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Christianity and Islam don’t have room for a discourse. Hindus must Stop Pleasing their former Christian or Muslim masters, says Maria Wirth

The Indian Vedas are powerful, yet, it makes no claims of dominance over other religions

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  • Islam and Christianity are known as Abrahamic Religions
  • Hinduism, distinct from the Abrahamic religions, has features that set it apart
  • It is import to Indianize the current religious discourse

August 16, 2017: A few months ago, when Maria Wirth attended the Interfaith Dialogue held in Delhi where she heard from representatives of Hinduism, Christianity and Islam.

Maria writes in her blog that however, more than being a religious discussion, it turned into an event for the promotion of Christianity and Islam, the two Abrahamic religions. She adds that while the two religions praised themselves, Hindus came up and praised the other two religions as well.

This consideration for the other religion was not reciprocated by the Abrahamic religions.

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It looked like the Hindus were still trying to please their former colonial masters. But they have left an influence that often blinds Indians to the richness of their own religion. This can be seen in the case of gradual demise of Sanskrit.

She boldly writes: “After Independence, the terms ‘secular’ and ‘communal’ were used as sticks to beat Hindus with. However, those sticks have become brittle now. Many Indians see through the agenda. They wonder why the religions of the invaders are favored over their own ancient tradition”.

The concept of secularism and communalism is often confused in the religious discourse. Hinduism is very distinct from Islam and Christianity. While these two religions work extremely hard to convince that they are all knowing truths, Hinduism despite its solid philosophical foundations makes no such claims.

The Abrahamic religions claim they are the ‘revealed’ religions. And they do not allow any questioning or criticism. Maria brings to the attention of readers a glaring fact: “Several Muslim countries lobbied with the United Nations to outlaw criticism of Islam. However, there is a flaw in their argument and it is the duty of Hindus to expose it”. She says that the flaw is obvious,i.e., neither of them can claim ‘originality’ and none can stand the ‘test of reasoning’

The Indian Vedas are powerful, yet, it makes no claims of dominance over other religions. It is the Vedas that have helped the human civilization progress. It consists of universal and immortal laws.

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We know that Hinduism is older than Christianity and Islam. Hence, Vedas had much long ago declared that there is one Brahman that created the universe. This was taken up by Judaism and further customized to liking by Islam and Christianity.

Maria Wirth exposes the sinister claim of Islam and Christianity that they insist on one superhuman entity watching over us, who then decides our worth on the judgment day post death. We owe our existence to this entity and one must convert to its religion to be worthy of living.

Wirth notes that this has caused a lot of bloodshed in the whole of human history.

Instead of these misguided notions, Dharma and Satya need to be brought back into our lives and the religious discourse that goes along with it. Our dharma is innate to us. It is our very consciousness.

But Islam and Christianity demand the suppression of one’s consciousness. The rising Islam extremism and terrorism is a product of this. And of course, it is backed by their scriptures.

The two religions are hypocrites as they downgrade ‘idol worshipping’ Hinduism. This is a major issue that threatens the Hindu religion.

Islam and Christianity’s purpose is to convert others to their thought while Hinduism is a profound philosophy based on pluralism and anti-expansionism.

This is the link to the original blog post by Maria Wirth.

– Summary of the article done by NewsGram team. 

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What is the Symbolic Element Christening Gowns in Christendom?

Significance of Baptism in Christian tradition

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baptism is a highly-revered Christian ceremony that has a lot of symbolism. Pixabay

First of all, baptism is a highly-revered Christian ceremony with a lot of symbolism that is traced to biblical times. We will tell you a story that will both excite as well as educate you on the origin of this highly symbolic Christian tradition.

According to Christian beliefs, everyone born on earth comes with the ‘original sin.’ The history of this concept is traceable to the biblical story about the origin of mankind.

Where It All Began

It’s said that when God created the world, he created a man called Adam and later created his wife called Eve from his ribs when he was caused to fall asleep. They were both living in the Garden of Eden.

One day, the devil came to convince Eve to eat the fruit from a tree at the center of the garden against God’s instructions. The tree was called the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The devil told Eve to eat of the tree and also give to Adam. That they will be as wise as God.

Eve did as she was told and also gave to her husband. Their act grieved God a lot, and He cursed and banished them from the garden.

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Christian attachment to the act of baptism or christening is very strong. Pixabay

The Coming of Jesus Christ

Many years later, while mankind was suffering from the consequences of the original sin committed by our progenitors, God decided to have mercy and sent His only begotten son, Jesus, to be the Messiah that will save the whole of mankind.

When Jesus was grown up, he requested John the Baptist to baptize him in the River Jordan as a sign that all sins have been washed away from him.

Immediately after Jesus’ baptism, a white dove descended from heaven and perched on his head while God’s voice bellowed from heaven telling the world to behold His beloved son with whom He is well pleased.

Baptism as a Christian Tradition

Thus, began a serious Christian attachment to the act of baptism or christening. This particularly significant ceremony or tradition is performed at babyhood with white as the most preferred color as it was the dove’s color.

White is said to symbolize purity after the washing away of sins. This is why most christening gowns canada, just like a huge fraction of Christian countries, come in white.

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Baptism is a highly symbolic Christian tradition. Pixabay

On the Use of One Christening Gown Passed Down for Generations

The significance of the christening gown has gained massive acclaim within the Christian fold in such a way that most families have adopted the use of a single christening gown for baptizing or christening their babies for generations.

You will be surprised that quite a good number of christening gowns canada are pieces of a family heirloom that has been used for generations to preserve family legacies and heritage of many great Canadian families.

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The significance attached to the christening gown is further heightened by the fact that it is used only once in a lifetime. It is quite a memory to preserve, and most adults always appreciate the feeling of nostalgia that they have when they set eyes on their christening photographs.

In conclusion, in some Christian denominations, one can never be fully accepted if one did not undergo baptism as a baby.