As is the wont of almost all mainstream media in India, the Hindustan Times employs Orwellian terms to describe resistance offered by Sarna communities in Jharkhand to Christianization and threat to their own cultural survival as a "proselytising campaign" launched by the Rashtriya Svayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
In a 10 April 2017 report full of quotation marks showing its barely veiled contempt for a drive allegedly undertaken by the RSS to make "Christianity-free" the Arki area in Jharkhand, the newspaper said: "Ghar Wapsi, the Hindi word for homecoming, is the proselytising campaign launched by some Hindu outfits to convert non-Hindus and “bringing them back into the fold of Hinduism”.
Even while the HT report quotes a tribal leader as explaining the nature of the campaign, it completely omits any mention of the years of Sarna resistance to Christianization, including a massive rally of local people in 2013 against the Roman Catholic Church's installation of a statue that depicts Mary and Jesus as a local saree-clad woman holding her baby.
So the HT would have you believe through its tendentious and wrongly informed reporting that resistance to Christianization and working against its fratricidal effects, if any, constitutes a "proselytising campaign" --- and the actual "proselytising campaign" of conversion to Christianity does not even need to be mentioned as if it were some kind of service provided by a local primary health centre!
Also read the report linked below of August 2013 of The Indian Express (not free from the bias that the Indian media employs in reporting or not reporting the enormous crimes committed by the Christian churches in India) to get a background of the Sarna resistance to Christianization in Jharkhand.
The Roman Catholic Church has been employing the same ethnocidal tools against cultures in India that it has used for centuries against indigenous communities/cultures across the world, most strikingly in the Americas.
The Church uses inculturation --- an ethnocidal tool developed and refined over centuries through its brutal colonization of the world and the massive anthropological studies that have been undertaken by the Western colonizers --- to inoculate a culture with its Jesus myth, which gradually poisons the ethnosphere enough with fratricidal conflict to allow for progressively easier Christianization and eventual stifling of the targeted culture.
In purely conceptual terms, ethnocide means targeting the 'syncretism' of a culture.
'Syncretism' simply means societies regarding diversity and even contrariety of ideas and practices as perfectly natural.
It should be easy to imagine for any sensible person as to why it would be quite impossible for a society to function smoothly without 'syncretism'.
'Syncretism is what distinguishes 'culture' from 'religion'. Every human culture can't help but be 'syncretistic.'
'Religion' (by which I mean only Judeo-Christianity and Islam), on the other hand, rejects 'syncretism' even while exploiting it for its own totalitarian ends.
Judeo-Christianity and Islam abhor and anathematize 'syncretism' because 'syncretism' stands in the way of their false dogma of just ONE person (Jesus or Muhammad) being chosen and commissioned by the singular and jealous God to open the door of divinity, truth, and salvation to all of humanity.
So the Roman Catholic Church goes about professing an interest in a community or culture and gets its missionaries to learn the language and mix with people.
The Church learns about the cultural expressions of the people (such as the iconography of what they hold dear or sacred) and then begins to insinuate the Jesus myth into those cultural expressions, often with the help of global evangelizing organisations that provide the intellectual resources through seminars on 'theology', academic studies, and anthropological data, etc.
All this is done doggedly over years or decades during which the missionaries manage to get a church or two planted, and set up church-funded schools/health centres as well as the so called local 'human rights' groups.
The Roman Catholic Church as well as other branches of Christianity have been carrying out such ethnocidal operations over centuries in all parts of the world. Such 'culture killing' operations are resourced locally as well as nationally and internationally because of the global hegemony that the West enjoys not only in 'religious' terms but also 'secular'.
Such has been brutal effect of these ethnocidal operations that the Roman Catholic Church destroyed cultural diversity of the entire south America in a matter of a century or two and forced millions of its victims to profess the Jesus myth.
The Vatican says the following in an 'apostolic exhortation' called 'Evangelii Nuntiandi'.
"Strata of humanity which are transformed: for the Church it is a question not only of preaching the Gospel in ever wider geographic areas or to ever greater numbers of people, but also of affecting and as it were upsetting, through the power of the Gospel, mankind's criteria of judgment, determining values, points of interest, lines of thought, sources of inspiration and models of life, which are in contrast with the Word of God and the plan of salvation."
“All this could he expressed in the following words: what matters is to evangelize man's culture and cultures (not in a purely decorative way, as it were, by applying a thin veneer, but in a vital way, in depth and right to their very roots), in the wide and rich sense which these terms have in Gaudium et spes, always taking the person as one's starting-point and always coming back to the relationships of people among themselves and with God.
The Gospel, and therefore evangelization, are certainly not identical with culture, and they are independent in regard to all cultures. Nevertheless, the kingdom which the Gospel proclaims is lived by men who are profoundly linked to a culture, and the building up of the kingdom cannot avoid borrowing the elements of human culture or cultures."
Christianity thus positions itself as an ethnocidal (i.e. 'culture killing') force in the world, whose aim is to work against 'syncretism' of human cultures across the world and replace it with a dead, homogenizing dogma of the so called 'monotheism' as expressed in the Jesus myth.
Tribals' body, the Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Mahasabha, has been bitterly opposing the ethnocidal operation that the Vatican has undertaken in Jharkhand to homogenize and Christianize the local communities.
The tribal people organised a massive rally in Ranchi in 2013 against the church's installation of a statue depicting 'Mother Mary' dressed as a tribal woman, obviously as part of the Vatican's worldwide employment of 'inculturation' to convert people to Christianity.
The Church's response has been a brazen attempt to defeat local resistance to evangelization by falsely claiming that it's the Sangh Parivar that's 'communalizing' the issue by mobilizing local people against it.
Monday, April 10, 2017
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