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Conversion of Black Americans to Islam is similar to lure low caste Indians for conversion to Christianity

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Submitted by V V S Sarma (India), Jun 28, 2009 at 23:24

In India people of lower castes, particularly the castes doing scavenging and such other works have been told that there is no Caste in Christianity and they were lured to convert. But the reality in India today is that the church in India is now divided along caste lines. Their socio-economic condition has also not changed. People find temporary relief in changing their religion. If Mr Jackson was happy in calling his God Allah in stead of Jehovah, let it be. As a HIndu I find it ridiculous to accept that there are Hindu Gods, Christian God, Jewish God, and Islamic God. You have to live with different degrees of understanding with respect to God by various religions. In the final analysis they are labels like the passport one holds.

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