Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

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Postby Haresh » 26 May 2020 20:38

Anti-Hindu USCIRF: Sex, crime, bigotry in the name of religious freedom

https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news ... us-freedom

Does anyone have any details on this:

"Emboldened by these developments, Christian groups which were funded by American and British Baptist churches and openly supported by the evangelical Christian and former American President Jimmy Carter ratcheted up their activities and issued fatwas calling for a ban on Hindu and Buddhist religious activities in India’s northeastern states"

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Postby darshan » 03 Jun 2020 03:34

These women say they had miscarriages. Now they're in jail for abortion.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/miscarriag ... -salvador/

More than 140 women have been charged under El Salvador's total ban on abortion since 1998, incarcerated for up to 35 years in some of the world's most notorious prisons. Like Manuela, many say they never had an abortion, but instead claim that after suffering a miscarriage they were wrongfully convicted when their doctors accused them of intentionally terminating their pregnancies.

For more than 20 years, El Salvador — a tiny Central American country struggling with brutal gang violence and a record-high homicide rate — has completely banned abortion, including in situations when the procedure could save the patient's life. The total ban was lobbied for by the Roman Catholic Church, an institution that became particularly powerful in the country after its devastating civil war. In 1998, the church was successful in cementing the ban into El Salvador's constitution, adding an amendment to say that "life begins at conception."

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Postby Haresh » 04 Jun 2020 02:58

Not to sure this belongs here, please move if appropriate.

George Soros VS Modi | Exposing OSF | #NarendraModi is not for sale!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8yiM-u ... e=youtu.be

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Postby sanjaykumar » 04 Jun 2020 04:11

I only report the facts, ma'am:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... angelicals

....when Trump lifted the Bible, Horbowy and his family felt overcome spiritually.

“My mother started crying. She comes from Pentecostal background, and she started speaking in tongues. I haven’t heard her speak in tongues in years,” he said. “I thought, look at my president! He’s establishing the Lord’s kingdom in the world.”

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Postby Rony » 09 Jun 2020 17:24

Good Telugu youtube channel to follow which counters Christian anti-Hindu propaganda and exposing Christian missionary lies and conversion mafia in AP. Its run by Karunakar Sugguna, who was born in a Christian family but did a Ghar Wapsi to his ancestors Hindu religion and now a staunch critic of missionaries.

Shiva Shakthi (by Karunakar Sugguna)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBk4Y ... Ulg/videos

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Postby darshan » 21 Jun 2020 18:29

Native American Activists Topple Statue Of Canonised Catholic Missionary Who Led Colonization, Conversion Of California
https://swarajyamag.com/insta/native-am ... california

A statue of Junipero Serra, the 18th century Catholic saint known for his instrumental role in Spanish colonization of California, was toppled in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday (Jun 20), Los Angeles Times reported.

Serra introduced the mission system which converted Native population to Catholicism and European culture. Catholic Church canonized Serra in 2015 despite opposition from American Indian groups for his role in aiding the Spanish settlement of the west coast.

The statue of Serra, holding aloft a cross and bearing a model of a Spanish mission, was installed in the downtown area by the Knights of Columbus in 1932.

During another protest in San Francisco, a group of demonstrators brought down another statue of Serra that had been installed in the Music Concourse of Golden Gate Park on Friday (Jun 19) evening.

As monuments are removed from our public spaces through cathartic action some impose a narrative of violence onto these actions but in reality, the violence occurred long before that and continues today,” representatives of the Tataviam and Tongva Tribal Nations said in a statement. “The violence has been memorialized in these objects. The violence occurred through the installation of these symbols of domination and dehumanizing actions.”

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Postby vishvak » 21 Jun 2020 18:39

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/19/us/w ... index.html
But it was only in seminary, in his mid-20s, that Jones says he learned the full truth about Southern Baptists' white supremacist roots.
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Baptists' true colours, though naysayers may argue it's about southern Baptist only.

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Postby Haresh » 24 Jun 2020 18:51

What catalyst started the Presbyterian Church in America? Racism
Tobin Grant, RNS Jun 30, 2016

https://gazette.com/news/what-catalyst- ... 5abc3.html

New Alabama Law Permits Christian Church To Establish Its Own Police Force
JUNE 21, 2019 BY MICHAEL STONE

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressi ... ice-force/

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Postby darshan » 29 Jun 2020 18:36

Unmasking Care India: A Board member with accusations of involvement in fraud, soliciting funds in the name of GoI and funding evangelical organisations
https://www.opindia.com/2020/06/care-in ... -daughter/
‘Civil Society’ organisations often use the veneer of humanitarian efforts and charity to engage in wholesale fraud. As much as NGOs and foundations would like to claim otherwise, too many of them engage in behaviour that cannot be deemed ‘civil’. We have reported extensively on such organisations, In this report, we shall discuss the background of one such organisation, Care India.

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Postby darshan » 29 Jun 2020 21:46

Evangelism Through Bureaucracy Is The New Silent ‘Breaking India’ Force: Sooner Action Is Taken, The Better
https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/evangelis ... the-better

Something strange and disturbing has been caught in Indian social media.

‘Mission Kaali’ is a social media handle which has been monitoring and documenting how evangelist individuals and organisations violate laws in India and engage in outright abuse of human rights.

One aspect of this phenomenon this handle has been documenting is how powerful bureaucrats in India have been misusing their positions of power, as evangelists, and for evangelists.

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Postby chanakyaa » 29 Jun 2020 23:16

Pulling a plug on God
In a landmark ruling, Israeli regulatory authorities announced on Sunday that they are shutting down an evangelical Christian television station for not disclosing in its license application that its true agenda was missionizing Jews.

The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council notified Hot, the Israeli cable television provider, that its new Hebrew-language channel would be taken off the air within the next seven days.

Shelanu, a new channel set up by God TV – one of the largest Christian broadcasting networks in the world (based in YooS) – in partnership with the Israeli Messianic community, had been broadcasting on cable television since the end of April. It is very rare for the council to take a channel off the air, and it is the first time a Christian channel broadcast in Israel is being shut down...

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Postby darshan » 06 Jul 2020 22:30

Arunachal Pradesh: Pastor burns idol of tribal Goddess Ain Donyi in the name of Jesus, calls her ‘power of the enemy’
https://www.opindia.com/2020/07/arunach ... the-enemy/
The issue of hurting religious sentiments has again surfaced in Arunachal Pradesh. Religious and cultural units of East Kameng district have filed an FIR against the pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Seppa, Chatung Sopung and Tali Langro, among others for burning the symbol of the Supreme Goddess Ain Donyi (Mother of the Sun). They said that the actions of the pastor had hurt their religious sentiments.

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Postby m_saini » 26 Jul 2020 10:17

Ted Yoho resigns from board of Christian organization after clash with AOC

Rep. Ted Yoho has resigned from the board of a Christian organization dedicated to ending hunger around the world following his confrontation with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Unsettled by claims that the Florida Republican accosted the Democratic freshman lawmaker, including calling her a "f---ing bitch," language which Yoho denies using against her, Bread for the World said it met with the congressman on Friday and accepted his resignation.


I find this very interesting. Rolers are extremely cautious about their public image and take prompt action against anyone harming that. It's not a coincidence that they maintain their "loving" aura despite employing and protecting kiddie-touchers.

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Postby JE Menon » 27 Jul 2020 13:00

A request to all. There is a lady called Mary Suresh Iyer, who has returned to Dharma after having been brought up in a Christian household (her father was the convert & a preacher). She has now gone hammer and tongs against the Missionary business, or more broadly speaking the business of the church. She has a Youtube channel, and it is a goldmine of information (in three languages). Please watch the videos, and more importantly, share through whatever social medium you can to spread the word. The impact of such people should be a force multiplier. Please share on Twitter/Facebook/Insta/Whatsapp, whatever...

https://www.youtube.com/user/marysuresh/videos

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Postby Rony » 29 Jul 2020 18:33

Church & State- The plight of Hindu Community in Andhra Pradesh

The Hindu Population of the state is reeling under the pressure of Conversion mafias supported by the Christian missionaries, successive state government policies have only encouraged this dangerous trend of activities.

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Postby Haresh » 30 Jul 2020 19:40

“There is no such thing as ‘Human Sacrifice’”
One of the tactics used by christian invaders/imperialists to subjugate and convert us heathens was to accuse us of barbarism.
As the saying goes "History is written by the winners"

https://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/hom ... -sacrifice

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Postby darshan » 30 Jul 2020 22:41

What whites did to Thug community is a classic example.

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Postby Manish_Sharma » 02 Aug 2020 15:46

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The Edict of Thessalonica and attack on Hindu traditions

Theodosius was labeled “The Great” by Christian historians for his attack on pagan Roman and Greek traditions. That “next civilization” is India.

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After Jallikattu, Sabarimala, Shani Shignapur, Kerala Temple elephant ban and Ganesh Chaturthi, Dahi Handi is the latest Hindu tradition to be attacked by an NGO-PIL system in conjunction with the able help of the Indian judiciary. This is not an accident. Rather, this is aligned with an evangelical strategy of death by a thousand cuts. While the verdict is still out on the specific actors behind Dahi Handi, it is worth understanding the historical erasure of pagan traditions and how this has been critical to a monopolistic establishment of Christianity. These attacks cannot thus be separated from evangelical interests in the Conversion War.
When the Roman Empire turned Christian: Banning the Olympics

In 380 CE, the Roman Emperor Theodosius declared Christianity to be the official state religion of the Roman Empire. His “Edict of Thessalonica,” also called the “Cunctos Populous,” declared all those who didn’t believe in the Nicene Creed to be “heretics” and subject to both “earthly and heavenly” punishment.

Everyone in the empire shall be part of the religion that believes in God as a single Deity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit – the Holy Trinity, as taught by St. Peter to the Romans, and now taught by Damasus of Rome and Peter of Alexandria. Only those following this rule shall be called “catholic Christians.”

Meeting places of those who follow another religion (including heretics of a Christian variety) shall not be given the status of churches, and such people may be subject to both divine and earthly retribution[i].

Theodosius also embarked on a persecution of the pagan rituals and festivals, including banning the Olympic Games that were seen to be associated with the Greek gods and seen to be “too pagan.”

This is a quote from Christianity Today:

“Under the emperor’s direction, fanatical Christians closed and later tore down ancient wonders of the world, most notably the Temple of Zeus built in Olympia and the Temple of Serapis in Alexandria…Theodosius’s successor, Theodosius II, ordered his Roman army in 426 to demolish the impressive stadium of Olympia, which could accommodate more than 40,000 spectators at its peak.[ii]”

olympics

I deliberately use the Christian site “Christianity Today” for the quote above, since they later proffer apologia for this behavior of Theodosius and his successor. The games needed to be banned because they were violent and they injured Christian sensibilities by paying respect to the Greek gods.

“That feast, held on the third day of the Games, was marked by a procession—priests scooped up glowing embers from the fire of Hestia, goddess of the hearth, then carried those embers past spectators singing a hymn to Zeus.”

According to Christianity Today, the banning of pagan rituals was due to the Bishop Ambrose’s influence on Theodosius, which “fanned the flames of Theodosius’s Christian faith and conscience.” And what does this Christian faith and conscience make Theodosius do?

“And so, on February 24, 391, the emperor began issuing a series of decrees that effectively outlawed Greco-Roman paganism and all the rituals that accompanied it. First, he prohibited pagan sacrifice, including—for the first time—the state ceremonies still practiced in Rome. Then came the closing of all shrines and temples: “No person shall approach the shrines, nor walk through the temples, nor revere the images formed of mortal hands.” Next came a law forbidding apostasy from Christianity to paganism, and finally, on November 8, 392, Theodosius declared all sacrifice and divination punishable by death. That meant destroying private altars, domestic idols placed in hearth and kitchen, hanging garlands, etc.”

It is easy to map this to Hindu rituals, murtis placed in the home, garlands of flowers at the entrance, the temples and shrines and use of jyotishya (“divination”). Theodosius outlawed all this on the penalty of death, destroyed the temples, and banned the festivals and sports associated with paganism.
Xavier and after

In the 16th century, the Catholic Saint, Xavier undertook a similar exercise, when he called upon the Inquisition under Portuguese rule in Goa, which led to killing, torturing and skewering of both non-Christians, who had not submitted to the Christian faith, as well as Christians, who still continued some Hindu pagan festivals or kept murtis at home. The Inquisition killed thousands, many with brutal torture, including burning at the stake. Hundreds of Hindu temples were destroyed and many Hindu practices prohibited, including “greeting people with Namaste, wearing sandals, removing of the slippers, while entering the church, and growing of the sacred basil or Tulsi plant in front of the house.[iii]”

Fast forward another few centuries. In 1894, Canada passed an amendment to the Indian act, criminalizing many native festivals including the ceremony of the potlatch.

“Every Indian or other person who engages in or assists in celebrating the Indian festival known as the “Potlatch” or in the Indian dance known as the “Tamanawas” is guilty of a misdemeanor, and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than six nor less than two months in any gaol or other place of confinement; and every Indian or persons who encourages, either directly or indirectly, an Indian or Indians to get up such a festival… shall be liable to the same punishment.[iv]”

By the 19th century, even though the suppression of native festivals was due to Christian theological fixations of other religions being Satanic, it started being couched in more secular reasoning.

“The (Canadian) Federal government’s decision to interfere in potlatching was rationalized in economic terms. It was argued that potlatches were not conducive to fostering notions of “thrift” and “personal acquisitions” among Indians.

“Other reasons given for this prohibition was the “extravagance”, the “loss of time” associated with these activities.[v]”

While Christian missionaries were often at the forefront of banning these festivals, secular administrators were not far behind, often using the argument of progressive values.

“Scott, Halliday and a number of others say the potlatch as a…symbol of resistance to their authority, and ‘therefore, as the great stumbling block in the way of progress.’[vi]”

But, haven’t Christians changed now and acknowledge they were mistaken in the past? As I write in “Dead Peoples Tell no Tales”, Western scholarship about Native Americans starts to be more favorable only after they have been practically eliminated:

“The interesting point is when does “oops we were mistaken” scholarship emerge. It emerges when the civilizational genocide of Native Americans is complete. Christianized, confined to reservation and dis-armed the Native American poses no threat. There is no danger in extolling his civilization. In fact, praising him helps in reinforcing the self-image of the contemporary enlightened non-prejudiced liberal academic, no longer consigning the other as Satanic. Except for the next civilization that is not yet quite dead.”

For his destruction of pagan Roman and Greek traditions, Theodosius was labeled “The Great” by Christian historians. That “next civilization” is India.
Contemporary India: The Joshua Project and Project Thessalonica

Why did we go on this journey into Christian history? Whatever does this have to do with the Dahi Handi restrictions or with Jallikattu or Sabarimala entry?

We have to understand two things. Firstly, India is the biggest target of the Christian conversion war in contemporary times. It is the only non-Christian society that is open, plural and allows unhindered access to missionaries at this scale. Further, it is a key strategic and civilizational target. The Joshua Project aiming at the 10/40 window is part of the overt plan for Christianizing the world with billions of dollars of resources deployed to target India[vii]. If you think any of this is a “conspiracy theory,” I would urge you to visit the Joshua Project website first.

Lesser known, and far more secretive than the Joshua Project, is Project Thessalonica. Recall that the emperor Theodosius’ edict, aimed at destroying pagan Greek and Roman temples, rituals and festivals was called the “Edit of Thessalonica.” Modern day missionaries have the same aim but their methods are more varied. In India, in states like Nagaland, where they are in the majority, they can indeed work by edict and ban and destroy native traditions and temples (with not a peep from Indian mainstream media). In other parts that have an unconverted majority, they have to use more stealth. Let us first look at Project Thessalonica (PT).

“Project Thessalonica is a sub-project of Joshua Project II. Joshua Project II set the scope and strategy for converting the “heathen” of the world in 10-40 window (regions that lie between the latitudes of 10 and 40 degrees north) whereas project Thessalonica (called PT) prioritizes the tasks to be taken. Joshua project II strategized the methodology called ‘Adopt-a-peoples’ wherein every mission agency or church adopted a ‘people group’. Tribals were the first and easy missionary targets. Unfortunately the missionary activity didn’t weaken Hinduism as the church strategists had anticipated- many of the converts still celebrated and attended Hindu festivals and continued to follow Hindu traditions. As a counter measure Project Thessalonica was started in 2004.[viii]”

Just like the “Edict of Thessalonica” attacked Greek and Roman pagan festivals and traditions, PT aims to do that in contemporary India.

“Project Thessalonica aims to stop or limit Hindu activity by converting people who form the pillars of Hindu culture, festivals, traditions and activity…

Missions want to ensure that no new temple construction activity starts. With this objective they are converting masons, craftsmen and others involved in temple construction activity. The First Baptist Church of Nashville, Tennessee adopted towns where the annual Kumbh Mela takes place and has been actively converting the locals so that visitors face extreme hardship during their next visit trying to find services and supplies. Another mission group is adopting boatmen of Kasi where Hindus drop rice balls in river Ganges as an offering to their forefathers. The boatsmen are being trained in other fields so that they abandon this profession.

They are making environmental groups raise the voice so that Ganesh processions, Kumbh Melas and Jagannath Rath Yatras are limited. One big worry seems to the extremely popular Hindu television programs. Christian agencies have decided on buying these prime slots at a premium and are actively working with programming sources. Over the past 20 years, missionaries also appear to have invested a lot in handling the political leadership. So much so that their activities appear to be almost immune to the ruling political party. It seems that a good section of media is also on their side to such an extent that any group opposing their activity finds itself identified as a militant or extremist group in the news media. “(Emphasis added)

A caveat here. All references to PT point to one single source, an article attributed to Alex Pomero. It is difficult to ascertain its authenticity directly. However, whether the specific reference is correct or not, we can see similar results on the ground and trace many of these backwards. We know for instance that the media cover for missionary activities is true. We also know about the steady attacks from diverse groups on Ganesh chaturthi, Kumbh Melas and the like. The intrepid Twitter user @sighbaboo had traced the attacks on the ban of the Temple Elephants in Kerala to NGOs with FCRA Christian funds. Also See- [1] [2]

The strategy to affect a Thessalonica-like killing of Hindu festivals is clear.

First, create a network of Foreign-funded NGOs, often with “progressive” names and objectives. Note that there are billions of dollars being poured into this, which can buy a lot of people in India. Communists and the Indian left have already been programmed into Hindu-hate, so they make for very easy pickings for a destroy-Hinduism project, plus the NGOs offer very lucrative options for Social Sciences graduates, so they are easy to staff up.

Then, a particular target is fixed, say Jallikatu or Sabarimala or Dahi Handi and NGOs are charged with creating “secular” objections to these, whether it is “animal rights”, or “women’s rights” or “children’s safety.”

jallikattu

Festivals and rituals are the glue for native traditions. Relatively abstract higher-level teachings like Advaita may appeal to the intelligentsia, but they are not what bind the common people to the Hindu traditions. Ultimately, for the masses the attachment and link is via diverse folk traditions, pilgrimages and rituals, not any centralized “theology.” Christian evangelicals have recognized this through the ages. Thus, an emphasis on destroying festivals and rituals, which are associated with “pagan religion.” Jallikatu or Sabarimala or Dahi Handi may seem specific and local to one area and remote for many Hindus. But, this diversity, which has been the strength, is now turned into a weakness because of the inability of a consolidated protest.
The NGO Attack Route

While PT has many different attack strategies, as outlined, including attacking key bearers of traditions, such as temple builders and boatsmen, the NGO-based strategy is fairly clear now.

Once an attack strategy is picked, an NGO is set to the task and it would, then, file a PIL. In the case of Dahi Handi, the NGO filed a PIL in the Mumbai High Court during the time of the Congress government in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra government itself argued in favor of the PIL. An easily persuaded Court imposed the restrictions, while the affected community was not even a party to the decision. Theodosius would be proud.

Just like in the potlatch, some native resistance continues with people celebrating despite it being illegal. But, eventually the state would win and the tradition would be killed off.

Major NGOs with very “secular” credentials and secular-sounding names are part of this circuit. For instance, Ranjana Kumar is Director of the “Center for Social Research” that does extensive work in “Women’s and Girls issues.” If you trace the funding of CSR though, you will find that over 90% of its funding is from foreign organizations. What kind of Foreign Organizations? According to research done by The Male Factor, the largest donor is the “Interchurch Cooperative (ICCO), Netherlands” giving CSR about Rs. 3.6 crores since 2006. That buys a lot of paid “activists” in India. ICCO is an explicitly Protestant Faith based organization, which is also funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Other major donors include the “Hans Siedel Foundation”, a right-wing Catholic organization also believed to fund the shadowy Catholic arm, Opus Dei[ix]. (The Wikipedia entry on this also states that the Foundation financed Italian right-wing neo-fascist terror, though the corroborating link to this has mysteriously disappeared.) Note that Hans Siedel Foundation also has an India chapter, which also works on women’s issues and lists CSR as a partner organization.[x]

Why are these Christian organizations so keen to “save” Indian women, especially when Christianity itself has a horrendous track record of misogyny? Some decades ago, evangelicals identified Hindu women, who were seen as upholding the Hindu traditions, as the major obstacle to conversion. Thus, a conscious process was put in place to attack their links to the culture using the “feminism” trope, the same feminism that many of these conservative Christian organizations opposed in their own countries. Male-god Christianity, using a secular cover of feminism, could thus attack the Hindu traditions of the Divine Feminine with impunity.

CSR works extensively with women’s group and Ranjana Kumari is an active television personality on “women’s rights”, pushing for temple entry into Sabarimala and Shani Shignapur, for instance.



twitter(After I started asking @ranjanakumari to disclose the Christian links of her NGO, she blocked me on Twitter.)

In her advocacy of the so-called “right to pray,” Ranjana Kumari uses loaded Christian terminology and links it to a laundry list of “Hindu atrocities” on women bordering on hate:

It is a divine experience for a devotee between herself and the god, if she is a believer. However, women have been discriminated from entering the holy places by the religious clergy who consider themselves as the mediator between people and the god.…such extreme discriminatory practices which leads to extreme form of cruelty and suffering for women. To name a few of them, sati, defacing and dehumanising widow, dowry killings, witch hunting, female genital mutlilation, debarring women from right to property, not allowing women to perform last rites, keeping women as devadasis to serve temple authorities, child marriages, female foeticide and many more[xi]. (Emphasis added)

Does this sound like an essay of a person who is concerned about Hindu women being able to go to temples? Is it for their deep concern for Hindu women to “pray at temples’ that Christian organizations bankroll this effort? Are Christian organizations massively funding Ranjana Kumari to “improve Hinduism” (why would they?) or would they be interested in killing it? It is hard to believe that the same evangelical Christianity, which considers temple worship to be Satanic and “idol worship” to be the greatest sin are funding advocacy for Hindu women to go to temples. Clearly, the interest is not that Hindu women are able to go to the temples, but to use different pretexts to attack Hindu temple traditions that are the anchors of popular local faith. After the forced entry into Shani temple, for instance, it was reported that local villagers stopped going to the temple, since they believed it had lost its power. Whether or not we consider this “superstition,” you can be quite sure the Christian organizations have studied these different beliefs and understood the points of attack.

As in the entire history of Christian persecution of pagan festivals, the fig-leaf reasons given for the bans are absurd. Jallikattu is apparently “cruelty to animals”, never mind that unlike bull-fighting, animals are not killed, but merely wrestled with and far more cruelty happens in the killing of animals for meat which evangelicals sometimes forcefully feed beef for conversion. Jallikattu bulls are also raised with care, like family, and support an ecosystem of local breeds. There is news though that after the “Hindu” Jallikattu being banned, a Church sponsored event is starting to take its place, much like the pagan feast of Mithra was replaced by “Christmas” and passed off as the day of Jesus’ birth.

In the 1950s, an enquiry report found a Christian group responsible for the burning down of the sacred Sabarimala temple[xii]. The attack on the faith of believers using a feminist pretext is a more subtle way of accomplishing similar objectives. Similarly, the forced women’s entry into Shani Shingnapur was an orchestrated affair, causing locals to start doubting its power. These restrictions on “no children” and no more than 20 feet height, will likely kill Dahi Handi as a popular folk sport.

Currently, the Dahi Handi is a world class human pyramid formation, egged on to greater heights and challenges by competition. An Indian Govinda group holds the Guinness World record, international teams from Spain come and study them. Current heights are over 40 feet, a 20 feet height limit effectively kills the sport. Imagine, if pole vaulters in the Olympics were forced to be limited to heights of only half of what they can do. Finally, the pyramid relies on weight differential and would not compete at world records without children. I had personally observed pyramid competitions in the city of Barcelona in Spain. All of them use children, younger than even the 12-year earlier limit that the court increased to 18. [Also see this]
How to counter this?

There is the legislative path and the non-legislative path. Because of the utter apathy of the BJP government, a legislative path appears unlikely. But if so, it would reiterate the principle of religious freedom and raise the bar to curbing of native practices. It would strongly cut down funding to these NGOs and restrict the operations of foreign-funded NGOs to exclude all field-level activities. It would also control the PIL system, restricting it to the legal principle, where only one who has suffered harm may bring suit, not third parties with a mission to “civilize” others. Finally, any person or organization receiving foreign funds may not bring a PIL, just as they cannot contribute to a political party. Also ordinances can be issued overturning many of the draconian Court decisions.

The non-legislative way starts first and foremost with a massive awareness building. The attacks on the Hindu traditions are not unrelated. They form part of a systematic strategy being executed on a war footing. Unfortunately, only those attacking know that a war is even going on. If the other side doesn’t wake up from its slumber, it is unlikely to offer any resistance to this cultural genocide.

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Postby Manish_Sharma » 03 Aug 2020 10:48

TWITTER THREAD:

https://twitter.com/ByRakeshSimha/statu ... 07809?s=19

@ByRakeshSimha:

Swastika. Thread.
1. It took me several hours of reading or rather scanning Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf in dreary German (as I don't speak the language) but I finally found what I suspected: Hitler never used the Swastika as the symbol of the Nazi Party. He used the Hakenkreuz.

2. Throughout Mein Kampf, Hitler uses the word Hakenkreuz which means "hooked cross" or "crooked cross" as the arms of the ancient Indo-European symbol are tilted 45 degrees. In fact, nowhere in his book does Hitler even use Swastika. It's only Hakenkreuz that he uses.

3. But every single English translation of Mein Kampf carries the word Swastika. I downloaded dozens of English translations from https://t.co/3Y5w6AAp9J and https://t.co/7EeWlge7EN and all of them have Swastika rather Hakenkreuz. Why is this so?

4. It seems like the Christianised Western scholars want to dump the blame for the Holocaust on the Swastika. You may wonder why they would do such a thing.

5. The reason to taint the Swastika is to deflect the world's attention from their own Christian cross which was used by the Nazis as the Balkenkreuz. What the hell is that?

6. A combination of "kreuz" meaning cross and "balken" which means beam or bar, the Balkenkreuz is a German military emblem originally based on the cross of the Christian Teutonic Knights.

7. Always painted in black with white flanks, the Balkenkreuz appears in two versions in Nazi Germany: as a cross with parallel-edged limbs, based on the Greek Cross, and with concave limbs, based on the Maltese Cross.

8. Incredibly, the Balkenkreuz emerged from WW II unscathed. Because it is a Christian symbol, the West, the Church, the Left and the so-called Liberals went into a conspiracy of silence over this while uniting to blame the Swastika because it is a Hindu symbol.

9. Even Google translate has accepted the Swastika as the literal translation of the Hakenkreuz. Indians must not allow this to happen. One of the holiest and most benign Hindu symbols is now being sought to be banned as a symbol of hate by the New York legislature.

10. If India passes a law that bans equating Hakenkreuz with Swastika, then Google will have to make the change on Google Translate. It'll be a start. Let us not sell our religion for a few billion $ @narendramodi ji. Swastika is auspicious - let it bless the entire world.
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Postby sanjayc » 03 Aug 2020 11:02

^^ This translation was done by a crooked British missionary. Church calls this a "pious fraud" -- fraud and sleigh of hand committed to protect the reputation of the church or further its interests. This includes anything from mischievous translations / misinterpretations of pagan texts and insertion of forged text into ancient Roman manuscripts to prove the existence of Jesus, to smear campaigns against spiritual gurus of heathens or rewriting pagan history in a mischievous way to create discord among their ranks. This is similar to the Islamic concept of Taqiya (lying to further the interests of Islam)

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Postby SRoy » 03 Aug 2020 13:13

On the Balkan Cross and the Maltese.

The Balkan cross was a military insignia. It was all over there on Nazi tanks and aircraft. The Maltese cross also appears in the Medals.
I wonder why no one made this 2 + 2. It was all there right from the beginning.

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Postby TKiran » 16 Aug 2020 19:31

Wow, once you are converted to Christianity, there's no way you can come out of it. Beautiful explanation about "Tithe"

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Postby darshan » 20 Aug 2020 17:43

UK-born Head of Christian Evangelical Mission in Odisha sexually assaulted minor boy in shelter home, arrested
https://www.opindia.com/2020/08/uk-born ... -arrested/
According to reports, Odisha Police have arrested a 68-year-old missionary John Patrick Bridge, founder of Faith Outreach Odisha, who hails from the UK, for sexually assaulting a minor boy at a shelter home. He runs free shelter homes, daycare centres and boarding schools in Jharsuguda, Odisha.

Bridge filed a bail plea in a local court that was rejected. Police have booked him under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) and POCSO Act. According to a report in local daily Pragativadi, Police arrested him after a former inmate filed a complaint against him. The complainant stayed in the shelter in 2015 and was a minor when he was assaulted at the shelter. The district administrator gave the investigation to a senior police official.

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Postby Jarita » 20 Aug 2020 22:54

This is very much an evangelical thrust to destroy the last of the indigenous outposts in Latin America. WHERE THE MINERALS LIE, THE MISSIONARIES GO.
We must see ourselves as protectors of indigenous people worldwide.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -bolsonaro

The uncontacted tribes of Brazil face genocide under Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s indigenous peoples, already targeted by loggers, face a powerful foe in the new president. We must protect them


Preventing a genocide of uncontacted people is not a priority for Bolsonaro. He once said: “There is no indigenous territory where there aren’t minerals. Gold, tin and magnesium are in these lands, especially in the Amazon, the richest area in the world. I’m not getting into this nonsense of defending land for Indians.”


JAIR BOLSONARO PRAISED THE GENOCIDE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. NOW HE’S EMBOLDENING ATTACKERS OF BRAZIL’S AMAZONIAN COMMUNITIES.
Invasions of Indigenous territories by land grabbers have spiked since Bolsonaro took office and immediately rolled back federal protections.

https://theintercept.com/2019/02/16/bra ... nous-land/


Bringing Christ and coronavirus: Evangelicals to contact Amazon indigenous

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/03/bring ... ndigenous/


Former evangelical missionary to lead Brazil's isolated tribe unit.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/form ... enous-unit

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Postby darshan » 31 Aug 2020 16:42

Christian missionary groups and left-wing organisations behind Palghar lynching says fact-finding team, demands CBI probe
https://www.opindia.com/2020/08/palghar ... ng-report/
A fact-finding team has blamed left-wing organizations and Christian missionary groups for the violence that led to Sadhus’s lynching in Palghar district, Maharashtra. Vivek Vichar Manch formed the fact-finding team that comprised of retired judges, lawyers, and police officers.

The 149-page report made some explosive revelations, including how some groups are spreading hate and inciting the tribal population against the union government. The report said, “The brutal and inhuman mob lynching of Sanyasis is the outcome of a violent approach which has been influencing the tribal community.” It also explained how many misconceptions and ill practices had engulfed the region.

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Postby Haresh » 01 Sep 2020 18:36

The US Missionary That Sterilised An Entire Tribe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cdtWpU8AOI

This is genocide

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Postby darshan » 01 Sep 2020 18:56

The reality of Abrahamic cults.
Gujarat: Priest molests a minor in Ahmedabad, shoots her nude video and forces her to convert to Christianity, complaint filed
https://www.opindia.com/2020/09/gujarat ... onversion/
A complaint has been filed against a priest in Amraivadi area of Ahmedabad, Gujarat over allegations of molesting a minor and taking her nude video. As reported by Gujarati daily Dainik Bhaskar, he lured the minor girl who lived in Rabari Colony by making false pretences of love. He had also obtained her nude video through video call and later tried to force her to convert to Christianity.

As per the report, the priest sent this video to the minor girl’s uncle. When the girl’s parents got to know of it, they approached police station and a complaint was filed against the priest, Gulabchand.

Priest used to threaten the class 11 girl

As per the report, the priest used to threaten the girl who studies in class 11. She had visited a church nearby her place on 25th December, 2019, Christmas with her neighbour. The priest talked to the girl and asked her to bring her parents to the church. However, she did not discuss the same with her parents. Few days later, the priest’s nephew called the girl’s parents and called them to church and a month later, the girl went to the church again with her parents. Later, priest Gulabchand and his nephew also held ‘prayer’ meet with drums at the minor’s house.

Priest Gulabchand asked her to undress on video calls

The priest would call the minor on her father’s phone. He reportedly sent her a picture ‘kissing’ her and even told her ‘I love you’. He pretended to fall in love with her and would even stalk her. Whenever she would be alone, he would ask her to undress herself on video call. He then threatened to defame her if she would not agree.
Police registers case and begins investigation

A week back, the priest sent the girl’s videos to her uncle. That’s when her father got to know of all the details. 2-3 days later he reportedly sent her nude pictures again. Police has registered complaint and investigation is currently underway.


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Postby Manish_P » 05 Sep 2020 14:35

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Source - a tweet commented on by Ratan Sharda

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Postby darshan » 21 Sep 2020 02:19

It was bit surprising to find many non Hindu organizations running animal donation campaigns. It was even more surprising to find that their cost per cow being lot lower than many dharmic organization. Has anyone looked into this before and figured out what's the angle?

For example,
https://www.gfa.org/donation/browse/ite ... he-stable/

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Postby Igorr » 25 Sep 2020 00:16

darshan wrote:The reality of Abrahamic cults.
Gujarat: Priest molests a minor in Ahmedabad, shoots her nude video and forces her to convert to Christianity, complaint filed
https://www.opindia.com/2020/09/gujarat ... onversion/
Why shouldn't the Indians do the same as the Israelis? They harshly suppress evangelical activity in the country, despite Israel's total dependence on the Christian world. I think India's hand could be tougher in this case, especially given its growing independence and self-respect.
Israel orders evangelical GOD TV off the air for alleged missionary content
Israel’s media watchdog says it has withdrawn the broadcast license from US-based evangelical network GOD TV, accusing it of seeking to target Jews with Christian content.

International Christian network’s GOD TV launched its Shelanu (Hebrew for “ours”) channel at the end of April on Israeli cable provider Hot, describing it as catering to Christians.

But the channel provoked an immediate outcry in Israel, with then-communications minister David Amsalem accusing it of being a “missionary channel” seeking to convert Jews to Christianity.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_ ... y-content/

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Postby darshan » 26 Sep 2020 04:33

Powerful Vatican Cardinal Quits Amid Investigation Over Role In Purchase Of Luxury Apartments In London Using Catholic Charity Money
https://swarajyamag.com/insta/powerful- ... rity-money
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In October last year, Vatican began investigating on how $200 million funds that it had parked in Swiss bank accounts eventually ended up financing a luxury property development in London’s upscale Chelsea district and in the process generated windfall profits for a company that managed the investment for the Holy See.
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Postby m_saini » 30 Sep 2020 14:30

Pope Francis ‘refuses’ to meet with US Secretary of State after criticism of Vatican’s controversial China deal

Pope Francis has reportedly refused to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Rome over a dispute between the Vatican and China.

According to reports, Pope Francis cited the looming United States presidential election as the reason to not meet with Mr Pompeo. But the Trump administration’s criticism over the deal between the Vatican and China could likely be a factor in the decision.

This deal, which the details have not been disclosed to the public, has allowed the Vatican to have a say in the Catholic bishops appointed in China. Since the historic deal was agreed upon two years ago, two new bishops have been appointed in China after consultation with the Vatican.


One thing I really admire about the sugars is their ability to treat these kiddie touchers the way they deserve. Wonder when we'll finally grow the balls and say enough is enough.

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Postby darshan » 10 Oct 2020 22:41

#bible
Hyderabad woman assaulted by neighbour ‘Yesu’ for doing puja in a temple: Read details
https://www.opindia.com/2020/10/hyderab ... d-details/
On Friday, a 29-year-old woman in Hyderabad was assaulted by her Christian neighbour for performing puja and playing bhajans in a temple inside her residence.

An argument broke out between two neighbours in Attapur area, Hyderabad over the issue of a Hindu family performing puja over loudspeakers. The 29-year-old woman Kavita and her mother were attacked by her Christian neighbour identified as Yesu, who hit them with iron rods causing a head injury to Kavita.

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Postby sanjaykumar » 11 Oct 2020 00:51

India is a secular nation. Religion pushers have a right to propagate their narcotic. They have a right to have delicate ears and sensibilities.

What about Hindu idolaters and casteism, hain?

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Postby chetak » 11 Oct 2020 01:18

m_saini wrote:Pope Francis ‘refuses’ to meet with US Secretary of State after criticism of Vatican’s controversial China deal

Pope Francis has reportedly refused to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Rome over a dispute between the Vatican and China.

According to reports, Pope Francis cited the looming United States presidential election as the reason to not meet with Mr Pompeo. But the Trump administration’s criticism over the deal between the Vatican and China could likely be a factor in the decision.

This deal, which the details have not been disclosed to the public, has allowed the Vatican to have a say in the Catholic bishops appointed in China. Since the historic deal was agreed upon two years ago, two new bishops have been appointed in China after consultation with the Vatican.


One thing I really admire about the sugars is their ability to treat these kiddie touchers the way they deserve. Wonder when we'll finally grow the balls and say enough is enough.


he could at least have said thanks to trump for having 6/9 catholic judges in the US supreme court which has never ever happened before :mrgreen:

or is it the fact that biden is a catholic that actually led the pope to snub trump via pompeo

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... h-conquest

Mexico’s president has written to Pope Francis to ask for an apology for the Catholic church’s role in the oppression of indigenous people in the Spanish conquest 500 years ago.


That's what is possible with a per capita GDP of even US$10,000. India of course will never upset its electoral calculus with such impertinence.

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Postby chetak » 12 Oct 2020 01:51

sanjaykumar wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/11/mexico-asks-pope-francis-for-apology-for-churchs-role-in-spanish-conquest

Mexico’s president has written to Pope Francis to ask for an apology for the Catholic church’s role in the oppression of indigenous people in the Spanish conquest 500 years ago.


That's what is possible with a per capita GDP of even US$10,000. India of course will never upset its electoral calculus with such impertinence.


and when is the pope going to apologise for the portuguese inquisitions in goa and kerala :mrgreen:

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Postby AdityaVM » 15 Oct 2020 12:57

Just wanted to mention a sort of Weird and disturbing thing that happened to me today.

Today morning when I was in Office I received a call from an unknown number. When I lifted the phone the caller told me he was from an organisation in Mumbai, doing a survey on the Psychological effects of covid-19.

I thought it was a good initiative, and told him to continue. He mentioned ( in Chaste Hindi, no less) about how the Coronavirus has affected the entire world without exception, and how lots of people have lost their loved ones to it and how many people have lost their jobs. I nodded along, and he asked me if I thought it was ever possible for everyone in the world to be happy.

A Red flag went off in the back of my mind, but I still told him of how it is impossible for everyone to be happy all the time and how happiness is internal and if you link it to external things, you will have lost control over your own happiness. As the Gita said, do your duty and leave the rest to Bhagwan. Have faith and things will fall in place.

He listened and said, It is very good sir, that you have faith in God, can I tell you some things about God and his nature? It will only take one minute. I said no, I am at office so I dont have time. When I asked him how he got my number,he said he got it from the Telephone directory. ( Do these things still exist? Genuine question) I asked him which organisation he was from and he said, please go to our website, jw.org and you will get all information.

I went to JW.org and lo and behold it is the Jehovah's Witnesses !

This experience is concerning because, although we know ROL soul vultures are always wishing for a disaster to strike in Heathen lands so that they can fish in troubled waters, this point has been overlooked in the recent discussions here, as the the discussions have veered more towards How to tackle Coronavirus' effects on Health and Economy.

Are we ignoring this Pandemic's effects on our People's psychological well-being ? Imagine you are an employee in the Private industry who was earning respectable salary, and have a House with a Mortgage and kids coming up for Education. Now, you have suddenly lost your job and the future looks bleak. Obviously, its a Psychological hell for the guy and he can easily be taken advantage of by these Vultures.

How do we tackle this menace ?


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