Christian Soldiers

Christian Soldiers
By ROBERT WRIGHT

Last Friday night a New York Times headline underwent an online transformation. The article formerly known as “A Christian Overture to Muslims Has Its Critics” acquired a new billing: “A Dispute on Using the Koran as a Path to Jesus.”

For my money this was a big improvement, and explaining what I mean will illuminate a dirty little secret: some American Christians are fostering religious strife abroad. They mean well, but the damage they’re doing can be seen all the way from Nigeria, where Christians and Muslims are killing each other, to Malaysia, where Muslims are trying to keep Christians from using the term “Allah” for God.

Radical Amercian Christians currently pose the most dangerous threat for Hinduism in India. Their hand can be seen everywhere, from murder charge on Shankracharya to the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati in Orissa and Swami Nithyananda’s sting operation to funnelling arms to NE terrorists, Indian Maoists and Tamil Dravidians. These are sick people who are a burden on humanity.

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  1. VoP

    “The Christian resolve to find the world evil and ugly, has made the world evil and ugly.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

    “Missionaries are perfect nuisances and leave every place worse than they found it.” – Charles Dickens

    “When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.” — Jomo Kenyatta

    “The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.” – Abraham Lincoln

    “If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.” – Voltaire

    “Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror.” – Voltaire

    “Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world.” – Voltaire

    What Some Famous People Have Said About Christianity
    http://www.burningcross.net/crusades/famous-quotes-christianity.html

    • Anonymous

      You can never pull a boat with a paddle that is rotted inside. Don’t think you will fight and win against westerners with phoney people. You will be merely drifting in the current.

      • Incognito

        Above comment is by incognito.

      • VoP

        Rudra’s comment from medhajournal.com

        The infalliable Ascetic?
        written by rudra, 2010-03-20 07:18:25

        Dear Rajiv and friends,

        First thanks to Rajiv for his fantastic research and analysis. He has the uncanny ability to nail the crux of most matters he seems to take up!

        I too was in India when the Swami Nithyananda brouhaha broke out in media. In conversations with my friends and other neighbors it seemed like they all seemed convinced that Swami N was guilty as charged by the media and that they felt greatly let down…for one of my friends was very much impressed by Swamiji’s personality and wisdom and had attended lectures etc given by him in the Mysore/Bangalore region in the past.

        I had only one question to ask them all… Why must we hold these Gurus and Spiritual guides up in such high pedestals when we have incidences of our Puranic Deities and the stories of our various Rishis such as Vishwamitra, Durvasa all presented as human seekers with human flaws?

        Surely Nithyananda Swami cannot be held in the same level as Vishwamitra or Durvasa, who were such gigantic figures in India’s Spiritual History? If the Vishwamitras or Durvasas of yore could succumb to human frailties, why not a Nithyananda?

        After all, the spiritual line is not a binary system…there are many many many (emphasis on many) levels and shades and degrees of achievements, accomplishments and realizations that any individual has to go through in his/her spiritual journey. Maybe this is one of the human weaknesses that Sri Nithyanandaji had to overcome? Or like Rajiv suggested, perhaps he was practicing the Vama-marga besides his public persona/practices? What is wrong in that?

        Like someone pointed out, the gunas that constitute a human being are present in various permutations and combinations within each and everyone of us. And each of us bring our own karmic baggage, prarabdha. So what is so unnatural about these factors playing out?

        Like Rajiv pointed out, Indians today have a great propensity to favor Victorian hypocrisies, while blatantly ignoring our own beautiful treatment of the subject of Kama and Rasa, along with the other three purusharthas.

        The sooner we (Indians/Hindus) break out of the enslaved mindsets of the neo-colonized, the better it will be in our efforts to redefine/rediscover our heritage and identity as a socio-spiritual group.

        It was interesting to read the opinions of some of the non-regular medhavis on this matter (such as Alex, Ben, etc). I am hoping they can articulate their locus standii beyond the rhetorical statements they have initially posted, with cogent argumentation.

  2. Bharat

    “The wise learn many things from their enemies.”

    It seems Hindus are not wise enough otherwise they would have learnt ‘enough’ lessons by now.

    • Incognito

      perhaps the wiser learn more from their anscestors, past history, through enquiry and contemplation, rather than from enemies ?

      That ‘hindus’ are unwise is evident from their identification with the word ‘hindu’ which they learnt from their enemies; which word was not used by their anscestors who wrote the vedas and puranas and does not stand up to scrutiny as symbolising anything inspiring or meaningful. Tied to such a meaningless word the ‘hindus’ obviously find their life meaningless, directionless and as a consequence elect nincompoops and opportunistic criminals to power and rush to defend charlatans who do adharma in the name of ‘vedic culture ‘ and ‘shiva sutras‘.

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