22 October, 2017

Three Churches Attacked On Christmas Eve

“As the world prepared to celebrate Christmas on the 24th evening, three churches in the South of Sri Lanka were attacked by mobs”, says the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL).

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1. The pastor of the Assemblies of God church in Angunukolapalassa was surrounded by a mob of over 300 villagers together with Buddhist monks, demanding he stops all worship services planned for Christmas day. The mob alleged that there was a police complaint made by a Buddhist monk against the pastor’s religious activities. However, the pastor cited his fundamental rights and refused to stop holding services. The pastor was provided police protection from the night of the incident.

2. The same night, the Assemblies of God Church in Hikkaduwa was attacked by a group of unidentified assailants throwing fire crackers into the church premises and into the pastors residence adjoining the church.

3. At approximately at 11.30p.m., another group of unidentified assailants began to hurl stones at the Light House ChurchHikkaduwa. Some minor damage was reported with glass windows being shattered by the stones.

All three pastors have lodged police complaints in the respective area police stations.

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    @FUk-shitma
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    These are all NGO funded western mafia churches preaching bad things. Only true Islam can save misled Christians. Believe in Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) not in a minor prophet like Jesus.

    Unquote:

    Reply:

    In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
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    Say, “We believe in GOD, and in what was sent down to us, and in what was sent down to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses and Jesus, and all the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among any of them. To Him alone we have submitted. (to serve him willingly)

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    ‘The bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity.If the Resurrection did not take place, then Christianity is a false religion.

    If it did take place, then Christ is GOD and the Christian faith is absolute TRUTH.’ – Henry Morris.

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      sandy,how do we know whether the resurrection actually took place.If there is definite proof i will become christian immediately.

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        Because the Big Book of Contradictions tells him so!

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    @Sandy -Every body is entitled to their own belief –

    Everyone finds their own belief the only truth ,while thinking the rest are atheists (none believers )

    Sufism and other Monotheist believers and spiritualist and philosophers believe there are many ways back home for the soul ..

    May Peace Prevail.
    ———————

    if one insults another’s belief ,he or she must be prepared for repercussions …

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      1Timothy.ch.2.” God our Saviour who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
      For there is One God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ, who gave himself as a ransom for all men”

      We have no desire to insult anyone..but we can’t be silent about the Truth we believe in..come what may.

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        The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. “Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?”

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    What about your norway NGO funded GNASARA?? was he not busted taking large sums of money from an NGO?? So why are you dancing to the tune of a NGO funded BUDDIST organizations like. BBS/SR/RB?? The biggest beggars for NGO money is you buddists, not us christians. We christians have the backbone to earn a living unlike you sinhala ponnayas and your ponna monks who always try to get money/wealth without working. All your ponna monks do is scrape money off poor people in the name of fake poojas. It is because of this your monks go in luxury mercedes, land cruisers, bmw etc. While you trained monkeys go hungry. And to top that, they abuse your children in temples too! Have you ever seem a pastor, moulavi, or a hindu priest driving a luxury vehicle???

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    What’s sad, as a Christian, is that there seem to be so many people who are trying to justify the attacks on the churches. I request those who think the churches are NGO funded, foreign spy- whatever-you-believe, to watch these churches carefully. To come to them and listen to what is being preached, at the services. And, most importantly, to see if they retaliate with as much hate as their attackers. If they die, they know and believe where they are going.

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      There’s an urgency to stop using Buddhism for political gains.
      When that happens meaningful steps can surface to develop the
      country.Inciting violence against non Buddhists easily goes
      unnoticed by the law enforcing authorities thus allowing more
      and more such incidents to emerge from other areas.Attacking
      churches hurts the west.Attacking Muslims hurts all Muslims.
      A responsible govt must stop this.Why are these Buddhist monks
      so scared of other religions?Conversions? All Srilankans are
      daily changing.In another twenty years,you won’t find a shop
      selling long skirt and a shop that doesn’t stock ladies pants.
      You won’t find a shop selling Saree.Already “mangalle”is
      “wedima”.Many are switching to “thosai”.Biriyani and Faluda
      already party meal and drink.Vegetarians are a now a rare
      species.Every household is a chicken sanctuary.No wonder
      Buddhism is fast becoming a hurdle to Buddhists themselves.
      No wonder Buddhist monks are so angry that they are no more in
      control of a fast changing nation.

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    Shankar. You must experience Him yourself.
    Ask Him and He will reveal Himself to you.

    (Holy Bible. Revelations.ch.3.vs.20.)

    “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice
    and opens the door, I will come in and sup with him and he with Me” – (He will communicate with you.)

    There is an emptiness in the human heart that can’t be filled by anything or anyone on earth..Only the Holy Spirit of The Living Christ.
    Once He comes within at our invitation, we experience Him.. His Reality and Presence.. read the Gospels to know Him better.

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      Thanks sandy.Will try.Nothing like trying.Nothing to lose anyway.

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        Why just the Gospels? Read it all

        http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/

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          Whose going to put food on the table.Jesus?

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            RZIM – HELPING THE THINKER BELIEVE

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        RZIM – HELPING THE THINKER BELIEVE

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      The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. “For I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.”

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    This is because of the bloody white hippy women in Hikkaduwa sleeping with the Sinhala Buddhist men in the area because the Sinhala Buddhist women do not know how to have ‘recreational sex’. These hippy women are anti christian satanists. They are the ones who are making the sinhalese men attack the christian churches.

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      Ha ha ha… that’s the first original thought I saw on this. I salute you on that sir! Your kind is rare in this part of the world.

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    Some of the biggest converts to evangelical Christianity are the Christians of established churches

    Most traditional religious institutions (of all religions) do not like this loud-mouthed new-kid on the block, as all religious institutions (including the evangelical) are businesses

    If one needs to worship, better worship the sun and the trees than clay/rock figures, books or an imaginary god.

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    @Fred/Jayabima/Ingrid
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    I just want to clear something here this person whoever it is she or he has been using The name Fathima to incite hate between everyone, between, every religion a very sick at heart person , so please when you are free do a check on the comments she or he has made in the past and you will come to know she or he or may even be a shemale (Puff) is not a Muslim but one of the worst enemies not of Muslims alone but of the entire Humanity.

    @Ingrid
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    for you Christ means son and I do respect your belief and will never want to question you or belittle you ,I have no right to do so and it is not my business actually I would have not pen this comment if you had not drag my faith into trying to prove yours slurring mine,, it was not warranted for, if your faith is strong and you are sure and have any doubt it at all you do not need to at all try to prove to anyone how true is your religion.

    However now I have an obligation upon me to defend my belief when you have slurred it ,Yes for you it would seem like Muslims have plagiarized your Bible , I wonder if you have ever read or even seen how the Quranic chapters and Verses have been rendered ,it is unique ,I say this to you and will take you on a platter, in no way The Quran and Bible are synonymous with events or even in the way of rendering , please forgive me ,I really do not wish to hurt you or insult your faith ,but I am unable to sit without defending my faith when it is slurred upon – every single Chapter of your Bible starts with according,according according … and my Quran starts straight to the point not according to anyone , not Abraham , Not Moses, Not Jesus Christ , not even Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon all of them) as we believe it the word of God almighty it begins In The name of God , and then straight to the subject , no according s, so The Bible and the Quran are poles apart it is like chalk and cheese.

    But in your case you have The “Old testament ” which the Jews believe in and they accuse you of plagiarizing and even worst they accuse Jesus
    Christ as an Impostor , and insults Saint Mary (May The Lord be pleased with her).. where else in this whole wide world we Muslims are the one and only none Christians for whom it is obligatory and an article of faith to believe saint Mary was the purest lady to walk on this earth and she was a Virgin, to believe in the Miraculous Birth of Christ without a male intervention ,which most modern day Christians reject, our belief of Jesus’s Miraculous birth is in arabic Kun faya koon- meaning when the Lord means to bring forth any thing he merely says be and it comes to being.It is also an article of faith in Islam to believe in all the Miracles Jesus performed .

    For Muslims, Christ means Messiah , the word is same in Hebrew and In Arabic Bibles and the meaning according to Jews and us Muslims it is the same , The term “mashiach” in Hebrew to the Jews or in Arabic Muslim means Al-Masih the anointed one or honored. Please once again I beg you to bear with me , it is not us the Muslims it is the Jews who say you changed the word from mashiach to Mosiah to make it mean savoir

    , you may ask any none prejudiced learned Rabbi these are not my words.
    as time went by we Muslim believe the word Messiah was romanised from Messiah to ho Christos which then further became Christ , for you Christ may mean son ,God ,Savior ,I will neither want to prove it wrong nor debate or argue with you about it ,it is your belief your faith ,if it comforts you , keeps you away from wrong and helps your soul then it is none of my business ,to Judge who is right or wrong is the exclusive right that belongs to God , you may say it is Jesus who is Lord , and for me it is Lord ,Lord of the worlds , when I say Lord of the worlds Lord of every world ,man, animal , the world the universe, the angels, of every creation that we know and of what we may never Know in our life time , no issue , you will not accept my concept ,I will never accept your concept , to you your way and to me my way , but neither of us have the right to assume based on prejudice and hear say without even knowing an atom of the other religion to make allegations.

    It is only natural to have religious tension with other religions when we say our minds are made up, a very tragic mental situation ,

    Every believer is entitled to his own belief- no one has copied anyone ,either the people or God reformed ,corrected and set the religions according to times best suited is my opinion , we are all sure of one thing and we can all agree on it , even the ones people brand as atheist and that is death , and when that happen we will know , I know Christians sincerely want to save the whole man Kind they sincerely believe it is their duty , so are the Muslims , but what is strange is they are both are not trying to save people of other faiths but also their own even the ones who are practicing and good righteous people who follow the same Books The Christians the Bible the Muslims The Quran -Not satisfied , every group wants to enlarge the numbers of theirs and want to prove theirs is right , it is okay to share your point of view , but not at the expenses of insulting ,accusing purely on prejudice and assumption.

    Both Muslims and Christians especially the evangelical and the strict Traditionalists Muslims have the same attitude although the agenda may differ, they both want to compel people to follow their belief at any cost , it is wrong , faith is something that enters the soul as a blessing from God ,no one has the right to force it down on anyone , nor Insult anyone or assume they have robbed your faith , you would be surprised to find tons of similarities in belief of Christian and Muslim in the books of Hindus , Zoroastrian and other books of Mysticism and at the same time there is trinity long before even the birth of Christ in one of The traditional Books of Hindus , and in Monotheist belief some word to
    word of the Bible and the Quran in the Hindu scriptures long before Jesus or Muhammad was born ,let me quote some:
    Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is One God!
    Therefore you shall adore the Lord your God
    with all your heart,
    with all your soul,
    with all your mind,
    and with all your strength.
    [Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Mark 12:29 and Luke 10:27, Quran 3:18]
    Let us meditate on God, His glorious attributes, who is the basis of everything in this universe as its Creator, who is fit to be worshiped as Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient and self existent concious being, who removes all ignorance and impurities from the mind and purifies and sharpens the intellect.
    [Gayatri Mantra, Yajur Veda]

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    QURAN:
    Say: He is Allah,(God) the One and Only;

    Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

    He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;

    And there is none like unto Him.
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    panishads are one of the sacred Scriptures of the Hindus.

    Chandogya Upanishad Chapter 6 Section 2 verse 1

    “Ekam Evadvitiyam”
    “He is one only without a second.”

    (The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan pg. 447 & 448)
    (Sacred Books of the East Volume 1, the Upanishads Part I Page 93)

    Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 6 verse 9

    “Nacasya kascij janita na cadhipah”
    “Of Him there are neither parents nor Lord.”

    (The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan pg. 745)
    (and in Sacred books of the East volume 15, the Upanishads Part II Page 263)

    Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 verse 19

    “Na tasya pratima asti”
    “There is no likeness of Him”.

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    The Hindu trinity is of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
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    I give give you a lot more but it needs a lot of work, ,, anyways what am trying to ask is did anyone copy anyone?

    My Answer and my view would be ,I would like to use the word religions have evolved-

    peace be to you.

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    I am as much incensed as all those who commented here – this kind of behaviour is the lowest in any society.

    I assure you BBS is not behind these attacks. Many local thuggish monks take matters to their own hands.

    The blame should be fairly and squarely on the authorities that be. It is a sad indictment on the state of law and order in Sri Lanka. The President along with the law enforcement agencies must hang their heads in shame.

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      NOW AND AGAIN THE BBS MONK SAYS TO ALSO RESPECT THE CHRISTIAN PRIESTS FROM TRADITIONAL CHURCHES.

      THE ISSUE IS NOT TO GET DRWAN INTO ABUSING MINORITIES OR BE INDIFFERENT TO IT.

      AT LEAST THIS WAY THE CANCER IS DELAYED AS SOONER OR LATER THE COCK COMES HOME TO ROOST.

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    Evengelical christianism is all about exploiting Devotees and ripping off their pockets by commercializing JESUS.

    Built three WAHABI mosques where these churches were.

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    SriLanka has now earned almost the first place in the world for religious intolerance. It is the only country where ONE religion is given the foremost place in the constitution. No wonder Mahavamsa calls the non-Buddhists as “dogs”.They call themselves a democratic government!!!

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    @ BBS REPRESENTATIVE
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    SIR/MADAM

    CAN YOU PLEASE WALK THIS TALK?

    WHY DON’T YOU CALL REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL FAITHS FOR A DIALOGUE AND GO ABOUT IN A CIVILIZED MANNER THAT WILL SAVE SRI LANKA AND BUDDHISM FROM FURTHER DISGRACE INTERNATIONALLY IF YOU ARE SINCERELY A TRUE DEVOTEE NOT JUST OF BBS ,BUT ALSO OF THE NOBLE BUDDHA AND HIS BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE?

    IT MUST BE NOTED AVOIDING RESPONSIBILITY IS NOT THE WAY ,YOU HAD PERSONALLY TAKEN UPON YOURSELF TO SAFE GUARD BUDDHISM AND SRI LANKA , SO ARE YOU GOING TO SIT AND WATCH WITHOUT TAKING ACTION AGAINST SUCH SHAMEFUL UNCIVILIZED ACTS? OR IS IT THAT BBS , THE RAVAYA AND JHU’S ONLY PURPOSE IS TO DENY THE RIGHTS TO FREELY PRACTICE THE FAITHS OF OTHERS ? OR IGNORE ANYONE USING BUDDHISM TO BULLY THEM ,THUS BRING THIS GREAT MESSAGE SHAME?

    LET US SEE YOU WALK YOUR TALK , LET US SEE YOU GET THE LAW ENFORCING OFFICERS TO ACCOMPANY YOU AND SEE YOU BRING THESE ” thuggish monks” (NOT MY WORDS ,YOUR WORDS ) AND ARREST THEM ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF THE LAND .. AND FURTHER YOU ARE ALSO FREE TO USE THE LAW OF THE COUNTRY TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION ON ANY RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION THAT CONDUCTS ANY FORM OF DECEITFUL RELIGIOUS PRACTICES THAT ARE NOT APPROVED BY THE LAW OF THE LAND AND ALSO WITHOUT LEGAL APPROVAL INCLUDING NOT JUST CHURCHES/MOSQUES AND HINDU TEMPLES ,BUT ALSO ERECTING OF ANY FORM RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL STRUCTURES WITHOUT PREJUDICE OR FAVOR,.

    DO YOU FEEL YOU ARE SINCERE ENOUGH AND HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF SUCH SOCIAL JUSTICE ?

    This is insanity prevailing in this Land in The name of religion , very disturbing and disappointing.

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    Everyone who Know who sees Fukshitma’s comments just do not read , keep hitting the unlike button anywhere you see the name and comments,Please.

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      BBS rep is porkistani american under contract like fuckfatimam the orange order monk.

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    There is always to sides to the story. Any person has the right to practice his or her religion freely. Did these AOG and Light House Churches do wrong? If so the law must takes its course and those guilty must face punishment. Yet no individual or individuals should be permitted to take the law into their hands and meet out the law of the jungle. Lets deal with specifics rather than get emotional.

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    TRUTH FOREVER ON THE SCAFFOLD

    WRONG FOREVER ON THE THRONE.

    YET THE SCAFFOLD SWAYS THE FUTURE,

    AND BEHIND THE DIM UNKNOWN,

    STANDETH GOD WITHIN THE SHADOW,

    KEEPING WATCH ABOVE HIS OWN.

    -James Russell Lowe-

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    Welcome to Buddhism a la Medamulane thug & murderer style.

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    @ noel-jones = Palmsquirrell

    Evolved from a Monkey to a Jackass..

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    fukdup lanka [Edited out] thats nature of srilankans.

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    Buddhist monks are becoming like Thalybaan, this shows the lostness in budhisum in the world,

    Kumar

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