Divisiveness In The Name Of Defending Dharma



Radha Rajan 
19th January, 2010

Only politics of religion: Spiritualism is a papal con

Global Foundation for Civilizational Harmony is a mind-boggling and foolish beyond belief Hindu creation rooted in papal exhortations. This multi-religious Foundation would have either self-destructed, tearing itself apart by conflict of religious interests, or sooner than later outraged Hindus would have detonated a Sivakasi under its chair in vehement protest; that this has so far not happened is only because the mutually contradictory GFCH and HDAS were shrewdly hitched to the same engine; and when the engine wears the venerable saffron in the form of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, then the bravest of Hindu hearts would quake in trepidation even if it is determined to light a Sivakasi under the GFCH chair.

The Convener of the HDAS is one of the multi-religious Founder-Patrons of the GFCH; the Convener of the HDAS is also the patron-saint of the Chennai clique and their compatriots abroad. All this is impacting upon the functioning of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha; and just as the Chennai clique as All Advani’s Men, had earlier blurred the lines between RSS ideology and BJP real politik, they are now blurring the lines between the HDAS’ objective of protecting Hindu interests on Hindu bhumi and the GFCH objective of inter-faith dialogue and conflict resolution through bonhomie. The last battle for survival by Hindus with their backs to the wall may be closer to the truth than the cliché “conflict resolution”. 

Islam and the Church are succeeding at a pace and scale even they would not have imagined to alter the religious demographic composition of the three southern states of Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, and altering the character and content of public spaces with churches, Christian prayer houses, mosques, madarasas and other vast pieces of real estate being purchased and flaunted by adherents of these two Abrahamic religions. Talk about intellectual Hindus as useful idiots! 

Given the astronomical amounts of money coming to these two religions from Christian and Muslim countries, it is either foolish in the extreme on the part of the Chennai clique or something more sinister that they created the GFCH. 

The threat posed by such organizations to Hindu interests cannot be overstated because this clique has managed to get the resolutions passed by HDAS 2010 in Hyderabad to make oblique but laudatory references to the GFCH. The Chennai clique and the Convener of the HDAS are actually fudging the lines between overwhelming, internal threats to Hindu survival and vicarious overseas (primarily American) Hindu NRI (green card or permanent citizen) and PIO (American or European citizen) interests. 

Hindu nationalists must read the trend-setting address by Pope John Paul II in 1995 to the United Nations General Assembly for two reasons. 

First, secularism and all that drivel notwithstanding, it is the Church, whether the Catholic Vatican or the Protestant World Council of Churches which decides the domestic and foreign agenda of White Christian countries. Secularism means the Church and the State (Christian monarchy or a ruling oligarchy of Christian commoners) share the same goal of hogtieing the whole world as different nations under the Christian God; the armies of Christian states and churches of all denominations may be different with different weapons and different battles in the same war but they all go to the battlefield for Christ with the unstated agreement to share the plunder between them. 

Second, in pathetic contrast to Jews, Muslims and Christians who sit across each other in multi-religious or inter-religious dialogues, Hindus who participate in these discussions have very poor knowledge

  • Of the political objectives of the Abrahamic religions,
  • The determination and the total commitment of their adherents to fulfill those objectives and
  • The power of these religions and their state partners to enforce their agenda towards fulfilling this objective.

The 1995 UNGA address by Pope John Paul II is remarkable for two things: the Pope had the unchallenged audacity to speak of a universal longing for freedom, universal moral law flowing from this universal longing, modern totalitarianisms, and a century of violent coercion giving way to a century of persuasion; but the Pope raised all these noble-sounding virtues only in the context of intra-Christian Second World War, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the rise and fall of communism. While the Jewish community and the Romany gypsies were the intended and mercilessly targeted victims of Nazism, the Second World War alone, is the beginning of the context of the Pope’s self-righteous anger because White Christians were victims of the war they unleashed against the world. 

“The quest for freedom in the second half of the 20th century has engaged not only individuals but nations as well. Fifty years after the end of the Second World War, it is important to remember that that war was fought because of violations of the rights of nations”. 

We have to read the papal address to the UNGA with a willing suspension of disbelief. The Pope’s address makes no reference to the history of the world prior to the Second World War, shaped by the violent expansion of Christianity across continents; no reference to old totalitarianisms, to the most brutal and merciless violation of nations and abuse of what the Pope now labels as universal human rights of peoples persecuted and destroyed by the Church; the longing for freedom of those peoples and nations made extinct or nearly extinct by the wife&body of Jesus Christ; or the innumerable movements for freedom and courageous wars of independence fought by peoples and nations to end their physical, political and economic slavery, all perpetrated in the name of the Pope’s religion. The colonial-White Christian Second World War and anti-capital and anti-Church communism were the only points of reference for the Pope when he audaciously inaugurated, at the UNGA, the new and universal idiom of political discourse with religion, his religion at the core of world affairs. 

This was in 1995. A year later, in 1996, Samuel Huntington expanded upon his 1993 political monograph on the clash of civilizations into a path-breaking book with the same name; only he placed a conjunction after the original title and added for good measure, “And the remaking of World Order”. Pope John Paul II in 1995 at the UNGA, readily picked his cue from Huntington’s 1993 thesis and proclaimed with all the papal arrogance at his disposal that it would be the Church and its ‘secular’ state partners, the White Christian western countries, who would craft this World Pecking-Order. The Pope also stated matter-of-factly that he intended to create new nations from old for Christ in the name of rights of nations, universal longing for freedom, universal human rights which included the inviolable right to change religions and nationality, and of course self-determination!! 

“There can be historical circumstances in which aggregations different from single state sovereignty can even prove advisable, but only on condition that this takes place in a climate of true freedom, guaranteed by the exercise of the self- determination of the peoples concerned”. 

Papal Address as statement of intent 

The US and the United Nations which provided the Pope with the forum to deliver this political speech masquerading as virtuous indignation, could not have made a more blunt and deliberate collective statement of intent. Let us recollect that the US and the Pope, in 1995, flush with the success of breaking up the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, were in the thick of creating the Christian State of East Timor and actively implementing on the ground “aggregations different from single state sovereignty” (euphemism for threatening the territorial integrity of countries) using the twentieth century Christian political doctrine of self-determination. The new world order would be made with the Church and Christian countries playing Creator and the United Nations playing referee. 

Hindus creating more and more forums and institutions for inter-faith dialogue must read the Pope’s UNGA address again and again and yet again to internalize the barely concealed ultimate objective of all Christian totalitarianisms – Church or State. The Pope, not once in the course of this detailed exposition on papal intent, makes any reference to other religions as being essential to the diversity to which he is singing odes. Read the address again, the Pope talks of other nations, other cultures and other languages as being important to nurture diversity of existence; but does not once mention that other religions too must exist for true diversity. 

Diversity, as is implied in the papal address, will be permitted in the New World Order, only as diversity of cultures and languages within the Christian Kingdom of God. When India becomes a Christian nation, the Pope will have diversity within diversity – American Christianity, French Christianity, Norwegian Christianity, African Christianity, South-Korean Christianity, and within Indian Christianity he will permit Mundu-wearing Christianity, Kannada-speaking Christianity, Tamil puttu-eating Christianity, Goa pork-eating Christianity, Bindi-wearing Christianity and jeans-attired Christianity. We Christians, says the Pope unctuously, are a diverse world of cultures and languages; patriotic as Indian Christians, Japanese Christians, Chinese Christians and Brazilian Christians; and our multi-national Church celebrates Christian diversity in the ultimate totalitarianism – the Kingdom of God. 

In this Kingdom of God of free nations, free by self-determination, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Nagaland, along with East Timor, Poland, Czech, Slovakia and Croatia, will be free nations – free to eat pork or puttu, sport a bindi, lungi, mundu or jeans, free nations which will be permitted to speak Croatian, Danish, English, Spanish or Telugu. But they will all worship only Jesus Christ, his mother on earth, and his Father Who-Art-In-Heaven. This is papal, American and UN diversity. If, as is explicitly but cleverly stated, there is no religion but Christianity, and only a diversity of cultures and languages, then freedom of religion can only mean the freedom to convert non-Christian cultures to Christian religion. 

Readers must not lose sight of this point to better understand why the writer was compelled to condemn all inter-faith and multi-faith meetings and declarations undertaken by the Chennai clique and Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati on behalf of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha. By declaring through one of its press-notes that the resolutions passed at the Acharya Sabha are binding upon all Hindus, and when the HDAS resolutions harp on international this and United Nations that, it is clear that Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati and the non-Sanyasi coterie using him as front for their own towering ambitions to be key Track II international players, are making the HDAS wily nily, a piece on the global chess-board. 

Arraigned on the chess board are the Kings and armies of Two kinds of Gods – the monotheist God of the Abrahamic religions on one side, and on the other side, the ancient and non-monotheist worldviews where people can worship any number of gods, stones, trees, rivers, books, animals and even space, as they understand ‘God’. 

“And yet if we make the effort to look at matters objectively, we can see that, transcending all the differences which distinguish individuals and peoples, there is a fundamental commonality. For different cultures are but different ways of facing the question of the meaning of personal existence. And it is precisely here that we find one source of the respect which is due to every culture and every nation: Every culture is an effort to ponder the mystery of the world and in particular of the human person. It is a way of giving expression to the transcendent dimension of human life. The heart of every culture is its approach to the greatest of all mysteries: the mystery of God. Our respect for the culture of others is therefore rooted in our respect for each community’s attempt to answer the question of human life. And here we can see how important it is to safeguard the fundamental right to freedom of religion and freedom of conscience, as the cornerstones of the structure of human rights and the foundation of every truly free society. No one is permitted to suppress those rights by using coercive power to impose an answer to the mystery of man”. 

Culture, not religion, said the Pope! When important leaders in the RSS who are expected to have a sound understanding of politics, especially politics of religion, parrot “Hinduism is not a religion, it is a way of life rooted in our culture”, when Advani and All Advani’s Men declare the BJP stands for “cultural nationalism”, they have already given Christianity its intellectual victory in India – removing Hindu religion from the battle field. A way of life, as the Pope has promised us all, can and will be encouraged; only this way of life will be hitched to only one religion – his religion. Cultural nationalism, which the BJP is at pains to emphasise is not religious or territorial nationalism, can thus mesh painlessly with the territory-grabbing political objective of the Church. When Hindus discard specifics in favour of the general, they have always strengthened only the Abrahamic monotheisms. 

Close on the heels of the culture/language diversity con, follows the second papal con called “spiritualism sans religion” and the western liberal political con called clash of civilizations, not clash of religions. 

“Living the freedom sought by individuals and peoples is a great challenge to man’s spiritual growth and to the moral vitality of nations. Freedom is not simply the absence of tyranny or oppression. Nor is freedom a license to do whatever we like. Freedom has an inner “logic” which distinguishes it and ennobles it: Freedom is ordered to the truth, and is fulfilled in man’s quest for truth and in man’s living in the truth”. 

Let us decode this too. Christianity is a one god, one son and one book religion and does not validate spiritual experiences which by definition cannot belong to the realm of monotheisms. Spiritual growth is predicated on unfettered freedom of the mind to think, feel and experience, while the essence of monotheisms is the curtailment of freedom of the mind to know anything beyond the monotheist, intolerant and demanding God and his prophets. The idea of spirituality was gaining coinage in Europe and America where the Church was faced with empty churches signaling Christianity’s failure to appeal to reason and intellect; the Church also failed to appeal to emotions not hitched to their intolerant God. Consequently, there was a corresponding loss of faith in the Church and Christianity. 

Having condemned even the natural stirrings of spirituality in America and Europe as heresy, and confronted by the specter of an ascendant Islam, the Pope had to feign acceptance of spirituality if he had to harvest the souls of the “spiritual” cultures in non-Christian countries and nations. So we now have the papal con “spiritual growth” which however he says, cannot attain fullness unless a person is allowed to seek it in Jesus Christ. Hindus participating in inter-faith dialogues have not asked the Church to explain how, if Jesus Christ is the path, the goal and the truth, can the idea of “spiritual growth” of individuals be reconciled to the unverifiable belief of the historicity of Jesus’ life, his crucifiction and his rising from the dead. 

As for the ‘truth” in the papal address, that’s a Christian, in fact a Catholic monopoly. “Freedom is ordered to the truth” said the Pope to the countries of the world in 1995 at the UNGA and also said that that freedom is “fulfilled in man’s quest for truth and in man’s living in the truth”. Hindu nationalists as they wage war against the Church and Islam must never forget that the Second Vatican Council had stated unambiguously that the Vatican while encouraging inter-faith dialogue across “cultures and nations” maintains that while other “cultures” have elements of truth in them, the Catholic Church alone has all the truth; in fact, it is the only repository of truth. 

So when Pope John Paul II spoke about freedom of religion being a fundamental freedom and about how this freedom is ordered to the truth and this freedom is fulfilled only when men are allowed to embark “freely” in their quest for truth, and after the quest, to “live” in truth he is actually stating the following –

  • Freedom of religion is actually a privilege accorded to Christians to undertake religious conversion in non-Christian nations; only we will call it freedom of religion and conscience
  • Anti-conversion laws are a violation of the Christian right to effect religious conversion of non-Christian Hindus and tribal communities; it is in fact a violation of the right of non-Christians’ “quest for truth”
  • Hindus cannot reconvert Indian Christians to Hindu dharma because this is a violation of our right to “living in truth”

“The incumbent Pope exemplifies this White Christian intolerance of non-Christian cultures and its congenital arrogance, as his diatribe against the newly appointed Indian Ambassador to the Vatican proves. Nothing but White Christianity’s core belief that non-White peoples are genetically stupid can explain how the Pope could lecture/hector the Indian Ambassador on the virtues of social justice, tolerance, peace, religious freedom, and India’s spiritual heritage. The Pope even had opinions on the Rajasthan government’s decision to bring in an anti-conversion law, Pakistan-India relations, on Kashmir, on the National Integration Council, on India’s Ministry for Minority Affairs and on “violence linked to political and religious extremism in the region”. The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things; and poor Ambassador Tripathi had no choice but to listen. 

The disturbing signs of religious intolerance which have troubled some regions of the nation, including the reprehensible attempt to legislate clearly discriminatory restrictions on the fundamental right of religious freedom, must be firmly rejected as not only unconstitutional, but also as contrary to the highest ideals of India’s founding fathers, who believed in a nation of peaceful coexistence and mutual tolerance between different religions and ethnic groups”. Thus spake Pope Benedict XVI nee Joseph Ratzinger to the Indian Ambassador”. (Ratzinger of Hamelin, Vigil Plainspeak, Archives, Plainspeak, www.vigilonline.com

It all boils down then to conquest of new territories and harvesting new souls for Christ. For Hindus, it boils down to religious conversion. Inter-faith dialogue is a Vatican con intended to get the Church’s future victims to let their guard down. Islam has no problems riding piggy-back on this Christian con in Hindu bhumi if it can use it to further Islam’s unchanging politico-religious objective. 

The Huntington-GFCH con called civilization 

The Church, Islam or the State of Israel couldn’t care less what articles Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati writes in the New Indian Express or what talks he gives to his captive audience in Chennai or Cincinnati about how all religions do not lead to the same goal. But if Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati as Convener of the HDAS, or any other Hindu sanyasi, or the Indian Government

  • Can be summoned to the Vatican or Jerusalem or New York to sign declarations and resolutions which only strengthen Abrahamic resolve
  • If Hindu religious leaders can be made to say good and kind things about these religions and their adherents,
  • If the nation of Hindus can never have a government which will protect Hindu interests only because these bodies have been disabled and disarmed from fighting the Hindu war
  • If the highest representative of the Government of India can be summoned to papal presence and pacified into quaking silence,

That is victory and that is what really counts in maintaining the New World Order. All the song and dance ultimately boils down to religious conversion. As Pope John-Paul II put it in plain words- 

“And here we can see how important it is to safeguard the fundamental right to freedom of religion and freedom of conscience, as the cornerstones of the structure of human rights and the foundation of every truly free society. No one is permitted to suppress those rights by using coercive power to impose an answer to the mystery of man. 

Jesus Christ is for us God made man, and made a part of the history of humanity. Precisely for this reason, Christian hope for the world and its future extends to every human person. Because of the radiant humanity of Christ, nothing genuinely human fails to touch the hearts of Christians. 

Therefore, as we approach the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Christ, the church asks only to be able to propose respectfully this message of salvation and to be able to promote, in charity and service, the solidarity of the entire human family”. 

The HDAS, seven years after its creation, has failed comprehensively to deal effectively with the twin menace of Islam and the Church. It has done little, in fact nothing to check the inroads that Islam and the Church have made in the three southern states. As Pujya Udipi Pejawara Matha Swamiji pointed out to the writer, the threat to Hindu dharma and Hindus from the Church and Islam is as acute in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh as it is in Tamil Nadu. Entire fishing hamlets, coastal villages, more and more districts in Tamil Nadu are now Christian and Muslim strongholds – Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Tirunelvelli, North Arcot, Dindukkal (Dindigul) and Ramnad districts are the bastion of Muslims while Kanyakumari, Tirunelvelli Dindukkal, Chengalpet and Thiruvallur districts are witnessing the menacing presence of churches of all denominations. 

Chennai, the capital of TN is witnessing the obscene flaunting of Muslim and Christian symbols in public spaces, completely disproportionate to their actual numbers. This flaunting of symbols has been enabled by the astronomical amounts of money pouring into the country from Christian and Muslim countries. 

The only force that can challenge the State in India is the HDAS; the HDAS was created to be the collective voice of all Hindus reflecting Hindu concerns and to protect Hindu dharma and dharmi. Astronomical amounts of money pouring into the country for “charity and service”, which the Pope said in 1997, would be used to promote the solidarity of the human family. Family, as we all know, is a homogenous entity. So when the Pope said he would use charity and service to promote the solidarity of the entire human family he meant the entire Christian human family. 

Samuel Huntington’s Clash of civilizations prognosis was a well-argued rebuttal of Fukuyama’s self-satisfied end of history proclamation. As early as in 1993, Huntington could feel the beginning of the tremors of resistance to the uni-polar world order which was being seen as a White Christian (sans the Orthodox Church) world order; only he did not have the stomach to articulate the fact that the resistance to White Christian world order would come from other religions. Political observers and thinkers across the world were so afraid of the scenario that Huntington had unveiled, that no one asked him “what civilizations”? 

We know of the Greek, Roman, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Mayan and Inca, Confucian and Saraswati-Indus (Hindu) civilizations. Except for the Hindu and Confucian civilizations, all other civilizations have been wiped off the face of the earth without trace in living societies. Of the nine blocs which Huntington lists as forces of resistance to the White-Christian uni-polar world order, – Western, Latin-American, African, Islamic, Sinic, Hindu, Orthodox, Buddhist and Japanese, except for the Hindu and what Huntington calls Sinic civilizations, all others are religions; lest there is any lingering doubt about whether Hinduism is a religion or civilization, let me emphasize that all civilizations, as the writer understands the word, were the beautiful flowering of non-monotheist, pre-Christian, pre-Islamic religions. Islam and Christianity destroyed all civilizations except the Hindu and Sinic civilizations. The African continent was divided equally between Islam and the Church and although a few vestiges of the ancient and proud tribal religion remain, African societies have been irretrievably Islamised and Christianized and tribal customs can at best survive only as peripheral ‘inculturation’ devices within Christianity and as terrible heresy within Islam. 

So when the GFCH website flaunts its foolishness with “All religions lead to God” and the priceless “We can learn from all civilizations”, enraged Hindus must ask Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati to tell us if he really thinks all religions lead to God and if Hindu dharma can really learn anything from the Abrahamic religions. After all, to which civilizations is the Chennai clique referring to when they say “we” can learn from all civilizations as their self-identity on the GFCH website. 

From a passionate declaration in 2003 about how religious conversion is violence against the individual, family and society, the tone and content of the HDAS resolutions on religious conversion become more and more muted until in 2007 and then in 2010, there is just a perfunctory mention of religious conversion which is today, the most menacing threat confronting Hindu survival on Hindu bhumi and no mention at all from 2005 onwards about the threat posed by foreign funds which alone is powering not only religious conversion but also the growing control and ownership by Christians and Muslims of agricultural lands, commercial enterprises, schools, colleges, universities, small trade and commerce, venture capital and finance, inroads into films, small screen, and print and electronic media. From stronghold to stranglehold, Islam and the Church are holding the Hindus of the three southern states in a death grip. 

The HDAS’ diminishing interest in internal matters coincides with the rise of the Chennai clique in 2006 and their international inter-faith misadventures. Given the nature and extent of the threat faced by Hindus on Hindu bhumi how can the HDAS explain its preoccupation with American text books, books on American academe written by NRIs and PIOs in America, Wendy Doniger, global warming, and human rights and passing resolutions about thanking some outside and inside agencies for recognizing the HDAS as the apex body of all Hindus? How can it justify and explain the glowing reference to the GFCH in its 2010 resolutions in Hyderabad? Most importantly, how can the HDAS justify or even explain the declarations and resolutions it signed in Italy, at The Hague and in Jerusalem? (To be continued) 

27th January, 2010

Destroy the Asuras 

The Atlantic Slave Trade, colonization of continents, the Spanish, Portuguese and Goa Inquisitions and Nazism demonstrated the Church’s capacity to use the secular Christian State for its political objective to win territories for the father-who-art-in-heaven. Slave trade, colonialism, Inquisition and Nazism rampaged across the world leaving behind in their wake, organized and targeted genocide of non-Christians, the worst human rights abuses, the worst crimes against women in particular and humanity at large, and the worst possible war crimes by the Church and its partner the Christian State on a never-before-scale seen in history.

The only parallel to this sustained and continuing till the present day, typically Abrahamic Christian violence and brutality against peoples of the world is the Abrahamic Muslim invasion of Hindu India lasting over 800 years and still going strong. The League of Nations came into being in 1920 in the immediate aftermath of the intra-Christian First World War while its offspring the United Nations was created in 1946 in the aftermath of the intra-Christian Second World War with the express but unstated intent to punish the perpetrators of Nazism and as collective Christian expiation, give to the traumatized and dispersed Jewish people in 1948, the State of Israel as their homeland. 

For some inexplicable reason the Jews have failed to articulate the fact that Nazism, like slavery and colonialism was also a Christian derivative and a continuation of the abomination called Inquisition. Taking refuge behind the shield provided to them by the Jews to hide their sins against humanity and Creation, White Christian countries set in motion the process of creating a world body of countries with a charter of virtues they had no moral right to draft, much less enforce or implement. 

As colonialism ended and the former colonies struggled to restore the roots of their nationhood and re-assert their nationalism, the United Nations, as was intended with foresight, became an instrument of American foreign policy and evolved into a tool of harassment of countries and leaders standing up to the White Christian poles of post-colonial world order. 

The role of the United Nations as perceived by political observers, from the time when the UN handed the fledgling republic of Indonesia back to its colonial oppressors in 1946 (as the first good deed in the service of its masters), and until its condemnable role in enforcing America’s genocidal 13 year long economic sanctions against the people of Iraq, only substantiates the writer’s charge that the UN is an instrument of White Christian foreign policy. 

The UN must do away with the “small privileged class” of nations called the Security Council and make the General Assembly the only decision-making body to transform itself into a truly democratic organization. If a democratic body called General Assembly is marginalized and overruled by a privileged oligarchy called the Security Council, we may yet see the day when the self-serving UNSC may push victim nations and the rest of the quiescent world to render the United Nations either ineffective or irrelevant to international relations. 

As long as the UN continues to have one set of rules for Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein and another for Bush and Blair, the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights can at best be a source of mirthful entertainment. Any reference therefore to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and its amendment, Faith in Human Rights (The Hague, December, 2008) in HDAS resolutions must be firmly rejected by Hindus as a significant point of reference in religious or even political issues. 

The HDAS must free itself from the stranglehold of this outward-looking, global-minded small and privileged class and revert to looking inwards as is becoming of the highest body representing Hindus on Hindu bhumi. Its gaze must remain fixed on the two most menacing threats to Hindus and Hindu dharma – religious conversion and foreign money to Christians and Muslims. 

Inter-faith dialogues legitimise the Asuras 
The writer intends to redirect the attention of the HDAS to the threat of religious conversion to Hindu survival. As pointed out in part 3 of this series, the HDAS from the resounding condemnation in 2003 that religious conversion is violence against the individual, family and society, has speedily reduced the condemnation to a whimper. Let us go back to the papal address at the UNGA in 1995. 

“No one is permitted to suppress those rights by using coercive power to impose an answer to the mystery of man. 

Therefore, as we approach the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Christ, the church asks only to be able to propose respectfully this message of salvation and to be able to promote, in charity and service, the solidarity of the entire human family”. 

Now let us decode these pregnant declarations –

  • The pope claims seeking an answer to the ‘mystery of man’ is the objective of religious pursuit; needless to say, Hindus think otherwise which however is not germane to this article.
  • Other popes before John Paul II, through encyclicals and exhortations have claimed that only the Church, particularly the Catholic Church has the answer to this mystery and is therefore the only repository of truth; needless to say again, Hindus not only think otherwise but think the Church’s position is untenable in dharma.
  • The concept of Freedom of Religion as a clause in the UN Charter on Human Rights receives a big boost and is promoted to high status as political weapon and Christian foreign policy tool by the Pope and the UN in 1995 in the context of Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine and other former Soviet Republics denying the Vatican, American and European Protestant churches permission to open shop in their countries which have historically been bastions of the Orthodox church
  • We must recollect here that the Vatican and the US had been conspiring for decades not only to break up the Soviet Union but also to wipe off the Orthodox Church already weakened by communism
  • And that is why the UN has one set of rules for the Slavic Orthodox Christian Slobodan Milosevic and the Muslim Saddam Hussein and another set for Bush and Blair and their Catholic and Protestant partners-in-war-crimes in Iraq
  • When resurgent nationalism in Russia underscored the basis of its nationhood to be Slavic Orthodox as articulated by Alexander Solzhenitsyn in 1991 in his brilliant monograph “How do we re-build Russia” and refused to let the predators in, the Vatican and other rabid American denominations felt cheated and so promoted the concept of freedom of religion as a political weapon
  • If the pope picked his cue from Huntington’s analysis that the new world order would be White Christian West versus the rest, to publicly air the Christian hegemonic intent in the UNGA in 1995, the US backed the pope to the hilt and constituted the Bureau of Labor, Democracy and Human Rights as a subsidiary within the US State Department and also constituted the bi-partisan USCIRF; both organs were created to monitor the state of the health of Christianity in the countries of the world
  • “Coercive power to impose an answer to the mystery of man” means governments of non-Christian countries like Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and state governments in India which felt compelled to put anti-conversion laws in place to protect religions native to their countries
  • The pope asserted in 1995 that he will exercise his right to declare to all peoples of the world that salvation is possible only through Jesus Christ and he will forge solidarity of humankind in uniting all humans under Christ
  • The most important part of this manic insistence is that the pope will promote the church, or as he himself put it brazenly in Indian soil in 1999, he will plant the cross in Asia in the third millennium using “charity and service” as weapons

All this is contained in just these two sentences of the papal address in 1995 to the UNGA; only we must have the political sense to realize it. “Charity and service” is sweet-talk for the latest and most profitable Church industry, both in terms of money and souls harvested for Christ – the Christian NGO industry using social work and Teresa-like charity to spread Christianity like some cancerous cell within Hindu and tribal societies. 

Readers are urged to visit the webpage NGO Watch and read the Vigil book on NGOs online on the Vigil website www.vigilonline.com for damning evidence of the cancerous church in India – a cancer that is powered by foreign funds which in turn is facilitated by anti-Hindu polity. 

According to Prof. R Vaidyanathan and Sanjeev Nayyar who have undertaken a thorough analysis of foreign funding for NGOs in India, there has been a phenomenal leap of 56% in the quantum of foreign funds in just one year between 2006-’07 while between 1993 and 2007 foreign funds into India has increased by a whopping 650%. Those pumping this kind of obscene money are the foreign churches and those receiving this money are Indian churches and Christian agencies. 

The writer was compelled to undertake this harsh criticism of the HDAS resolutions and Convener for failing to grapple with the menace which the writer was witnessing in Chennai and in all Tamil Nadu – the church spreading like some incurable disease in the body of the Hindu nation. Incoherent and spluttering bhaktas of the Convener HDAS must first digest these facts –

  • Between 1993-94 and 2006-07 a sum of Rs. 64,670 crores was the sum of Foreign Contributions received into India by organizations registered with the Home Ministry, Govt. of India and who filed their declarations.
  • Total funds received per annum have gone up from Rs. 1865 to 12,290 crores (1993-94 to 2006-07) i.e. an increase of 650%
  • The % of associations submitting details of foreign contributions has fallen from 66% in 1997-98 to 56% in 2006-07. That means that the actual amount of foreign contributions received is much higher than the reported Rs 12,290 crores in 2006-07.
  • Foreign contributions have increased by over 100% since the UPA came to power.
  • Top remitting countries are USA, Germany and UK. Amounts remitted between 2002 and ‘03 to 2006-‘07 are Rs. 10,589 crores, Rs. 5,233 crores and Rs. 4,612 crores (in descending chronology of years for the concerned period)
  • Top Donor Agencies in these years are Western read Christian countries except for a contribution from Liaison Office Dalai Lama Japan in 2006-07.
  • Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra are top receivers of foreign contributions.
  • Tamil Nadu receipts jumped from Rs. 775 crores in 2002-03 to Rs. 2244 corers in 2006-07, nearly a 200% increase.
  • Chennai, Ranchi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Uttara Kannada and Hyderabad are amongst the districts which received maximum foreign contributions.
  • Many districts of Tamil Nadu received over Rs. 100 crores each in 2006-07.
  • Key Donors do not appear from the Muslim world which probably means they may be remitting in large sums through the Hawala and other non-legal and illegal sources

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Tamil Nadu is the largest recipient of foreign Church funds with Chennai city topping the list. As this analysis points out, Tamil Nadu has the most number of NGOs and the majority of Christian NGOs are in the districts of Chennai, Kanyakumari, Dindukkal and Tiruvallur. This then is the charity and service weapon which Pope John Paul II declared the church would deploy to harvest Hindu and other non-Christian souls in Asia. As Vaidyanathan’s and Nayyar’s comprehensive analysis reveal, if the Vatican comes, can other churches be far behind? The Chennai clique and its overseas compatriots who created the GFCH and who are meddling in the affairs of the HDAS ought to inform themselves of these figures. 

From the papal address to the UNGA in 1995, let us move forward to the inter-faith convention organized by the Vatican and the WCC in Lariano, Italy, 2006 where the three Hindus either representing the HDAS or representing the Convener HDAS, besides accepting to be placed in the same category as genocidal Islam and Christianity, besides accepting that Hindus have been as guilty as Christians and Muslims for crimes against humanity, also allowed Clause 7 which acknowledged the immense service to humanity which Christian and Muslim NGOs, deceptively labeled “faith communities” by the Church, were undertaking around the world!

  • While deeply appreciating humanitarian work by faith communities, we feel that it should be conducted without any ulterior motives. In the area of humanitarian service in times of need, what we can do together, we should not do separately. (http://www.vigilonline.com)

Pious platitudes be damned but the Hindus who participated in this inter-faith convention, if they had had an iota of political sense, would have fiercely resisted inclusion of this clause in the final draft; placing these resolutions on the HDAS website without any qualifying statement by the Secretariat of the HDAS actually means the Sankaracharya of Puri, Kanchi, the Mahamandaleswars, the Akharas, the ancient Srivaishnava and Saiva mathas, who are the most threatened by the diseased Church, have endorsed the charity & service weapon of the Church and Islam. It means only this, not a whit less. 

From UNGA 1995, it is but a small step to that wondrous creature of Hindu imagination, the GFCH. When the Church moves, it moves very fast; but Hindus move even faster it would seem to fulfill the Church agenda. The GFCH did not germinate in a Muslim or Christian mind; it was a Hindu idea which was nurtured in Gujarat in January 2006 and realized in January 2008. 

Let us for the moment set aside the utterly bizarre and unrealistic objectives of the GFCH which bear a close resemblance to Gandhi’s enthusiastic support for Khilafat which, Gandhi insisted to the INC would win the hearts and minds of Muslims. 

“In the area of humanitarian service in times of need, what we can do together, we should not do separately”, said the pope piously and the GFCH picked up the cue smartly. The GFCH held the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair twice in the last twelve months. An excellent initiative, this should have been a stand-alone move to bring together Hindu religious, cultural and service organizations; instead at a press conference on the eve of the first fair in February 2009, it was announced with great pride and fanfare that the GFCH planned to hold similar fairs for Christians and Muslims. Ignoring the anger which this pronouncement invoked among a section of political-minded Hindus, the GFCH with supreme arrogance not only refused to give the protesters a hearing but went ahead and made the same announcement on the concluding day of the second fair in December 2009. 

Muslims and Christians were undertaking social charity and advocacy missions directly targeting Hindus and Hindu dharma with the foreign money pouring into the country. Notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence against Muslim and Christian NGOs undertaking so-called service work, the GFCH insisted on holding such fairs for Christians and Muslims too. “This was the first of many such fairs which will be later held on bigger scale in different parts of the country by the other Chapters of GFCH and the Fair will be extended to spiritual and religious organizations belonging to other faiths such as Islam and Christianity to showcase their contributions to the society“.http://www.gfchindia.com 

Just to emphasize how Hindus at home are unable to perceive where the GFCH ends and HDAS begins, the HDAS resolutions passed in Hyderabad on the 11th January, 2010, sings odes to this “spiritual and service fair” misadventure by the GFCH 

In this connection, the Acharya Sabha noted that a large number of Hindu organizations participated in the Fair held recently in Chennai and that the wide variety and volume of socio-economic projects undertaken under Hindu organizations surprised the general public and the Media“. http://www.vigilonline.com 

This is a travesty of the truth. Whoever drafted the resolutions of HDAS 2010, with deliberate intent failed to tell us if the Acharya Sabha was informed about the fact that this fair was organized under GFCH aegis and that the GFCH intended to hold similar fairs for Christians and Muslims; and if the HDAS was indeed given all the information, how did other venerable Gurus, Acharyas, Mahalmandaleswars and Akharas react to this statement of intent – 

“To showcase their contributions to the society”! The writer cannot help but recall Gandhi’s (in)famous reaction after the jihadi Moplah massacre of Hindus in Kerala. 

Everything is fair in love and war with the Maulana. He has made up his mind that the Moplahs have fought for their religion. And that fact (in his estimation) practically absolves the Moplahs from all blame. That is no doubt a travesty of religion and morality. But to do irreligion for the sake of religion is the religious creed of Maulana Hasrat Mohani. I know it has no warrant in Islam. I have talked to several learned Mussulmans. They do not defend Hasrat Mohani’s attitude. I advise my Malabar friends (outraged Hindus) not to mind the Maulana. In spite of his amazingly crude views about religion, there is no greater nationalist or a greater lover of Hindu-Muslim unity than the Maulana. His heart is sound and superior to his intellect, which, in my humble opinion, has suffered aberration. The Malabar friends are wrong in thinking that the Mussulmans in general have not condemned or have in any way approved of the various crimes committed by the Moplahs. Islam protects even in war women, children and old men from molestation. Islam does not justify jehad except under well-defined conditions. So far as I know the law of Islam, the Moplahs could not, on their own initiative, declare jehad. Maulana Abdul Bari has certainly condemned the Moplah excesses. 

I see nothing impossible in Hindus, as Indians, trying to wean the Moplahs, as Indians, from their error. I see nothing impossible in asking the Hindus to develop courage and strength to die before accepting forced conversion. I was delighted to be told that there were Hindus who did prefer the Moplah hatchet to forced conversion. If these have died without anger or malice, they have died as truest Hindus because they were truest among Indians and men. (Gandhi’s exposition in Young India on the Moplah Massacre, Young India, 26-1-1922, CWMG Vol. 26 pp 24-27) 

Inspired by the same self-destructive for Hindus Gandhian fantasy of Hindu-Muslim unity and inter-religious relations, the GFCH embarked on a similar journey – 

One of the initiatives taken by the GFCH is to work with the Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband in the efforts of the latter to hold rallies against terrorism and to promote religious harmony in different parts of India. The GFCH is planning to undertake more initiatives to promote understanding and harmony among different religious and spiritual organizations. 

Beginning with New Delhi, these conventions witnessed the Deoband School issuing ‘Fatwa’ against terrorism and describing such violent activities as Un-Islamic. These conventions, supported by organizations such as Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind, were held in Hyderabad and Bangalore also and were attended among others by prominent leaders from other religions including Hinduism. On behalf of GFCH, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressed the rally in Hyderabad in October 2008. 

Anti-Terrorism Global Peace Conference, New Delhi, May 31, 2008 

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, one of the leading Islamic organisations, along with several other Muslim outfits owing allegiance to different sects and ideologies, issued a “fatwa” against terrorism at the Anti-Terrorism Global Peace Conference at Ramlila Grounds in New Delhi. 

The conference, organised as part of a series of such public meetings across the country, adopted a seven-point declaration condemning the propaganda that “regards terrorism as synonymous with jehad.” 

There is a world of difference between terrorism and jehad. Jehad is constructive and terrorism is destructive. Jehad is for the establishment of peace; terrorism is the gravest crime as held by Koran and Islam,” the declaration said. 

The Chennai clique, its expanding circle of global compatriots and the Convener HDAS who is also Founder-Patron of GFCH would do well to remember that Gandhi’s mind-stunning folly in leading the INC on the wild-goose-chase for Hindu-Muslim unity and his persistence in interpreting Islam to Hindus as Islam is this or Islam is not that led the Hindu nation to vivisection; not that alone, the Muslims who stayed back in India continue to wage jihad against the Hindus as attested to by the HDAS resolution referring to the district of Melvisharam in Tamil Nadu. 

What the HDAS failed to mention was that the Muslims of Pommalampatti village falling under Periayakulam Taluk in Theni district, do not permit Hindus to celebrate Deepavalli. Hindus who lit fireworks on that day were physically assaulted and intimidated. The Muslims of Pommalampatti have re-named it Tulukampatti, which translates as Muslim village. 

The Muslims of Tamil Nadu have also pressured successive state governments to neutralise and reduce to damp squib the once vibrant Ganesh Chaturti celebrations and processions. The celebration of Bakrid, in stark contrast has become offensively ostentatious with growing numbers of camels and goats paraded in the open streets of Tamil Nadu, as they are readied for slaughter; the alarming growth of animals for slaughter, particularly the camel, on that day is a sign of growing Muslim economic, social and political power. 

Completely discounting ground reality about Muslim religious demography and visible financial clout in Tamil Nadu and impervious to the enormous success that the Church has already achieved in harvesting Hindu souls, and unwilling to even consider the idea of dealing with the menace by dealing sternly with Indian polity at home, the GFCH wants to go global to deal with the predatory Church; and the Convener HDAS is going global too. 

The GFCH website vision/mission statement that it intends to hold discussions with the Russian Orthodox Church to mobilize international opinion against religious conversion, finds its echo in the opening paragraphs of the HDAS resolutions of 2010 which mentions that Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati visited Moscow to meet with the Russian Orthodox Church in his capacity as Convener HDAS. 

There must be an effort to address and involve civilizational groups linked to the Christian and Jewish faiths, sections of which, even though they have conflict of interests with non-aggressive civilizations. There must be an effort to make them conscious of the real need for a solution driven civilizational approach in the context of the increasing perception that militant Islam is the most potent threat at the current historical juncture. Concurrently, denominations among the Christians, like Russian Orthodox Church, Greek Orthodox Church, which are not fundamentally proselytizing in nature, could be leveraged to make global opinion against religious conversions which is amongst the principal reasons for civilizational disharmony particularly between the proselytizing faiths and non-aggressive Hindu-Buddhist faiths“. http://www.gfchindia.com 

Gibberish in high places is the stuff nightmares are made of but if we bravely trudge through the jungle brush we can glean that the GFCH/HDAS tweedledum/tweedledee intend to –

  • Hold talks with Christians and Jews (these are Vatican and American/European Protestant Christians as different from Orthodox Christians) to sell them the lemon that the world, or should it be the globe, needs to adopt a civilizational approach to militant Islam (what this civilisational approach is, is anybody’s fantasy)
  • Hold talks with the Russian and Greek Orthodox Churches to “make global opinion” against religious conversion (To be concluded)

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