Catholics refuse Tsunami aid to Hindu's

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  1. Ben W

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    Victims of the Tsunami were overjoyed to see aid trucks arriving with food and fresh water. Yet there joy turned to shock after they were asked to convert to Christianity before they could recieve any aid. There refusal resulted in the aid trucks being driven away.

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    ....And they accuse us Fundamental Bible Believers of being hateful and intolerant....go figure!

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    Not very christian was it.
     
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    Forgive me for being a bit skeptical; the report (which is being referenced across the Internet) originated with Asian News International, whose reputation I cannot judge. It does says its material is "loosely edited."

    I'm not saying that the story is untrue but that I don't know enough to judge whether it is or not.
     
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    I agree rsr. Can you pass me a grain of salt?
     
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    If you can't believe everything you read in OUR media...
    One version of this story has the truck driving villains as "nuns" who fled into their "CARS".

    An excerpt...

    "Heated arguments broke out as the locals forcibly tried to stop the relief trucks from leaving. The missionaries, who rushed into their cars on seeing television reporters and the cameras refusing to comment on the incident and managed to leave the village."

    Which was it, cars or trucks?

    Film at 11? I doubt it.

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    I, too, was skeptical, until a heard a blurb on CNN. It appear, though, that it might have been an isolated case. Certainly not a good Christian example. Not at all.
     
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    From Asia News:

    "New Delhi (AsiaNews) - Hindu fundamentalists have praised the work being by Christian missionary organisations in providing succor to victims of December 26’s tsunami in India. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), armed branch of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the nationalist Hindu party hostile to religious minorities, defined efforts on the part of Christian organizations in disaster areas as 'commendable'."
     
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    Can't find anything on cnn about the case.
    The whole story is a bit strange, nothing is said about the denomination of the missionaries, except that they are nuns. A bunch of nuns does not travel through a disaster area doing missionary work unacompanied. :confused: :rolleyes:
     
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    To give a bit of the flavor of the religious situation in Tamil Nudal, as related by Indians against Christian Aggression:

    "In a disturbing sign of the rampant conversion occurring in the Indian state of Tamilnadu, Christian leaders gathered for the dedication of a congregation of the New Life Assembly of God that will 55,000 people when completed, thereby making it the largest Assemblies of God church facility in the world.

    ... Altogether in India there are 500,000 Assembly of God followers and 4,000 congregations. There are around 40 million Christians in India, but that represents only 4 percent of the population. Missionaries have continued to convert despite implementation in 2002 of anti-conversion law in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu.

    ... Many Hindu organizations are concerned over the drastic rate of conversion in India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. The latest census revealed that Christian population recently overtook Muslims to become the second largest religion in the state after Hindus. Many missionary and evangelist groups are accused of inhumane practices to gain new converts among the impoverished such as denial of economic or medical aid if on refuses to convert to Christianity."
     
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    From the Council on American Islamic Relations website:

    CAIR

    They are against Christians going to Muslim lands and presenting the Gospel. However, as Jerry Falwell pointed out on Bill O'Reilly last night, the Muslims in America have the highest rate of all groups in gaining believers from American jails and prisons. So, it's okay for them to come here in a traditionally Judeo-Christian country and seek converts to Islam, but not okay for non-Islamic faiths to go to Muslim countries and seek converts. Of course this is uneven handed, but truly to be expected from the religion which oppresses and suppresses it's people, especially women.

    Needless to say, Jerry Falwell had excellent answers to this representative from CAIR last night on the program. Christians would never offer aid and make a condition of receiving that aid as being converted. Muslims don't understand that, because they are notorious for coercing people to become Muslim, even at the point of a sword, as has happened the world over and continues to this very day. But Christianity cannot be "coerced." That's what spiritual darkness does not understand.

    I'm not sure I buy the story smearing the Catholics. I suspect it is more Islamic propaganda.

    It is my prayer that the Gospel will reach thousands in spite of efforts to thwart that, so these poor people will be set free from the chains of Islam and Satan and may find the Prince of Peace.
     
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    I, too, was skeptical, until a heard a blurb on CNN. It appear, though, that it might have been an isolated case. Certainly not a good Christian example. Not at all. </font>[/QUOTE]Of course not. They're Catholics. ;)

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    What about the aid workers who were attacked or chased off?

    I have heard reports that a Baptist Mission team was attacked by a muslim group when they were in Sri Lanka setting up a medical aid station. No one was hurt, but it could have been much worse.

    Hows that for gratitude.
     
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    Thanks for that link, superdave. I'm forwarding the link to some of my friends. Praise God for His protection and safety of His own! And Praise God for all the Hindu people who came to know Him!
     
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    Is the group referenced here Catholics, or what? I could not find any reference to Catholics in the link and yet the title of the thread specifically says "Catholics".

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    It's the "nuns" in the OP. Could be Orthodox, or more improbably, Anglican or Lutheran or, even, Methodist.
     

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