Conversion as terrorism. Will the proselytizers ever give this up?

 

Conversion as terrorism

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran implements the new proselytizer gang song

See: http://bharatkalyan97.blogspot.in/2012/02/evangelicals-vatican-reach-agreement-on.html Evangelicals, Vatican Reach Agreement on Proselytizing (June 2011)

After this event of June 2011, when Prozelytizers ganged up and agreed upon strategies to continue the new war for souls, some events unfolded in India five months later.
Cardinal Tauran, the point-man for the Dominus Jesus initiative of Ratzinger visited India to implement the newly agreed upon strategies.
The unethical conversion terrorism continues in a new garb. The cardinal and his troop followers even wear saffron scarves. Remember how Francis Xavier Clooney’s Boston College website showed him wearing saffron with a suryaprabha surrounding his head?
Nothing ever changes in the unchanging proselytizer agenda? After the earlier focus on Orissa, now the venue shifts to Karnataka. The buzzwords used are: ‘to reflect on the contribution of religion in Indian society’ and of course, ‘terrorism’.
Until the Proselytizer gang gives up conversion as terrorism, any dialogue or reports on Vatican radio or wikileak cables will only sound hollow and are utterly devoid of meaning, even if Cardinal Tauran learns to write in Gurumukhi this lifetime.
Read on…
Kalyanaraman
Feb. 15, 2012
The following reports flow from the Vatican wikileak cable of Dec. 22, 2010 (excerpts attached) which contains a full inventory of ‘interfaith dialogues’ (read as: fooling around).
Wednesday 15 February 2012
November 10, 2011
Cardinal Tauran visits India

A Hindu ceremony on the river Ganges

Meeting with religious leaders for peace and harmony between the Hindu, Christian and Muslim communities. “Let’s turn our back to hatred”
VATICAN INSIDER STAFF
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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, visited India this week to meet some senior religious leaders of Hinduism, Sikhism and Islam. This was announced by Vatican Radio.
Cardinal Tauran was accompanied by the Secretary of the Pontifical Council which he chairs, Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata. His visit follows the Day of Peace desired by Benedict XVI that was held in Assisi on 27October.
The conference which was held in Pune, near Bombay, concluded after three days with the aim “to strengthen the relationship” between Hindus and Christians and their “joint collaboration for justice, peace and harmony.” According to Mgr. Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Pune, this meeting between a representative of the Pope and Senior Hindus, in order to promote harmony, sets a “precedence” and thus is an “historic”event.
The meeting was also an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of religion in Indian society, and to explain that violence and terrorism cannot be justified in the name of religion.
Before the assembly, composed of forty Catholic leaders and some thirty Hindu leaders, Cardinal Tauran said that religions are instruments of peace and unity, but was sorry to see that some groups still use violence in the name of religion, thereby creating mistrust between the communities: “It is urgent that we turn our backs on hatred,” said the Cardinal. These words are particularly important in the context of inter-religious tensions that exist in some parts of India, as reported  by Eglises d’Asie, agency for Foreign Missions in Paris.
Attacks against Christian communities have in fact resumed in Karnataka, a state South of India regularly plagued by waves of collective violence. On 3 November  in Kankanady, the Catholic Church of Saint Alphonsa, of Syro-Malabar rite, was desecrated in the night by a group of young Hindus who wore saffron-colored bracelets. One of them was a guest of the student college located in the vicinity.
November 6, 2011

From Vatican Radio’s website (with kudos to the eponymous flower)
November 04, 2011) Vatican’s top official for inter-religious dialogue is on a visit to India to follow up on the impetus given by the interfaith peace meeting convoked by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 27 in the central Italian town of Assisi. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue accompanied by Council secretary Archbishop Pierluigi Celata left for India on Friday to hold meetings with representatives of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Islam. Their schedule until Nov. 14 includes stops in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi and Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine. Their schedule has been organized by the Indian bishops and includes a meeting with Muslim leaders in Mumbai on Sunday. A meeting with Hindus is scheduled from Nov. 6-10 in Pune and another meeting and a seminar with Sikhs is slated Nov. 11-12 in Amritsar. On Nov. 13 they are to hold a meeting and a seminar with Jains in the Indian capital before heading back to Rome.
This is grand, isn’t it?
He had the impetus. He just had to follow up on it….
Inspiring….
I just have an “impetus” to have a ten-day holiday in India, too. I should really, really follow up on it. Pity I am not so much into this kind of ecumenism, let alone have people forking out for the costs….
I can vividly picture Cardinal Tauran sitting there in Assisi with his faithful secretary, thinking: “wow, these people are really, really cool! Like, soooo cool! I must get to know them better, all of them! I mean, like, we can learn soooo much from Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Islam! Perhaps I should pray in the Golden Temple? It would be, like, sooo cool!….”
Or perhaps he just wanted to profit from Assisi to take an exotic holiday the other side of the planet, with the programme looking very much like a sightseeing guide.
I truly hope the second hypothesis is true, and the Cardinal is just wasting the money of the faithful for his own pleasure.
Mundabor

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Wikileak: An inventory of the Vatican’s interfaith dialogue
Dec 26, 2010 at 9:30 AM PST
Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin 09VATICAN134 2009-12-18 11:11 2010-12-22 21:09 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vatican VZCZCXRO0172
Excerpts: …
1. (SBU) Summary: The Vatican is a leader or partner in many
inter-religious dialogues, primarily with the “Abrahamic”
religions – Islam, Judaism, and of course, other Christians.
Vatican leaders are also beginning to reach out to Asian faiths.
This cable describes the Vatican’s primary, organized
dialogues. Septels: A) analyze why the Vatican pursues
interfaith dialogue, and B) propose USG-Holy See collaboration
in support of such discussions. End Summary.
Outreach to Asian Faiths

————————

9. (C) Despite the difficulty for the Vatican of finding common
ground with polytheistic religions, Holy See officials are
starting to do just that in an effort to support peace,
religious freedom, human rights, and local solutions to local
problems (see septel). Cardinal Tauran travelled to India in
June 2009 for initial dialogue with Hindus. Tauran’s goal was
to go beyond the positive assurances that had characterized
previous meetings with Hindu leaders. Specifically, he sought
to bridge the gap between his Indian interlocutors’ stated
goodwill and the continuing hostility toward Christians in parts
of India like Orissa, especially by some Hindu nationalists.

The Vatican also raised concerns about Indian anti-conversion
laws — although they have not been enforced. Cardinal Tauran
also traveled to Japan in August 2009, to initiate discussions
with Buddhists and other Asian faiths.

10. (SBU) Comment: Tauran acknowledges quietly that the Vatican
has not paid sufficient attention to relations with Asian
religions. He is not an expert on polytheistic religions and is
unlikely to find — or even seek — common theological ground
with their precepts. Instead, as he and his Council increase
their outreach to these communities, they will challenge their
interlocutors to remove obstacles to the enjoyment of religious
freedom for all. End comment.

Comment——-

11. (C) The number and scope of the Vatican’s inter-religious
dialogues is unparalleled by that of any other church or
organization in the world. The dialogues are already effective
in preventing or smoothing over misunderstandings and tensions.
The big question is how to translate into concrete actions the
high moral principles that the world’s major religions bring to
the dialogue table. Septel includes proposals for USG
engagement with the Vatican in support of interreligious
understanding and action.

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