Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Indianizing the Bible - the latest trick to convert

Missionaries have now resorted to changing the "Word of God" to make it more palatable to Hindus who can now be fooled into thinking that Christianity is just another way to the truth. It is amazing how they have no sense of morals when it comes to conversions, its as if Jesus said its ok to commit sins as long as you convert people!

Found some info on it from a Satya Sai blog post.

"THE words of the Bhagavadgita, the songs of a Hindu mystic and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi have all found a place in a controversial Bible published in India.
An illustration in the new version depicts the Holy Family as poor Indian villagers - Mary wears a simple sari and has a bindi on her forehead alongside Joseph in a turban and loincloth. There is also a full-page portrait of Mother Teresa, the nun who served the destitute on the streets of Kolkata, above the words “pure and blameless religion lies in coming to help orphans and widows”.
( I have in my previous posts shown that Teresa was similar to an evil witch who enjoyed seeing the poor people suffer)

Promoters of the project, called the New Community Bible, claim it will help Indian readers understand the Bible by drawing on “the rich culture and religious heritage of our motherland”. (If we have a rich culture and religious heritage then we'd rather focus on that than understand the Bible)

A team of 30 Indian biblical scholars worked for more than 15 years on the new edition, which has been approved by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India and is published by the Society of St Paul.

“I am sure this Bible, made in India and for Indians, will bring the word of God closer to millions of our people, not only Christians,” said Oswald Gracias, the Catholic Archbishop of Bombay."

"The manager of the St Paul’s bookshop in New Delhi, Father Stephen, said the New Community Bible had only been available for about a month but the first edition of 15,000 copies had almost sold out. A new print run is being prepared.

People in India are really appreciating it, especially the pictures,” he said.
The 2200-page hardcover costs 250 rupees ($6.60).

According to local tradition Christianity was brought to South India by the Apostle Thomas - “doubting” Thomas - in AD52. (This has been confirmed to be a falsehood perpetuated by local Pastors to justify their activities)

Christianity is the third largest religion in India after Hinduism and Islam. India’s last census in 2001 found there were 24 million Christians, about 2.5 per cent of the population, although some estimates put the proportion above 5 per cent.

It is alleged many poor communities do not admit to being Christian because they fear losing benefits reserved for low-caste Hindus."

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