The Candid Eye

August 24, 2009

Conversion attempt by missionaries

Filed under: Christianity,Evangelists,USA — thecandideye @ 6:00 AM
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One of my friend’s relative was lured by the missionaries and got converted into Christianity.Now he stopped coming home and demanding other family members also to convert!What a change?This thing might have happened to many.Everyone in his/her lifetime sometime or other might have been approached by these vendors.

A nice video from youtube shows how an young girl, Saraswati handles two of her friends who apparently trying to convert her.Very informative and funny video indeed!

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April 28, 2009

Catholic Church fears BJP coming to power!

I  read this news.Here below are the excerpts with my comments.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of India expressed apprehensions over the electoral victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which it fears might continue its ghastly attitude over minorities.

Father Babu Joseph, a spokesman for the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, said the church feared the results of the ongoing nation elections which is set to conclude on May 13.

The BJP is often accused for fanning communal feelings and pursuing the “Hindutva” agenda that instigates people to attack the minorities. The violence on Christians in Kandhamal, last year, is part of such a campaign.I really don’t understand why these guys, label it as “Hindutva” agenda only when Hindus open their mouth about their religion.Is being a Hindu in India a sin?Do Hindus not have any rights to talk about their religion?The violence in Kandhammal is not a new one.There was tension between two tribal groups since ages.The violence has been happening since 1990 between Kandha tribe who did not convert to christianity and Pana tribe in which most the people got converted to christianity.Religion is the spice added to this clash by missionaries.

“They want to demolish secularism – they’re very clear there has to be a Hindu nation and only Hinduism is acceptable,” says Father Joseph. “Last time the BJP was in power, they began the process of amending the constitution of India to try and take away the rights of the minorities.”Evangelical missionaries have the sole aim of christianising India.In the early 1960’s christian population in Nagaland was less than 10% and today it is more than 98%.The christianity which preaches secularism, cannot accept Hindus without converting them into their religion.They don’t accept anything other than christianity.If Hindus do the same thing they will be termed as communal.

Although the Constitution enshrines the rights of minority groups, with the BJP coming to power, Fr Joseph fears “tomorrow all our institutions, including our schools, could be taken over.” The minority institutions are enjoying special status in India whereas Hindu institutions need to undergo stringent regulations.Reservation is not applicable in minority institutions.Is this not a double standard?

Referring to the August 2008 violence on Christians, Fr Joseph said many who returned to their villages for the reconstruction of their homes were forcefully converted to Hinduism.Have you guys forgotten how Hindus were forcefully and brutally got converted in Goa?Have you guys ever tendered an apology for Goa inquisition by Portuguese?

“It’s like what is happening in Pakistan – trying to apply sharia law. This is the Hindu version of it,” he said, adding, “This is the worst we have seen so far but we wonder what is still to come depending on what kind of party comes into the centre.”Before Christianity came to India, India  was a Hindu Rashtra and it was called as Bharat.If Hinduism teaches Sharia law, then you guys would not have survived these many years.Christians are very well known for terrorising the intellect of the people.You are comparing Sharia law with Hinduism.What will you say for the Tripura Baptist church backing NLFT by providing funds,arms and ammunitions with the aim of creating separate christian state?The Church in Tripura had become a terrorist training camp long ago.

Apart from Orissa, there have also been vehement attacks on Christians in other states ruled by the BJP, including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Some of them have anti-conversion laws misused against Christians, charging them with “forceful conversions”.Will you keep quiet if I involve in gutter writing about Jesus and Mary similar to Satyadharshini booklet?Is secularism only applicable to and protect  minorities in India?

India now has seven states with legislation banning unregistered or unethical religious conversions.

The BJP mostly uses anti-conversion law as a tool to institutionalize the ideology of Hindu nationalism which envisions a “Hindu nation”.Atleast BJP uses the law whereas the church uses money,arms,insurgent groups to convert people.Which one is legal?Which one is illegal/crime?

April 22, 2009

Ever wanted to evangelize to a Hindu but don’t know how to do it?

Filed under: Christianity,Evangelists — thecandideye @ 1:57 AM
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I have come across this interesting piece of article on this site by Slavah TebYeah.After the request by one of the readers, I am reproducing the entire article here.

Excerpts starts:

A lot of times while on earth you’ll be faced with many different religions which all deviate the simple truth of the gospel and mainly their doctrine’s concerning Jesus Christ!  Sometimes you may be stuck trying to figure out what the real truth is behind Christianity and how to I get it out to one of my friends that I don’t even understand why they are rejecting it.  Well, if you are interested in possibly changing one of your friends lives who is a Hindu please read on.

Anyways the first thing that you should remember is that the number 1 problem between Hinduism and Christianity are the absolutes.  In other words if you took away their Ghangas river it would be equivelant to taking away Israel. 

            Another thing that you should keep in mind when trying to evangelize to Hindus are the two types of barriers dealing with evangelizing to them.  These include the Conceptual Barriers and the Theological Barriers.  The Conceptual Barriers would include the following 5 things:

  1. Hindu concept of equality of religions
  2. Hindu terminology – different meanings
  3. Hindu attitude to exclusiveness
  4. Hindu persecution of Christians (true Christians are excluded)
  5. Their concept of Christianity ( they see Christianity as western and as music, etc.  even though it really came from the east)

The Theological Barriers would include:

  1. Karma is incompatible with grace
  2. Brahman is incompatible with God
  3. Man as emanation is incompatible with man as created in the image of God.
  4. Illusory world is incompatible with the real world.
  5. Sin concept is incompatible with Biblical sin.

The next thing that you should keep in mind when trying to evangelize to Hindus are the right ways to evangelize to them and not offend them.  These would include the following:

YOU SHOULD…

         be well versed (know their 4 sacred books)

         practice renunciation (you have t live in their houses.  They have to see that none of the things from the western world you hold onto are not part of your Christianity.

         Define terms carefully (what does god mean… etc.)

         Contrast God with deities (this is what (Paul did in Acts 17)

 Ok so you know a little bit about Hinduism so where do you begin when evangelizing to them?  If I were you I would start right off the bat focusing on these four things in the following order:

 Explain grace not Karma

  1. Face up to absolute truth (motivating them to be intellectually honest)
  2. Focus on gospel not religion
  3. Admit that western forms are expendable

 Finally if your running out of ways to share the gospel with a Hindu you should consider the 10 Commandments For Sharing the Gospel With Hindus.  This would include:

 Make friends (1st, really make them your friends, by showing true friendship.  Be prepared to give and receive help in practical ways(Jn. 4:17)

  1. Be hospitable.  Invite them into your home
  2. Respect their customs and sensitives.  Concerning food and drink, ask beforehand if they are vegetarian…
  3. Be modest in dress and reserved in manner.
  4. Recognize the importance of being a good listener.
  5. Build bridges not barriers (start with common ground)
  6. Avoid debate because they’ll probably win.
  7. Present them with a copy of John or Luke.
  8. Pray with them
  9. Share your own personal testimony.

Excerpts ends:

I have reproduced the same with my comments.It is very intetresting to note how highly skilled the evangelists are in spreading the gospel.Highly remarkable their marketting skills and perseverence are.It seems Evangelisation is primary goal of many christians today if not all.

A lot of times while on earth you’ll be faced with many different religions which all deviate the simple truth of the gospel and mainly their doctrine’s concerning Jesus Christ!  Sometimes you may be stuck trying to figure out what the real truth is behind Christianity and how to I get it out to one of my friends that I don’t even understand why they are rejecting it.  Well, if you are interested in possibly changing one of your friends lives who is a Hindu please read on.

Anyways the first thing that you should remember is that the number 1 problem between Hinduism and Christianity are the absolutes.  In other words if you took away their Ghangas river it would be equivelant to taking away ..Israel. 

            Another thing that you should keep in mind when trying to evangelize to Hindus are the two types of barriers dealing with evangelizing to them.  These include the Conceptual Barriers and the Theological Barriers.  The Conceptual Barriers would include the following 5 things:

  1. Hindu concept of equality of religions
  2. Hindu terminology – different meanings
  3. Hindu attitude to exclusiveness
  4. Hindu persecution of Christians (true Christians are excluded)
  5. Their concept of Christianity ( they see Christianity as western and as music, etc.  even though it really came from the east)(Infact many people know that Jesus lived in Kashmir after resurrection.Christianity has been westernised by Church to suit their needs and now it is being Indianised!!But they want to cling on to the word Christianity.Ridiculous!)

The Theological Barriers would include:

  1. Karma is incompatible with grace (It’s a wonder how Christianity has accepted the concept of Karma!But this knowledge on Karma is welcome.Only Master’s grace can eliminate bondage of the Karma.There are two types of Karma.Prarabhda Karma  which can not be changed in this life time and Sanchitha Karma which can be changed thru spritual practices & Satsang.In India there were/are enlightened masters who can do this.Lord Jesus, an enlightened soul is no exception to this ability.)
  2. Brahman is incompatible with God(Brahman,God,Guru,Jesus,Krishna,Buddha,Allah are all same.The supreme being is being referred by different names.It is very naive to say that God and Brahman are different.There is no question of compatibility here.You are talking about compatibility wherea as Hinduism says they are all ONE.)
  3. Man as emanation is incompatible with man as created in the image of God.(Every living creature itself is divine infact.Jesus taught people to love their neighbours because they could not understand the reality that the other person also God.So HE said Love thy neighbours.Hindus throughout the ages have been worshipping their parents,Teachers,Other living beings as GODS.Worshipping is nothing but sign of love that Lord Jesus preached.)
  4. Illusory world is incompatible with the real world.(Illusions and realities are our perceptions.To get clear perception one have to do the meditation.Thats why even Jesus did meditation during his unknown period of his history.Infact the reality is only one.The truth is only one.Confusion arises only when there is no clarity in the mind for which meditation, invented in the East,practised by Lord Jesus is best remedy )
  5. Sin concept is incompatible with Biblical sin.(You are born out of Sin.This sin concept is needed for Church to survive and they have been doing that remarkably well for the past 2000 years.Infact Lust is sin and not Love.Lust is sin because you treat the other person as an object for your satisfaction.Love treats other person as God.Lust demands whereas Love offers.Lust tries to control other person whereas Love surrenders to other person.That is why Lust is called sin.Between a husband and wife exists Love and not Lust.Then why do they say You are born out of Sin??Is it lust to control the entire humanity? )

The next thing that you should keep in mind when trying to evangelize to Hindus are the right ways to evangelize to them and not offend them.  These would include the following:

YOU SHOULD…

         be well versed (know their 4 sacred books)(Hinduism does not value scholarly lecture of someone about the vedas unless until he/she lives by that.)

         practice renunciation (you have to live in their houses.  They have to see that none of the things from the western world you hold onto are not part of your Christianity.)The very fact you are saying this shows how tolerant and lovable Hindus are.Is this not what Jesus preached?

         Define terms carefully (what does god mean… etc.)(By carefully talking like this, you are losing your credibility as Honest Intelluctual.Crooked intelligence is nowhere accepted)

         Contrast God with deities (this is what (Paul did in Acts 17) (Hindus don’t worship deities.They worship GOD thru deities.Like you do with Jesus on a cross)

Ok so you know a little bit about Hinduism so where do you begin when evangelizing to them?  If I were you I would start right off the bat focusing on these four things in the following order: 

  1. Explain grace not Karma.(Grace is known to many Hindus.They believe Jesus as an avatar and His presence is still there.Presence is nothing but the soul.The very concept of Hinduism)
  2. Face up to absolute truth (motivating them to be intellectually honest)(When you know absolute truth,you will come to know that people are already intellectually honest.You will accept people as they are.)
  3. Focus on gospel not religion(Hinduism has been doing for past 7000 years.Infact it goes one step further and says “Focus on experiencial level of understanding and not only gospel.It also says gospel is useless unless you experience it yourself.)
  4. Admit that western forms are expendable.(Extensibilty is core concept of Hinduism.You are welcome to do that.Extensibility means you accept people,their customs,their traditions,their belief,their worshipping,their Gods – the whole thing as it is.Anything less than this is mere hypocrisy.)

Finally if your running out of ways to share the gospel with a Hindu you should consider the 10 Commandments For Sharing the Gospel With Hindus.  This would include: 

  1. Make friends (1st, really make them your friends, by showing true friendship.  Be prepared to give and receive help in practical ways(Jn. 4:17)
  2. Be hospitable.  Invite them into your home
  3. Respect their customs and sensitives.  Concerning food and drink, ask beforehand if they are vegetarian…
  4. Be modest in dress and reserved in manner.
  5. Recognize the importance of being a good listener.
  6. Build bridges not barriers (start with common ground)
  7. Avoid debate because they’ll probably win.
  8. Present them with a copy of John or Luke.
  9. Pray with them
  10. Share your own personal testimony.

What is use of all these actions if your intentions are different?Jesus tells us to maintain integrity and be faithful.

April 13, 2009

‘Love Jihad’ – A Jihadi Organisations to trap Hindu girls!!

Filed under: Islam,Jihad — thecandideye @ 5:36 PM
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Recently I have come across this shocking news.It is known fact that Muslims in the Malappuram district are in majority and Hindus are in Minority.More than 100 people from this area, all are muslims have got trained by LeT and prepared to attack several parts of India.Jihadi Madrasa education and fundamentalism have forced these people to take this path.Thanks to our Sonia led congress goverment for its continued support and nurturing of terrorists.In Malappuram the Fridays are declared holidays instead of Sundays.Here the Hindus have been persecuted for many years.Hindu women are beaten,molested,cheated,raped and killed.No party comes to their rescue, just because they will lose the Muslim votes .Few months back a secular Malayalam Daily, Kerala Kaumudi exposed shocking revelations about a jihadi organisation named ‘Love Jihad’ which has been conveniently ignored by rest of the media.
Trapping naive Non Muslim girls (Read as Hindu girls) in the web of love inorder to convert to Islam is the modus operandi of the said organisation. Already more than 4000 girls have been converted to Islam by this Jihadi Romeos.You can find more information here.The link given here,for Kerala Kaumudi is not working.However a blogger, Nomad has written about this in his blog.Please check here.

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