www.ephesians-511.net on the New Community Bible in the Indian press
From: prabhu To: email@example.com Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 9:29 AM
Subject: LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hindu-Muslim Madhathai Vimarchikkum Puthiya Bible!
(New Bible criticizes the Hindu, Muslim religions)
Nakkheeran (Tamil) 3 pages 18, 19, 20, issue of September 3, 2008
There are two drawings accompanying the article.
One drawing is of a face, half of which is Jesus Christ and the other half is of the Hindu deity Siva.
The caption: “Sivanaga Yesu” meaning
“Jesus transformed into Siva“.
The other drawing is of a face half of which is Jesus Christ and the other half is of the Hindu deity Krishna.
The caption: “Krishnanaga Marum Yesu” meaning
“Jesus transformed into Krishna“.
This magazine interviewed Mr. C.J. Raphel, President, and Mr. A. Clement Selvaraj, General Secretary, Federation of The Catholic Faithful, Chennai. They both strongly condemned the NCB.
Mr. Ramagopalan, Hindu Munnani leader said that the NCB is a “very big falsehood”.
He asks, “Which idiot [madaiyan] said that Adam, the first human of the Bible is the same as or similar to adama/bhumidevi philosophy of Hinduism? Such things are fooling only the gullible public. Comparing Bible passages with equivalents in Bhagavad and Hindu scriptures is a very big mischief [mosadi]. Christian history is only 2,000 years old. But the Bhagawat Gita is centuries older. So how can the NCB draw comparisons? The Christians are preaching and writing a big lie to destroy the peace of our nation. Who gave the commentators the permission to make these comparisons? The Christians want to cheat the people.”
Muslim scholar and religious leader of the Tauhit Jamma-Atin, Jainul Abid, said, “Christians can be expected to change their tactics according to the times. They are again and again repeating the same mistakes and causing confusion and problems. The NCB is the latest example. Preaching wrongly about other religions and seeking to destroy them may be the policy of the propagators of the NCB.”
Rev. Fr. Vincent Chinnathurai, Chairman, Minorities Commission of the Tamil Nadu Government, said, “The Bible is the Holy Book of the Christians. So, to bring out a New Community Bible comparing with the beliefs of other religions and making it as truth [uruvagapaduthavathum] is very wrong. It is an unnecessary act. If any unwanted unpleasant occurrences result because of this, what will we do? We must promote harmony with other religions, not create problems with them. It seems to me that these comparisons are a mistake.”
The conclusion of Nakkheeran, “Already, there is religious conflict going on in some parts of India [the Orissa problem]. True Christians are concerned that this book may create more problems for everyone.”
The New Community Bible series:
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 01-A CRITIQUE JULY 14, 2008
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 02-THE PAPAL SEMINARY, PUNE, INDIAN THEOLOGIANS, AND THE CATHOLIC ASHRAMS 18 SEPTEMBER 2008/SEPTEMBER 2009/APRIL 2012
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 03-A FRENCH THEOLOGIAN DENOUNCES ERRORS IN THE COMMENTARIES FEBRUARY 24, 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 04-THE ONGOING ROBBERY OF FAITH FEBRUARY 24, 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 05-THE ANGEL GABRIEL DID NOT APPEAR TO THE VIRGIN MARY MARCH 15, 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 06-PRESS REPORTS AND READERS’ CRITICISMS MARCH 22, 2009/DECEMBER 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 07-UNPUBLISHED LETTERS AGAINST ITS ERRONEOUS COMMENTARIES-THE EXAMINER MAY 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 08-LETTERS CALLING FOR ITS WITHDRAWAL 31 DECEMBER 2008/DECEMBER 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 09-LETTER TO THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH APRIL-MAY 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 10-CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE SECULAR MEDIA, AND WITH PRIEST-CRITICS OF OUR CRUSADE AGAINST ITS ERRORS MAY 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 11-VATICAN HELD RESPONSIBLE, BRAHMIN LEADERS DEMAND ITS WITHDRAWAL JUNE 25, 2009/DECEMBER 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 12-LETTERS TO ROME JUNE 2009/AUGUST 2013
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 13-RESPONSES FROM THE BISHOPS AND THEIR EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONS AUGUST 2009
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 14-UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX GREEK CATHOLIC BISHOPS CALL IT A NEW AGE BIBLE, “EXCOMMUNICATE” INDIAN BISHOPS
MARCH 2010/APRIL 2012
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 15-DEMAND FOR ORDINATION OF WOMEN PRIESTS-FR SUBHASH ANAND AND OTHERS
APRIL 2010/JULY 2010/APRIL 2012/17 MARCH/10 APRIL 2013
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 16-CRITIQUE BY DERRICK D’COSTA
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 17-EXTOLLED BY CAMALDOLI BENEDICTINE OBLATE 1/5/10 MAY 2013
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 18-REVISED EDITION COMING, ST PAULS IN DENIAL JULY 2010/DECEMBER 2011
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 19-REVISED EDITION PUBLISHED A YEAR AFTER DENIAL JULY 2010/DECEMBER 2011
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 20-HALF-TRUTHS FROM CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS 28 JUNE 2013
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 21-INDIAN CHURCH’S SYNCRETIZED BIBLE EXPORTED 7 MARCH/6/9/24/30 MAY/5 JUNE, 2013
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 22-BISHOP AGNELO GRACIAS DEFENDS IT YET IT IS PULLED FOR REVISION FEBRUARY 2015
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 23-EDDIE RUSSELL CALLS IT A HINDUISED HERETICAL BIBLE FEBRUARY 2015
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 24-WHAT WERE THE REVISIONS MADE IN IT?
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 25-REVISED EDITION NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CATHOLICS FEBRUARY 2015
NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE 26-RESPONSES TO REVISED EDITION NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CATHOLICS
HINDU RELIGIOUS MARK ON THE FOREHEAD 22-THE NEW COMMUNITY BIBLE
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