Kristumata Chedanam- Shakta
(A Hindu critique of xtianity)
Today we will be talking about a book (written by a hindu) which criticizes xtianity .
So we can call it a hindu critique/views on xtianity.
This book was written by Chattampi Swamika who belonged to kerala.
It was Originally written in Malayalam
Chattampi Swamikal was amongst the first Hindu saint
to critically examine a religion of foreign origin.
Chattampi Swamikal clearly realised that the best course to deal with the Christian evangelical aggression would be to disprove their claim that Christianity is the only true religion.
In this book, Chattampi Swamikal takes up the basic tenets of Christianity one by one and tears them down with his indisputable arguments.
Foreword by Chattambi Swamikal
“I would like to ask the Malayali Hindus. Will you not incur God’s ire if you look only to your interest and leave others to their fate, with least consideration for their suffering? I believe that all educated Hindus will stir themselves from their inaction and at least henceforth use, to their best capacity, their knowledge and wealth to nullify the harmful activities of the Christian missionaries.”
Book is divided into 5 parts
• Pati-Prakaranam (Creation)
• Pashu-Prakaranam (The souls)
• Pasa Prakaranam (Bondage)
• Gati Prakaranam (Afterlife)
• Kristumata Saram (Quintessence)
We will be discussing arguments given in the book.
• there were no souls before the beginning of Creation and it cannot, therefore, be said that Creation was for the benefit of anyone else except Jehovah. The only alternative is that Jehovah created this world for His own benefit.
•Jehovah created the world so that the souls will know His glory, praise Him and bow down to Him with fear and He will shine in all His glory, it can be concluded that before the creation of the world Jehovah did not shine in all His glory
• If His glory was complete before the creation, then it was needless to do a deed to increase His glory. This deed, if it was meant to reveal His glory to the souls, was not devoid of selfishness.
• From the above analysis of purpose of Creation, it is proved that Jehovah doesn‟t have characteristics of God.
• Why did Jehovah plant a useless tree in the Garden of Eden where they were sent to live though they had no discrimination? Suppose a father brings home a pretty looking poisonous fruit, bids his children to stay away from it and in his absence the children get tempted, eat the fruit and fall sick, will you blame the children instead of the father?
•It is said that Jehovah created man in His own image (Genesis 1:26, 27). Is He formless or has He a form? If He is formless, the man created in His own image should also have been formless. Since man has a form, Jehovah should also have a form
• If you say that Jesus did not like to say himself that he is God, why do you go on repeating this nonsense much to his dislike? Why did Jesus go on calling himself son of man? No man goes on saying that he is a man. Some of you, therefore, say that there is a special reason for Jesus calling himself son of man.
• If the souls enter Heaven or Hell soon after death and experience joy or sorrow, there is no need for judging the souls on the day of Judgement. If you say that it is obligatory to judge the souls, will those who are in Heaven sent to Hell and vice versa after the Judgement? Otherwise, the Judgement will become purposeless.
• Based on which scripture will Jesus Judge the souls? If it is the Bible, could it be used for judgement since it got split into countless versions and it repeatedly contradicts itself as already seen?
•You state that Jesus would hurl into Hell all those souls who didn’t believe in him. There would be many souls who would have died while in mother’s womb or during birth or during their childhood or who were born blind or deaf or who would have led virtuous lives as dictated by the scriptures of their religion in countries where Christianity is not in vogue. All such souls would never have heard of Christ or believed in him.
So here comes the end.
I have quoted the book for all to read the arguments given against xtianity.
It is a good work
We need of these criticism of Mleccha religions so we can educate and warn fellow hindus more not only that we can also claim the fully refutation of Mleccha philosophies as well.
(Article was written by Shakta
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