Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hindu militants prepare for further vigilante action

According to VOMC sources, Hindu militants have prepared a list of about 140 Christians whom that they allege were the killers of Swami Laxamananda Saraswat.  The list is apparently being distributed among their supporters in order to identify whom to kill and punish in case the Government fails to take action.

Despite the fact that Maoists have claimed responsibility for the assassination of the Hindu leader, Hindu militants have refused to publicly accept this and have instead used the killing as a pretext to attack and kill Christians with virtual impunity over for almost 3 weeks in Orissa state. 

Please remember the believers in Orissa in your prayers this weekend.


Jeff said...

Just a thought that I've been mulling over- at what point is it right for Christians to rise up in self defense? Maybe not personal defense but if you attack my children, is it not a God given responsibility to defend your family?

Glenn Penner said...

Is it a God-given responsibility? That is the real question that Christians have wrestled with from the the very beginning. How do we understand Jesus' words about turning the other cheek and Peter's words in 1 Peter 2:18-22 without giving so many exceptions that the words become meaningless? While I am not a pacifist, it does seem to me that there is little or no biblical support for using violence to protect oneself or others from persecution.