One of the most often used tools by sickulars to attack Hinduism is to put a question mark on the existence and definition of Hindus. Their agenda is to prove to that Hinduism is the religion of Brahmins only, and all other castes of Hinduism are slaves of Brahmins, who must liberate themselves i.e. leave Hinduism and convert to other religions or just transform into a vibrant Hindu hater.
This scam was started by Evangelists with the invention of Aryan Invasion Theory, which got some support in Tamilnadu, causing some people to actually believe that South Indians belonged to a different race than North Indians. Evangelists wanted them to believe that the Rakshas (devils) in Ramayan, whom Lord Rama fought to rescue his wife Sita, were actually inhabitants of Tamilnadu, termed as Dravidians. Ramayan was converted into a story, rather myth, of fight between Aryans and Dravidians.
Evangelists had the state machinery of the British government to support them and a team of committed missionaries to propagate the theory, and it sold like hot cakes. Some people in Tamilnadu even cheerfully accepted Lanka King Ravana as the Dravidian hero, blissfully forgetting that Ravana was referred to as a Brahmin in most of the ancient versions of Ramayana. So even if the Aryan Invasion Theory was correct, Ravana was an Aryan!
Anyway, the issue is not to find out whom Lord Rama fought in those times, but to find out what the enemy of Hinduism is upto. Here, it would be very helpful to understand how Evangelists succeeded in converting whole of Europe into Christianity.
The religions of pre-Christian Europe are termed as ‘paganism’ today. Technically, followers of all non-Abrahmic religions i.e. religions other than Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are referred to as Pagans or Heathens, and hence Hinduism is also a part of paganism. An Evangelist’s and Jehadi’s dream is to get rid of all Pagan and Heathen people from this world, and then sort out amongst themselves.
Europe was not Christian until after 300 years since Jesus first preached. Christian apostles kept preaching and propagating the religion in various part of Europe but Europeans followed Hellenistic religions, which was polytheistic as well as mystic and philosophical like Hinduism. Hellenistic religions had Greek and Roman gods and goddesses and there were other Celtic and Scandinavian gods that were worshiped in pre-Christian Europe.
The pre-Christian Europe gave rise to great thinkers like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle – the real trinity of the western world and the real reason of richness of the western philosophy.
Christianity was adopted as the official religion of Roman Empire by the emperor Constantine I in fourth century AD. Christian historians refer to him as “The Great” for this job, as the Roman Church became the most powerful establishment in Europe.
Once the Evangelists had political power, they started systematic persecution and subversion of Hellenistic religions. The people of Europe were made to feel ashamed to be following Hellenistic religions. They were demoralized and humiliated through the process of Christianization (check this Wikipedia entry to see how Christians destroyed temples and defiled statues of Pagan gods to demoralize and humiliate Pagans).
The Europeans, originally Pagans, were taught that Greek and Roman religions were all myths and that Europe didn’t have any religion or culture to be proud of. Evangelists told the European Pagans that Hellenistic gods, especially Roman gods, were just ruthless warriors who were killing fellow European Pagans. The sense of belonging and oneness among the Europeans was robbed. Christianity was offered as the only solution to redeem themselves after disowning their ‘shameful’ past.
Is it tough to see that Evangelists tried to do the same thing in India?
Can you now see why the sickulars work overtime to argue that Hinduism is all myth, just the same way Evangelists argued with Europeans about their original religions?
Can you now see why Ramayana is argued as a story where one set of Indian Pagans (North Indians) were killing another set of Indian Pagans (South Indians)?
Even for the sake of discussion, we admit that the Aryan Invasion Theory was correct, what difference does it make? Do Hindus have to live in past or in present?
If sickulars want some Hindus to leave Hinduism because Aryans came from abroad and brought Hinduism into India by force and persecution, they should also ask the European Christians to leave Christianity as Christianity definitely came from abroad (Mediterranean) and persecuted the indigenous faiths. Sickulars should also ask people in Iran to go back to Zoroastrianism and renounce Islam, because Islam too definitely came from abroad into Iran and persecuted the Persians.
The sickular agenda is to make the Hindus feel ashamed and demoralized about their own past, just as they did with European pagans. They had partial success in Tamilnadu, and now they are trying to do the same thing in northern India with dalits, trying to convince them to believe that they were never part of Hinduism by wrongly quoting and interpreting the Hindu texts.
The Hindu caste-system, which horribly went awry by transforming into a hierarchal structure, is doing no good to us, as the sickulars are using this inhuman and unhindu discrimination to brainwash the dalits. That’s why it’s important that we get rid of this decimation based on castes and one of the main missions of “The SHIELD” is to fight casteism.
The discrimination against dalits is a horrible and shameful truth, it exists even today. But who gave the rights to sickulars to blame it on Hindu texts? There are erudite scholars who claim and argue that the shlokas in Manusmriti have been misused and misinterpreted by a group of selfish people to discriminate against the dalits.
Again, for the sake of discussion, even if we admit that some shlokas in Manusmriti actually favor discrimination against lower castes, does it become a ‘must-do’ for a Hindu?
Hinduism is the only religion that allows people to logically debate and challenge an established norm with changing times – a tradition that allowed Adi Shakara to found the Vendata philosophy. What might be written in Manusmriti are not the final words of God as is believed to be in the case of Quran and Bible. If Hindus believe those shlokas to be discriminatory, they have every right to argue against it and discard it in favor of newer norms, no need for sickulars to preach.
Aren’t there dozens verses in Quran that call for killing people, subjugating women, trading slaves, and various other things that are absolutely no-no in the modern society? But when an Islamic scholar says that such verses have been wrongly interpreted by some selfish people, sickulars take note and listen, and even agree. But when a Hindu tries to argue that Manusmriti or Vedic shlokas were misinterpreted, he’s abused and told to shut up.
That’s why we at “The SHIELD” must not keep quiet and speak up against the vilification of Hinduism, and at the same fight a battle to eradicate vices like caste-based discrimination from Hindusim.