The Future of Christian-Hindu Conflict
by Krishna Kirti Das
Abstract: Using a comparative religious approach, this essay examines four areas related to conversion: the theology of conversion, welfare work as it relates to conversion, the impact of demographics on conversion, and the relationship between politics and conversion. This essay also examines the emerging conditions on both sides of the conflict that could make either Christianity or Hinduism the decisive, long-term victor. As compared with Hindu doctrine and belief, Christian doctrine and belief presently encourages religious, social, and political behavior that is better suited to the survival and propagation of Christianity. Each of the four parts of this essay will attempt to explain from the perspectives of theology, social welfare, demographics, and politics why Christianity has the upper hand in this conflict and what Hindus will most likely have to do to counteract the progression of Christianity.