Karthik S wrote:BTW the lease for most of lands held by the church has expired. Govt should bring this into public's discourse, they have been making good money through real estate.
Two questions arise:-
1. Which government should bring this into public's discourse? The state governments or central government? When it comes to religion, my understanding is that states also have a major role to play.
2. Why should an elected government, who ideally should NOT be showing bias to any religion bring up such a thing? Rather it is for the people (or organisations) to gather evidence and then put it up for public discourse. What is stopping Hindu (or any non-X'ian) organisation to work on this ?
chetak wrote:Its a real cushy life boys, girls, wine and song with plenty of cash to burn and splurge.
Things are fast changing at least in KL. The faithful sheep
are no more fools. This happened in last 2-3 weeks in KL alone. A priest ran away with a nun, to a European country. And to add insult to injury he also took away the "donations" given by the believers to build a new church
. Then there was a case of a nun deciding to call it quits and landing up at the home of her boy friend. The family tried to pressurise her to go back to the convent, but she did not budge. Then last year there were multiple cases of misappropriation of church funds with even an Arch Bishop facing the music.
Deans wrote:The nomination of Saint from Kerala is just a cynical business strategy
.....throwing a saint in their direction once every couple of decades ensures uninterrupted donations from the faithfools.
Every "Saint" (!?) is to have done some miracle in order to be given that rank. And you know what, they have got a medical doctor (a Hindu by his name) to certify that some patients were cured of serious diseases by this nun
. This is when the same English Medicine
doctors abuse and ridicule every other form of native treatments (like Ayurveda etc.). For them only their form of medical science is scientific & proven
, yet they have no problems when some one from their own group gives "evidence" to make a nun a saint.