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Submitted by s.p. attri (United States), May 4, 2009 at 03:21

Response to message of Shree Vinekar
1. Writes Shree Vinekar

Thanks Atri ji for giving counter points. Regardless, conversion has become a political tool and we can argue ad infinitum as to whether the chicken or the egg came first. One has to recognize that Christians became politically powerful after the support they received from Emperor Constantine. Since then the imperialistic motives have been intertwined with religious motives indistinguishably. The academics can be influenced consciously and unconsciously but arguing about the motives of academics is also futile. The fact remains that those that publicize the view that, scriptural justification for conversion give a religion a licence to go on a conversion rampage in foreign land and is part and parcel of their right to practice religion granted by democracy, are ignoring the fact that such activity is a demographic assault on other religions. I do not think polemics will solve the problems and tensions created by unrestricted conversions in India, especially mass conversions, those too under coercion, allurements, and deceipt. This response is not intended to oppose your views not to start new polemics. Thanks for reading. -SSV

2. My Take: Shri Vinekar Jee: Thanks for your message.
Quote: Regardless, conversion has become a political tool and we can argue ad infinitum as to whether the chicken or the egg came first.
COMMENT: The " Chicken & Egg " analogy does not apply here. Christianity is & has been Evangelistic from Day One of its existence.
" And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
That is what their leader ( Jesus Christ ) told them, and that is EXACTLY what they are doing.

3. Quote: One has to recognize that Christians became politically powerful after the support they received from Emperor Constantine.
COMMENT: True. But it Must be remembered that, Christianity was Evangelistic long before, Emperor Constantine became a Christian.

4. Quote: The fact remains that those that publicize the view that, scriptural justification for conversion give a religion a licence to go on a conversion rampage in foreign land and is part and parcel of their right to practice religion granted by democracy, are ignoring the fact that such activity is a demographic assault on other religions

COMMENT: Evangelism is the nature of the beast, the Christian-Beast. Having a license or not having one, has nothing to do with it.
Regarding Demographic-Assault or Political Power of Christianity: That is Condition-Subsequent.
This distinction & discernment Must be kept in mind, for the good of Hindu Order.

Surinder Paul Attri

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