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Ramayana Parampara among the Garos and the Jaintias of Meghalaya

Dadhi Mathan, the childhood story of Keli Gopal (Sri Krisnā) is the only play based on one of the episodes from the Mahabharata. Bhari Gan is mainly performed as a part of the different traditional modes of worship and rituals and ceremonies of the Rabhas and the Garos. In a full-fledged occasion of such traditional worship such as Bhar Puja, both the Dadhi Mathan and a Ramayana-based play are performed.

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How Christianity Destroyed the Pagan Greece

In this article, Sittun Swayam Prakash explains how Catherine Nixey has told the story of the destruction of the pagan polytheistic world by ascendant Christianity in the early first millennium. It is a heart breaking story of how ancient Greece was destroyed, its philosophers killed, its temples desecrated and its books burned.

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Theology of Hate – How Christianity Destroys Paganism

The Palghar Lynching of Hindu Sadhus has shaken the conscience of many Hindus. The case is still not clear. The area is known for violent Christian missionary activity, and the NGO which is trying to arrange for the release of the accused in the case has ties to the Church. Moreover, the recent mysterious death of the VHP assigned lawyer to the Hindu side, Digvijay Trivedi in an ‘accident’ during the lockdown makes the case even murkier. This article discusses how the Church routinely fills tribals’ hearts with hatred of everything Hindu.

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Mother Teresa: Saint or Soul Vulture?

In this searing piece, Satish Verma analyzes the life and work of Mother Teresa, on her birth anniversary. Tracing her life's work through two important publications he shows that more than anything else, Mother Teresa was a soul vulture whose primary goal was to convert Hindus to Christianity and it was in her and church's benefit that India shall always be portrayed as a poor hellhole.

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Is the Caste System the main reason for the religious conversion of lower castes? : Missionary debates of the Nineteenth Century

It is evident from the missionaries debates that the caste system is neither the main reason for the religious conversion of lower castes, nor is it responsible for their backwardness. Today, if the support of reservation is needed to uplift the lower castes who converted to Christianity hundreds of years ago, then the Church must accept its failure and free these people from the shackles of Christianity.

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ईसाई मिशनरी और जाति-संस्था

सन् १८५७ के पूर्व का विशाल मिशनरी साहित्य एवं पत्र-व्यवहार धर्मांतरण के मार्ग में दो ही बाधाओं का उल्लेख करता है। एक, जाति-संस्था के कड़े बंधन, जिसके कारण धर्मांतरित व्यक्ति जाति से बहिष्कृत कर दिया जाता था। दूसरा कारण था पूरे समाज में ब्राह्मणों के प्रति अपार श्रद्धा का भाव। ब्राह्मणों की नैतिक-बौद्धिक श्रेष्ठता को चुनौती दे पाने में मिशनरी स्वयं को असमर्थ पा रहे थे। अपने इस अनुभव के कारण ईसाई मिशनरियों ने जाति-संस्था को ब्राह्मणवाद की रचना मानकर उसे तोड़ना ही ईसाई धर्म का मुख्य लक्ष्य घोषित कर दिया।

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The Doctrine of a Dead Man – A Pagan View of Christianity

Gnostics saw in the Jewish messiah—the Zaddikite figure that later morphed into the Christian redeemer, Jesus Christ—a counterfeit revealer and a bogus model of humanity. His claim to exclusivity as the “only-begotten Son of God” was simply a lie intended to set up an authority that could not be challenged by mere mortals. In the tradition of the Mysteries, revealers appear periodically through the ages to enlighten and teach.

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The Victim-Perpetrator Bond: The Religious Roots of Genocide – Part II

What abuse was inflicted upon Europeans prior to the fifteenth century that produced in them a drive for domination by violence, provided righteous justification for that violence, and led them to commit genocide and ecocide on a global scale? What happened in ancient Europe before Europeans went forth to conquer, convert and colonize the New World?

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The Redeemer Complex: The Religious Roots of Genocide – Part I

Humans may commit violence for many reasons, they may seek to oppress and dominate others for a variety of causes, but when domination by violent force, both physical and psychological, is infused with righteousness and underwritten by divine authority, violence takes on another dimension. It becomes inhuman and deviant.

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Hagia Sophia and the Return of Islam

This article discusses a watershed moment in world history: Hagia Sophia turning into a mosque again. This monument which was created as a church in 6th century in Christian Constantinople was converted into a mosque in 1453 after Constantinople lost to the Islamic armies of Sultan Mehmet II and Constantinople became Istanbul. But after the creation of Modern Turkey, this was turned into a secular institution, a museum, in order to show respect to history. Turning the wheel of time back to the fundamentalist sands of 7th century Arabia, Erodan, the Islamic fanatic President of Turkey makes this a mosque again.

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