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A recent news report in Hindustan Times on forcible conversion to Christianity unveiled the atrocious nature of shelter homes run by many such foreign aided orphanages across the country.


Child abuseThe report claimed that children were inhumanely hung by their wrists from a ceiling fan and denied food if they failed to recite passages from Bible.

The ghastly ordeal of the children ended when Police raided the house and rescued them.

However, the incident has given a food for thought.

Promise of a better future:

Plenty of people are found in public places including metro stations, railway stations, market places distributing pamphlets and free copies of Bible. They target the people from the lower strata of the society and lure them of a better future. Promises are made to train them and place them in lucrative jobs.

Poverty and unemployment are still a menace in India. The Christian missionaries are very much aware of the fact and use it for their own interest.

There is always a condition attached when the needy people go to them. These shelter homes ask them to get converted to Christianity to live the promised dream. The people of the hungry nation have no way out. Poverty forces them to send their children to the shelter homes. And the ordeal begins.

The English and the western power blocs aided by some local factions have created a notion and misconception that speaking English is more advantageous and ensures the chance of getting a job.

But through the process of English teaching, the agents of the west, especially the Vatican, propagate Christianity. Their effort is so strategic that English language and Christianity gets entwined in the teachings.

Does one need to recite Bible to learn English?

Obviously not.

But it is a must in schools run by Christian missionaries. They claim that they are pure Christian institutions with the provision to admit students of other faith. But prayers and Bibles are fed to the students of other faiths.

This is a snob effect. These education institutions lure students with the propaganda that they make students smart, disciplined and job ready. But how does teaching Bible and luring people to get converted into Christianity make a person job ready?

Promise of a shelter

Homelessness is a stigma in a developing country like India. The ever growing population is making matters works. The Vatican people aided by the European Union are aware of it.

Bandel Church

The Portuguese came to Bandel, West Bengal in 1598 and set up a church in the banks of the Ganga river. Since then the Hindu population have been gradually diminishing.

In the last ten years, Bandel has witnessed a sea change with Vatican city sending huge funds for building colonies and revamping the age-old church. Numerous missionary schools opened and job opportunities increased. But the condition for getting a job was same.

Get converted.

Getting converted to Christianity also came with a bonus. A house and a land were also provided.

The Church offered a higher price to landowners to purchase lands thereby increasing the prices of the plots. It became impossible for a commoner to purchase a land. And in the lands, the Church made houses and gave them to people who embraced Christianity.

The local administration is still silent. Their sons and daughters go to the ‘premiere’ schools run by the Church.

Britishers are long gone but their legacy is still alive and kicking.

While the Muslims in India are claiming to be victims of growing intolerance, the Christians are remaining aloof but steadily spreading their tentacles to grab control over the nation. (Picture courtesy: huffpost.com)

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