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Coming Home To Intuition And Reason – From Blind Belief-Maria Wirth << News analysis file 1
January 5, 2015
Subject: Fanfare Over “Ghar Wapasi” And Futile Debate Over It When No Scope Exists
Most of you must have by now had enough dose on a matter that, as we shall see, does not call for attention in the manner it is currently affecting the body politic of the country.
We have today two very erudite presentations with us (copy of both attached): one by Maria Wirth and the other by Rakesh Sinha, both of whom are well-known to all our friends and well-wishers. Maria’s paper has been doing rounds for some time and has come to us from different quarters. We told Maria even then, we would like to present it in our way to help proper appreciation of this great piece, “Coming Home To Intuition And Reason–From Blind Faith”.
Rakesh’s paper dilates on: “The Abuse of Art.25 Has To Stop”. He puts it straight. “Ghar Wapasi” is constitutional.
Friends, although we shall attempt to put across to you the main points or the thrust of these two highly thoughtful and relevant papers in the present day context, our earnest request is: kindly go through both these papers attached at your convenience.
Maria in her inimitable and simple manner explains:
· how both Christianity and Islam do not want Hinduism to enjoy the right that they feel, rather strongly feel, is their own (should we say, absolutely own), that is, to win over or convert people to their respective religions;
· how, imagining a case of a group of islanders, not exposed to human civilisation, will or do actually behave. In their search for truth, these islanders might come to perceptions similar to those in Sanatan Dharma (of the Hindus), as that did not and does not depend on any event in history (as needed in both Christianity and Islam). That is an inquiry into “That What Truly Is Now and Always”.
· both Christianity and Islam have been utilising the threat of God and Prophet overseeing their activities for deciding whether you would go to heaven or hell, a theory that has not been scientifically proved yet.
So, Maria asks: “Should not any ideologies that demand allegiance be intensely scrutinised in the interest of humanity”?
Rakesh tackles the issue of freedom of religion, as guaranteed in Art. 25 of the Constitution, that is, on the legal front. He refers to the Neogi Committee, set up in 1965 by the then Nehru government (that is, not by the RSS), that found “the Christian missionaries and Islamic clerics using money and deceitful means to convert poor, illiterate victims of feudal social order. subverting India’s secular democracy by using foul means to convert tribals”. (Comment: As a matter of fact, almost total conversion led by the Baptist missionaries of the vast tracks of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and parts of Assam was/is, to any student of North-East history, Nehru’s “gift” to India. The penchant and doggedness of foreign Christian missionaries to seek permission for visiting rural tribal areas indeed raised lots of interest and curiosity among young executives working in organisations like the Intelligence Bureau, whose clearance used to be mandatory prior to such visits. Often times, papers never came back when the purpose of having chosen certain areas was asked for.)
Rakesh then points out that on December 2, 1978, an Anti-Conversion Bill was moved by one Shri OP Tyagi in Lok Sabha. Among stoutest opponents to the Bill was Mother Theresa. An anti-Conversion Act is a pre requisite to protect the sanctity of Art. 25 and quash the deleterious effect of premeditated demographic engineering.
Rakesh then opines:”Ghar Wapasi” is not a counter or an act of re- conversion. It is a cultural ratification of a person or group that had been converted to another faith as a part of demographic conquest.
Let us also note that the issue of some Hindu converts coming back to “home” is nothing very new in history. Without, however, going into that here, it will be only proper to quote at least only one observation of Mahatma Gandhi in this context:
If a person through fear, compulsion, starvation, or for material gain or consideration goes over to another faith, it is a misnomer to call it conversion. Most cases of conversion have been to my mind a false coin. I would therefore unhesitatingly re-admit to the Hindu fold all such repentants without much ado. If a man comes back to the original branch, he deserves to be welcomed in so far as he may deem to have erred, he has sufficiently purged himself of it when he repents his error and retraces his steps. –Mahatma Gandhi
We have also seen a report clearly explaining how even governments are virtually helping conversion away from Hinduism (Funding Outbound Conversion), Priyadarshi Dutta, “The Pioneer” January 5, 2014.
Friends, we could have rested the matter here. But, our conscience asks us: what has been wrong or unethical in this so-called “Ghar Wapasi” drive being made much of? As a matter of fact, there is more than enough justification for vigourously undertaking what Maria Wirth would like to call “de-conversion”. It is the utter failure of efforts by the Arya Samaj and others to do their job well that has led to the present situation.
Well, Friends, we shall take that up separately another day. We rest our case here for the present and would await brickbats from learned scholars, disagreeing with us, may be violently. We will have opportunity to learn.
(Former Spl. Director, IB)
(President, Patriots’ Forum)
Source: Patriot Forum
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