As reported by LifeSiteNews, the first in-depth assessment of religions across India has found that very few self-identifying “Christians” actually practice the faith: more than half still believe in karma — a majority doesn’t believe in miracles — and only a few object to marriages with non-Christians:
Despite some troubling findings, the survey found what might be called fertile ground for Christianity. More than 75% of Christians consider faith important, claimed to know a great deal about faith, and pray daily. Moreover, 9 in 10 Christians are immensely proud to be Christian, as well as to be Indian, according to the survey.
The study, the largest Pew research study ever undertaken outside the U.S., was “based on nearly 30,000 face-to-face interviews of adults conducted in 17 languages and 29 states and union territories between late 2019 and early 2020”. The survey found that among adults claiming to be Christian in India:
68% of Christian respondents believe in “only one God”. 32% say they believe in the purifying power of the Ganges river. 54% of Christians believe in karma. 29% in reincarnation. 1 in 5 Christians confirm praying in or performing rituals in Hindu temples. 5% believe in polytheism. 42% believe in fate. 48% of Christians say that many religions can be true. 51% do not believe in Last Judgement.
Nonetheless, more than 3 out of 4 Christians affirm their faith to be very essential in their life, they emphasize that they know a great deal about the faith and its practices, and they pray daily.
Bishop Mar Thomas Elavanal, Chairman of the Syro-Malabar Synodal Commission for Liturgy told LifeSite that the survey “was an eye-opener.” He pointed to the contradiction of not believing “in the One God [or] Last Judgement and believing in karma and [yet] claiming to know a great deal of their faith.” Elavanal, who is Bishop of the Eparchy of Kalyan in the Indian state of Maharashtra, concedes that many Christians are influenced by other religious beliefs and are “not convinced about the uniqueness of Christ.”
Fr. Dr. Jacob Koippally, Vice-President of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences – Indian Session, told LifeSite that, with the plurality of religions in India, faith in the uniqueness of Christ must be stressed to Christian children in India.
Despite Christian teaching against marrying outside the faith (2 Corinthians 6:14), the study found that only a third of adult Indian Christians found it especially important to dissuade Christians from marrying non-Christians. In contrast, two-thirds of Hindus and more than 4 out of 5 Muslims strongly support stopping their members from marrying outside their religions. Bishop Elavanal told LifeSite he was shocked that “for 63% of Christians, faith is not an important factor in choosing a partner in marriage.” He added, “They are more concerned about education and economic status” and fail to understand that two persons are joined by God. Jesus says, “So they are no longer two, but one flesh.” (Matt. 19:6). Elavanal said, “They are to be, one in body, mind and spirit. They must become one spiritually – sharing the same faith.”
Other key findings regarding Christians in the survey include the following:
78% of Christians proclaim absolute certainty in their belief in God. For 1 of 5 adult Christians, baptism is not especially important. 24% believe in “only one God with many manifestations.” 32% do not believe in “angels or benevolent spirits”. 59% do not believe in “demons or evil spirits”. 52% do not believe in miracles.
Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado, Bishop of Vasai, member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and general secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India – speaking to Christianity Today admits, “When I, as a religious leader, talk to my own Catholic Christians, I find how little they know of the richness of their faith.” Fr. Koippally, told LifeSite “we have failed to teach our children to love the Church.” They are, he says “in the church” rather than “being the Church.”
The reality is that Christian missionaries have been attempting to convert Indians for the last 500 years — and have utterly failed — India is not a “fertile” ground for anything but paganism and superstition.
There’s a good reason that Paul did not write an epistle to the Bhārata — or any non-Adamic peoples for that matter.
In fact, Indian gurus have been far more successful in finding adherents in the West than Christian missionaries have been in India — barely more than 1% of India is “Christian.”
While women in white Christian nations have been afforded a revered and protected social status, India is ranked highest in the world in violence toward women — and gang rape in India is literally a national pastime.
Yet “liberated” western women often prefer gurus from this country where cannibalism is still practiced — these navel-gazing yoga contortionists are considered far more spiritually “advanced” than “intolerant” and “stiff” Christians.
In fact, one Indian guru named Amma — who is literally a multimillionaire — claims to have “hugged” 38 million of her followers in the West.
As for India, it is the land of a 100 million gods — including grossly deformed animals — and it’s hard for yet another god in the pantheon to compete for the attention of Indians — and Jesus is no exception, apparently.
But Indians are also incredibly “racist” — their racial caste system is brutal — a remnant from their history when India was ruled by Adamic Aryans who violated their own religious laws and interbred with the black natives — and created the multi-tiered hierarchy with the whitest, cafe-au-lait Indians at the top — the so-called “brahmin class.”
Jews, of course, would have us believe that Indians — unlike white people — are descendants of the “lost tribes of Israel” — however, once the Aryans of India mixed with the natives, the bastard children were forever cut off from Israel — by law.
But Indians revere White people — and next to Jews they are masters at imitating our habits and speech — in fact, one Indian professor at an American college believes that Indians should be considered “honorary white people.”
This all goes to show that Indians cannot be white people for the same reason they cannot be real Christians — the real ekklesia — they lack the Adamic spirit that is a prerequisite to apprehending the Logos of Jesus Christ.