Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter: religious intolerance

apr 9th, 2007

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From: Arjuna

Excellent expose by Anil on these xitian missionaries in the Guardian.Everyone who cares about this issue can add their comments here :

Easter: religious intolerance

Hardline Christian evangelists are using this festival to step up attempts to convert Hindus and denigrate our faith.
April 8, 2007 1:00 PM | Printable version
Hindus look forward to the Easter bank holiday and few of our children refuse the offer of an Easter egg. Otherwise, Easter has no religious significance for us.
What does affect us is the renewed focus hard-line Christian groups place on evangelism at Easter. Our community is becoming increasingly alarmed at attempts to covert Hindus by denigrating our faith at home and abroad.
Hinduism is an inclusive religion respecting other faiths and ways of seeking God. In the final chapter 18 of the Bhagavad-Gita, Lord Krishna declares to Arjuna:
"The Lord dwells in the hearts of all beings,
Seek refuge in Him alone with all your heart;
By His Grace
You will gain Supreme peace
And the Eternal Abode."
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