New Delhi, March 12, 2009: Of late the Church in India is stressing on inter religious dialogue. While this step by the Church in India looks innocence but it is full of dangerous pitfalls and is a ploy to divert the attention of other religious communities from the actual issues of conversion.
The Catholic Church is organizing a meeting on inter religious dialogue at Mumbai to discuss how to proceed in this matter. The moot question is who are the people behind this move? Little probe would reveal that fanatic Christian Taliban type leaders like Dr. John Dayal , Dr. Joseph D'Souza, Mr. Sajan George, Rev. Fr. Dominic Emmanuel, Rev.K.P.Yohannan and others have been spreading lot of false information about Hindus that they are "violent people" and that there is no " salvation outside the Christianity".
If there is no Moksha or "salvation" for the followers of other religions and only Christianity is the way of salvation through the organized church then the question arises why the inter religious dialogue ? "Inter religious dialogue must be with open mind and without hidden agenda" pleads Mr. P B. Lomeo, a 'Christian journalist' of long standing and member National Governing Board of PCLM. This view is also supported by R.L. Francis, President of Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM).
Human rights activists and writer Joseph Gathia when contacted to respond on the inter religious dialogue stated that in an era of globalization and identity conflict peaceful coexistence of all religion is the only way out. Mr. Gathia further mentioned that "Indian culture is assimilating and people of all faiths are living here hence any effort of inter religious dialogue must be free from ulterior motives"
For inter religious dialogue one needs to practice living with the Hindu , Muslim and Sikh brethren and stop poaching the "souls" from these religion. But the fact remains that Christian Taliban type leaders in India are engaged in converting Hindus, Sikhs (in Punjab and Chattisgarh) and Muslims (in Kashmir) and Buddhist (in Leh –Laddakh).
For real inter religious dialogue "hidden agenda activities "would have to be stopped. Next, to create atmosphere of respect for all religion the Christian educational institutions ought to give admission to Muslims children, children of non-Christian tribals and Hindu Dalits. Are they ready for it? Can Christian Taliban's really enter into a inter-religious dialogue?
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