This deranged idiot takes the cake in self-delusion even by the standards of monotheists. And he has been declared as a “leading Christian theologist.” I dread to think what kind of theories their non-leading “thinkers” may be cooking — perhaps something like “sun goes around earth” and “earth is no older than 4000 BC and dinosaur fossils have been planted by Satan to fool us.”
The guy makes such a foolish argument, only monotheists can believe it. It is like I start calling you “Tommy” from today, and then use that to deny your past existence because you as Tommy did not exist till yesterday. How stupid is that? Who cares which people in which part of the world called us throughout history? Do you care what your neighbors call you in their conversations? What this guy is saying is that Hindus as people did not exist until the word “Hindus” coined by Persians came into popular usage by the invaders like Brits and Portuguese to denote them! What next? Red Indians never existed before Columbus because there is no record of Aztecs or Mayans referring to themselves as Red Indians in their literature.
Panaji: In BJP-ruled Goa, a leading Christian theologist from the influential Roman Catholic Church has claimed that ‘Hindus’ did not exist in region during the pre-Portuguese era.
Fr. Victor Ferrao, a dean at the state’s most renowned Rachol Roman Catholic seminary, which trains and grooms budding priests has also said in his research paper that the scores of temples demolished by the Portuguese colonists from 15th century onwards were not Hindu temples, but instead belonged to different “independent cults and religions which were often at war with each other”.
Ferrao in his paper presented at a recent seminar ‘The Challenge to be a Goan Christian’ held here, that by painting of pre-colonial Goa as Hindu territory, “there is a direct attempt to turn the historical facts about conversion against the Church and the Christians of today”.
The renowned Church academic in his research paper even goes a step further and attributes political motives to the “reductionist and distortionist” appropriation of Goa’s history by Hindu-logists.
A leading Christian theologist from the influential Roman Catholic Church has claimed that ‘Hindus’ did not exist in region during the pre-Portuguese era. AFP
“I have described these attempts as Hindu-ology. In fact even the word Hindu does not exist in the entire sixteenth century Indo-Portuguese historiography,” his paper titled ‘The Other Orientalism and the Challenge and Opportunities for the Church in Goa’ reads.