Sunday, January 21, 2007

burmese counterpoint to pat robertson, 10-40 club, joshua project etc.

jan 21st, 2007

you try to wipe out others, others may do the same to you.

can someone find this 'secret' burmese document and post it?

of course, this could be a red herring intended to bring about a white 'peace-keeping force' in burma, as they did in east timor. then these guys can hook up with the nagas and mizos and demand 'greater christianstan' including parts of india and parts of burma.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kaushal
Date: Jan 21, 2007 12:55 PM
Subject: Burma 'orders Christians to be wiped out'
To: Rajeev Srinivasan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=AC3F4052YJL13QFIQMGCFGGAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2007/01/21/wburma21.xml


Burma 'orders Christians to be wiped out'


By Peter Pattisson in Kayin State, southern Burma, Sunday Telegraph
Last Updated: 12:02am GMT 21/01/2007

The military regime in Burma is intent on wiping out Christianity in the country, according to claims in a secret document believed to have been leaked from a government ministry. Entitled "Programme to destroy the Christian religion in Burma", the incendiary memo contains point by point instructions on how to drive Christians out of the state.
The text, which opens with the line "There shall be no home where the Christian religion is practised", calls for anyone caught evangelising to be imprisoned. It advises: "The Christian religion is very gentle – identify and utilise its weakness."
Its discovery follows widespread reports of religious persecution, with churches burnt to the ground, Christians forced to convert to the state religion, Buddhism, and their children barred from school.
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Human rights groups claim that the treatment meted out to Christians, who make up six per cent of the population, is part of a wider campaign by the regime, also targeted at ethnic minority tribes, to create a uniform society in which the race and language is Burmese and the only accepted religion is Buddhism.
In the past year, an estimated 27,000 members of the predominantly Christian Karen tribe were driven from their homes in eastern Burma.
In Koh Kyi village, in Arakan State, a monk backed by the military burnt down the local church. In another state, 300 monks were allegedly sent by the regime to forcibly convert the populace, all of whom belonged to the Chin ethnic group, which is mostly Christian.
The document, shown to The Sunday Telegraph by human rights groups, may have been produced by a state-sponsored Buddhist group, but with the tacit approval of the military junta. The regime has denied authorship of the document – which also calls for teenagers to be prevented from wearing Western clothes – but has made no public attempt to refute or repudiate its contents.
The dictatorship has long been accused of large-scale human rights abuses. In power since 1988, the generals annulled the National League for Democracy's sweeping 1990 election victory and jailed its leader, the Nobel peace prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi. She remains under house arrest. Last week she was accused of tax evasion for failing to hand over any of her Nobel prize winnings to the authorities.
Eha Hsar Paw, a Karen Christian, who fled her village while heavily pregnant to a refugee camp near the border with Thailand, said: "The journey here was very difficult. It was hard to leave our village, but if we had stayed there we would all be dead."



8 comments:

Ghost Writer said...

More strength to them I say. Chritism is nothing but a dogmatic ideology - and if that is to be the case all the btter to counter it with - well, Buddhism.

It may be counter to the Indic traditions, but the Church has proved it will not listen to reason or engage in any meaningful dialog. Indic cultures (painting, music, art - even architecture) is all derived from our spiritual (yes spiritual not religious) traditions. Christianising this part of the world means cultural genocide. Why should the Hindu give up his culture?

However, I am pessimistic. History has proved that where people are afflicted with poverty, illiteracy etc. the Church takes hold of them like a mob and plunges the place into a Dark Age. If we are not careful thsi is what will happen to India - the burning down of our libraries (anyone remember Alexandria) ; the murder of our talented folks (remember Hypatia) and cultural death (e.g Winter Solstice celebrations becoming Christmas.)

Soon our Janamaashtami will be moved to 25 Dec by decree of Lady Sonia and we will celebrate Shri Ramkrishna Paramhansa attaining nirvana as the "resurrection" - whatever that means!

Ghost Writer said...

On another note - notice how the Islamists shift focus to hit India where it hurts the most.

There is no doubt as to why they picked Bangalore. It is the engine of the "New India"

http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/jan/21blore.htm

Word on the Bangalore street is that it is the handiwork of the Kangress - et tu S M Krishna?

KapiDhwaja said...

OT: Henry KissMyAssinger now wants India to be involved in Iraq. Yeah right, when the shit hits the fan, the Yanks want to pass the buck...
Involve India in Iraq's stabilization, says Kissinger

Harish said...

Hopefully this is a harbinger of things in future.. where all the "pagan" religions..get their due..
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6285397.stm

habc said...

ghost writer

Here is a better less censored article

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1907046,000600030009.htm

A 12-year-old boy was killed and 22 people were injured when police opened fire in Bangalore on Sunday to control a rampaging mob that was apparently provoked by a group of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's supporters.

Police said the violence was sparked off when a banner relating to a Hindu religious gathering was allegedly removed by a group of people who were on their way to attend a rally to condemn the Saddam execution.

san said...

Here's an interesting one:

Greek Mythological Worship Making Comeback

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A clutch of modern pagans honored Zeus at a 1,800-year-old temple in the heart of Athens on Sunday -- the first known ceremony of its kind held there since the ancient Greek religion was outlawed by the Roman Empire in the fourth century.

It's interesting to note that the Romans simultaneously appropriated the Greek Gods for themselves -- Zeus became Jupiter, Ares became Mars, Hephaestus became Vulcan, etc. Likewise, after the Romans executed Peter, they then appropriated his Christian faith for themselves and appointed themselves the capital of Christendom.

KapiDhwaja said...

OT: India working with Russia to protect its satellites

Ghost Writer said...

Now that the Supreme Court has challenged the constitutionality of shoving all manner of inappropriate legislation into the 9th Schedule (including the reservation for "backward classes") - what do you think the leeches in the Indian political class do? why change the constitution itself.
http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/jan/22con.htm
Strange to see them making so much fuss now - I remember them howling in protest when Vajpayee had a Constitution Review Commission empaneled.