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Submitted by Don (India), Nov 18, 2005 at 02:46

Dear Rakshas 10 Anan

Your quote

"For your information, there are simply thousands of Indians, men and women, who are doing equally important, or even greater transformative work all over India, without Western recognition and without vulgar display of evangelical funds! The list is endless"

That is good. Isn't that what the world needs? Mother Theresa has come to server the poor in India and she had dedicated her life caring for the poor and sick. People doing transformative work are not akin to Indians. Whereever you go you can find people who are doing "transformative work". If there are Indian people like Mother Theresa who are going to abroad to poor countries and helping the needy I congratulate them.

Your quote

"Nor do you know the extent to which ordinary emotional Hindus, both in India and abroad, contributed to her treasury in gratitude, as a result of all the hype"

Nobody is a fool. No Indian will send his hard earned dollars without knowing exactly where the money is going. The people who you call "emotional Hindus" why are they sending money to a Christian Mother Theresa? Why can't they simply send it to their Temples and Hindu organizations? The fact that even Hindus contributed to her treasury indicates how even they appreciate and acknowledge the work she is doing.

Your quote

"It is a pathetic effort by Allonehhob to seek the old ineffective device to try and milk a guilt complex out of Indians, shedding crocodile tears over 'the starving millions of India', or 'casteism in India' etc"

Seeing and admiring someone who has done a noble work is not pathetic. Who is trying to milk a guilt complex out of Indians? Sorry my friend but you are making Indians emotional people who can be fooled easily. That is wrong. Indians are very sensitive to their religion too. They watch the missionaries very closely. All it needs is for one political leader to scream "Western powers are enslaving our people through their missionaries" and you will have millions of devout Hindus shouting on the street and rampaging and burning Churches like the way they did somewhere in 1997-99.

Indian might be a as you said a place of saints, but there are many intercaste problems. For example there is a caste called the "untouchables" who are shunned by same people you call "saints".. But these people were accepted by Christian missionaries and were given many help.

Though missionaries have been doing great work in many parts of Africa and Asia for hundreds of years and are still doing, it doesn't undue their great efforts just because "some black people" were not helped in New Orleans. Are they not helping millions of blacks all over Africa? It is easy to find a fault but difficult to appreciate.

Your quote

"So keep your fake engineered icon of Mother Teresa to yourself. Don't try to ram her down our throats as an effort to end open debates time and time again"

Mother Teresa fake and engineered? I have seen Allonehob's post and she does not seem to "ram her down your throat" as what you seem to understand. Mother Theresa was mentioned as a matter of fact. Her work is acknowledged by the whole world. You don't have to take it down your throat.

Best wishes,
Don.
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