Arunachal gets first cathedral, Asia’s largest idol of Christ

Christianisation of India is going on in full swing with American money and Congress’ political protection through the Vatican plant in the Gandhi family. Hindus and Buddhists have begun to enjoy the fruits of secularism unleashed by Nehru.

And still there would be millions and millions of Hindus who will stand in queue on election day to vote for the Congress party. Is there any limit to political blindness, or is it a mere death wish? I personally think Hindus have uncultivated minds which makes them masters of the profound but blind to the obvious.

Notice the trend — first the church quietly sends in the missionaries, then some people are converted, then this population of new converts is used an excuse by the church to step in and erect a church. Then the missionaries are told to move on to a new area, gain soft entry by opening some clinics or orphanages, and the process begins all over again …

Arunachal is Buddhist, with Christians making only five per cent of the population. Shouldn’t it have had the tallest statue in Asia of Buddha instead? Shhh…. don’t let the Congress party hear it.

Asia’s Largest Statue Of Christ Unveiled In Arunachal Pradesh; First Cathedral Erected

Asia’s biggest statue of Jesus Christ was unveiled in Miao in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh along with the opening of the first Cathedral in the state, May 2, 2010.

The dedication service and mass was led by Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo. Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati, Archbishop Domnic Jala of Shillong, Bishop Joseph Aind of Dibrugarh local Bishop P K George and Bishop Victor Lyngdoh of Noigstoin concelebrated with over 60 other priests.

During the dedication ceremony, the newly erected two- storeyed Cathedral was blessed by Cardinal Toppo. About twelve thousand people from different parts of Arunachal Pradesh, besides Christians from the neighbouring states thronged to the Cathedral.

The colossal statue of Jesus Christ was unveiled by the State’s Finance Minister Setong Sena. The tallest fiber statue produced by Churchart Kolkata measures over 12 meters and stands at the forefront of the Cathedral.

Located on a hill top in the upper colony area of Miao, the church overlooks the whole town. 172 steps lead to the shrine. For those unable to climb the steps there is a gently winding road. Besides the beautiful layout, the fantastic design and the excellent location, the artistic pictures depicting the various scenes from the life of Christ on the walls provides a perfect ambience for prayer and spiritual counseling.

“This towering figure of Christ overseeing the whole of Miao, with open arms, invites everyone to seek peace and live the way of love” said Bishop P K George. Bishop P K George is the first Bishop of the four year old Miao diocese. Pope Benedict XVI erected the diocese of Miao on December 7, 2005. The Catholic population of East Arunachal, which falls under Miao diocese is approximately 70,000. (EOM)

Of course, if Islam and Christianity are here, can fundamentalism and bigotry be far behind? Read this:

‘Why should Manipur remain in India?’

By Tarun Vijay

Kamminlung Singson was sitting next to me on a four-hour hopping flight from Delhi to Imphal. He had one year of training in a short-term programme of Indian Army and was on his way back home to Churachandpur, about 60km from Imphal. He was supposed to travel by train up to Guwahati and then take a bus, but the highways to his hometown, NH 39 and NH 53, had been blocked by Naga rebels for almost 30 days at that time, so he had to somehow arrange for an air ticket. Not many Manipuris can afford an air ticket, he said sadly.
 
He was casual, in a cotton bermuda with blue strips and a brown, wrinkled T-shirt. I looked at his footwear – he was wearing coloured slippers. He was looking out of the scratched window pane when the plane took off. We started chatting.
 
How’s is the situation, I asked?
 
Very bad. UGs are ruling and people are suffering. Imphal to Churachand Pur ticket has gone up to Rs 150 per person, which was just 40 rupees a few months back, he said.

UGs? Who are they? Underground rebels, he grinned at my ignorance. There is a severe food scarcity and no petrol or diesel is available. One has to be in a queue for one or two days to get 20 or 40 litres of oil.  He stared at me as if asking who the hell you are so oblivious of the facts that are tearing apart the lives of Manipuris.
 
I know some of it, I said sheepishly, hence on my way to Imphal. OK, now that you have taken an armed training with the Army, would you be serving the Indian forces or join the other side? I collected myself and asked.
 
It was a mischievous question, just to poke him and get him speaking on his motherland. He opened up.
 
I will fight for India, that’s my motherland. But not many in my village think so. They feel India doesn’t care for them. He showed me a news clipping from a south-based daily which made horrendous reading – it was about the death of a Manipuri woman due to starvation. I didn’t find it mentioned in any other newspaper or channel.
 
The correspondent of the newspaper Iboyaima Laithangbam had filed an Imphal-datelined report:

IMPHAL: Takhellambam Komberei (70), a diabetic, died of starvation and lack of Medicare owing to the ongoing protest by tribal students in Manipur. While going to her home at Jiribam from here on May 5, the bus in which she was travelling was stranded on Highway 53 as a result of economic blockade. She and other passengers managed to buy rice at an exorbitant price of Rs 200 a kg from the nearby village. But soon nothing was available in the village market and they started eating roots, herbs and green bananas found on the mountain slopes. The old woman then started trekking up, but collapsed and died by the roadside.( http://www.hindu.com/2010/05/13/stories/2010051358060900.htm)

Why was Takhellambam Komberei’s death, a painful end, ignored by a Muthalik-obsessed media? A Mulayam prank or a Lalu joke and statue devis and the Hindu terror talk to please the Arab variety of secularism overwhelms the media, but nothing on the pains and anguish of those who are living under a constant threat from anti-national ultras, have yet to see a railway station after six decades of independence, bad roads, almost negligible infrastructure, 38 insurgent terror groups always breathing down their necks to extort money and yet proud to be an Indian?

Kamminlung tried to be as nice as possible 30,000 feet above the ground level. But I could see it was difficult to control emotions for him.

How many Indians would be caring for Manipur or Arunachal or Nagaland, inspite of all those patriotic songs? How many of us would be able to tell what kind of name a Naga, a Mizo or a Manipuri love to wear? Or distinguish their faces and not to call them all as ‘chinkies’?

How many of our elitist or government schools tell the children about India beyond Kolkata and the culture, names, social dynamics and problems of  our border region and northeast in particular?

How many newspapers from mainland India sent their correspondents to report what’s happening to a people who have been cut off from the rest of India, except through the air route, for the last one month? It’s our hypocrisy and a sham nationalism that makes distant areas like Manipur feel distanced from our hearts too.

Manipur faces a crisis that’s communal in its colour and anti-national in its import.

Insurgents, blatantly anti-Indian, control the social and political life. They work on unhindered communal hatred. In Kashmir, Hindus were driven out by Islamist jihadis and nothing happened? In Nagaland and Manipur it’s the Christian and jihadi insurgents stifling the Hindu masses and their voices. The real fight is to get maximum number of non-Christians either converted or annihilated. It’s as simple as that. It’s a foreign-aided political colonialism in the garb of religious fervor.

Manipur is on their target for its Vaishnav traditions. And how? The China-fixed insurgent group Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) has given notices to all non-Manipuri Hindus to leave the state by May 31.  Its slogan is – unless they sever all ties with “Hindus, Hindi and Hindi speaking people’’ their target to have an independent Manipur can’t be achieved. The best protection for a non-Manipuri resident is to display Islamic half-skull cap, because none of the Muslims have ever been targeted or asked to leave, no matter which state they come from. Thousands of Bangladeshi infiltrators have entered Manipur, but these so-called puritan rebel terrorist groups, one of them an Islamic one Peoples’ United Liberation Front, having its headquarters in Hebron, Nagaland, with NSCN-IM have kept mum about them.

The entire north east is in the grip of an unprecedented wave of Christianization with the help of foreign money. Recently on May 5, a huge Jesus statue was unveiled in Arunachal Pradesh said to be the tallest in Asia, in a region where Christian population is less than 5%. But still Kohima can’t have a Gandhi statue as the NSCN opposes any Indian icons in their region. So is true about Manipur where under threats from insurgents, neither can the national anthem be sung in schools nor can it be published in school textbooks. Even Republic and Independence Day celebrations are held only in government offices under tight security and wrapped up in minimum possible time. No school or private institution is allowed to have a function on such occasions leave aside hoisting the tricolor. The government employees, traders and politicians have to pay a part of their income to insurgents as a routine manner. Even the government contract funds must be shared with them and almost 20% of each such contract is distributed in cash to various anti-national outfits. What a joke of governance: terror groups are sustained on state funds!

Surely, there is an answer to ‘why Manipur should remain in India’- why shouldn’t it? Manipur is quintessentially  India and India is incomplete without its hoary Radha Krishna traditions, tribal richness and Meitei culture. But the inconvenient situation demands self-introspection as an Indian people and state.

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34 responses to “Arunachal gets first cathedral, Asia’s largest idol of Christ

  1. Surendra

    It is the time to see what we can do for other Indians from other parts of nignored India. They are all Indians, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christians. They all need to share the benefits of being the advancing society, progressing country. They have been left behind. What choice they have. If I am hungry then my God is the one who feeds me and my children and provides us the tools of education. As long as I believe in God, of any color, cast or creed, I am happy. Rama, Krishna. Guru Nanak, Muhammed or Jesus, they all brought the God’s message to the World for the goodness. We can not bycott Manipur, Arunachal, Mizoram or Nagaland. One India, One Nation, One People- All Indians are One.
    Smarten up or this step-childrens’ behaviour will continue to bring us down. This is secular India. The religion should not be treated with bias as we Hindus are not treated in biased manner in Christian countries.

    • VoP

      > as we Hindus are not treated in biased manner in Christian countries

      Surendra John, let’s begin by dissecting the origins of your name here first http://indowave.tripod.com/NAMES.html

      Now that we cleared that you are not a Hindu but a missonary imposter there is really no need to agree to justification of missionary terrorism in NE in the name of “Nagalim for Christ”

      http://hinduworld.tripod.com/views/nscn.html

    • JGN

      >>>>>> If I am hungry then my God is the one who feeds me and my children and provides us the tools of education>>>>>>>which god is doing all these things? I have not heard of any god that feeds any one. This kind of foolish beliefs are responsible for the utter poverty in India. Let me see which god is going to save the people of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu is going to be saved by any god. If Hindu gods can save them there would not be any casulaity among the hindus, if the Christian god is going to save them, theren there would be any casuality among the Christians and if the Muslim god is going to save the Muslims, then there would not be any casulity among the muslims! That is the litmus test I have put for your god/gods. Pl let me know once the full informations are available.

      • JGN

        Pl read as: “Let me see which god is going to save the people of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu from the cyclone Laila………..

      • Rajesh

        JGN
        Which God is going to save whom.? I will tell you which GOD is going to save Humanity. The knower of the Knowledge will save them.

        • sanjaychoudhry

          No, the gasser of the gas, the eater of the eaten, the winder of the wind will save humanity.

          • JGN

            Sanjay, no god is going to save any one. The Hindu gods did not react when the Islamic invaders razed their temples, the Muslim god did not react when George W Bush hanged Saddam Hussein lika a mad dog and bombed Iraq in the name of some non-existent WMDs resulting in the death of lakhs of innocent civilians, cats, dogs, etc or when the Amrikans b0mbed Afghanistan to stone age condition for catching just one rat (Osama Bin Laden) hiding in some caves in Tora Bora Mountains or when a dilapidated structure was brought down in India, the Christian g0d did not react when churches were burnt down in some other parts of the world. Only Rational human beings can save planet earth from total destruction!

        • JGN

          Rajesh, there is no separate air or water for the followers of different religions. We all breath the same air and drink the same water. Natural calamities or even tragedies like road accidents, sinking of ships, crashing of aircrafts, etc do not discriminate any one based on caste, creed, colour, religion or region. Then why are we fighting in the name of non-existent god/gods and outdated religious dogmas?

  2. VoP

    Hindu Genocide in Tripura
    http://www.stephen-knapp.com/thirteen_years_of_killings_in_tripura.htm

    By S. Aravindan Neelakandan

    “I came not to bring peace, but a sword” – Jesus Christ

    For seven-year-old Shreema, 13th Jan 2002 was a special Sunday. All through the year, the girl had awaited the dawn of this day. For, that was the day one goes out and purchases new clothes, new toys and sweets, as the next day would be Makar Sankranthi — the harvest festival celebrated throughout India. The Singicherra Bazar was bustling with activity. Like Shreema’s family there were many people looking forward to a happy Makar Sankranthi. But they didn’t realise that they were violating a fatwa issued by the Baptist Church-created Christian Al-Qaeda, the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT). Nor did they know that they would pay with their lives for celebrating a heathen festival of their motherland.
    Shreema would never again celebrate Makar Sankranthi. She died, along with sixteen others, on the spot as 13 terrorists of the NLFT encircled the people shopping for the festival and fired indiscriminately. The soldiers of Christ have done again in Tripura what they have been doing for centuries to heathens throughout the world.

    http://www.stephen-knapp.com/thirteen_years_of_killings_in_tripura.htm

  3. Bharat

    How many churches are there in Rishikesh?

  4. Suhas

    Chinese have devious way of name changing and cheating. I have observed this in US. They add JOHN OR Tom to their name and attend religious classes for free food. They even do the three idiots (film) act of attending marriages to have free dinner. When I asked them why do you do this their reply was ” Show your tom dick harry name first , they will welcome you, enjoy free food , save time to cook and you will have more time to study and be on top in the University”

  5. JGN

    @ Surendra,

    “Don’t ask what the country has done for you; ask what you have done for your country – John F. Kennedy”. The State (Country) does not owe us a living. All that we have to expect from the State is easy access to education and provision of infrastructure. Nobody is treating the Christians or Muslims in a biased manner but they should also not think that they are guests here and should always be treated as “Sons-in-law”. You people only talk about your fundamental right but it seems that you have never heard of fundamental duties under the Indian Constitution.

    • Santosh

      @JGN

      The criminal, crooked Aryans are the guests in India, you people invaded India and divided us into high & low castes and maligned our minds with your crooked karma theory. But don’t take it for granted. We have realised it and the day is not far away when we, the original Indians will kick out aryan religion from india.

      • sanjaychoudhry

        Xianity is a foriegn import into india, not Hinduism.

        • HHH

          its from rusia its a rusian religion and aryans were rusians

          • JGN

            Yes; Josef Stalin was an Aryan. He had given very good treatment to your jihadi bros and stopped spread of your Arabian cult in Europe. Pl go to the web of Byzantine Catholic Church and read for yourself how they are praising Josef Stalin for that noble work.

      • JGN

        Santosh, I care two hoots for people like you. Shove your Aryan invasion theory where sunlight does not enter!! All the best.

      • Gabriel

        Dear Santosh, Prasad, Surendra,

        Jesus came to me yesterday and said he wants all indians to remain non-christians. He said christianity is only for europeans.

        He said it all very lovingly and wanted this to be conveyed to you guys especially.

        He also said he will be reserving a place right next to himself, in the abode of his father in heaven, for you guys if you will convert back from christianity.

        He wanted to convey his best wishes for a happy ever-after to you guys as non-christians.

        I hope you will follow Jesus’ advice.

        Yours
        Gabriel

        Angel,
        Heaven

      • Indian Realist

        There is no Aryan, there is no Dravidian. Quite spreading these missionary racial theories of 19th century to spread hatred. But it is impossible for monotheists to quit hating free thinkers, isn’t it?

    • Indian Realist

      Did Indian constitution fall from the sky? It was written by Hindus.

      • Vicjags

        Neither did Indian Constitution fall from heaven nor was it written by Hindus… But given by the PEOPLE OF INDEPENDENT INDIA unto themselves… The preamble states this fact as it reads

        WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:
        JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

        LIBERTY, of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

        EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;

        and to promote among them all

        FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

        IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, DO HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

        • Indian Realist

          What happens to Secularism of Christians when they get a majority in an area, like in North East?

          • Vicjags

            Anyone who shows outright disregard to the Constitutional values is a terrorist not a citizen and GOI should deal with them accordingly ..be it Christians of North East. Muslims of U.P, Hindus of Gujarat or Sikhs of Punjab…,

  6. A

    Statue nahin IDOL. These should be referred to as Idol haters’ IDOLS to terrorise the heathen

    • sanjaychoudhry

      For these Christians, images of other cultures are idols, images of their own are “statues.” These people smoke something very powerful, I tell you.

      • HHH

        like if any body chane from hindu to christian is force conversion and if white convert from christinaty to hinduism is “hriday parivartan’

        • JGN

          HHH, it is another kind of “hriday parivartan’. Most of these white skinned guys are in fact spies of other countries. Have you head of the American invovled in 26/11 Mumbai attack (One David Colman Headley)?? Or heard of CARE (Co-operative for American Relief Everywhere) asked to wind up their operations in India by none other than the late Mrs.Indira Gandhi after it was found that they were CIA Agents?

        • Avinash

          ANONYMOUS, What a great “Christian Cul;ture” you have displayed for all of us to see!! Is this the culture of all Christians?

        • Indian Realist

          You can stuff your schools which are nothing but brainwashing centers for impressionable children.

  7. pran

    “This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.” – John Adams

    “The world holds two classes of men – intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.” – Abu Ala Al-Maari

    “Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.” – Isaac Asimov

    “So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake. Religion is all bunk.” – Thomas Alva Edison

    “I am myself a dissenter from all known religions, and I hope that every kind of religious belief will die out.” – Bertrand Russell

    “I do not believe any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States.” – Thomas Alva Edison

    “Tell me there is a God in the serene heavens that will damn his children for the expression of an honest belief! More men have died in their sins, judged by your orthodox creeds, than there are leaves in all the forests in the wide world ten thousand times over. Tell me these men are in Hell; that these men are in torment; that these children are in eternal pain, and that they are to be punished forever and forever! I denounce this doctrine as the most infamous of lies.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

    “The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites.” – Thomas Jefferson

    “Religion is “so absurd that it comes close to imbecility.”” – H. L. Mencken

    “Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration–courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth.”- H. L. Mencken

    “Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.” – Gene Roddenberry

    “If God has spoken, why is the world not convinced?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

    “It is easier to suppose that the universe has existed for all eternity than to conceive a being beyond its limits capable of creating it.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

    “Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be.” – Frank Zappa

    “Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.”
    –Thomas Jefferson

  8. wills

    People’s libration army of Mainipur (PLA)& prepak,kanglaipak etc these groups you mentioned are composed of youths who are Hindu and are from valley districts of Manipur like vishnupur,thoubal,imphal . these districts follow vaishnavaite hinduism. they want/demand seperation/independence from mainland India on the basis of ethenicity . AS INDIANS of non-mongoloid origin are considered as outsiders by meithies(mostly hindu) and these groups would want them out of manipur… MOST FIGHTS/OUTFITS in northeast are ethenic in nature.. please STOP calling/labelling them communal in nature

  9. nikhil

    When Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, who has openly vilified non-Muslims in his sermons, was officially welcomed by India in 2011, the secularist halfwits did not screech with self-righteous indignation.
    A banquet was thrown in his honor!
    Was that not an egregious violation and neglect of the Indian State’s duty towards maintaining a secular character? Is it not even more disturbing that no one thinks it necessary to protect India’s secular character from such flagrant displays of religiosities?

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