Missionaries or Athiests?
Some missionary views include the following (Inder Ghaggha is a prof of missionary college in india and these are his views.. and also the views of other missionaries ive spoken to):
- That there is no such thing as the power of Naam.
- Naam simran that involves reciting of Gurmantar (as instructed in the Panthic Sikh Rahit Maryada) is Pakhand [hypocritical] he refers to is ‘Gorakh Dhandha.’
- Guru Nanak Sahib Ji ate Halal meat under pressure, when he visited Mecca.
- Siri Guru Arjun Dev Ji fainted when he was tortured because he could not withstand the pain. In other words, he views all of the ten Guru Sahibs as ordinary humans beings. -
- He wrote very harshly against Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji Bhindranwalay and other respected Panthic personalities, often ridiculing them in a offensive manner.
What it seem to me is that what their mind cant comprehend or explain by science is rejected by them. Or they twist the story so that it makes sense to their mind (eg. Guru sahib eating meating to get to mecca because otherwise they wouldnt have fit in and reached there). Their doesn't seem to be any faith in this stance, they just believe what they can comprehend, and everything else is 'false' or 'wrong'. What is the difference with this and an athiest view? Where is the Sharda?
I have a question, if doing naam simran is pakhand, than how does one reach sachkhand? It can't be just by obtaining knowledge like is preached by Missionaries, because Guru Sahib themselves says, all the knowledge in the world can't save you, at the end its useless.
The way i see it. If missionaries were around when Guru Nanak Dev Ji was on this earth in their physical form. They would have called Guru Nanak's teachings pakhand to. Why? because when the whole world was preaching that the world is flat, Guru Sahib said the World is round. Since humans couldn't comprehend this concept at that time, they would have rejected it and said its fake or false.
When Guru Sahib said there are millions of planets and universes, science couldn't explain that, people couldn't comprehend it. So Missionaries would have rejected it, because they wouldnt have understood it.
This is the problem, people follow science, but science as a technology is light years behind Sikhi. Just like Sikhs knew the world is round before science did,the same way Sikhs know about the spiritual realm which science is light years away from even discovering.
Where's the faith in Guru Sahibs teachings, in the spiritual realm.
That takes us back to the title of this post... Missionaries? or Athiests?