Some sage, in defending Hinduism, said that a convert is not just a
Hindu less but an enemy more. It thus the duty of the Hindus to defend
by whatever means, if the opponent says that it is his duty to convert
Hindus by whatever means.
Furthermore, it is only realistic to assume that this tactics of fooling
the people is common in many churches, not just in Karnataka but also in
Priest admits to idol worship in churches
Express News Service
12 Mar 2009
Introduction: “The duty of every Christian is to convert non-Christians
to Christianity by any means.”
BANGALORE: In a revelation that could have widespread ramifications,
Father Joseph Menengis, priest of St James Church in Mariyannapalya,
Bangalore, confessed before the Justice B K Somashekara Commission of
Inquiry on Wednesday that idol worship was being performed in churches
to attract Hindus and convert them to Christianity.
The Commission is inquiring into the recent attacks on churches in
“Hindus believe in idol worship. So to attract them to Christianity,
idol worship is performed in churches,” Menengis said.
During cross-examination, the priest said that “despite idol worship
being prohibited in Bible, we have idol worship in churches.”
“The duty of every Christian is to convert non-Christians to
Christianity by any means,” the priest told the commission.
St James Church was attacked by miscreants on September 21, 2008.
The church is running co-education institutions, with classes from first
to eight standard.
During cross-examination the priest confessed that “no girl students are
permitted to use kumkum, bangles and wear flowers. In our institution,
we have moral science textbook.
But it does not contain texts regarding Holy Bible and Jesus,” the
The commission has requested the priest to submit the textbook to it.
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