An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Church Quotas, End-of-the-World and Hallucinating Evangelists

There is trouble brewing in various places since the Christian missionaries have messed up the religious atmosphere in India through “conversion by hook-or-crook” actions. Look at this guy… he must be one heck of a frustrated soul! He obviously doesn’t really care about Jesus.. he seems to have been afflicted with a tribal mentality to get to his “quota goal” for conversions… and he calls that liberation!

Its bad enough that this Biju is superstitious and hallucinating, he also wants to bondage the mentality of thousands others onto his sick and base ways of the world thru money/power/coercion… Welcome to Terrorism, Church Style!

Biju Verghese believes the end of the world is coming. This faith makes his work urgent: Convert as many Indians to Christianity as possible. Or, as he puts it, “reach the unreached at any cost.”

Mr. Verghese is a new breed of missionary, tied not to the mainline Protestant or Catholic churches that came with European colonizers but to expansionist evangelical movements in the US, Britain, and Australia. These newer Christians are now the most active here, swiftly winning over Indians like Verghese who in turn devote themselves to expanding the church’s reach, village by village.

Aside from an attraction to the Christian message, some converts welcome the chance to free themselves from a low-caste status within Hinduism. Some may adopt Christianity by simply adding it to their existing beliefs. To others, conversions are a positive statement that you can choose your religious identity rather than have it fixed at birth.

But the success of recent Christian missionaries and their methods of quick conversions have brought tensions with other religions, including some Christians who fear that certain evangelicals are contributing to a volatile – and at times violent – religious atmosphere. The new missionaries put an emphasis on speed, compelled sometimes by church quotas and a belief in the approach of the world’s end.

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