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"Proud", I have taken a temporary hiatus.

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Submitted by kman (United States), Feb 13, 2009 at 22:39

My home situation is temporarily gone south, but I hope to sometime respond to your last response to our debate. In the mean time I have this further news on Orissa. You have your work cut out for you. How many of your fellow Hindus truly want the peace you yourself "talk" about"? If there were any real numbers of Hindus that wante "peace" this would have been put to rest a long time ago. Frankly, the violence and its non-resolution speaks for itself. Read the following:

02/06/09 India (AsiaNews) Hindu Temple Being Built Atop Rubble of Batticola Church- The foundations have been laid for a Hindu temple on the rubble of the church in Batticola, in the district of Kandhamal (Orissa), that was rased to the ground and burned last August, at the beginning of the violence against Christians. "On Feb 2nd around 12 noon, about 17 people, mostly men, left the G. Udaygiri relief camp to check on conditions at the Dokewadi hamlet in Jhimangia village before returning there. These Christians were surrounded by the Hindu villagers and given a dire warning: if they wanted to come back to the village, they had to convert to Hinduism." Sajan Geogre says that last October, a Hindu fundamental group released a falsified document purported to be the minutes of a Batticola Catholic parish council meeting on May 25 that allegedly conspired to assassinate 85-year-old Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati. The killing of the swami last August 23 was the spark that ignited the series of attacks that killed at least 500 people, destroyed thousands of homes, burned hundreds of churches, and made more than 50,000 Christians flee. This news from Batticola is a sign that the situation on the ground is not calm, although the government continues to give assurances that the danger has passed, and is closing the refugee camps, sending Christians back to their ruined homes. Full Story.

Wish I had more time right now, but my God speaks of a Satan that seeks to shut the mouths of those who would speak truth. My family is under attack, so I spend very little time here for now. Won't last.

Regards - kman

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