Hindu Nationalists Against Conversions-Except Theirs

The 21st century has dawned with the amazing news that the old religious wars are once again alive and well in the world. Jews and Muslims fight in Israel and Hindus and Christians are engaged in a serious conflict in India. Hindu fundamentalists are furious at what they claim is an attempt by Christians to convert poor Hindus so they did the only thing one who is against forced conversions can do–use force to convert people to Hinduism. Siman Nayak was one of the Christians in the state of Orissa who was forced by Hindu nationalists to become a Hindu or face the consequences. “They told us if you do not become a Hindu we will hack you to death.” He was one of thirteen villagers who were surrounded by Hindu thugs waving axes and shouting for revenge after the death a few days earlier of a Hindu leader they claim was killed by Christians. Actually, a Maoist leader last week said he ordered the killing in protest against forced conversions by Hindus.

There are deep seated religious fears and ignorance at play in the riots that swept Orissa during the past month. Hindus are the majority in India but they refuse to exam why Hindus convert to Christianity. Perhaps, Christians are offering people something that is not present in the current Hindu approach to religion.

  • http://www.miracleleader.com Stephen McGhee

    There are deep seated religious fears and ignorance at play in the riots that swept Orissa during the past month. Hindus are the majority in India but they refuse to exam why Hindus convert to Christianity.

  • Kalimuthu

    The vilonce is instigated by the upper cast people, wich constitute only a minority of the population but the real power both economically and politically.The upper cast group want the lower cast majority to remain unenlightened so that they can go on exploiting them and keep them sevile. You may call them all Hindus, but in reality it is a misnomer.The upper cast people have nothing in common with the oppressed class.They are not even allowed in places of worship.Stop calling them Hindus. those groups should be differentiated.
    The whole problem errupts periodically because the Christians try to help the oppressed people to liberate themselves from under the yoke of upper cast.