Lots of people are criticizing the RSS Chief, Mohan Bhagwat today as he said,
“People like Mother Teresa did good work and service. But the aim was to convert the poor to Christianity. This kind of service is devalued if conversions are done in the name of service or work.”
So, what he is trying to say is really simple
1. Mother Teresa did good work and served poor
2. Such good work and services are devalued, if they are done for converting people.
My understanding might be limited in this subject but I would like those people who are criticizing Mohan Bhagwat, to enlighten me with their thoughts. Please answer the following questions.
1. Is it right to convert people by doing good work and service for them?
2. If a person like Mother Teresa, who practices Hinduism is doing good work and service for poor and for that, that person is converting those people of other religion to Hinduism, will you criticize that person or not? If you won’t criticize that person for converting people, then it’s a good thing as you are not being selective while supporting an issue, but if you will criticize that person then you need to think why is this selective support for Mother Teresa and not for the person of other religion who is doing the same.
I will leave you with a Mahatma Gandhi’s quote
“Why should I change my religion because the doctor who professes Christianity as his religion has cured me of some disease, or why should the doctor expect me to change whilst I am under his influence?” (Young India: April 1931)
Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.