Why are we against Conversions

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Why are we against religious conversion?

Worst Human rights Violation:

Senior Bishop GEEVARUGHESE MAR OSTHATHIOS calls ‘Religious Conversion’ as
the worst Human rights Violation in his interview Human right is
the most important thing

Act of an addicted:

Christian fundamentalism is an addiction similar to gambling and alcoholism.
Acclaimed author Carolyn Baker in article The
religious right: Pushing a deadly addiction explore the addictive features
of evangelism which ultimately result not in spiritual well being but the
worst spiritual abuse.

Changed mentality develops anti-social syndrome:

According to a famous christian psychriatist (name withheld)

“Some Christians are actually worse off after being
“saved” than before. At least before they were “saved,”
they had a natural respect for, or fear of, ultimate justice  an inborn sense
that somehow we all reap what we sow. After being “saved,” that’s
gone for the insincere “Christian.” For him or her, belief in Jesus
amounts to a “get-out-of-Hell-free” card, a sort of spiritual
“diplomatic immunity.” It’s like the profligate teenage son of an
important Arab diplomat who knows he won’t be prosecuted under U.S. law while
living here, so he drives recklessly, molests women and generally lives it up
with impunity. And because the natural and necessary fear of consequences has
been unwisely removed from his life, he falls that much more easily to the
temptations of his lower nature. “

Promotes triumphalism and criminal mentality.

Evangelism promoted a bumper-sticker religion. Simply by saying, one time, a
single phrase  “I accept Jesus Christ as my savior and repent of my
sins”  you are guaranteed salvation and eternal life in heaven, no matter
how insincere or selfish or shallow your motives for doing so. Just because
convert has that sticker he is above natural law and commit any crime because
his past, present and future sins have been absolved. This is similar to the
famous Sales of Indulgences by Dominican friar, Johann Tetzel, in 1517. Tetzel
sold documents (called indulgences) at a high price which absolve the past,
present and future sins. The money so raised was used for building present day
‘St. Peter’s Basilica’ at Vatican. This enabled notorious criminals to buy
‘free-ticket-to-heaven’ and commit more crimes without any remorse

Crime against Humanity:

Religious conversion?? is threatening individuals, families, communities and
the nations. Coercive religious conversion of Eastern religions? contains a threat to spiritual
tradition and the freedom of choice. If carried unchecked, coercive religious
conversion would threaten the very existence of? many Asian nations as a nation. Read Coercive
Religious Conversion: A Crime against Humanity

Political powerhouse:

Western Church was never a religious or spiritual
organization. Though it may start or sound as one but the ultimate motive is
power and control of Governments.. Vijay Prasad in Eastward Evangelical
Soldiers identifies? American
Evangelism as US foreign policy for global hegemony.

Creates Civil wars:

Every country in the world is facing an internal war i.e., Fundamentalist
Christians vs. others. This is not the case with other religious or ethnic
groups. The prime reason is intolerance.?
A fundamentalist evangelical Christian cannot accept or respect anything
non-christian and expresses his intolerance in some form or other.?? Are
christians really persecuted in India

Divides society and creates civil unrest:

In India particularly Tamilnadu the neo-converts burn Hindu temples and
break idols as an expression of conversion. It is a common practice for
converts to pee on temples which is considered by churches as proof of
conversion. In US it is very common for non-christians to face harassment? in the hands of? fundamentalist christians . A case from
US Air-Force Non
Christian Air Force Cadets face harassment

Unethical practice

Eminent author MV Nadkarni
convincingly argues that Religious Conversion is? an unethical practice. He takes leaves from the works of
Mahatma Gandhi, Sir????
Syed Mohammad, Raja Ram Mohan Roy etc. Read the complete article
published? in Economic and
Political Weekly titled Ethics and Relevance???
of Conversions

Blind following

Present day Western Christianity is driven by and promotes blind following
of cherry picked sentences. For example they they picked ‘Go into all nations
and preach Gospel’….. In the biblical context nations means the local Jewish
tribes but present day missionaries (who otherwise would be baking burgers at
restaurants) picked that sentence and launched a global war against
non-christians. Here is a real experience in Zimbabwe. British missionaries
read Revelation 3:20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If
anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and
he with me.
” They went to Zanaki people along the shores of Lake
Victoria in erstwhile Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe). Houses in that locality
do no have door and anybody knocking at the entrance is considered a thief as
all the people know each other they would just shout the name at the entrance.
Thieves would usually knock and ensure that nobody is at home. Missionaries
received a good amount of thrashing because they used to knock at the doors
following the biblical verse.Everyday they used to receive thrashing due to
their unending missionary zeal and infallible faith in the verse. Missionary
researchers later realized the problem and introduced a new concept called
CONTEXTUALIZATION i.e., doing what the target population needs and
appropriating the native culture as theirs. Actually Christianity started by
contextualizing the pagan rituals and Zoroastrian festivals and native cultures
of many Asian and native American cultures.

‘Eternal Life Insurance policy’

A christian radio program said “Do you want to go to Hell  forever?
Well, think about this: What if it really is true that Jesus is the Son of God,
and that He is the only way to eternal life in Heaven? Do you want to miss out
on eternal life? Then why not say yes to Jesus right now, just to make sure?
You’ll like it  it’s a natural high.”

It is a perfect example of perfect sales pitch for an insurance policy. In a
regular life insurance policy by ABC Inc. your family members will
ensure that insurance benefits are received whereas in this ‘Eternal life
insurance policy’ by MyChurch Inc. there is no verification as your
faith in the salesman is your only assurance. Nobody has ever seen the benefits
being paid out and increasingly advanced research shows instances of rebirth
which runs quite contrary to the sales pitch. Another major catch: Once you
take MyChurch Inc’s Eternal Life Insurance policy you cannot
simultaneously take another policy from HisChurch Inc furthermore you have to
sell MyChurch Inc’s policies to everybody in the world.

??????????? Is
there any spiritual component in the whole Eternal Life Insurance business?

Anti-nationalism

?The convert under the spell of
a church leader (Father/Pastor) since conversion faces conflict over his
allegiance during conflict. The nation he lives in vs. The nation giving
orders. Which side a Sri Lankan Buddhist convert (to evangelical christianity)
would take in case of a war between Sri Lanka and US? Most likely (or atleast
covertly) US side.Yes! that is the reality. John Dayal, member of National
Integration Council (NIC) and? secretary-general of the
all powerful All India Christian Council desperately tried to put India in the
US list of CPC (Countries of Particular Concern).? No Indian Citizen (at heart) would work against his country
except John Dayals who are Indian by passport but Vaticans at heart. Read
the article about?? India’s Pious
spies.

In 1828, one British clergyman boasted, “Whenever the missionary places
his standards among the savage tribes, their dependence on the Colony is
increased and every convert becomes the friend of Government.”

Against women

Church is against abortion, birth-control pills etc which brings misery to
women’s lives. Millions of women find their life devastated because of church.
Read PHILIPPINES:
CATHOLIC CHURCH SENDS WOMEN TO THEIR DOOM?? Women’s rights are always blocked by churches. Read UNITED
NATIONS: VATICAN TRIES TO BLOCK WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Against Population Control

Church is a strong opponent of any form of Birth control which produced many
orphans and malnutritioned children. INDIAN
RATIONALISTS CRITICISE POPE ON POPULATION POLICY

Destroys religious Diversity

The benefits of religious diversity go beyond simply keeping the world
“interesting”. If all Humanity had the same religion, even a peaceful
one (which Christianity is not), we would lose most of our creativity and the
capacity for philosophical insight. Religious diversity expands the mind; when
a single belief system dominates a society, it limits the mind. This is
dangerous even in a modern, scientific society because the scientists themselves
need to be able to rethink their (culturally-conditioned) views of the
universe. Otherwise, important discoveries (such as the heliocentric solar
system or the evolution of life) are delayed even though the evidence may be
readily available.

Prohibits Moral Development

Most of the sacred values that Americans take pride in, such as Democracy,
Freedom, and Equal “Rights” have little to do with any single
religious tradition, while in every religion once-acceptable ideas (Slavery in
Christianity, Castes in Hinduism, female inferiority in almost all faiths) have
been thrown out. Our values are constantly being shaped and improved by the
clash of new ideas against old; foreign ideas against native. But diversity in
thought is required for future moral advancement. If, instead, one belief
system starts to dominate the world, the open thought and debate required to
improve laws and values will be extinguished. Even if freedom of speech is
preserved, the absence of any source for new and different ideas will be fatal.
Instead of becoming moral beings, most humans will simply follow orders as they
have always been taught, and continue to do countless evil things just because
the one dominant religion has declared those acts acceptable. Just as in
genetics, a social monoculture of religious beliefs is a dangerous thing for
the survival of a species

Destruction of culture

Civilizations produced a wide range of cultures, thanks to missionaries most
of the world cultures? exist either
in old history books or museums only. Read Conversion in any
form is destruction of culture. Roy Brown explains his study in Fundamentalism
as a destroyer of cultures.

A tool for territorial expansion

The entire history of colonial Christianity in Africa? was? summarized? by
Jomo Kenyatta.

Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first elected Prime Minister (1963-1964) and
President (1964-1978) said: “When the missionaries arrived, the
Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us to
pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had
the Bible.”

Terrorism: Naga
rebels use conversion for control

Political power centre: Controls the governments

Warfare not a spiritual experience

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