Monday, March 1, 2010

Haindava Keralam - global community of dedicated Hindu Keralites with a peace mission

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    • H Balakrishnan
    • Dr. Rajaram wrote: " The creation of this myth and the history is told in detail by the Canadian scholar Ishwar Sharan (not his original name) in his famous book "The Myth of St. Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple". The purpose of the myth was to create a local martyr. Christianity depends heavily on the appeal of martyrs who are projected as victims like Jesus Christ. Then as now, Church leaders liked to pose as victims to generate sympathy and propaganda.
    • Further. " In his foreword to Ishwar Sharan’s book the Belgian scholar Koenraad Elst wrote: “ In Catholic universities in Europe, the myth of the apostle Thomas going to India is no longer taught as history, but in India it is still considered useful. Even many vocal ‘secularists’ who attack the Hindus for relying on myth in the Ayodhya affair, off-hand profess their belief in the Thomas myth. The important point is that Thomas can be upheld as a martyr and the Brahmins decried as fanatics.”

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