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Christian Priest Killer Hero

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Submitted by S.Thiagarajan (India), Aug 12, 2006 at 07:32

Dear Ram Singh,

Your comments are 2% true and 98% false, due to entrenched prejudices. You have mentioned several issues and I shall reply to them:

Graham Staines was murdered by a hindu and he has been tried in court of law and convicted. He has also gone on appeal. Religious conversions are bad and Gandhiji was dead against it. It creates friction in societies and affect family ties and missionaries invariably convert only the poor and the illiterates, through money, gifts and false promises. Gandhiji told the missionaries that they should convince and convert him first, before they try on others. The law banning religious conversions has been upheld by the full bench of the Supreme Court and the court ruled that there is no such thing as the right to convert is a fundamental right. Mr. Singh, if Staines had attempted at conversions in any muslim country, he would have been given a death sentence by the shariacourt..

Gujarat riots was unfortunate and the provocation came from the Islamic fascists; when the firebombed fifty one karsevaks in Godhra. It is a reaction and should be deemed as an act of constructive retaliation in justifiable circumstances. Why don't you mention of the killings of 30,000 Hindus by the Islamic jihadis in Kashmir during the last twenty years and the entire Hindu population in Kashmir has been cleansed.

Caste system and untouchablity has been a problem and the state has been taking many steps of affirmative action. The process may not be fast but the intentions and the subsequent actions initiated and being followed up are real. The position is far better today and their plight is far less than the plight of Ahemeddias in Pakistan.

To conclude Hinduism is the only religion that accepts other faiths willingly; it is the only one that has not killed co religionists; it is the only religion that has offered refuge and succour to Jews and Parsis from the Islamic annihilation and they prospered and enriched India and it is the only religion, being non intrusive, never attempted to invade over other countries for increasing the market share. Hindus are uncomfortable with Christianity due to conversions and plainly scared of Islam due to violence and terrorism. The Hindu status is similar to the Jews and in twenty years Hindu community will dominate the world in knowledge industry.

Submitting....

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