mission blessing india needs to abortedPosted: October 24, 2010
As every night our television sets gets turned off with star plus sops as its last program,when I switch it on the next day morning, the first channel that come is star plus. A nice girl would be talking a masala hindi and when I hear what her say I know that she is talking about her god, jesus christ. I am not sure why I should feel disturbed about her talking about her God, but yes there is some issue. I followed the program for a few more minutes, and I could make out the name of their program was “ mission blessing india”. The name itself was quite disturbing for me and i will tell !!! By naming their mission as “Blessing india”,do they mean INDIA is not a blessed country ? In my opinion india is a blessed country spiritually and socially, the social set up called family system is succesfull in india and all kind of spirituality has roots with india. Then how come it is not already blessed ? If you are speaking economically, indeed there is poverty and unemployement. But is there nothing like that in christian countries? So mission blessing india is an insult to the indians because it implies that we are cursed.
Now they were using the words like ‘maheshwar’ and ‘parameshwar’ to address their god, and say he is the only saviour. For us maheshwar is lord shiva and the word means “the great god”. We have no problem if any body uses that name to address their god,but is not there an issue of intellectual property rights? Many sanskrit words and shlokas which have no relation with the bible or the west are used in their programs. Indeed this is violation of copyright or bankaruptacy of their faith.Fed up with the tele marketting of these religion sellers, I switched to other channels, but the product marketed in all channels from regional to international was the same. Zee tv, surya tv (malayalam) ,sony , and many others are restlessly trying to bless (baptize) india. Here also there is some ambiguity. Christianity according to latest census has some 3-4 percent followers in india, now how come most of the indias prime entertaintment channels have their morning hours occupied by a faith which is alien to majority of viewers ? From where do the funding come ? what is the motive behind showing these ?
Even the illitrate in india know all faith and all modes of worship lead to the truth, but even the most educated among christians and muslim do not (or are not allowed to ) think so. So we have no problems with jesus christ as a yogi , as an exponent of peace , but certainly from the bottom of our hearts have problems with those who spread misinformation about india and hinduism to sell their product. Even the jesus would not have allowed these kinds of people who spread hate and create problems in the society.Charity is the main tool and defence of the evangelists. We can not disagree with the fact that they does bribe people by giving what they want. To justify the charity they do, we need to justify the bribe paid to government officials also.
By reading all these you may think only myself and the hindu organisations have the problems with evangaists and conversion, please read the following para, and I am sure you will be surprised if you are reading it for the first time ,
Only Christianity was at the time an exception. I developed a sort of dislike for it. And for a reason. In those days Christian missionaries used to stand in a corner near the high school and hold forth, pouring abuse on Hindus and their gods. I could not endure this. I must have stood there to hear them once only, but that was enough to dissuade me from repeating the experiment. About the same time, I heard of a well known Hindu having been converted to Christianity. It was the talk of the town that, when he was baptized, he had to eat beef and drink liquor, that he also had to change his clothes, and that thenceforth he began to go about in European costume including a hat. These things got on my nerves. Surely, thought I, a religion that compelled one to eat beef, drink liquor, and change one’s own clothes did not deserve the name. I also heard that the new convert had already begun abusing the religion of his ancestors, their customs and their country. All these things created in me a dislike for Christianity.
These words came from the mouth of none other than our father of nation,Mahatma Gandhi. He further added : “ If I had power and could legislate, I should certainly stop all proselytizing.” Even if the gandhiji wanted to ban conversion, the people who claim to follow gandhian ideas are reluctant to do so, and the reason is obvious.