Archive for September, 2008

63 Christian priests in Kerala face criminal charges

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63 priests in Kerala face criminal charges
Don Sebastian , Friday, October 19, 2007  04:33 IST     

Offences include murder, rape, molestation, assault, abduction, theft and cheating

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Forget the sheep, the Church has a tough task ahead in reclaiming its lost shepherds. If the data released by the Kerala Police is any indication, the weeds have spread among the wheat.

As many as 63 Christian priests in the state face criminal charges pending against them, reveals documents yielded as per the Right to Information Act.

Murder, attempt to murder, rape, molestation, assault, abduction, theft, break-in, cheating…almost every offence under the Indian Penal Code —and of course, the Ten Commandments — has been committed by the deviant priests. Worse, the biblical whitewashed tombs are still at the helm of affairs in parishes.
Going by the crime records of the past seven years, two priests have been accused of murder while ten are charged with attempt to murder. Yet another is booked for aiding in a murder. Joseph Antony and Maria Lal Manjali are accused of homicide.

Babu Chirakkavur, Mathew Jacob, ET Johnson, KP Mathai, Joy T Varghese, Jiju Varghese, Reji are accused of attempt to murder in cases registered in different police stations. Giving them company is Paul Payyappilly, parish priest of Pavaratti St Joseph’s Church, held under Explosives Act.

Priests also excel in crimes of passion. Five of them are rape accused. Jose Thadathil and TJ Joy, a CSI parish priest, are just two. Jose works in the Divine Retreat Centre, a pilgrim centre near Thrissur facing criminal inquiry ordered by the Kerala High Court. Sisters Viola and Nirmala are also involved in the case.

Father Joseph in Kollam is caught in an immoral traffic case. Ernakulam Infant Jesus Church vicar Thomas is an accused in a molestation case while Father Paul Vilangumpara is accused of molestation and abduction.

Yet another priest in coastal Thiruvananthapuram is accused of rape. Most of the priests have incurred cheating charges against them as part of their managerial functions.

Thomas Pothanamuzhi, Fr Thomas Kizhakkedath and Fr Ouseph — the principal, manager and former principal of St Aloysius College, Edathuva — have been accused of breach of trust.

A similar case has been charged in 2005 against  Andrews Thekkekkandam, a vicar in Thamarasseri, the nerve centre of the Catholic Church’s present tirade against the Left government.

As many as five priests are accused of theft and break-in, taking the total number of the seeds on rocky ground to 63. This list excludes the suspects in the sensational murder of a nun in Kottayam in 1992.

Earlier, the CBI had taken two priests and two nuns to undergo truth serum tests in connection with the death of Sister Abhaya, who was found dead in a well on the premises of Pius X Convent, Kottayam.

Loving Christian Pastor Arrested On Child Pornography Charge: Christian persecution in America

Pastor Arrested On Child Pornography Charge

KXAS-TV
updated 3:54 a.m. ET Sept. 26, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas – A North Texas pastor was arrested Wednesday and charged with transporting child pornography, authorities said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took Steve Richardson, 36, the pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Royse City, Texas, into custody after searching his home and church.

The agents confiscated Richardson’s computer, which he is accused of using to send pornographic and erotic images of children using Google’s “Hello” software program, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Richard B. Ropers’ office.

The First United Methodist Church has put Richardson on suspension, NBC 5 reported.

Hindu strangler FIOCONA protest violence in Karnataka, Orissa

First get to know more about Christian loving from Fiacona here FIACONA President arrested while attempting to murder Hindu and here

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/001200809261002.htm

Indo-American Christians protest violence in Karnataka, Orissa

Washington (PTI): A group of Christians of Indian origin held a prayer vigil here coinciding with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to White House to protest the ongoing violence against the community in Orissa and Karnataka.

The event organised by the Federation of Indian American Christian Organisations of North America (FIACONA) at Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House was attended by a large number of people, organisers said.

“A clear and definite pattern is emerging from these coordinated assaults on the Christian population in these states where the BJP is in power on one or another pretext,” they said in a statement.

The Federation also blamed the Indian government for failing to stop the violence, which has led to loss of lives and damage to churches.

It demanded a number of things including rehabilitation of the victims and a ban on Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

The rally was supported and coordinated by organisations including Jubilee campaign, Christian Solidarity International and all Christian church organisations.

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http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=50587&n_tit=Indian-American+Christians+of+Greater+Chicago+Condemn+Orissa+Violence

Washington DC, Sep 2: A press release from the Host Committee of Indian American Christians of Greater Chicago has appealed to all the peace-loving citizens of Greater Chicago to join at the Christian Solidarity Assembly to uphold and pray for those affected by the terror that continues to strike Christians in Orissa, India.

The committee has requested the community to solemnly reflect and show their support of solidarity and to formulate a collective resolution in order to stop this bloodshed on Christians in India. The committee has requested the members of the American Christian community living in Greater Chicago to join them on Saturday September 6 at the All American Bank Community Hall, 9380 Ballard Road, Desplaines, Illinois.

The progrmme will start at 9 am. Breakfast and admission will be free.

For more infomation, the members are requested to call: Varghese Chacko: 773-793-8191, Joe Anthony: 630-730-6200, Dr. Nandan Thoguru: 630-605-8186, Jaychand Pallekonda:  847-858-9470, Keerthi Ravoori: 773-802-4188, Dr Regi Paul: 773-631-4276, Vasanth Charles: 773-727-3664, Herald Figuerdo: 630-400-1172, Varsha Christian: 630-660-6067 or Austin Prabhu: 708-771-3177.

This event is supported by a host of pastors, priests and church leaders: John Kuraikose, Sam George, Suresh Kumar, Jaswant Singha, Mohan Katta, Sam Nittala, Thomas Polepaka, Babu Varma, Louis Mitra, Chacko Ittycheria and Milton Pandya, the release has added.

Now here is more of Christian love from genocidal christianity which they hope to copy in India

Past genocides committed against Native Americans

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Quotations:

bullet The destruction of the Indians of the Americas was, far and away, the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world.” David E. Stannard. 4
bullet This violent corruption needn’t define us…. We can say, yes, this happened, and we are ashamed. We repudiate the greed. We recognize and condemn the evil. And we see how the harm has been perpetuated. But, five hundred years later, we intend to mean something else in the world.” Barry Lopez. 3
bullet By then [1891] the native population had been reduced to 2.5% of its original numbers and 97.5% of the aboriginal land base had been expropriated….Hundreds upon hundreds of native tribes with unique languages, learning, customs, and cultures had simply been erased from the face of the earth, most often without even the pretense of justice or law.” Peter Montague 1

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Overview:

The population of North America prior to the first sustained European contact in 1492 CE is a matter of active debate. Various estimates of the pre-contact Native population of the continental U.S. and Canada range from 1.8 to over 12 million. 4 Over the next four centuries, their numbers were reduced to about 237,000 as Natives were almost wiped out. Author Carmen Bernand estimates that the Native population of what is now Mexico was reduced from 30 million to only 3 million over four decades. 13 Peter Montague estimates that Europeans once ruled over 100 million Natives throughout the Americas.

European extermination of Natives started with Christopher Columbus’ arrival in San Salvador in 1492. Native population dropped dramatically over the next few decades. Some were directly murdered by Europeans. Others died indirectly as a result of contact with introduced diseases for which they had no resistance — mainly smallpox, influenza, and measles.

Later European Christian invaders systematically murdered additional Aboriginal people, from the Canadian Arctic to South America. They used warfare, death marches, forced relocation to barren lands, destruction of their main food supply — the Buffalo — and poisoning. Some Europeans actually shot at Indians for target practice. 14

Oppression continued into the 20th century, through actions by governments and religious organizations which systematically destroyed Native culture and religious heritage. One present-day byproduct of this oppression is suicide. Today, Canadian Natives have the highest suicide rate of any identifiable population group in the world. Native North Americans are not far behind.

The genocide against American Natives was one of the most massive, and longest lasting genocidal campaigns in human history. It started, like all genocides, with the oppressor treating the victims as sub-humans. It continued until almost all Natives were wiped of the face of the earth, along with much of their language, culture and religion.

We believe that:

bullet Only the mass murder of European Jews by Christians from 306 to 1945 CE was of longer duration.
bullet Only the mass murder by the government of the USSR of about 41 million of its citizens (1917 to 1987), and by the government of China of about 35 million of its citizens (1949 to 1987) may have involved greater loss of life.

The following essay contains only a small sampling of the horrendous atrocities inflicted on Natives by Europeans.

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Christopher Columbus:

Christopher Columbus has been a genuine American hero since at least 1792 when the Society of St. Tammany in New York City first held a dinner to honor the man and his deeds.Columbus Day has been celebrated as a national holiday since 1934 in honor of this dedicated and courageous explorer. Unfortunately, his character had a dark side.

Columbus described the Arawaks — the Native people in the West Indies — as timid, artless, free, and generous. He rewarded them with death and slavery. For his second voyage to the Americas:

Columbus took the title ‘Admiral of the Ocean Sea’ and proceeded to unleash a reign of terror unlike anything seen before or since. When he was finished, eight million Arawaks — virtually the entire native population of Hispaniola — had been exterminated by torture, murder, forced labor, starvation, disease and despair.” 1

A Spanish missionary, Bartolome de las Casas, described eye-witness accounts of mass murder, torture and rape. 2 Author Barry Lopez, summarizing Las Casas’ report wrote:

“One day, in front of Las Casas, the Spanish dismembered, beheaded, or raped 3000 people. ‘Such inhumanities and barbarisms were committed in my sight,’ he says, ‘as no age can parallel….’ The Spanish cut off the legs of children who ran from them. They poured people full of boiling soap. They made bets as to who, with one sweep of his sword, could cut a person in half. They loosed dogs that ‘devoured an Indian like a hog, at first sight, in less than a moment.’ They used nursing infants for dog food.” 3

The Spaniards eventually went on to conquer Mexico and the southern U.S.  read rest here

Ex Porn addict Christian Pastor’s website shows you how God wanted you to have great sex

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Pastor’s website shows you how God wanted you to have great sex
Melbourne, Aug 30 : A website with a name like Puresextucson.com is advertising classes about sex, but in a ‘Godly way’.

Created by a Tucson Baptist pastor, the site claims “God wants you to have great sex.”

Pastor Jeremiah McDuffie of The Element Community Church said the Web site is tied in to a series of sermons he plans to deliver on consecutive Sundays starting Sept. 7 on the issue of sex.

Ultimately, he hopes to open up dialogue on a subject he says is too often regarded as taboo in houses of worship. Yet it’s also at the root of so many issues he hears about from worshippers and others who seek him out for pastoral counselling, he said.

“Sex wasn’t invented in a dark alley behind a porn shop. It’s part of God’s design,” The Daily Telegraph quoted McDuffie’s website, as stating.

McDuffie admitted that mailers sent to 35,000 Tucson homes to promote the sermons have generated some complaints.

“The negative calls we’ve had were basically from people saying this was a subject we shouldn’t be dealing with in church, that it’s inappropriate,” said McDuffie, who confesses he was once a porn addict.

McDuffie said that he hopes the sermons will help open an honest dialogue on a subject that is often considered taboo in houses of worship.

–ANI

Persecuted Kerala Christian priest held for minor’s rape

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1170907
Kerala priest, film director, politician held for minor’s rape
IANS
Friday, June 13, 2008  19:30 IST

KOCHI (Kerala): The Kerala police on Friday arrested a Christian priest, a film director and a politician for the alleged rape and abuse of a minor girl.

The arrested included Father Kuriakose Mangalath, film director Rajan Sithara, and Kerala Congress (Joseph) party activist Shibhu.

While Sithara was arrested by a special investigation team (SIT) in Thrissur, the other two were taken into custody from Kottayam.

The case pertains to 2002, when a 17-year-old girl came to Kochi in search of work. She fell into a trap of sex racketeers and was allegedly abused by a large number of people. The victim also alleged that pornographic films were made using her.

The girl was later arrested in Thoppumpadi near Kochi. Since then, the case has hit the headlines as Thoppumpadi sex scandal.

The police, based on the statement of the victim, has listed names of 69 people who had abused her when she was a minor and arrested 13 of them. The list reportedly has several high-profile names.

The investigations later went into a limbo and all the 13 arrested people were granted bail.

In 2006, the girl’s mother moved the Kerala Hight Court, which appointed the SIT.

Persecuted Bangalore pastor exploits widow sexually, films and sells her sex videos: Christian love

A pastor, a widow and seedy designs

Widow charges him with exploiting her sexually, recording the act on hidden cameras and selling it to foreigners By Hemanth Kashyap and M K Ashoka Posted On Saturday, September 20, 2008

The `sex scam’ that rocked the city on Thursday has taken an intriguing twist with the victim charging the pastor with secretly filming her sexual acts and selling the tapes to foreigners.

The widow, 40, in a complaint to the Jnanabharati police, has alleged that pastor Babu Prasad of Mizpha Church, located in Rajajingar’s Gopalpur area, sexually exploited her on the promise of marrying her.

The woman, who attempted suicide twice on learning about the `porn CDs’, narrated her travails to Bangalore Mirror: “I lost my husband in an accident 23 years ago and I am a mother of a college-going son. I continued my husband’s business and was leading a decent life till I was taken to the Mizpha church by a friend.”

She was introduced to Pastor Prasad. Subsequently, she took a liking for his motivational talks. Prasad allegedly knew she was emotionally weak. “Prasad’s wife and relatives started visiting my house and persuaded me to embrace their faith. Prasad also used my house for conducting prayers. On April 1, asked me to return home from my factory. On my return, he exploited me sexually and got the whole act recorded.”

She claimed Prasad took her to a hotel on St Mark’s Road on May 4 and introduced her to two Americans. “He gave them the CD and asked me to spend a night with them. I refused and managed to escape with the CD. When I played it at home, I realised how I was deceived,” she said.

“When I questioned him, he said there was nothing wrong in making porn videos and selling it to foreigners,” she said and charged Prasad with taking away her ornaments and using her to obtain a Rs 12 lakh loan.

Meanwhile, Prasad lodged a complaint with the Vijayanagar police accusing her of drugging him before forcing him to have sex with her. Bangalore Mirror tried to contact him on his cellphone, but in vain.

The police said the pastor is absconding. They, however, admit the case is a sensitive one.

Account of Victims of Genocidal Christianity

*As soon as Christianity was legal (315), more and more pagan temples
were destroyed by Christian mob. Pagan priests were killed.

*Between 315 and 6th century thousands of pagan believers were slain.

*Examples of destroyed Temples the Sanctuary of Aesculap in Aegaea,
the Temple of Aphrodite in Golgatha, Aphaka in Lebanon, the
Heliopolis.

*Christian priests such as Mark of Arethusa or Cyrill of Heliopolis
were famous as “temple destroyer.” [DA468] *Pagan services became
punishable by death in 356. [DA468]

*Christian Emperor Theodosius (408-450) even had children executed,
because they had been playing with remains of pagan statues. [DA469]

According to Christian chroniclers he “followed meticulously all
Christian teachings…”

*In 6th century pagans were declared void of all rights.

*In the early fourth century the philosopher Sopatros was executed on
demand of Christian authorities. [DA466]

*The world famous female philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria was torn to
pieces with glass fragments by a hysterical Christian mob led by a
Christian minister named Peter, in a church, in 415.

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Genocidal Christian activities threaten to destroy Hinduism in the Carribeans

For Non-Christians, Christianity is a religion of genocide since its stated aim is to annihilate all forms of non Christian beliefs. It has been successful in doing just that with hundreds of ancient cultures. Today India is the single largest focus of this Christian genocide campaign.

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Swami Aksharananda on Conversion and Other Issues Affecting Hindus

Compiled by CaribbeanHindu.net web team
(Track No. 02, Jan. September 2, 2007)

Every time a Christian missionary comes to a Hindu home he or she does so with the sole intention of destroying the Hindu religion. This is an act of aggression against the Hindu people and the Hindu religion. It is therefore incumbent on every Hindu to take any and every means necessary to defend the Hindu religion. – Swami Aksharananda

Missionary Theology Denigrate…
“Any speech that denigrates and devalues a people is tantamount to an act of violence. Missionary theology devalues and denigrate individuals and groups. Since the days of Constantine, whenever the Christian church received the support of military power, individuals and groups labeled as “unbelievers,” “sinners,” “idolaters,” “heathens,” “savages,” and “pagans” were victims of oppression and extirpation.”
(Swami Aksharananda, Stabroek News, July 7 1996)

Seeds of Dissention and Hate

“Theologies themselves contain the seeds of dissention and hate; you can’t be talking of peace, but keep your sword sharpened! It must be remembered that in its very genesis Christianity was already engaged in hate-mongering. Witness, for example, the demonization of Jews as early evangelists unabashedly imputed to Jesus himself anti-Semitic pronouncements. They were Christianity’s first anti-Christ. No wonder that Jews have suffered so much at the hands of Christians.”
(Swami Aksharananda, The UN Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, August 30, 2000, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, NYC. In response to a Christian Bishop from South Africa)

Salvation for Sale

“We realize that every material inducement to convert is an act of coercion, and along with other acts of cajolery, bribery, and intimidation, points to an utter contempt for those the missionary seeks to save. Capitalizing on people’s misfortune, sickness and poverty missionaries offer salvation for sale.”
(Swami Aksharananda, Caribbean Jahaji, April 1996).

Prevalent Myth Among Hindu Leaders

There is a very popular myth especially prevalent amongst our Hindu leaders, that Hinduism will somehow survive regardless of what we do in the here and now. And I repeat, this is a myth. And a dangerous myth for it encourages many of us to simply sit on our hands and do nothing. Hinduism, and for that matter, any religion which has survived, has only done so on account of the strenuous, sustained and deliberate efforts of countless souls through the ages.”
(Swami Aksharananda (National Conference in Guyana: “Conversion Activity in Multi-Religious Societies, Cove and John, Guyana, April 28 1996).

Let Us Not Be Fooled
“Let us not be fooled. If every census since 1917 has shown an increase in the precentage of Indians who call themselves Christains, and a corresponding decrease in the percentage of Hindus, it does not take a genius to extrapolate into a future where there are no more Hindus in the Caribbean. It has happened in places like Grenada and Saint Lucia…”
(Swami Aksharananda (National Conference in Guyana: “Conversion Activity in Multi-Religious Societies, Cove and John, Guyana, April 28 1996).

Christian Hegemony Continues in Guyana
Over the years there have been successful attempts through the instrument of the state to de-emphasise Hindu and Muslim contributions to the development of education in Guyana while at the same time re-inforcing and glorifying the Christian contribution. In 1976 all denominational schools (and other institutions) were required by the government of the day to change their names in order to delink them from their religious and ethnic background. While the government made sure that schools with Indian, Hindu and Muslim names complied with the requirement, Christian schools were never really affected. Thus Indian Educational Trust college became Richard Ishmael Secondary, Muslim Trust college became Brickdam Secondary school, Hindu college became Cove and John Secondary, Maha Sabha Secondary became Leonora Secondary. On the other hand, officially and otherwise, St. Stanislaus, St. Joseph’s, St. Rose’s, St, Agnes, St. John’s, Sacred Heart, Stella Maris, Christ Church and others have retained their former names and their distinctive histories.
(Swami Aksharananda, Stabroek News, September 11, 1999)

A Major Problem
“Christian conversion activities among the Hindus of the Caribbean is a major problem for the survival of Sanatana Dharma. It is not that Hindus convert on their own will into Christianity. No! Maybe a few. But a majority are cajoled, bribed or intimidated. …It is the duty of educated people like yourselves to address this problem for the protection of Hindu dharma.”
(Swami Aksharananda, Lecture, Queens College, CUNY, New York, Dec. 09, 1996)

The Day is Coming When Hindus Will…
The day is soon coming when every Hindu will begin to understand that whenever a Christian missionary comes to a Hindu home he or she does so with the sole intention to destroy Hinduism. This is an act of aggression against the Hindu religion and Hindu people. And the time is also coming when Hindus will deal with it in the appropriate manner.
(Swami Aksharananda, Guyana Chronicle, January 18, 2000)

Watch Out For the Excuses from the Church
“To contend that Charlemagne, Columbus and Cortez, the Nazis, Jim Jones and David Koresch are aberrations in Christian history, mere examples of apostasy, excuses self-examination and opens the door for the repetition of the horrors they executed. But if what the Europeans did in the Caribbean, India, Africa, East Indies, and what their descendants did in the Americas “felling Indians and trees” from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego as they evangelised and proselytised, are all examples of an apostate form of Christianity, then where on earth is the real Christianity? Instead of seeking an easy way out we should be asking ourselves whether these “aberrations” are not inherent to the Gospels themselves.”
(Swami Aksharananda, Stabroek News, 1998)

Hindus Have Offered Sanctuary…

“In that great mantra, that great poem that we have that is known as the Vishnu Sahasranaam, Bhagavan Vishnu is called two names in verse 91 eka and na eka. Bhagavan Vishnu is described as that which is eka or one and that which is, na eka – not one. And so I think one of the visions that the Hindus have presented to the world of ultimate reality is a vision of multiplicity, is a vision of ‘manyness’…If you look at the main religions of the world, a long time ago long before mass migrations took place to different parts of the world, India was already the home and continues to be the home and the sanctuary of many of the great religions of the world, many of which religions have been persecuted in their own lands.”
(Swami Aksharananda, Launching of World Hindu Conference, Sukha Shanti Bhakti Mandalie,Warner Street, Freeman Road, St. Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies, Saturday April 15, 2000)

Hindu idols desecrated in Trinidad and Tobago: Genocidal Christianity in action

Hindu idols desecrated in Trinidad and Tobago
Friday, 08 August 2008 | http://www.nerve.in/news:253500155208

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” The Muslim community makes up about seven percent of the national population of 1.3 million people. Both groups came here from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and other parts of North India between 1845 and 1917 to work on the sugar plantations here.”

By Paras Ramoutar

Port-of-Spain, Aug 8 – The idols of Hindu gods Shiva and Ganesh were desecrated in a temple in Trinidad.

Vandals damaged the idols at the Kolahal Shiva Temple, Chaguanas in Central Trinidad Monday.

The incident took place a year after a gang of young men went to the temple by the sea in Waterloo Aug 4, 2007 and destroyed idols including those of gods Shiva and Krishna and goddess Durga. No one has been charged so far for the incident.

The desecration angered members of the Hindu community.

Satnarayan Maharaj, secretary general of the Sanatan Dharam Maha Sabha, while condemning the incident, said it was the handiwork of ‘a handful of extremists, who are bent upon sowing the seeds of discord between Hindus and Muslims in Trinidad and Tobago’.

‘The Hindu temple and the mosque which both religious groups use, stand next to each other. Both Hindus and Muslims share each other’s concerns and pains and triumphs in the community at all times. Why must some extremist groups intervene in the peaceful co-existence between Hindus and Muslims,’ Maharaj said.

Imam Sheik Fazal Mohamed of the nearby mosque said the ‘suspects were not members of our mosque and what they did had reflected badly on the Islamic community. I hope they are caught and made to pay for the damages’.

A witness said that he saw two men knock down the idols and leave in a car. The ownership of the car has been confirmed.

Mohamed said: ‘Everyone is allowed to worship in their own way. What those men did was unIslamic and illegal. The murtis – were not on the masjid’s compound. They went into the temple and desecrated them and that was wrong.’

Maharaj called the duo misguided and said they want to create disorder and disharmony between Hindus and Muslims in Trinidad and Tobago. ‘We will ensure that there will be no place for such acrimony.’

He said this country takes inter-religious and inter-racial issues seriously. He said the Inter-Religious Organisation – representing all the religious groups in the country will meet and discuss issues that confront each other’s religions or religious beliefs.

The Muslim community makes up about seven percent of the national population of 1.3 million people. Both groups came here from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and other parts of North India between 1845 and 1917 to work on the sugar plantations here.

Ramesh Tiwari of the Edinburgh Hindu Temple, called on IRO to intervene and stop this ‘madness as we have enough of bloodshed through murders and other crimes’.

Christians desecrate Hindu temple in Madurai: Genocidal Christian aggression

This is how genocidal christianity destroys all pre christian religions all over the world. And they are working overtime in India too.

http://news.indiainfo.com/2008/09/24/0809241313_temple__mes_8.html

Communal tension in Madurai
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 13:10 [IST]
Madurai: Tension prevailed in Perumalkoil Patti village in Dindigul district after some unidentified persons painted the symbol of another religion on the walls of the over 400-year-old Narasingaperumal temple, police said.

Police said people of the Vanniyar community,belonging to the Christian and Hindu religions, were at loggerheads for the past few years over celebrating the local Church festival.

However local revenue and police officials intervened and made arrangements for the celebration of the festival, though most of the Hindu vanniyars had left the place during the festival,complaining that the police were biased.

The officials said the “symbol” painted on the walls of the temple was erased and the walls white-washed. A case had been registered.
Source : PTI

Korean Buddhists rally against pro-Christian bias of President Lee Myung-bak

Very similar situation to that in India where our pseudo secular leader kowtow to minority sentiments.  Once Christians reach a certain strength we are doomed, just like the Korean Buddhists  who once were masters of their land and now cry for sympathy — from the ‘religion of love’  . Buddhists in Korea are now doomed
Korean Buddhists rally against ‘pro-Christian bias’
Seoul, August 28, 2008
TENS of thousands of South Korean Buddhists rallied in central Seoul yesterday in protest at the alleged pro-Christian bias by the Government of President Lee Myung-bak.

A crowd estimated by police at about 55,000, including thousands of grey-robed monks, packed the City Hall plaza for the rare protest, which began with the beating of a giant drum.

Organisers said Buddhist temples across the country simultaneously rang bronze bells.

“Buddhists united to stop religious bias,” read one banner.

“This is only the beginning of our struggle,” said Jinhwa, a monk acting as spokesman for the organisers.

“This is the first time that all 27 (Buddhist) orders have held a rally,” he said, reiterating demands for an apology from the President, as well as for the resignation of police chief Eo Cheong-soo and legislation formally banning religious discrimination.

Buddhists have been uneasy over what they see as Christian bias since Mr Lee, a Presbyterian church elder, came to power in February.

They were unhappy when he included members of his church network in his first cabinet.

An online map published by two ministries, showing Seoul’s churches but not major Buddhist temples, also sparked anger.

Early last month, seven activists wanted by police following protests against US beef imports took refuge in Seoul’s Jogyesa temple.

Tensions grew late last month when police stopped a car carrying Jigwan, head monk of the Jogye Buddhist order, outside the temple and searched the boot.

Police chief Eo apologised and disciplined two of his senior officers.

But Buddhists accused police of treating the head monk like a criminal and called for his resignation.

The Government has tried to placate Buddhists, with Culture Minister Yu In-Chon expressing regret on Tuesday at the dispute. He said regulations would be introduced to ban religious discrimination by government officials.

Mr Lee has urged his officials not to make any controversial remarks on matters of faith. But Buddhists were not appeased.

Jinhwa said that if their demands were not met, they would hold more protests across the country.

Official figures show South Korea has about 10 million Buddhists and 13.7 million Christians.

“This Government is trying to evangelise the whole country and turn it into a Protestant state,” said protester Suk Jin-heung, carrying a banner demanding the resignation of the police chief.

He said many Protestant leaders were under the illusion that the country became a Protestant state when Mr Lee was elected.

“But Lee must know he is not President only for Protestants but for Buddhists and Catholics too, and unbelievers as well.”

AFP

Violence against Christians due to aggressive conversions

http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=141562

Religious conversions, reservations and violence
The incidents of the violence against a section of Christians in Kandhmal and Mangalore are constantly increasing. Its reasons can be traced to aggressive religious conversions that are often based on pecuniary and social inducements..
CJ: R. Venkatesan Iyengar ,  5 days ago   Views:2160   Comments:7
THE RECENT attacks against a section of Christians and their places of worship in Kandhmal, Orissa and Mangalore, Karnataka by Bajrang Dal activists and their supporters are, no doubt, acts of intolerance and violence and deserve to be condemned in the severest terms. However, words like ‘persecution’ and ‘genocide’ used liberally by the foreign media to report these isolated incidents, shows that they can’t obviously, to rephrase an idiom, see the trees for the wood.

In other words, instead of focusing on the details – that is, as to what triggered the violence in both places – they have chosen to tar the whole thing as growing religious intolerance in India by opting for words like ‘persecution’ (harassing people on the basis of religion) and ‘genocide’ (systematic killing of a racial or religious group). To get down to the details, the violence in Kandhmal was sparked by the killing of 80-year-old Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, who had been leading a campaign against religious conversion of Hindu tribals to Christianity. And, what led to the attacks on churches and prayer halls in Mangalore was a controversial booklet titled ’Satyadarshini’ (The Truth), published by a local neo-convert to Christianity, which reportedly made offensive references to Hindu gods.

It is quite apparent that the cause behind the build-up to the violence in both places is ’religious conversion’, more precisely, conversion of Hindus, often socially and economically backward Hindus, to Christianity. That Christianity, like Islam, is a proselytising religion is a known fact. While Islam does not go about religious conversions aggressively, Christian missionaries belonging to different denominations have been actively encouraging and promoting conversion in India since the first Christian explorers landed on the Indian shores some six hundred years ago.

The words in The New Testament – And Jesus said to them, “Come you after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men” (Mark 1:17) – are often seen as Christ’s exhortation to his followers to be “fishers of men”, ie, convert them to the new faith, Christianity. However, what Jesus Christ meant by those words was to spread his teaching among people, notably among the Jews of his time, and thus create a spiritual enlightenment causing the people to lead a new life, where the first commandment is love for God and the second and final commandment is love for one’s neighbour or fellow human being.

The earliest conversions to Christianity were conversions of convictions. Individuals, who got converted, found in Christ’s teachings a new way of looking at God – not the Jealous God of the Old Testament (“For thou shalt worship no other god: For the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”, Exodus 34:14), but a compassionate, all-forgiving heavenly father figure to humanity.

But as Christianity split into different and numerous denominations, conversion became a number game. As funds from Christian missions from rich countries started pouring into poor countries, the currency added an entirely new dimension to conversion. Conversions that should have remained in the realm of faith, soon degenerated into the realm of inducements.

While not all conversions are done through inducements, there is a grain of truth in the accusations that quite a few churches wouldn’t mind fishing in troubled waters. The ‘troubled’ waters they chose in Indian happened to be areas where socially and economically backward people lived.

That quite a few North-eastern states, which are dominated by tribal people, today have majority Christian populations is no coincidence. Even a cursory glance at the list of new Christian converts would show that the churches of different denominations focus on the vulnerable groups – poor, illiterates, chronic drunkards and socially deprived sections of the society. For, it is easy to sell a ‘dream’ to vulnerable people, who are on the lookout for a new lease of life, with whatever tag it comes.

However, the ‘dream’ of social equality remains a dream for many socially deprived sections of society, like Dalits, even after conversion. For example, a Dalit may convert to Christianity (a casteless religion) to escape social stigma, but the very fact that the ‘Dalit’ tag stays put even after conversion to a religion that ostensibly does not have or recognise caste divisions shows that conversions do not offer any great dignity in reality.

And, the problem starts when the converts demand the benefits of reservations in education and job, as it happened in Kandhmal, Orissa. Reservations in education and job are based on one’s caste which is peculiar to Hinduism. Naturally, when Hindus living in a particular area give up their religion for a casteless religion, they give up their caste and caste-based reservations as well. So, strictly speaking, they are not entitled to the benefits of reservation as well.

These then are the issues involved behind the violence. Do religions like Christianity have caste systems? No, they do not have caste divisions.
The Christian religious heads have to come clean on this and tell what type of Christianity they are following – a casteised, Hinduised Christianity? If yes, then that goes against everything that Jesus Christ stood for. For, to him a Samaritan was as good as a Jew.

Ideally, religious conversions should be based on one’s personal choice. Conversion to another faith should be encouraged only when one finds the principles of one religion to be better than that of the religion he/she currently belongs to. For example, Hollywood star Richard Gere’s conversion from Christianity to Buddhism was based on faith and not on pecuniary considerations.

While there is nothing wrong in conversions based on an individual’s inner convictions, conversions based on inducements and on false promises of social emancipation should be discouraged. As long as this is not done, what happened in Kandhmal and Mangalore is bound to recur.

Boorish Bangalore Archdevil ready to die for Christian imperialism

It sure feels good to see these Christian scums on the defensive. How many times  they have denigrated our beloved Hindu gods.  Christians are on a genocide campaign in India to cleanse it of Hinduism and Hindus and Hindus have to confront these dangerous semitic cultists. Their plan is to eventually turn Hindus like what they did to American natives and hundreds of other prechristian religions.

Ready to die for Christ, Bangalore Archbishop tells Yeddyurappa
23 Sep, 2008, 0436 hrs IST,Gabriel Vaz, ET Bureau

BANGALORE: BJP chief minister B S Yeddyurappa got a taste of the wrath and anguish of the Christians over the continued attacks against churches in different parts of Karnataka from no less a person than the Archbishop of Bangalore Rev Dr Bernard Moras when he bluntly said that he was “ready to shed blood and give his life for Christ.’’

When the chief minister called on the Archbishop along with senior cabinet colleagues, including home minister Dr V S Acharya, on Monday afternoon soon after an emergency cabinet meeting, a visibly upset Dr Moras, who returned from a visit to the Holy Land early Monday morning, greeted the visitors with a grim face without the customary geniality and blurted out his anguish: “I am deeply hurt and saddened. This is not a happy occasion to meet the head of the state.”

“The church and the entire Christian community not only in Karnataka but all over India and even abroad is terribly angry and upset at the desecration of its sacred places, especially the blessed sacrament in the sanctum sanctorum, which is the Living Body of Christ,” the Archbishop said deploring the attempts to dismiss the incidents as minor involving petty thefts or burglary.

“For Christians, the blessed sacrament is the most holy religious symbol signifying the body and blood of Christ. I am prepared to shed blood and give my life for the cause of Christ and Christians,’’ he said.

Taken aback by the rude and uncivil welcome from the Archbishop, who is also the president of Karnataka Catholic Bishops’ Council, the chief minister gave up the courteous gesture of presenting a bouquet of flowers brought by his staff and straightway sought to enlighten the Archbishop and his aides on the various steps taken by the government to contain the situation and prevent recurrence of the incidents.

The chief minister apprised the Archbishop of state cabinet decision to invoke the provisions of Goonda Act, 1985, against anybody responsible for the attacks against churches and Christian institutions irrespective of whether they belonged to Bajrang Dal or any outfits or political parties.

Mr Yeddyurappa, who has been regularly meeting governor Rameshwar Thakur to brief him on the government’s steps to maintain communal harmony and law and order situation since the outbreak of violent attacks against churches and their places of worship, had another major cause for worry following the Congress-led UPA regime’s move to rush a high-level official team headed by Union special secretary (internal security) M L Kumawat to Mangalore and other affected places in the state.

The decision to despatch a Central team close on the heels of the public threats of invoking Article 355 against Karnataka, which is considered a precursor to dismissal under Article 356, has put the onus on the government to rein in all Sangh Parivar outfits on rampage.

Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is also likely to visit Mangalore and Udupi to study the situation and the date for the visit is expected to be finalised shortly, according to union minister of state for labour Oscar Fernandes, who hails from Mangalore. Senior Congress leaders Veerappa Moily, Margaret Alva and Janardhana Poojary have also visited the state.

Condemning the continued attacks against churches since the last eight days starting from the violent incidents in Mangalore on last Sunday, the Archbishop impressed upon the chief minister to ensure that the rights of minorities enshrined in the Constitution to practice, profess and proclaim their faith must be protected and stringent action must be taken against all fanatic and fundamentalist forces.

He also demanded action against policemen guilty of forcibly entering churches and physically assaulting innocent people including nuns, women and children. “The righteous indignation and anger of Christian faithful against the attackers and police must not be equated with other normal criminal activities and all innocent persons arrested and detained must be released and the cases against them must be withdrawn forthwith,’’he said.

Earlier, briefing reporters after the emergency cabinet meeting, the chief minister said five persons have been arrested and their vehicles seized in connection with the proselytisation in Madikeri. The police recovered books, pamphlets and CDs from their vehicles.

Three persons, Raju, Raghavendra and Sudharshan, have been arrested in connection with desecration of a mosque in Sagar in Shimoga district. One Ravi paid Rs 15 lakh to three persons to desecrate the mosque. Sudharshan was son of the Congress leader and former councillor Lalithamma.

Another sitting Congress councillor was also indirectly aiding communal violence. Five persons have been held in connection with a theft case at a church in Hebbal in the city, Mr Yeddyurappa said.

Amazing Christian love for American natives — read to believe

Quotations:

bullet The destruction of the Indians of the Americas was, far and away, the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world.” David E. Stannard. 4
bullet This violent corruption needn’t define us…. We can say, yes, this happened, and we are ashamed. We repudiate the greed. We recognize and condemn the evil. And we see how the harm has been perpetuated. But, five hundred years later, we intend to mean something else in the world.” Barry Lopez. 3
bullet By then [1891] the native population had been reduced to 2.5% of its original numbers and 97.5% of the aboriginal land base had been expropriated….Hundreds upon hundreds of native tribes with unique languages, learning, customs, and cultures had simply been erased from the face of the earth, most often without even the pretense of justice or law.” Peter Montague 1

continue here for the amazing love of Jesus and his christian followers

Christian Demon wants to urgently evangelize Karnataka, since 99% of its population has yet to encounter Jesus Christ

Friday, 20 April 2007
source:  Fides Service (Vatican’s official news agency)

Catholics in Karnataka prepare for Mission Congress later in the year
Bangalore (Agenzia Fides) – What are the most effective ways and means to evangelise today? How can the needs and expectations of Karnataka be best met? What are the best ways and means for adequate Christian witness? These questions will be discussed during a Catholic Mission Congress to be held in November in the south west Indian state of Karnataka.

This will be the first mission congress to be held in the state and local Catholics are preparing enthusiastically with meetings of reflection, studies, debates to outline a work plan which will be fruitful for hundreds of delegates from dioceses, parishes, movements, associations, Catholic schools etc .

In a preparatory meeting held recently in Dharwad, Bishop Robert Miranda of the diocese of Gulbarga said “the meeting will strive to find new ways of mission suited to in our day, in our country, while remaining faithful to Church tradition”.

Fr. Freddie D’Souza one of the Congress organisers recalled that the Good News of Christ first reached the area carried by missionaries in the 15th century. Today Catholics are only 1.14% of the total population of 738 in Karnataka. Those present agreed that “it is urgent to evangelize, since 99% of the population of Karnataka has yet to encounter Jesus Christ”. They also agreed on the need to update the mission style to meet the situation in the state, taking into consideration problems of social discrimination, the gap between rich and poor, the extended presence of fundamentalist groups.

(Agenzia Fides 17/4/2007 righe 26 parole 266)

http://www.crusadewatch.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=739&Itemid=76

Karnataka Lingayats targeted for conversion by Christian missionaries

Lingayats Targeted for Conversion
August 11, 2008 ·

To Lingayats, perhaps this is old news. To those in the U.S. or married to Lingayats this may come as a shock. I knew I was shocked and angered to discover that Lingayats are being specifically targeted by American Evangelicals for conversion.

Satya is not shocked at all. He’s heard of Christian missionaries settling near his home. He says that some people are initially tolerant of missionaries, until they discover that the missionaries are trying to convert them. Then there are reactions such as the missionary being ignored, beat up, or of people converting for material benefits.

To Lingayats, perhaps this is old news.  To those in the U.S. or married to Lingayats this may come as a shock.  I knew I was shocked and angered to discover that Lingayats are being specifically targeted by American Evangelicals for conversion.

Satya is not shocked at all.  He’s heard of Christian missionaries settling near his home. He says that some people are initially tolerant of missionaries, until they discover that the missionaries are trying to convert them.  Then there are reactions such as the missionary being ignored, beat up, or of people converting for material benefits.

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Forcible conversions in Karnataka by Satanic Christian. VHP to bring Hindus home

http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/sep/17mang1.htm
VHP hopes to win back Mangalore’s neo-converts

Vicky Nanjappa in Mangalore

September 17, 2008 12:16 IST

It was an issue waiting to explode. Although there was talk about forcible conversions in Karnataka, things had not taken such a drastic turn until Mangalore burnt for three days in a row. Not only Mangalore, but incidents of Hindu activists desecrating churches and places of worship were reported from Udupi, Chickmagalur and also Davangere.

According to the Bajrang Dal, nearly 15,000 people have been forced to embrace Christianity in Mangalore alone in the past one year. They said they have been watching the situation and had even warned against forcible conversions, but no one paid heed to their advice.

While the Catholics have openly condemned forcible conversions, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has embarked upon a mission called as reconversion. The VHP claimed they have managed to re-convert at least 50,000 persons in Karnataka alone.

The VHP has set up a team that is actively involved in reconversion. This team is assigned the task of visiting the houses of persons who have converted to Christianity. They meet with these persons regularly and convince them to come back to their original faith.

Once these persons are convinced that they want to return to their original faith, then a priest from the Veerashaiva mutt visits the house and performs a ritual called as the ‘Ling Dharana’. A VHP leader told rediff.com that they focus more on persons who have been converted recently through inducements. Those who have embraced the religion voluntarily many years back are not the target here.

It is said that conversions are highest in the north Karnataka regions of Bijapur where the Lambanis and other tribals have been converted. Apart from this, conversions are also rampant in Mangalore and the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, according to Hindu activists.

Comments Policy – No Christian Preaching or Propaganda

Hindu dharma allows for search for truth and debates have been an ancient Indian tradition as opposed to Jihads and genocides being the defacto means to quell dissent by followers of dogma based religion viz Christianity, Islam. These followers have little or no freedom to explore/question their religion.

We welcome alternate view points but cannot allow nauseating Christian preaching & propaganda in this blog. Christian lies, deceit, fake grace, love, stand in great contrast to the terrible misdeeds they have done to hundreds of pre-Christian cultures. Behind your love and sweet speech, I realize you want to commit genocide on Hindu religion and culture. Does it not boil down to it? !!

Bangalore:- Missionary Inducements lure poor to convert

‘Inducements lure poor to convert’

17 Sep 2008, 0210 hrs IST, Rishikesh Bahadur Desai,TNN

BANGALORE: Raju Gouda of Ucchangi Durga in Davanagere district has changed his religion twice, but not his name. He was born a Veerashaiva and converted to Christianity in his 20s.

A few years later, he met VHP volunteers who were involved in reconversion. He came back to Hinduism after a few meetings with them. Now, Gouda leads the re-conversion movement.

Similar is the case of many others. “The reconversion movement is slowly taking root across Karnataka. We have already succeeded in bringing back over 50,000 converts,” said Ga Ra Suresh, who oversees VHP’s Paravarthana movement.

He is convinced that none of the reconverts have gone back to Christianity. To him, the process is not reconversion. “We call it mainstreaming,” he added. Paravarthana focuses on the recent convert. “We are not bothered about Christians who have been converted centuries ago. They embraced that faith under different socio-political conditions. Christian beliefs and practices are ingrained in them. We don’t touch them. Our primary targets are those who have been converted by inducement, or under duress, in recent decades,” Suresh said.

According to him, Protestant para-church organizations like the New Life institution (that was targeted in Mangalore and Chikmagalur) are into large-scale illegal conversions. “Such organizations can’t be called churches. They are run by salaried employees whose job is proselytizing,” he said.

According to him, such people are more likely to become the targets of attacks by rightist organizations, rather than priests. They choose particular caste groups in different districts.

In Hyderabad-Karnataka region, they target Madigas (scheduled castes). In North Karnataka districts like Bijapur and Gadag, they have converted Lambanis, and in Bagalkot and Dharwad districts, Kurubas have been converted.

“Most of the time, they use a neo-convert to carry on conversions,” he said. According to him, converts are induced with land, free education for children and other gifts like sewing machines. “Most conversions happen in hospitals. The poor who are denied quality healthcare are impressed by the way missionary hospitals are run. They become easy targets,” he said.

He does not completely accept the argument that low caste Hindus convert to escape untouchability and atrocities by the upper castes.
“This is not fully true. There may be some such cases. But escaping caste-based discrimination is not the only reason behind conversion,” he said. According to him, caste-based discrimination exists even among Christians.

“There are separate churches for Dalit Christians. Upper caste converts don’t marry lower caste converts. In fact, several churches in Kollegal have —— for Dalit Christians and others,” he said. The process of reconversion is simple. Paravarthana volunteers visit the house of the converts regularly, and convince them of the need to come back. They are told stories about the achievements of saints and leaders from lower castes. The volunteers ensure that they regain pride in their community and Hinduism.

When the family is ready to reconvert, the members are given Ganga jal or ‘gomutra’ (cow urine) to drink. A swamiji of the same caste or from a Veerashaiva mutt visits their house and performs the ‘ling dharana’ ritual to bring them back. Most of these families embrace Veerashaivism.

“They become followers of Basavanna, who had produced saints from all castes,” Suresh said. Paravarathana also seeks the Arya Samaj, which has been carrying out the Shuddhi reconversion movement for nearly a century. Arya Samajis perform a small homa and issue a certificate. This works well for large-scale reconversions.

Missionary Physicians Deluge Bangalore to uproot Hinduism

Missionary Physicians Deluge Bangalore

Posted November 28, 2004

Bangalore, Karnataka, one of India’s fastest growing cities and IT hub, is now in the crosshairs of missionary physicians. The International Mission Board (IMB) says that through its efforts it will convert the local population to relieve them from “the spiritual suffering” of those “who fear Hinduism’s vengeful gods.”

A IMB map of Bangalore shows the city dotted with Baptist churches – mainly due to conversion through hospitals. Just a few years ago, when Baptist Missionaries scouted one community a couple of miles from the hospital years ago, there were no Christians and no churches. However, within a year there were 20 converted Christians. Today, the Trinity Baptist Church has started 18 other churches and is attempting to convert other communities as well.

The Bangalore Baptist Hospital, one of the most primary institutions used for conversions, delivers nearly 1,500 babies a year (about 4 a day) and treats more than 100,000 patients a year. Though these medical services are needed by the local population, there have been numerous reports of extortion by the local population. Many Indians have complained that the hospital only provides services to those who either pay an exorbitant fee or convert to Christianity. For many impoverished patients, they are forced to choose the latter in this life or death decision. Others complain that the hospital clearly discriminates against non-Christians and reserves a majority of the beds for those who have already converted to Christianity. The hospital also tries to convert patients when they in emotional distress. When a man died at Baptist Hospital some years ago, the staff gave the man’s wife and family a Bible and soon after converted the family.

With the government failing to protect the poor from these practices, the hospital has begun to establish clinics in smaller villages as it targets the “lost people” in the state of 52 million in 33,000 villages, towns and cities.


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