Dialogue

 
 

The Dialogue

American President Franklin Roosevelt
After pearl harbor attack, "There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger". Fast forward to today,Make no mistake in judgement, The evangelical crusade against Hindus is planned with military precision and executed with mercenary brutality. But few Hindus are fighting back. Few ... get it?
To do or not to do
That is a classic Hindu question. Is a Hindu not aware of Hindu Phobia? Sure he/she is. They are amongst the intelligent of species. But would he / she act? sure they wont! Wonder why? He / She has this perennial wish to be seen as politically right. Hence they invent all kinds of questions to prevent themselves from being viewed as activists. Let's examine them.
What exactly is our agenda?
What is wrong in asking for be treated with civility and respect? Are those reserved only for those who display aggression? Hindus have a right to be treated with respect, across all spheres of life. Media, Academia, Politics. Hindu religious space has to be acknowledged even if Hindus remain non-aggressive about it.
Hindu Dilemma No 1
I am helpless to what is happening in India Are you? Would you disagree that trouble happening in India is planned abroad. Surely they cannot preach one values in Canada and practice the opposite in India. We need to communicate fair play with those who feel its their right to plan trouble in India.
Hindu Dilemma No 2
Church is helping poor of India Do they stop with that? Don't they have any other agenda? how much have you studied on what they do? Don't Hindu institutions help poor of India? Do you think Hindu institutions are great in PR work? We request you to research your own questions. Church has total control over its funds but Temple funds in India go to governments / local politicians.
Hindu Dilemma No 3
Christians constitute 2 % of the population of India .That is no longer true. Eastern India - Meghalaya is 98 % Christian, in Kerala the percentage is 22%, In Tamilnadu it is 22 %. First they convert the peripheries, and slowly get to the heartland. British conquered India the same way in 19th century.
D-04-03 Why should I worry about conversions happening in India?
Have you not been approached by them? As a Hindu you are targeted, whether in India or west. You would notice evangelical workers targeting only Hindu neighbourhoods in Canada. Indian students are heavily targeted and are very vulnerable.
D-04-04 I am a person of peace. My family, life & career are priority!
We have career and family. Objective is short term and long term peace.We believe in Gandhiji and his work. Do you see us talk ill about Christianity or Canada anywhere? You are intelligent enough to differentiate between Activism and fundamentalism.
D-04-05 Its the duty of Hindu religious leaders. Not mine!
The attacks on Hinduism is sophisticated and beyond the scope of Hindu religious leaders. This needs a response from educated Hindus of the west. Every Hindu household of Canada should provide at-least one volunteer for this task ahead.
D-04-06 I have Christian friends.They are nice.
Even better. If things like Hindu gods and practices are raised please educate them on un-ethical evangelism happening in India. Tell them that we respect Christians but they want to be kept informed of this reality as well!
D-04-07 I live in the west. No one stops me in building Hindu temples.
Consider the ratio. For every one Hindu temple built in the west, at-least 100 new churches are built in India. As a Hindu you do not resort to covert or overt conversion methods. Don't you try your best not to offend? Then you are good!
D-04-08 Sanathana Dharma has survived & will survive!
The vibrant Hindu presence in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh has now vanished. With in India in Kerala Hindus are 49 %. The net is closing. You want to preserve to your grandchildren what your ancestors gave to you.
D-04-09 As Hindus we should first fix the problems within ourselves first!
Christian faith has a tonne of problems internally. Is that holding them back in asking you to convert? Is that preventing them from aggressively promoting their faith. Your wrong is wrong and their wrong is not wrong? Religious racism?
D-04-10 To do or not to do?
If Hindus do not speak up then AoC'S will think they are fine with conversions, and if Hindus speak up the west will label all Hindus as extremists! Can the Hindu intellectual activist negotiate this tricky path?
D-04-11 Agents of conversion are rich
You are right, they work on a platform of huge support, including financial & political. Their work is full time, paid with benefits, while ours is voluntary and financed from self savings.Our platform however is of morals, ethics, justice and fair-play!
D-04-12 I am a free person.
When you have fear to express your views on matters pertaining to your religion, when you have the compulsion to speak for the person who offends your faith, then you surely are not a free person. Would u call yourself a free person?
D-04-13 Are you aware that your children are being targeted?
Evangelicals believe that conversion of next generation is important. So they approach your kids in "innovative" ways? Have you "spoken" to your children? Are you aware to whom your children are "speaking"?