To convert rich and middle-class non-Christians,
Missionaries, who are well-funded by Western churches, buy
their way in by giving money, computers to universities, and
scholarships to children of influential officials.
In other cases instead of feeding
the starving, Missionaries give away a walkman with a tape
of the Bible in their own language to brainwash them instead.
Mahatma Gandhi wrote
the following on one incident which he witnessed:
"Only the other day a missionary descended on a famine
area with money in his pocket, distributed it among the famine
stricken, converted them to his fold, took charge of their
temple and demolished it. This is outrageous."
& Child Sponsorship – Many innocent looking
child sponsorship programs, such as Christian Children's Fund
and World Vision, that often advertise on U.S. television
are guilty of forced conversions. Many often say, “For
50 cents a day, you'll make a real impact on the life of a
child and their community!” However, instead of nurturing
these children as they claim, they use this money to buy children
of poor non-Christian families (like slaves!). The children
unwillingly are then separated from their mothers and are
raised by Missionaries who brainwash them with Christian fundamentalist
ideas. In other cases, Missionaries will “bribe”
the entire family of the child to convert to Christianity.
3. Jobs -
In 1999, the Indian Church of Christ in Assam was caught red-handed
for forcibly converting at least 14 Hindus. Over a period
of six months the missionaries belonging to this Church offered
money, jobs and other economic benefits to these extremely
poor Hindus if they adopted Christianity. These Hindus were
threatened with dire consequences if they revealed to anyone
the circumstances under which they had been converted. However,
two brave individuals who had been forcibly converted came
to the police and told them the details of how Christian priests
had lured them to their residence with the promise of jobs
and money. In return for this favor, the priests then asked
these individuals to convert to Christianity.
- When conversions by force not being possible, the
methods that are applied are inducements and fraud. Inducements
are called “social service” or “charitable”
activities. In most cases, the social service benefits were
provided only to those who agreed to convert. A loan given
to a tribal is cancelled if he, along with his family, becomes
a Christian. This inducement has been documented in Madhya
Pradesh, though the practices that have been narrated are
the ones that are a common practice all over India, and indeed
in the rest of the world.