July 16, 2018

Archbishop on the same page as the Mullah

Modi antagonists have launched a fusillade trying desperately to thwart Modi’s mission to retain power in Gujarat for another term .

The intensity of the battle has already reached a feverish pitch and the slanging match is expected to break all records of Indian electoral politics and breach all levels of decency . Meme’s , sex tape , potato to gold , targeted investigative journalism , concocted allegations , temple runs etc., are just a warm-up – the race is yet to begin .

Hardik Patel , the face of Patidhar Quota movement has ganged up with Alpesh Thakor , a OBC leader and

Jignesh Mevani , a Dalit Social Rights activist, in a bid to forge an alliance of convenience pa with Congress to deny BJP another term .

The Congress has unleashed a refurbished Rahul to take on Modi in his home turf . The stress of anti-incumbency on BJP , the disgruntlement of the Patidhars , the continued Muslim hatred of Modi , and disenchantment of the business class post DeMon and GST are issues that are exploitable , and are being exploited to the fullest by the Congress .

But what really is disconcerting is the role of Christians . The Archbishop of Gandhinagar , Thomas Macwan has appealed to Christians to defeat Nationalistic forces, aka BJP . By doing so the closeted dislike of BJP by Christians is now out in the open .

Weren’t Christians supposed to be more circumspect than their more populous minority brethren , the Muslims ?

We are used to Mullah’s and their contemptuous sermons of incitement . We are used to their ridiculous Fathwa . And , we are well aware of the Muslim vote bank . But , a Christian Archbishop’s open letter where he urges his community to defeat ‘Nationalistic forces’ is a blatant attempt at communal politics . A telling acknowledgement of Religion meddling in Politics , and Religious Leaders leveraging their influence to polarise their community .

A manufactured psychosis of fear spread by a religious Head coming at the time of a crucial Election reeks of partisanship of the parish . A blow to true Christians who peacefully coexisted with Hindus , who now have to contend with resentment of the Hindus all because of the insensitivity of a Man called Thomas Macwan .

What concerns the church is not the atrocities against Christians, because incidents haven’t spiked , after Modi took charge , as the church wants us to believe . It’s the deprivation that hurts them most ; The deprivation of freedom to convert at will . The deprivation of funds that they used to raise through a network of NGO’s in their mission to propagate Christianity .

The deprivation of political relevance that they were so accustomed to during earlier regimes .

Hindus supporting a Hindu party is termed as communal politics but the irony is when a Muslim supporting a Muslim political Leader is called ‘Secular Politics’ . Now with this call by the the Christian clergy , irony dies a slow death when a Christians call upon Christians to defeat Nationalistic forces for the country to remain Secular – rather , for the country to be remain a an uneven playground where the Hindus play second fiddle to the Muslims & Christians .

The World has seen that politics and religion go hand in hand . The Papal influence , the Grand Mufti’s influence , the Ayotullah’s influence are legendary . Why is it that only Hindus are called COMMUNAL when Hindus choose to elect a truly Secular party to power in a perfectly democratic manner ?

Isn’t it ‘Hippopotamanian Hypocrisy’ ?

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  • P.V.Ranganathan

    What is the big surprise here? The communalists are supporting an out out communal Congress party.
    Nehru, in the 1950s doggedly pushed through half baked Uniform Civil Code, only for the Hindus, in spite of leading lights of congress party resisting the move. He thereby placed the Muslim Personal Law above the Indian Constitution.
    It was during the draconian Emergency in 1976 that his daughter and Prime Minister, Indira Ghandy added “secularism” and “socialism” to the Constitution, thereby creating a big chasm between minority and majority communities.
    Remember her son, Rajiv Ghandy, again a Prime Minister, went to the extent of passing a resolution with a brute majority in the Lok Sabha in, to overturn the Supreme Court judgment in Shah Bano case in 1985, to appease the Muslim radicals?.
    And his wife Sonia went begging the Mullahs and Maulvis for their votes in 2014 elections.

    In this connection, it will not be out of place to mention here the reaction of a senior congress leader, and former President Mr. Pranab Mukherji on Kanchi seer’s arrest in November 2004:
    “During the Cabinet meeting, I was extremely critical of the timing of the arrest and questioned if the basic tenets of secularism of the Indian state were confined only to Hindu monks and seers? Would the state machinery dare to arrest a Muslim cleric during Id festivities?”- THE HINDU, Chennai, dated October 14, 2017.

    The Congress party was seen as a communal party by its own leaders, notably Mr. A.K.Antony, a christian, who warned the congress leadership in 2014 that the party is increasingly seen by the public as a party of the minorities, notably Muslims. Alas, it was too late but it is still relevant.

    An Archbishop of Mr. Antony’s own religion, has now become the crusader to defeat “Nationalists”. What is he suggesting – that the Indian Christians are anti nationals? The radicals among the Muslims are mostly seen as anti nationals any way because of the shinanigans of the same communal political party this christian shepherd is trying to issue a call to (continue to) support.