Is Christian-aggression helping Hinduism?

I have always said in discussions on various forums that today nothing is helping Hinduism more than Christian aggression and pseudo-secularist policies of this country. Things happening today are like painful surgeries which will improve health of Hinduism in long term.

I always try to see the other side of the story...the long term conseq.

we and they, both should be clear that Hinduism , a religion which is older than history is not a joke but has a very strong foundation. Those Hindus who think Hinduism is in danger or those christian strategic teams who think that they can eliminate Hinduism like african tribes...both are fools in my eyes. Both dont understand the inbuilt character and absorbing power of Hinduism, both dont undertsand that how Hinduism loves to emerge under bad conditions. Infact Hinduism loves to shine with full glory only when attackers attack it with full strength. eg, when Islamists were breaking the temples of north India and crushing Hindus, Bhakti movement in north India started to spread like a wildfire which has changed face of Hinduism forever.

Tirumala today has become a "Hindu vatican" through an ordinance by govt....why? Just because of Christian aggression. Thanks to that! All different sects are today coming on common platform, Dalits are gaining entries into major temples one after another. All this is a response to aggression against Hinduism. Today Unorganised Hinduism is taking the shape like an organised Islam with every passing day.

Tirumala now has emerged as a place with most religious pilgrims in the world, richest religious shrine, Hindu religious tourism in places like Vaishno devi, mathura, Varanasi etc. has broken all previous records.

Hindu religious channels have TRP's which can compete with entertainment channels today. Philosphy that was discussed among few Brahmins before is now reaching in the bed rooms of millions of homes both within and outside India. As per Astha channel, one of Hindu religious channels, Youth is their main viewer now.
Survey by CNN-IBN shows educated modern youth is more religious today than ever before....even more religious than their rural counterpart who are always considered more religions.

Even conversions attempts show that Hindu educated masses are almost impossible to convert whereas tribals uneducated Hindus are easy targets. To some extent, this is exactly opposite to what happens in Christianity today where educated Europe is almost Atheist now whereas tribal uneducated Africans are comparitvely more faithful christians.

Kumbh melas, largest religious gathering on Earth:
During 2002 Kumbh mela some Westerns had propagated that this will be last "Full Kumbh mela" of its kind because Hinduism will become less important in India as India is progressing but in 2007 "Half Kumbh mela"...more than 75 million people gathered at one place which even broke the record of full kumbh mela of 2002, God knows how many will attend in coming Full kumbh mela. Infact, Hinduism is becoming stronger and stronger in educated developed India.

Who imagined some years ago that some place in India can become reserved Hindu area? But today all 7 hills and surrounding area of 10,000 acres in Tirumala have become like a HINDU VATICAN. This will have a long term effects! It will spread to other states now. More is the missionary attack on Hinduism and pseudo-secular conspiracy, more will be the speed with which Hinduism will adapt itself.

Today Hindu philosphy is spreading in western nations without any strategies of conversion. Art of living, Mata amrtiaanandmayi, Yoga gurus, Vivekananda society etc. have millions of non-hindu followers worldwide. Yoga today is an essential part of american culture, tomarrow they will go to in search of its roots. Things take time, Giants like Hinduism need some painful shocks and require some time to wakeup from long sleep. I think stage is already set by God now...everyone is playing his part...just wait and watch because we firmly believe that Everything happens for the best!

---------------- Note: Content of this blog post is writer's personal opinion and may not be SanghParivar.org or Sangh's view.

Comments

rama's picture

I agree with the essense of

I agree with the essense of the article though I do disagree on certain points. For a starter, Hinduisim was the only religion practiced by people from Afghanistan to Cambodia. Now, being passive had resulted in losing majority of the Hindu territory. If we remain still passive, soon there will not be any Hinduisim to worry about.It would have disappeared. We have to wake up the sleeping, uncaring Hindus to the designs of these Abhramic cults.

scorpio's picture

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Of late

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Of late there are many articles and writeup s in the blog sphere on CHRISTIAN AGGRESSION. In most cases I do agree with the point of view on this subject. Let me remind my Hindu brothers and sisters, that the mainstream churches are not involved in conversion activities. These activities are of alternative/fringe churches/ministries, who are financially assisted from the west especially the US. I as Indian Christian appeal to my Christian brethren not to entertain such organizations either financially or morally. As these guys are involved in unethical conversions using money power or deception and the worst aspect is these guys convert the mainstream Christians to their fundamentalist fold, which is highly deplorable and detrimental for us in India in the long run.

scorpio's picture

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Of late

FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Of late there are many articles and writeup s in the blog sphere on CHRISTIAN AGGRESSION. In most cases I do agree with the point of view on this subject. Let me remind my Hindu brothers and sisters, that the mainstream churches are not involved in conversion activities. These activities are of alternative/fringe churches/ministries, who are financially assisted from the west especially the US. I as Indian Christian appeal to my Christian brethren not to entertain such organizations either financially or morally. As these guys are involved in unethical conversions using money power or deception and the worst aspect is these guys convert the mainstream Christians to their fundamentalist fold, which is highly deplorable and detrimental for us in India in the long run.

Anonymous's picture

nice article!

nice article!

Anonymous's picture

Aryans (from Mesopatomia

Aryans (from Mesopatomia migrated 3500 back) are foreigners in our land not Christians who were liberated from the hands of these Aryans who introduced untouchabllity.The decency level of churches is higher than the dirty Hindu temples which are on foot paths When all inventions are from christians Hindus use them and spit at them. If you hate christians why you use computer, cell phone, electricity, airoplane etc., etc., all invented by christians You are really fools living in dark.

Anonymous's picture

Aryans (from Mesopatomia

Aryans (from Mesopatomia migrated 3500 back) are foreigners in our land not Christians who were liberated from the hands of these Aryans who introduced untouchabllity.The decency level of churches is higher than the dirty Hindu temples which are on foot paths When all inventions are from christians Hindus use them and spit at them. If you hate christians why you use computer, cell phone, electricity, airoplane etc., etc., all invented by christians You are really fools living in dark.

Anonymous's picture

christian missionaries

christian missionaries buying poor hindus.cant stopp this?

Sita laxmi's picture

I live in america and see

I live in america and see that there are lot of temples being built here too. Now, i think if out of 80.5% of HIndu's in india, even if 5% of hindus (which is double the christian population) can come out and convience other hindus through out the india, to use the temple money for the development of that particular area, then indians can drive away the poverty before the the turn of this century? but will the hindu's come forward to accept the low caste and work among dalits? no, thats what is the problem.
so i think when we can't clean our own compound someone else is doing it.
i studied in catholic school, but no one asked me to convert. the problem with our hinduism is its way too divided right from the language, the area, the diety that one worships.

so, i think instead of showing the hartered to other community, we should show love and love can change everything. its like we are trying to point one finger at someone, but the rest of the fingers are pointing at us.

unless we begin the charity, lets not speak in venemous tone. because thats not our culture.

wbpacharya's picture

Again Christian

Again Christian Propoganda

Sati was started in hinduism to protect there honour from muslim raiders, still women had regards for there husbands while christian women filled the harams of muslims and they conquered almost all asian christian lands and south europe. When msulims realised that they can't get Hindu women so easily they slowed there raids. Yes for some time it progressed in India but Hindus themselves like Ram Mohan Roy finished this practice.

Shiva Linga is not the phalus which your dirty mind thinks its a formless Jyotir linga which shows the Universal energy.

The girls in the temple were sanyasins and were highly respected. You must know about Mira bai,and Kumari pratha in Nepal.
Shame on you, you sell your God through missionary as some Soap,or commodity using dirty tactics.

Anonymous's picture

252 people reconverted to

252 people reconverted to Hinduism
February 26, 2009

Dehradun: 252 people of 60 families at Vikasnagar here have been "reconverted" to Hinduism.

It was organised by a lesser-known Hindu organisation, Dharm Jagran Samanvaya Vibhag.

Most of them were "reconverted" from Christianity.

Source: zeenews

amk's picture

The beauty about Christian

The beauty about Christian aggression is its awesome marketing technique towards some concepts really hollow which merely act as footmotes in our vedas. They really know how to blow things up to their advantage using slide shows and presentations.

I know of a Christian community that targets specifically a certain section of Vaishnava Gujrat sect. The priest gets music cassettes and pravachan videos of the sect, changes the lyrics of such songs to accomodate Jesus and remove Ram and Krishna ..markets the remix under a 'Mela' like name. Hindus do not have intellectual preperty rights, these aggressors use our technique for the wrong purpose...

many youths and even foolish mature adults are getting converted. I can but only stop a few people from the mess. I had a meeting with our religious leaders on this trend around my neighbourhood and told them to act on it - they said that would be interfering with personal lives of people and by the way why should they help a sect that is different from theirs! These are Gujratis!!! under the garb of different sects with differing Income levels again dividing sects to sub sects, a new and worse morph of casteism has eruped.

I get so disgusted with the activities of my sect that I pray at home. Hindus will never wake up ... from my close friends I hear RSS is no better ... because its just a place of empty talk and a circus of learning some obsolete games like Kabbadi - they dream Kabbadi will once be played in olympics!!!

Well, let common sense prevail..by then we'd all be dead in a trend like this.

Anonymous's picture

There are those who can not

There are those who can not interprete history without religion.Vedic culture is not indegeneous to India,whereas Dravidian culture is and superior to these communalists.

Madhu's picture

Aryan's (the white skinned

Aryan's (the white skinned invaders) created Hindu religion Archaeologist doubt ??
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/history/history_4.shtml
Evidence suggests "not immigration to Indus valley" But "the emigration of Aryans from Indus valley".

Myth Busted http://www.archaeologyonline.net/artifacts/aryan-invasion-history.html

Anonymous's picture

The Human body is the most

The Human body is the most complex thing in the universe. Its natural that the laws governing it will be even more complex. Unfortunately Abrahamic religions do not provide a satisfactory answer to this, whereas Sanathana Dharma does. But still I personally dont have any problems with that, as long as other religions dont encroach. If Christians want to do some good deeds, then let them goto the poor Ghettos of Latin America or Africa & spend the money there, among there own people.

Anonymous's picture

read "christian dalits to

read "christian dalits to stop fraudulent conversions in india" on website CHRITIANAGGRESSION COM

Harrylal's picture

Hindu culture is rapidly

Hindu culture is rapidly becoming an integrated part of Western society.But does any Yoga instructor teach it as taking part in a religious ritual? Are any of the chants translated to a language they understand? NO! Hindu culture and practices are propagated using disguises: Yoga is seen as just exercise and the art of living is seen as positive thinking and motivation, well mostly. Some western embrace it as a religion because of it's sensational nature not realising that according to the Hindu scriptures and centuries accepted Hindu doctrine dharma is determined by karma and cannot be changed, i.e. one cannot convert to or from Hinduism; only Indians are supposed to be Hindu and all Indians should be.

Harrylal's picture

inequality of living things?

Inequality of Living things? What about the inequality of human beings in the caste system?

Harrylal's picture

Hindu's are too worried

Hindu's are too worried about evangelism by Christians. If they really

believe their faith is strong it should be able to stand against any

attacks.Besides Christians are trying and have already tried everything.

They occupy the country building their churches, orphanages and hospitals

where there were none, digging wells in poor communities: providing safe

water, while asking that Hindus listen to their message and give up pieces of

their culture. So far they have prompted the outlawing of of practices such

as sati ( also suttee)सती- the Hindu practice of burning a widow on her

husbands funeral pyre; basivi- the "marrying" of young girls to the diety of a

temple (especially Shiva Linga) such that they relinquish all their human

rights so that by duty the must fulfill the sexual needs of rich temple patrons

in what is called devadasi (also devdasi)- religious prostitution.
However, these practices still persist across India. Why? Hinduism favors

the well off so the well-off favour Hinduism. Like the writer of the article

above said, those who are privileged (hereditary by caste) with wealth and

thus education will not listen to the Christian message or give up any of their

practices and even preach that Indians should not have a choice in whether they believe in these things or not. "If one is not Hindu he is not Indian."
Hinduism teaches Hindus to accept their lot in life, whether it be poverty, sickness or the life of a matangi, murali or bhogini, as divine appointment, destiny, karma. When the gospel is preached it just sounds like a much better deal: freedom from poverty, from sickness, from bad karma (sin).

manas_mallik's picture

Agree with u completely

Agree with u completely

indiaputr's picture

I whole heartedly agree with

I whole heartedly agree with you. Lord Krishna does not want us to sleep and forget our culture in Kali yuga. This necessitates the presence of an enemy which always keeps us on our toes.

And with the particular anti-Hindu environment in India, only when non-Hindus attack Hinduism, do our sicular Hindus wake up and realize what is happening.

mani's picture

Recently i Visited Delhi..,

Recently i Visited Delhi.., a passenger next seat coaxed me talked soothly and tried to convert me into a christian...he gave some brochure..Life in a peaceful NEW WORLD...sayin world gonna end..god givin chance to cleanse ourself...love shud prevail even wit wild animals...if u want more info contact us we wil come to ur doorstep discuss etc(I thought why he cant go and liv wit wild animals???)..but he talked very smoothly and i didnt say anythin even though i was very angry...(there were lots of decent gentlemen/ladies travellin so i didnt want to create a fuss)...

his name was Mr. Baby KuriaLose- 01165745541
accordin to the brochure these ppl hav office in
Jehovah's Witnesses
PO 6440,yelahanka,bangalore 560 064
I have heard abt convertism but first time experiencing it...why they want to convert ppl to their religion??
if one follows any of the principles of either Ramayana,Mahabaratha or Bhagawath Gita...(Lord Rams Righteousness,Lord Hanumans Loyalty, virtous like Lord Dharma,principles of bagwath gita etc) he wil be free of Sins!!!!!

sriram's picture

in future if u come across

in future if u come across evanglist
ask them to explain the concept of
christianity on inequality of living beings.we hindus believe in concepts - ATHMA(immortal soul)
KARMA(good/bad deeds),JANMA
(previous births-punar janmas) ,
MOKSHA(ultimate salvation to reach godhood).with above concept
we can explain the inequality of living beings-example,a lady from italy served as waitress in u k in some hotel came to india marrying a
young son of PM and after death of her husband,this italian lady has become a proxy PM for a nation.
we hindus says it is due to karma in her previous births which came to this stage for her.
christianity has no such concept as they do not believe in karma or previous births or immortal soul but
believe only in-
mortal soul attached to the body,
everlasting permanent heaven and
hell,holy angel to rest in heart only
if person is bapitised,confession
to the sins,judgement day when jesus second coming when all bodies will fly with him to heaven
provided person is bapitised.
if the evangalist says that italian lady is blessed by lord,what about so many fathers,archbishops,priest
who pray to lord 24 hrs.u may ask this question to him.
also quote him in four gospels-
mathew quotes jesus said '' i am a
jealous god and will condem to hell
all idol worshippers'' similarly he said'' i am not come with peace and
love but with sword''.
u may tell them'' bible says following
earth is flat standing on four pillors
earth was created in just 7 days,
earth age is 6000 years old,earth
and all planets/stars are fixed in orbit,sun is revolving around earth,
moon gives light of its own by lord grace,animals,plants,vegitation has
no life but created for the pleasure
of human beings ect. tell them that
christianity do not believe in science
that they jailed galilio,bruno both
astronomers to tell the real facts.
chrisitanity funeral practice is most
intolerable one-they take the dead
bodies inside the churchs before putting them in rest with tomb thinking this body will resurrect once jesus comes second time.
christianity is a commercial religion
with full of lies and false theory.last
year previous pope denied arrivel
of st thomas to south india- how come the tomb in st thomas mount in chennai- it was an hindu temple before destroyed by missionaries.
similarly they change the practices to suit the poor new converts by telling some false information.
hinduism is the oldest,spritual dharma based on vedic way of life
with science imbedded to its core theory widely accepted by all scholars and scientists.it is the duty
of all hindus to read more about christianity and attack them or educate new converts to stay with our hindu dharma for meaningful life

HolyGanga's picture

In simple just propagate the

In simple just propagate the Truth which is Christ was NOT god but was a saint or a yogi whose message was highly misinterpretated by Church.

Propagate Chrishn as "The Father" and Christ as his son. (one of a realized soul just like saints in Hinduism)

Propagate similarities in life history of CHRISHN and CHRIST and what the Christ said that "I do Things like The Father did".

and propagate "Christ in India theory" which says Christ reached high level of spirituality through Hindu and Buddhist saints.

propagate the Truth and break the backbone of Church not only in India but internationally.

.....let us all give Christ his true place which was take away from him by corrupted interpretation of paul and church's history!

senthilraja's picture

You are right to some

You are right to some extent.. but the fact is how far will that foundation last, after some 50 years.. And beware, that this proclamation of tirumala temple is done by the same christian CM.. can there be any background conspiracy over this..

We should learn not to get satisfied with the here and there concession given by them.. Still in andhrapradesh, 2000 rich temples were held with government..

And why there is no effort to release temples from government control in MP, Rajasthan, and other BJP ruled states, as done recently in Himachal Pradesh..

We should not lose focus on the ultimate goal.. ie, self reliant, dignity, and restoring lost pride and glory through establish our indigenous culture..