churches in India and “evangelize the whole country in this generation” (from a Christian youth magazine called “Blessings”). Christians and other minorities are privileged and get special benefits like scholarships, etc. Christians can teach the catechism in their schools to Christian students, while ethnic teachers in those schools must not mention Sri Krishna, or Hindu philosophy to Hindu students. Compare this with the situation in Pakistan and it becomes evident that the “operation equal blame” depends entirely on spreading falsehood and manipulating the world opinion.

How to counter this mischievous agenda? Certainly not by going on the defensive and giving special attention to Christians. “Justice for all, appeasement for none” is the way to go. The nun gang rape has been carried to the eight corners of the world as a ‘communal crime’ because the victim was a Christian. How would the kin of a Hindu girl feel who has been raped and maybe even killed by Muslims or Christians, yet neither the media nor even the police take any interest in the case, because it is not communal enough when Hindus are at the receiving end? Crimes need to be treated as crimes and religion should be out of consideration.

Hindus have no reason to be defensive. Spokesmen are dishonest when they claim that Christian are unsafe in India. It will be difficult to find any other country where Christians in minority are as safe and pampered, as among Hindus. If someone needs to be on the defensive, it is the Christian clergy and they may know it. Maybe that is the reason why they act as bullies in tune with the dictum ‘attack is the best defense’. They will stop playing the bully only when they perceive their opponent as strong.

Strength here doesn’t mean to bully back. It simply means to be clear, stick to truth and stick to dharma. It also means not to be afraid to point out the adharmic, divisive aspects in Christianity.

We live in the 21st century when science has discovered that there are different levels to reality. The apparent variety in this universe is based on uniform oneness. Our deepest essence is made of the same stuff, as it were. The Indian rishis knew this, ages ago. Where then is there place for a huge fire where billions or maybe trillions of heathens will burn for eternity after the Day of Judgment?

What is more of a hate crime: when a stone is thrown at a church by a drunkard or when respected clergy declare without any proof that Hindus are damned to eternal hellfire if they don’t become a member of the Church, and when they brainwash Christian children to believe this? Will TV anchors be outraged at such discriminatory, baseless allegation which can lead to real hate crimes? Will Hindus (and other heathen like Buddhists, atheists, etc.) demand an answer from the Churches?

Christians who originally came as refugees, and later went berserk during the Goan Inquisition, are now on a well-planned mission with huge funds from the West to change the broad-minded attitude of Hindus from “We revere ALSO Jesus” to a narrow-minded “We revere ONLY Jesus”?

Contempt and intolerance for other religions is inbuilt in Christianity. Its goal is clear: all must follow Christ. Hinduism must disappear. If they say something else in Interfaith Dialogues, it is deception. The spread of Christianity is not in India’s interest. It is not in humanity’s interest either.

Hinduism unlike Christianity and Islam, has no agenda and never had an agenda to wipe out other religions. In India, there always were innumerable paths to the one truth. It is India’s job not only to honour their valuable heritage and educate their own people and the world about it, but also prevent their people from being deceived, threatened or allured by unfair means to a divisive ideology.

The Churches don’t succeed anymore to enforce belief in unreasonable dogmas among Christians in the west, yet their financial and political power is mind boggling. They have plenty of funds to defame Hindus and Hinduism the world over. India is no equal in this fight, as most of her own media seems to have switched sides.

Maybe the Prime Minister himself needs to point out on his visit to Europe that Christian Churches are on a massive conversion spree in India because they have this strange and baseless notion that otherwise Hindus go to hell. They should relax. Hindus won’t go to hell. Most Europeans will agree with him.

However, I don’t know how much damage the media campaign “Christians are under attack” has already done. I just checked with a cousin in Germany. Yes, he heard already that there were attacks on Christians in India…

-Maria Wirth
http://www.indiatomorrow.co/nation/3021-christians-are-not-under-attack-in-india-hindus-are
Aditya Agnihotri's photo.A German scholar’s powerful rebuttal of the Church’s baseless anti-Hindu allegations, and exposure of its real agenda. There is probably no other country where members of other religions were as safe as in India. Hindus always gave shelter to those who were persecuted in their homelands. Jews gratefully acknowledged that India is the one country where they were never persecuted. Syrian Christians under their leader Thomas of Cana (Thomas the Apostle did not come to India) were given refuge in the 4th century. Parsis came in the 10th century to escape the Muslim invaders in Persia. And in 1959, some 100,000 Tibetan Buddhist refugees found shelter in India — only 12 years after the British had left the country, divided and poverty-stricken. In contrast, the rich USA with an area three times the size and only a quarter of India’s population allowed only in 1991 one thousand Tibetan families to enter.Indians never hesitated to accept those who were in trouble and who wanted to preserve their faith because they did not distinguish between human beings on religious lines. Their attitude was that all belong to one big human family and all have the same divine essence in them. For them “religion” was not an identity but a natural, ideal way of life. So what happened that nowadays there is a lot of talk that Christians are under attack in India? Have Hindus suddenly become intolerant? No. Hindus have not changed. All the so called attacks on churches which were hyped up recently on many TV channels turned out to have been minor crimes unconnected with “Hindu extremists”. In other countries they would hardly find space in the local paper. Why were they flogged for days on TV channels? Why were Christian spokesmen given plenty of airtime to falsely blame the “Hindu right” and claim that Christians are under attack? There seems to be an agenda by the Churches and it would need to be investigated why so many TV channels obliged. A smashed glass pane outside one church, a fire due to short circuit in another church, a theft of 8000 Rupees in a convent school, stones thrown by a mixed group of Hindus and Muslim surely don’t warrant hours of hyped coverage. Yes, there was also the break-in into a convent school in West Bengal, where not only 1,2 million Rupees were stolen but a 72 year old nun was allegedly gang raped.This was shameful no doubt and this news reached in no time all corners of the world. It fitted well into the image that had already been crafted over the last 2 years — of India as a rapists’ nation. The Vatican radio spoke of India’s shame which went viral on the Internet. It turned out that Bangladeshi Muslims, probably encouraged by the Pakistani secret service, were behind it.Typically, the media fell silent. The BBC ran a scroll that an arrest has been made in the nun gang rape in India. They didn’t mention that he was a Bangladeshi Muslim. Neither the Vatican, nor the cardinal or the bishop apologized for their wrong, greatly publicized pre-judgment of the case that it was connected with the Hindu re-conversion drive of RSS and VHP. The campaign of media and Christian representatives against “Hindu extremists” is not likely to end soon. New incidents will come up and the Christian spokesmen will again peddle the “truth” that under Narendra Modi as Prime Minister the Hindus are emboldened to “attack” Christians in hate crimes and that Christians feel helpless and insecure. The TV anchors will continue to prod them: “Do you feel unsafe in India?” and all Christian spokesmen will again reply “Yes” and claim that hate crimes have increased since Modi came to power. There are other voices, too, who do not take part in this back stabbing of their Hindu brothers and, probably closer to the truth, blame the Christian clergy for trying to sow discord between communities. Yet those Christians, like Robert Rosario or Hilda Raja, are not likely to get an invitation to represent the Christian side, because they wouldn’t further the agenda to portray Hindus in poor light. Mainstream media has tremendous power to shape opinions. Churches have tremendous financial and political clout. Both obviously cooperate to portray Hindus as intolerant and hateful of other religions — contrary to facts. There is a third power that wants India to get a bad image the world over, at least as bad as its own image is. It is Pakistan. The Sunday Guardian of 21st March exposed that the Pakistani secret service increased its budget six-fold to achieve the goal that India is put into the same bracket with Pakistan on human rights issues and downgraded by the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). This goal has already been achieved in regard to projecting India as a rapist country. In the west, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are now seen as being on the same level. In fact, India stands out negatively: it is openly thrashed for its ‘anti-women attitude’, while it is politically incorrect to thrash Muslim countries. The German professor who quoted India’s rape culture as reason to reject an Indian shows the huge damage that this false portrayal of India has done. Unfortunately, India did nothing to put the issue into perspective when the maligning campaign started, and it seems that India again does nothing to prevent an equally damaging, also false perception that Hindus are prone to hate crimes against Christians. Sometimes I wonder whether Indians are even aware how detrimental to India’s image abroad the media campaign has already been. At least the government, if not the public at large, would know that India is neither in the top league of rape countries, nor are Hindus known for hate crimes and discrimination against members of other religions. They would know that India has presently a population of 1270 million, and that it is unfair to compare absolute numbers of crimes with other countries. If the crimes that happen in the USA, Canada, in all European countries including Russia plus Australia were added up, then they could be compared with the number of crimes that happen in India. Can the media be made to give a balanced reporting on the issues it takes up? Does anyone remember the hype that media created about AIDS some 20 years ago? “India second only to South Africa” they screamed. Nobody mentioned that India had 1000 and South Africa 50 million inhabitants. If the media were fair, they would discern that the charge of 160 hate crimes against Christians in the last 10 months, especially when those include theft and a stone thrown by a drunkard, is no reason to shout “Christians don’t feel safe in India”? Why do they play into the hands of the West which will be pleased to get a stick to beat India with? In England, there were over 1,000 hate crimes only against Jews in the last year. This would equal over 20,000 hate crimes in India if it is put in proportion to the population. In USA, several Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims were killed only because they were Sikhs, Hindus or Muslims. Should the USCIRF not put the US and Europe on its watch list, before it even thinks of condemning India? There are several indicators that clearly show that Christians are not persecuted in India and are even pampered: The percentage of Christians keeps increasing. Their places of worship multiply manifold and are free from government interference, unlike Hindu temples. Many Christians are in high positions. Missionaries have the guts to openly declare that they want to plant hundred thousand churches in India and “evangelize the whole country in this generation” (from a Christian youth magazine called “Blessings”). Christians and other minorities are privileged and get special benefits like scholarships, etc. Christians can teach the catechism in their schools to Christian students, while ethnic teachers in those schools must not mention Sri Krishna, or Hindu philosophy to Hindu students. Compare this with the situation in Pakistan and it becomes evident that the “operation equal blame” depends entirely on spreading falsehood and manipulating the world opinion. How to counter this mischievous agenda? Certainly not by going on the defensive and giving special attention to Christians. “Justice for all, appeasement for none” is the way to go. The nun gang rape has been carried to the eight corners of the world as a ‘communal crime’ because the victim was a Christian. How would the kin of a Hindu girl feel who has been raped and maybe even killed by Muslims or Christians, yet neither the media nor even the police take any interest in the case, because it is not communal enough when Hindus are at the receiving end? Crimes need to be treated as crimes and religion should be out of consideration. Hindus have no reason to be defensive. Spokesmen are dishonest when they claim that Christian are unsafe in India. It will be difficult to find any other country where Christians in minority are as safe and pampered, as among Hindus. If someone needs to be on the defensive, it is the Christian clergy and they may know it. Maybe that is the reason why they act as bullies in tune with the dictum ‘attack is the best defense’. They will stop playing the bully only when they perceive their opponent as strong. Strength here doesn’t mean to bully back. It simply means to be clear, stick to truth and stick to dharma. It also means not to be afraid to point out the adharmic, divisive aspects in Christianity. We live in the 21st century when science has discovered that there are different levels to reality. The apparent variety in this universe is based on uniform oneness. Our deepest essence is made of the same stuff, as it were. The Indian rishis knew this, ages ago. Where then is there place for a huge fire where billions or maybe trillions of heathens will burn for eternity after the Day of Judgment? What is more of a hate crime: when a stone is thrown at a church by a drunkard or when respected clergy declare without any proof that Hindus are damned to eternal hellfire if they don’t become a member of the Church, and when they brainwash Christian children to believe this? Will TV anchors be outraged at such discriminatory, baseless allegation which can lead to real hate crimes? Will Hindus (and other heathen like Buddhists, atheists, etc.) demand an answer from the Churches? Christians who originally came as refugees, and later went berserk during the Goan Inquisition, are now on a well-planned mission with huge funds from the West to change the broad-minded attitude of Hindus from “We revere ALSO Jesus” to a narrow-minded “We revere ONLY Jesus”? Contempt and intolerance for other religions is inbuilt in Christianity. Its goal is clear: all must follow Christ. Hinduism must disappear. If they say something else in Interfaith Dialogues, it is deception. The spread of Christianity is not in India’s interest. It is not in humanity’s interest either. Hinduism unlike Christianity and Islam, has no agenda and never had an agenda to wipe out other religions. In India, there always were innumerable paths to the one truth. It is India’s job not only to honour their valuable heritage and educate their own people and the world about it, but also prevent their people from being deceived, threatened or allured by unfair means to a divisive ideology. The Churches don’t succeed anymore to enforce belief in unreasonable dogmas among Christians in the west, yet their financial and political power is mind boggling. They have plenty of funds to defame Hindus and Hinduism the world over. India is no equal in this fight, as most of her own media seems to have switched sides. Maybe the Prime Minister himself needs to point out on his visit to Europe that Christian Churches are on a massive conversion spree in India because they have this strange and baseless notion that otherwise Hindus go to hell. They should relax. Hindus won’t go to hell. Most Europeans will agree with him. However, I don’t know how much damage the media campaign “Christians are under attack” has already done. I just checked with a cousin in Germany. Yes, he heard already that there were attacks on Christians in India… -Maria Wirthhttp://www.indiatomorrow.co/nation/3021-christians-are-not-under-attack-in-india-hindus-are