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In Wednesday’s RNS report Achal Narayanan reports from India where a pro-Hindu ruling party may restrict Christian conversions: Religious conversion has emerged as a volatile social and political issue in India, where a pro-Hindu ruling party in several states is pushing legislation to restrict what it characterizes as forced Christian conversions that disrupt national harmony. […]

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  1. Absurd Christian logic! I fail to understand the logic in Christianity. They claim that “Jesus” is the “only” son of God. They claim that one must follow him in order to achieve salvation or else go to hell! How absurd! If this Christian thinking is true, it makes God an extremely sadistic,unkind, and discriminating Being! This follows from the fact that “Jesus” came to earth only 2000 years ago. What about all the souls that were present on earth before that? Did God create them just to watch them burn in eternal hell (since “Jesus” was not around to “save” those souls??? This makes no sense whatsoever! We are all God’s children. We are all EQUAL in the eyes of God. How then, could God who is perfection, kindness and love itself, be so cruel and discriminating? Would He create just a “chosen few” to enjoy all the benefits of heaven and condemn the rest to eternal hell? Even earthly parents wouldn’t dream of such blatant discrimination amongst their own children! Let alone God! It also makes no sense that a person who has led a perfectly good and moral life on earth would be subjected to eternal torture in hell just for following a different path and not “surrendering” to Jesus Christ! THIS IS ILLOGICAL! The truth is that there are several paths to reach the Almighty (different strokes for different folks!). This should be recognized and respected by all people instead of offending God by misusing His name to impose their biased views on other people! God (including Jesus)is definitely NOT pleased with such disrespectful behaviour. They will have to face the consequences of their actions sooner or later! (This similar absurdity also pervades Islam which claims that only their way is true and everyone else will burn in eternal hell!)

  2. Good post. I enjoy reading more objective positions on news reporting.

    To Hindu: I just thought I would answer some questions for you.
    1. “What about all the souls that were present on earth before that?”: Christians believe that God had a covenant with people. Those who were under this covenant were called God’s people (Jews).

    2. “We are all EQUAL in the eyes of God. How then, could God who is perfection, kindness and love itself, be so cruel and discriminating? Would He create just a “chosen few” to enjoy all the benefits of heaven and condemn the rest to eternal hell?”: Some Christians would say that if He did discriminate then everyone wouldn’t have the free choice to choose if we wanted to be with God. They believe that salvation comes from accepting Jesus’ death as a sacrifice for their sins. Those who do not personally accept this are left to be judged according to their sins. So they would say that it is not as if God created specific people to save, but He created us with the capacity to choose if we want to be with Him. There are some groups of Christians who believe in predestination, but their numbers are smaller in comparison to the rest who believe this.

    I hope that helped answer your questions.

  3. rajesh gandhi

    i think you are ignorant of BIBLE, JESUS , was there before the world begins. HE is son of GOD, HE is with GOD , even at the time of creation, in christianity, GOD is (father+son+holy spirit). here son is JESUS CHRIST, WHO came to this world to make a sacrifice for whole world’s sin. OK , you dont belive BIBLE..

    Let us explore your base of hinduism,,,the vedhas..
    in bhavishay purana, there are some predictions that GOD him self will come into this world , to make a sacrifice for whole world.he is the saviour, his credentials are 7.
    they are

    OM BRAMHA PUTRAYA NAMAHA .
    OM KANYA SUTHAYA NAMHA.
    OM UMAKTHAYAYA NAMAHA.
    OM PANCHA GAYAYA NAMAHA.
    OM VRIKSHA SILAYA NAMAHA.
    OM DARIDHRA NARAYANAYA NAMAHA.
    OM MRUTHYUNJAYAYA NAMAHA..

    CHECK IT WITH ANY PREIST WHO KNOWS VEDHAS..PLEASE BE GENUINE.

    IT MEANS..
    OM BRAMHA PUTRAYA NAMAHA = YOU ARE SON OF GOD THATS WAY I WORSHIP YOU
    OM KANYA SUTHAYA NAMHA = YOU ARE BORN TO A VIRGINE ”
    OM UMAKTHAYAYA NAMAHA = YOU ARE BORN WITH A HOLY SPIRIT ”
    OM PANCHA GAYAYA NAMAHA = YOU HAVE 5 WONDS
    OM VRIKSHA SILAYA NAMAHA = YOU HANGED TO A TREE.
    OM DARIDHRA NARAYANAYA NAMAHA = YOU ARE RICH BUT FOR ME YOU BECAME POOR ”
    OM MRUTHYUNJAYAYA NAMAHA = YOU CONQUER THE DEATH.

    THINK DEAR BROTHER ..WHO WILL FIT TO THIS PREDICTIONS
    STILL IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUGHT JUST HERE THESE LIVING TESTIMONY OF MAIN PREIST OF THIRUMALA THIRUPATHI DEVASTHANAM
    http://www.tcckuwait.com/songs.html