Why Jesus failed again at Eraiyur?
The failure at Erayur is serious: As the mass-media flashes news immediately, definitely the Church has been in jitters, nervous and really worried in responding to the violent behaviour of their believers. “Oh God, Oh God, why you have forsaken me?“, thus crying the affected believers. Jesus’ assurance that, “You all one in Christ, whether one is black or white, gentile or Jew” has failed utterly, as these believers have decided to fight with each other.
Karunanidhi and his Black Parivar aid and abet: Thus, when the Black Parivar, atheist Karunanidhi and others have been creating a lot of tamasha, sensation and excitement exploiting the old-man Arumugaswamy, singing Tevram in Tamil and the advocates getting benefits, the Catholic believers want separate Churches to worship, pray and conduct mass. Can Karunanidji help them? Now, Christians fight with each other to worship the same God, conduct prayers invoking the same God and inviting the Priests-Christian Dikshitas to do so. But the Catholic-Disksithas refuse to come. The Catholic Bishops refuse to recognize their Church built. How that they have TWO to approach ONE? Why Karu does not issue GO in this effect? Why the secular Ruler keep quite or indulging in dereliction in his duty? The Black Parivar too has been keeping quite instead of leading the Scheduled Caste Catholics to their own Church, demanding the Catholic priests to conduct the prayers or select one Arumugaswamy-type Anthonysamy or some other Catholicsamy to lead the march! Had they done so, this clash could have been avoided. The two souls could have been saved.
On March 9, 2008 (Sunday): The faithful Christians clashed with each other in the name of Jesus Christ or Mary, as reported by the TV-channels. Of course, they pointed out that they were Vanniars and Dalits (Scheduled Caste). Ironically, the media continues to use the term “Dalit”, though it has already been announced that it is legally incorrect to use such term.
March 10, 2008 (Monday): Evidently, to suppress their omissions and commissions, the Bishops with their political clout started demanding enquiry, commission and compensation!
Enquiry Commissionand Compensation: Antonio Anandarayar now demands a probe into the police firing at Eraiyur in Viulluppuram district. He also appeals to Karunanidhi to form an inquiry commission, compensation to the kin of the victims of police firing and those injured in the clash.
Vicar General knew the problem three months back: P. Antonisamy, the Vicar General said three months ago, Antonio Anandarayar, of Puducherry and Cuddalore, the Archdiocese had constituted a committee to look into the demands of Dalit Christians of Eraiyur. They had sought permission to conduct mass on Saturday evening and warned the Archdiocese to stop discrimination. Thus, the priest-heads in question know the discrimination very well and it has been perpetuated by them in spite of the converted Christians accusing them.
March 12, 2008 (Wednesday): “Peace Talks” were conducted for four hours under Ponmudi, the Minister. Prajen Tranavnith the Collector, Kathiravan the District Revenue Officer, Amalraj S.P, and other officials participated in the talks. They discussed the issue with the two groups and Christian priests separately. Then, Ponmudi asked all the three groups to sit together and discuss. The discussion lasted for four hours. Then, Ponmudi announced, “The meeting was conducted among the three connected groups – he two groups of Eraiyur and the Christian priest of Puducherry and Caddalore diocese for reaching a consensus that such incidences should not recur in Eraiyur and there should be a peaceful solution to the problem. The two groups Vanniyars and Scheduled castes categorically asserted that they should have separate Churches for worship. The Christian priests responded that they would take decision after consulting with other priests in this regard during their meeting to be held on 13th March. Moreover, the Scheduled caste converted Christians have put forward a demand that the Church built by them should be recognized and approved by the diocese. The priests would come to their church and conduct prayers weekly one. The district administration would take decision as for their demand for setting up separate Fair-price shop. After the receipt of the report, the compensation would be granted for the damage” (Viduthalai, Marchh 13, 2008).
March 13, 2008 (Thursday): Indian Catholic responds in its own way as follows. Church leaders appealed for calm after two Catholics were killed and another injured when police fired at clashing groups of Catholics. Father Vincent Chinnadurai, the spokeman for the Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Council told UCA news on March 11, “The clash was “unfortunate and counterwitness to our Church” urging both groups “to reconcile and live amicably“.
Church leaders say the violence stems from alleged caste discrimination. The dalit group in Eraiyur’s Our Lady of the Rosary parish has been demanding a separate parish for their community. The dalit, descendants of low-caste people once called “untouchable,” accuse members of the rival Vanniyar community of neglecting them in the parish. According to the archdiocesan website, the parish was established in the 17th century and has about 10,000 Catholics, making it the biggest in Pondicherry-Cuddalore.
Both feuding groups are considered economically weak, but the Vanniyar place themselves above the dalit in terms of caste. This tussle within the local Catholic community is centuries old, Church people say.
The latest flare-up began when some dalit Catholics went on a fast, demanding that Archbishop Anthony Anandarayar of Pondicherry-Cuddalore recognize a building they had already built as their parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The group wanted the archbishop to officially declare it a parish and send a priest there. They also reportedly demanded the closure of the original parish.
Police told media the demands of the “fasting group” infuriated the Vanniyar people, some 500 of whom attacked a dalit settlement and burned about 30 huts. Media reported that when police baton-charged the mob to disperse it, people responded by throwing stones that injured a few policemen. The police then opened fire. Two members of the Vanniyar community died as a result, and a third was injured.
According to Archbishop Peter Fernando of Madurai, president of the Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Council, another 40 people were injured in the fighting between the dalit and Vanniyar, and have received medical treatment.
The bishops “are saddened by this incident,” he told UCA News. “We urge both communities to restrain from violence.”
The regional bishops’ council will look at such caste problems “more seriously and would try” to find some lasting solutions, Archbishop Fernando said.
Although caste clashes are not unusual in the state, this was the first time Catholics were killed in such clashes, and mainstream media have widely reported this violence.
The above details are from the website: http://www.theindiancatholic.com/report.asp?nid=10324 with emphasis added for the context.
The Revelations: The response of the Church, the Church leaders and of course, the “clashed and clashing Catholics” expose or reveal many interesting details about the utter failure of Jesus Christ in India [Note, we do not have anything against Jesus or Christ, but the way the missionaries convert Hindus, make them fight with each other and make money by them is condemned and criticized].
V Acccording to P. Antonisamy, the Vicar General, it is three months problem or he knws it, as he said three months ago, Antonio Anandarayar, of Puducherry and Cuddalore, the Archdiocese had constituted a committee to look into the demands of Dalit Christians of Eraiyur.
V But UCAN asserts that, “This tussle within the local Catholic community is centuries old, Church people say.” That is from 17th century onwards, they have been struggling but they could not remove the caste! What a wonderful theological experiment in deed in India in the names of Jesus Christ!
V Why the so-called “alleged caste discrimination.” Exists in the Church? Why alleged, the same Christians have written millions of books accepting the caste, race and other discriminations existing within Christianity! Even the in the newspapers, they seek brides and grooms only with caste affiliation instead of Jesus or Mary.
V Why the so-called dalit group in Eraiyur’s Our Lady of the Rosary parish has been demanding a separate parish for their community? The DRC has already implemented separate Churches and therefore, there is nothing wrong in allowing them each group to have a Church.
V Why they should accuse members of the rival Vanniyar community of neglecting them in the parish?
V Why Church built by Scheduled caste Christians is not recognized?
V What is the delay or role of Archbishop Anthony Anandarayar of Pondicherry-Cuddalore here?
V Why they resort to a fast, demanding that Archbishop Anthony Anandarayar of Pondicherry-Cuddalore recognize a building they had already built as their parish church?
V Why they should have wanted the archbishop to officially declare it a parish and send a priest there?
V Why the non-violent method of and the demands of the “fasting group” infuriated the Vanniyar people?
V Why the Counter-Catholic groups should have, some 500 of whom attacked a dalit settlement and burned about 30 huts?
V If “The clash was “unfortunate and counterwitness to our Church” urging both groups “to reconcile and live amicably“, it clearly proves that the Church could not produce any effective witness so far.
V The Jesus also could not make them “to reconcile and live amicably“, in spite of their acceptance of Christ. Why then, Jesus should have failed?
V Ironically, intriguingly and interestingly, the so-called “Black Bishop”, the “Dalit-Bishop”, etc., Ezra Shargunam has been keeping quite! It is inexplicable.
Hindus are concerned about the Catholic clashes: Ultimately, the most affected party has been the Hindus. The Catholics could right royally claim that their Catholic believers fight with each other, but what about the non-Catholics? They have been fishing in troubling waters by converting these failed souls to Protestant, Seventh Day Adventists and other denominations with huge amount of dollars pouring from USA, Germany and other countries through their TNCs, Foundations and affiliated NGOs. The more such intra and inter conversions take place, there would be more theological, lityrgical and other clashes leading to or resulting in physical clashes. Unfortunately, the Black Parivar and Red Parivar groups collude with these groups. As for as the anti-Hindu tirade is concerned, they may be very happy, but considering the implications, the Christians have to be dealing, associating and hobnobbing with them. Hindus, thus get more nuisance, problems and issues, as these groups would ideologically attack them as scapegoat. These Blacksheep attack the Hindu scapegoats and enjoy the benefits together politically, financially and in other aspects. As people come to know the facts, they also start questioning and that is why more and more Christians are getting into the crimes of murders, rape, misappropriation of funds, cheating and so on. Therefore, the Hindus should be vigilant and try to advice the Christians to be careful in their approach and dealings.
 It is not a problem for Catholics, but for Indians and Hindus. The irony is being a Christian, why they should be again and again converted? Is the God changed is not effective or the God is also changed? They should reveal about their position of God to the gullible Hindus as to who is the God Jehovah, Mary, Jesus or Christ? Why then, they fight with Hindus for monotheism, pantheism and so on?