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When it comes to Hinduism ; Muslims/Christians say they have got every right to preach and convert as many as possible. And some so called intellectuals amongst us also supports them saying converting on free will is O.K. But when a Muslim/christians wants to give up their religion and comeback to their original religion they create havoc on the individual who wants to give up Islam/christianity

Why this double standard??

Asked by SREENIVAS, 18 Nov '08 11:59 am
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Mr. Sreenivas, u have addressed a correct & valid point.........people who wants to reconversion back to original religion is facing dire consequences. I have some bitter experiences....
1. One of my friend has lost life as he was in love with a muslim girl and was not willing to convert to muslim religion at the time of marriage.
2. Most of the conversions are being done either by taking advantage of poverty or by using political power
3. At local newspaper, one converted christian wrote (by hiding his original identity) that he got some money when he converted to christianity (at south india) and after 1 year of conversion, local church fund raising society is demanding for regular monthly donations from him ......He was a hand to mouth family man and was facing problem in providing financial donation to those christian fund raising society......They also threatened him for reconversion back to original religion...
Answered by saumen ganguli, 18 Nov '08 03:17 pm

 
  
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Due to wrong belief system that one should follow modern world otherwise he is likely to be considered as backward. Political leadership after independence promoted secularism whereby protection of right of minorities to follow their religion, rightly so, is necessary. But unfortunately no such consideration was accorded to Hindus. In their enthusiasm to promote their brand of secularism they overlooked and totally ignored the real objective of promoting secular policy of keeping religion away from politics and respecting every religion. Instead insulting and hurting Hindu sentiments is virtually considered a progressive act. Adding insult to the injury Hindus were called, outdated, backward, communal, superstitious and what not. It is painful to find revered saints like Shankaracharya of kaanchi ,Bapu Asaram ji ,Kripalu Maharaj ji,Baba Ramdev and host of others being insulted and ridiculed only because they are following an ancient religion with principles of universal love and brot ...more
Answered by yogesh chandra sharma, 18 Nov '08 02:22 pm

 
  
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Everybody is free to choose the religion as what he likes. but should not be by force. Everybody having free same right to choose perfect real religion.. Then why Hindu, RSS, VHP,BJP making troubles in conversion from Hindu to other religion.
Answered by SATTAYAM, 18 Nov '08 01:18 pm

 
  
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Might is Right is the policy of the societies from which such people have come from. They presume they are mighty. Secular people of our country agree to this point of view to buy 'vote' or 'peace'. These secular people are again mighty. Can you or anybody challenge the mightyTigers/Lions?
Answered by SATYAPRAKASH AGRAWAL, 18 Nov '08 01:58 pm

 
  
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Muslims,Christians , Bhuddists, Jains etc are all religions formed after a sect from the original religion tought about separating from the original religion which had no name. Even the name Hindu which is considered as the oldest of all religions has been given its name by others. Originally it was termed as the Sanatan Dharma. So all the other religions have full right to preach conversions. In fact the approach should be that conversions leave only the best followers in the religion. Look at the Parsis, they never bother about converting people, they go to the extent of shunning people of their own faith on the slightest erring. Yet their faith is most respected and untouched. Religion has lost the relevance. Its time we think above religion and BANISH RELIGION
Answered by manoj thakur, 18 Nov '08 01:10 pm

 
  
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Correct - if someone says conversion on one's own will is right - the he or she has to accept that reconversion back to original religion or to a new religion is also right. Their logic is simple - they consider their religion as superior to other faiths and consider other faiths either as not fulfilling, not catering to human needs or consider them as superstitious and backward. If you listen to any christian meeting or speech where there are converts you will hear this point directly or indirectly made. Ofcourse muslims consider theirs as the true religion.
Another stress made by christianity is that Jesus has been a human with supernatural powers - and he has experienced pain and suffering that we undergo and understands and heals us - whereas other religions are just beliefs where the God hasnt been in man's shoes.
Also christians and muslims say that Hindus have idol worship and critisize it. Now what about statuses of Jesus and Mary ? These are idols that are worshiped too. N ...more
Answered by NASAman, 18 Nov '08 12:06 pm

 
  
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Individual will have to take the decision whether conversion is necessary or not. Sometime they take the advantage of weakness. God is for all and everywhere. At your place also. God has created this world, everybody has got right to protect it.
World should not be overburdened due to foolishness of ours or temprary benefit/pleasure of ours. Sometime through pupils they do harm to people and showing fear they force them to be converted because of ego fighting. Each and everyone should remain cautious. But those who are wallowing into penury, for living sake they do sometime, then the circumstances force them to be converted. Nothing wrong I find here.
Answered by Sameer, 18 Nov '08 03:11 pm

 
  
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As a Christian I cans ay that to change ones religion is ones individual right. I have chnaged from CATHOLISM to Christainity and i can say people did have wrong notions. Finally i did expalin toa ll it is my decision. I found the epace joy and love in my relationship with Jesus. I am the most happiest perosn that i did convert
Answered by rock, 18 Nov '08 01:33 pm

 
  
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They are a minority in india they dont want to decrease their population in india so they dont want to get reconverted to hinduism,
Answered by kamini joshi, 06 Feb '10 10:34 pm

 
  
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