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Offline t

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Yup folks....read all about it here

Nepal plans to reform its criminal code and ban proselytising in order to stop conversions to Christianity and religions other than Hinduism and Buddhism. According to Article 160 of the new code, anyone who preaches or tries to persuade others to change religion could get up to five years in prison and receive a fine of 50,000 Nepali rupees (US$ 865).

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Re: New criminal code to stop conversions to Christianity in Nepal
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 10:26:10 am »
Yup folks....read all about it here

Nepal plans to reform its criminal code and ban proselytising in order to stop conversions to Christianity and religions other than Hinduism and Buddhism. According to Article 160 of the new code, anyone who preaches or tries to persuade others to change religion could get up to five years in prison and receive a fine of 50,000 Nepali rupees (US$ 865).


Wow. I'm not sure how to respond to something such as this. I feel that proselytizing is truly distasteful, but imagine if such a ban were to implemented in western countries where

conversion to a non-western religion could result in a fine and prison time? I have been taught that isolationism of any sort is foolish while the nature of culture is change. 

Shaun :namaste:

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Re: New criminal code to stop conversions to Christianity in Nepal
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 11:19:51 am »
It's strange how countries and their citizens are worried about religious conversion - or is it?

The language of the media is interesting.  People in the UK who convert to Islam are referred to as  being 'radicalised', as if bomb-making was compulsory.

However, the Christian Church is free to run a truly disgraceful proselytising cult-like recruitment programme, post advertising everywhere (whilst others are banned) and target small children.  Sessions of brainwashing in this 'Alpha Course' I refer to as the 'Alpha Curse'.

Let's face it, Christianity has a really bad record of 'missionary' and other campaigning work - personally I'd like to ban what they do in the UK as well.

Trust is earned and I don't feel that Christian institutionised religion deserves our trust at the moment.

I'm not exempting the institutions of any religion from that criticism, as I can't think of any major religion which is free from proselytising or even forced conversions, but as the topic is the Christians, I've stuck to it.  Interestingly, the Parsees are an example of a religious group about to die out due to refusal to recruit or even allow marriage with those outside the faith.

I wonder if Nepal experienced Protestant missionary zeal and brainwashing or Catholic institutionalised child molestation. Or maybe they felt an erosion of the political power-base. Either way, maybe we should not be surprised.

Whenever countries start making religious conversion a political issue, one needs to ask who stands to lose by the conversions.

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Re: New criminal code to stop conversions to Christianity in Nepal
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 11:31:13 pm »
Sounds like Nepal's communist/maoist government is staying busy  :lmfao:

 


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