While some members of this group are blaming the VHP and Bajrang Dal for going violent against the minorities and are referring to the violent incidents in Mangalore, Hubli and other parts of Karnataka, here is a report, appeared in Deccan Herald, Karnataka's leading newspaper, to shed light what had triggered the so-called 'Hindu militants' to go on rampage.
When I was on way Tirupati, an evangelist handed me a leaflet in the train. The extract of the booklet was, 'Hindu gods and goddesses are fake and the actual God is Jesus.' After going through the report, tell me now who is fanning communal passion and why shouldn't there be violence?
I remember a famous saying of Jesus-
'Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?'
I would be eager to hear from Gladson Dungdung and John Horo.
While the Bajrang Dal alleges that these books are being distributed through the New Life Trust of Christians, the Trust has claimed that it has got nothing to do with the book...
"Vishnu himself admits that he committed a blunder. I can't offer prayers to such a God. I don't like you people offering prayers to him" (Page 40)
"Rama, instead of advising his wife Sita, that she was eyeing a magical deer not a golden one, he went chasing the deer. Is he not a fool? How can he be a God?" (Page 42)
"Vashishta, progenitor of Brahmins, is Srirama's guru. He was born to Urvashi, a prostitute." (Page 48) "Krishna, in the Vishnu Purana, admits that he does not deserve Shamantakamani. He said only he who does not have darkness in him deserves it. It is clear that Lord Krishna is not a symbol of light, but darkness. We should not forget that one who is filled with darkness cannot be a God" (page 50)
The above quotes are excerpts from Satya Darshini, the translation of a book published by Karunamaya Ministries, Carmel Church, Hyderabad. The 200-page book is in Kannada.
While the Bajrang Dal alleges that these books are being distributed through the New Life Trust of Christians, the Trust has claimed that it has got nothing to do with the book.
The author introduces himself as being born to a Vaidika Brahmin family. He served as the main priest at a Lakshminarayanaswamy Temple. When his sojourn to find true God began, he faced many hurdles. His own people tortured him. His people had left him in the temple without food for seven days. He was freed by Jesus Christ.
He realised that Hindu Gods were not worthy to be worshipped, since they had committed blunders like human beings.
Then he started worshipping Jesus, and began spreading the message of Jesus. Later, he started the Karunamayi Ministries and Carmel church.
Bajrang Dal State Convenor Mahendra Kumar said the book has been translated into Kannada by Ramareddy, who hails from Bangalore.
"The book denigrates Hindu gods - Rama, Krishna, Vashishta. As the book was circulated widely, Hindu youth were infuriated. They attacked churches as a measure to show their anger. The New Life Trust should be held responsible for the attacks," he added.
He said that the trust had been into conversion activities for years. Lok Sabha member H T Sangliana was the main trustee, and he had been monitoring the activities of the trust from Bangalore, he added.
"If he is arrested, the truth about the trust and its activities will come out. The state government should arrest him," Mahendra Kumar said.
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