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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.
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.
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.
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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