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Old 02-04-2005, 01:07 PM
Draken Draken is offline
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Default Christian Mission Missing The Point?

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madkhao wrote: your pyramid works, but I believe once someone has heard the gospel of Christ, it must be accepted.
What's your opinion on the following quote from Frithjof Schuon's view on Christian missionaries?

In connection with attempts to convert Hindus to Christianity he [Frithjof Schuon] writes:

Brahmins are invited to abandon completely a religion that has lasted for several thousands of years, one that has provided the spiritual support of innumerable generations and has produced flowers of wisdom and holiness down to our times. The arguments brought forward to justify this extraordinary demand are in no wise logically conclusive nor do they bear any proportion to the magnitude of the demand: the reasons that the Brahmins have for remaining faithful to their spiritual patrimony are therefore infinitely stronger than the reasons by which it is sought to persuade them to cease being what they are. The disproportion, from the Hindu point of view, between the immense reality of the Brahmanic tradition and the insufficiency of the Christian counter-arguments is such as to prove quite sufficiently that had God wished to submit the world to one religion only, the arguments put forward on behalf of this religion would not be so feeble, nor those of certain so-called 'infidels' so powerful.
(The Transcendent Unity of Religions, Wheaton (Illinois): Theosophical Publishing House, 1984, pp. 30-31.)
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