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I have a Christian Woman trying to convert me back to Christianity. What Gandhian book would be good for her?

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Comment by Gene Chapman on March 20, 2012 at 4:34am

What I have in mind is the that fundamentalist/ inerrantist Christianity that I was schooled in lacks a respect for other ideas.  Ganhdiji never became a Christian for reasons.  One becomes dangerous when they become inerrantist;  thus, unable to accept others as holding true ideas.

Comment by Garvin Brown on March 20, 2012 at 12:44am

Gene,

Gandhi would say you should have looked harder into your first religion before you decided to change.

The examples of many of the leaders of religious disciplines today is not to be looked at as being true devotion.

JP is correct in his words.

You know Madeliene Slade (Mira) the English lady who threw in her lot with Gandhi, she was a Christian and she would have loved to become a Hindu BUT Gandhi said no I want you to stay with your present religion.

Conversions are still today the biggest problem with religious disciplines. They create WALLS around themselves and so are far removed from the examples of their original founders.

Sincerely

Garvin ..wwwwalkwithgarvin

Comment by JP Cusick on March 19, 2012 at 3:54pm

We can not be a follower of the Gandhi principles and be anti-Christian at the same time.

In fact some of us view Gandhi as one of the best examples of Christian living that this world has ever seen.

I am a Christian and a Muslim and a Jew and a Hindu and every religion all at the same time, and so was Gandhi.

You do not need to show a Christian woman any book of Gandhi as you need to show her how Christianity is better followed by seeking the truth and justice and nonviolence and etc.

The biggest problem in Christianity is that most Christians have a very wrong idea of the teachings of Jesus Christ and of His Father.

Comment by Gene Chapman on March 14, 2012 at 10:20pm
Yesterday, a kind woman at university gave me a Christian tract in an attempt to convert me back to my twenty-seven year past in the Christian religion.

I can never return to a religion that tells the black man that "we are all of one blood" in one phrase and uses the next phrase to beat him bloody with a stick back into the "bounds of [his] habitation."

I can never return to a religion that tells children in Sunday School that "God don't make no junk" and then tells the hermaphrodite that they are a twisted freak of their father's sins, worthy only of rejection and death.

I can never return to a religion whose never-changing God teaches believers that they may hold slaves in one place (within their holy book) and then that their mission is to "preach liberty to the captives" in another.

I can never return to a religion that tells me to "fake it till you make it" and then tells me to never be a hypocrite.

I can never return to a religion that tells me there are 2,000 year old people today waiting for Jesus to return in the Second Coming, noting that there is no Internet coverage of the 2,000 year old people down the street anywhere on the planet (Matthew 16:28).

No, I am Gandhian, a worshipper of God as Truth Only. The Nazarene is not my enemy, but he and his father, if described accurately in the Bible, are not Truth Only. And any Spirit of God that is within me is not from that which is less than Truth Only.

"Divine knowledge is not borrowed from books. It has to be realized by oneself" (M. K. Gandhi).
Comment by M. Ashaq Raza on March 14, 2012 at 5:01pm

One day a Christian came to Gandhiji and asked that he wants to become Hindu. Gandhi ji replied to him, "if you are not a good Christian, how will you become a good Hindu"  So better be a good Christian.

 

Therefore, be good human, whatever religion you believe in, that is your discretion, choice and authority. So be a great human..... and that is the need for attaining global peace and understanding.

 

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