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Students at Orphanage in India Forced to Pay Idol Worship Fee
Hindu extremists in West Bengal, India who earlier this year refused to admit Christian orphans to a high school have forced them to contribute funds for idol worship in order to gain admission, sources said.
The conflict in Kharagpur, Paschim Medinipur, last month led the hard-line Hindus to throw stones at a Christian orphanage, shut it and other social programs down and threaten to arrest the head of the organization that operates them. The Rev. Dr. Subimal Dutta, director general of Ambassadors Service Society, which operates the Gilgal Children‚Äôs Home, told Compass he faced the threats and program shut-down after opposing the collection of money for idol worship at government schools or government-aided schools....
western world also has payment to idols, they just use words such as "science" for their hexes, spells, and myths----not to make light of it when it happens to anyone. Somehow westerners can see when an idol is painted on a stick, that it is an idol, but when it comes in a more clever form, they get all wrapped intellectually in it and can't find their way out........
Paul Claudel wrote: . . .that oriental religion is the devil's invention. In these ecumenical times one is not supposed to say such things. Yet that is my inescapable conclusion. The faith of the worshippers is, without any doubt, sincere, even fervent....But the objects of worship are brutal, inhuman deities who know how to scare, punish, avenge, mock and cheat, not to elevate and forgive; and the environment surrounding the worshippers repels rather than attracts: horrid, grimacing idols with cunning or cruel stares; incredibly gaudy vulgarity, copulating monkeys, defacating cows, mud, stench, garbage. Hippies are drawn to this witches' brew, and the reason is not far to find. . . .
"The agreement allows the Society to resume limited Christian social programs and also calls for teaching about Christ to be restricted to the Society compound. In addition, the Society must provide jobs to six local Hindus, and committee members of the Society‚Äôs primary school must be nominated by the local political party."
Remember to praise your local Hindu's for such an indiscriminate, inclusive and loving religion.
Hinduism::- "In contrast to kāma, prema ‚Äď or prem ‚Äď refers to elevated love. Karuna is compassion and mercy, which impels one to help reduce the suffering of others. Bhakti is a Sanskrit term, meaning "loving devotion to the supreme God." (Wiki)