Vatican links religion and politics; Pope Says Catholics In Politics Must Follow Faith – CBS News
Pope Benedict XVI is encouraging Catholics who get involved in politics to stay true to their church’s teaching. Benedict says it is necessary that a new generation of Catholics in politics be “coherent” with the faith they profess. He also recommends that they act with moral rigor and work passionately for the common good. The pope urged Vatican officials in a speech Saturday to be vigilant about the evangelical education of Catholics who get so involved in society. Benedict recently said religion and politics should be “open to each other.”
I love Pope Benedict …
He has made clear what others (like me) have suspected all along – for a long time. The Vatican does want to change demographics in countries like India.
Double standards in proselytization
An email by a foreign missionary, (from Newsvine), started with a background to Orissa. He informed his readers that, “Orissa was the most resistant and hostile State in India as far as the Gospel is concerned”. The same missionary had serious objections, however, 0about a “A militant Hindu priest and 4 of his attendants, who were zealously going around the villages of Orissa and ‘reconverting’ people back to Hinduism”.
But all this will not deter this foreign missionary who is “determined than ever to continue with our goal: the transformation of a community by transforming its children.” He continues, “If we can take these thousands of throw-away children and help them to become disciples of Jesus, they will transform an entire region. It is a long term goal, but it is strategic thinking in terms of the Great Commission.”
This language betrays the true intentions. And Pope Benedict has confirmed the true intentions of the missionaries. Let us understand this for what this is – backdoor attempts to subvert Indian cultural fabric. Nothing less.
How did Hindus in Orissa behave …
The Chief Minister of Orissa is a Hindu – and the (largely Hindu) State Police is under a microscope in Orissa. So is most of the population in Orissa.
The email says, “In Tihidi, … the police came to offer protection …(and) ” who ensured that “a group of 70 blood-thirsty militants came to kill our staff and destroy the home … were not allowed to get in …” And in another town, “More police have come to offer protection. In Kalahandi, the police and some local sympathizers got to our dream center and gave our staff and kids about 3 minutes notice to vacate” “In Phulbani, the mob came looking for Christian homes and missions. The local Hindu people, our neighbors turned them away by saying that there were no Christians in this area. So they left.. We had favor. The same thing happened in Balasore” …
What did the Hindus get in turn …
The foreign missionary with great relief, further said, “We would have had a mass funeral there, but for His grace”. What appreciation does the local population get from these foreign missionaries – nothing. For their lives which were saved due to the efforts of the Hindu Chief Minister and a Hindu police force – nothing.
Instead of respect for the local population, the missionary vowed he will continue with his efforts of “transformation of a community by transforming its children”. He promised to continue with his “strategic thinking” about “the Great Commission.”
In the West …
When Acharya Rajneesh ‘converted’ a few thousand Christians to his brand of beliefs (in Oregon, USA), he was picked up, packed out and sent back to India.
Sarkozy lectured to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the threat to Indian Christians! India has 2.5 crore Christians – out of 110 crores. I would like to see how the EU would react if Indian missionaries went about converting 12.5 million Christians to Hinduism – or 7.5 million Christians to Hindus in the US! Russia has long persecuted the Hare Krishna devotees (spontaneous White Hindus converting White Christians).
For a beginning let them stop targetting Roma Gypsies for persecution.