Some Quotes from Hinduism Today, Nov. 99 Issue
The words in ( ) are added by Panchajanya.
Conversion Is an Act of Violence
Aggressive religions (like Christian and Islam) have no God-given right to destroy ancient faiths and cultures.
by Swami Dayananda Saraswati
(The aggressive religions) are zealous in their mission of preaching and conversion. .. From the day if Inquisition, every attempt recorded in history to stop their program of conversion only stocked their flame of zeal. As a result, many religions with their unique cultures (like Incas) have disappeared, leaving behind only mammoth relics like the ones in Greece and Mexico. (Instead of feeling guilt and remorse for this loss, they feel achievement and pride.)... Religious conversion by missionary activity remains an act of violence. .. It generated violence. .. Religion and culture are not often separable. (Therefore, conversion destroys culture also.) .. Religious conversion should stop - the aggressive religions should realize that they are perpetrating violence when they convert. ..