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Submitted by Philip Mathew, Jun 12, 2006 at 02:07

Muslims have nothing to do with Christian Conversion problem in India then why are you killing and creating problems for Christian Priests in India? Religion is very personal matter whether I am Hindu or Christian and no one can convert to any one by force. Please look in side your collar before blamming other people. How many people have one time food in India? How many people have drinking water? How many people have jobs and Education? Go back and do something for your country rather to look for others.

Philip,

Lets put aside the matter of muslim attrocities in medilevel india.

Coming to christians, In 15th century during the reign of vijayanagar dynasty the first catholic church had been established in chennai with the persmission of vijayanagar and chola dynasty kings with the perception of propaganding christian faith with out the forceful conversions.

As you know, In future british had spreaded christianity by planting and bible teaching inscriptions on the road side. Their intension is not to charge any toll amount if any tresspasser comes through that way. If any other route chosen by traveler, He had to pay huge amount which is almost difficult to any indian.

This is not written by me, This is written by a foreign historian and i read this book in ireland and shocked.

spreading the religion is not the one which you force the people or keep asking them to convert to your own religion.

Whoever attracts to other religions, they fall into two categories:

- They are poor and illiterate, they cannot understand or read the religious essance. They can easily get converted with the small amount of food grains or blankets or any other gifts which are helpful to their daily needs.

- Others, who felt that they were ignored by upper casts and they still want some recognition in religious arena and in the society.

But now, In india both the scenarios are purposefully encashed by christian missionaries and guiding them to convert to christianity.

I have seen many incidents as i went to many christian churches and attended preachings.

I want to state few comments here:

- To believe the Christ, i dont need to be a christian, with a devoted heart you can always pray him.
- In our Geeta, Krishna had mentioned that ( Even though 'Para Dharma' is good and cherished, always 'Swadharma' is better and best to follow as we knew our dharma well then any outsiders).

Coming to killings of Christian missionary people:

- I strongly condemn the killings on the grounds of humanity. But i also condemn that the christian fathers/pastors forcing people to convert into christianity by hell lot of preachings and making them in mesmorized explanations.

Religion Conversion should come with whole heart, but not by listening others speaches.

That's what the mistake christian missionaries did.

You know christianity was also not a innocent as you think.

They also did many attrocities in 15th century by collapsing hindu temples and killing many innocent lives in west coast of india. "Read 'The Forgotten Empire of Vijayanagar' Book written by Robert Sewell - It was a translation of french traveler Fernio Nuniz who visited during 15th century.

They have blown away many hindu temples and killed many hindu brahmins(ofcourse, i am not a brahmin) by dragging from their houses and temples and looted our wealth and jewellary and ancient books.

Not even in india, In Europe and Central Asia itself they had spreaded their 'CRUSADES' which is brutally killing other religion people.

All i mean, i want to remind your quotation again back to you:

"
Please look in side your collar before blamming other people. ..... Go back and do something for your country rather to look for others."

First you do the same and then advise us.

Still if you dont believe this what i said on the above. Go and refer the history reference books in UK or in online libraries...

I hope that this session is enough for you.

Submitting....

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