It is High Time that Hindus Woke Up

Christianity and Islam must not get away with discrediting Hindu Dharma. Let there be a public discourse on which worldview is closer to the truth, and which religion has a better philosophical basis.

Some time ago, a news item caught my attention: Dalit Christians had filed a complaint with the United Nations against the Vatican because of caste based discrimination of the Catholic Church in India. The complaint was filed with the UN Information Centre at New Delhi.

It made me feel that a suggestion I had made in an earlier article was maybe not so outlandish and actually worthwhile. I had suggested that Hindus, Buddhists and others could file a complaint with the UN against Christianity and Islam, because Christianity considers non-Christians as heathen and Islam non-Muslims as infidels, and both these religions claim that heathen and infidels are unworthy of the grace of the Supreme Power and will be thrown into hellfire where they will suffer excruciating pain for all eternity.

“Idol-worshippers” – Hindus are labeled as such – are the worst of the lot in the eyes of those religions.

In the Bible, Mathew (13: 49/50) states:

 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous  and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

The Quran gives a more detailed description of the torture that awaits infidels:

“But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them, boiling fluid will be poured down their heads. Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted; And for them are hooked rods of iron. Whenever, in their anguish, they would go forth from thence they are driven back therein and (it is said unto them): Taste the doom of burning” (Quran 22:19-22)

Hindus generally have no malice towards other faiths and don’t expect others to have malice towards their own faith. They readily pay respect to Bible and Christianity or to Quran and Islam without knowing what they contain. Usually they don’t even notice that their respect is not reciprocated.

However, there are also those who know the content, but prefer to ignore unacceptable passages. One reason may be that they don’t take them seriously and can’t imagine that anybody takes them seriously. Unfortunately, they underestimate the power of indoctrination, especially in childhood. It is not only the ISIS types who believe and act on it. I know from own experience that children believe what they are told and many don’t question this belief even as adults.

Another reason may be that they don’t want to draw attention to those divisive, discriminating passages in books that are considered holy by the majority of the world’s population. They fear they could remind ‘believers’ of their duty to fight the “unbelievers” or rather the “wrong believers” as Hindus are great believers in the Supreme and certainly not unbelievers.

However, this attitude won’t work today, as the content of Quran, Bible and other scriptures is readily available on the net. It is easy to access any verse of the Bible or Quran. ISIS spread their views on the internet. The radicalization among Muslim youth is often happening via the net. A cleric in a German mosque who had banned radicalized youth and declared ISIS as un-Islamic was described as an “old, confused man”, by a German Turk, who ‘knew’ that ISIS is following the Quran. How did he know? “I and my friends have read the Quran”, he declared. His friends are fighting for ISIS.

I didn’t make the suggestion to complain to the UN because I expect much action from the UN. I made the suggestion mainly, because in this way the issue would hopefully come into mainstream discourse. People need to realize how absurd and divisive this claim of “eternal hell for unbelievers” is.

The gravity of the situation needs to sink in: every second child in the world is taught that Hindus (and others) are not equal in the eyes of the Supreme God, and the child is likely to believe it. In fact, the child is taught that the Supreme hates those others so much that they will burn for all eternity in hellfire if they don’t mend their ways and join the believers on the right path.

Sri Krishna, Sri Rama, Sita, the Rishis, Swami Vivekananda, Baba Ramdev, Mata Amritanandamayi, Narendra Modi, Aishwarya Rai, Sachin Tendulkar… just name them, each and every Hindu who ever lived – none will find mercy with the Highest. They all are thrown into the ‘blazing furnace’.

People need to become aware that prophesizing eternal hell was a strategy to frighten the own followers into submission and to justify using force to either convert or wipe out those who ‘insult the Supreme Power and don’t accept the only truth’.  This claim of “hell for unbelievers” is about power and influence and has nothing to do with eternal truth or morality.

If a small, crazy sect would claim that all others will burn in hell, one would understand if nobody takes note of such nonsense. But it is not a small sect that makes this claim. This claim is contained in the doctrines of the two most powerful religious institutions on earth with almost four billion followers. Mercifully, many Christians especially in Europe don’t believe it anymore, but it is part of the Christian dogma.

Is one allowed to call this claim nonsense – in the age of quantum physics where it is known that ultimately all is connected and nothing is separate?

Strangely, Hindus keep quiet. They may hope it goes away. It won’t go away without those who are demeaned in this unacceptable manner putting their foot down. Why should those who benefit from this claim give it up as long as nobody objects?

The Church had once to give in to protests: it lost the power to punish heretics and even had to allow Christians to leave the Church. Ever since, the west came out of the Dark Age, but the damage was done nevertheless: arrogance and a feeling of superiority was already ingrained in the people and nature had been divested of its sacredness and still is treated as a slave to be exploited.

The dogmatic religions uprooted people from their pagan societies and made them slowly but surely arrogant, self-righteous and convinced that they are meant to rule the world in the name of their god. Would colonialism in its brutal form have been possible without the mindset that Christians are superior to the native heathen? Would Muslim invasions have been so cruel without the mindset that Allah wants them to smite the necks of infidels till all worship is only for Allah?

Today’s most pressing problem, Islamic terrorism, has its roots in the claim that infidels are rejected by Allah. ISIS, Boko Haram and others consider it their sacred duty to rid the earth of such scum.

Christianity stopped killing heathen but still does great harm in so called ‘unreached areas’ for example in India, where it deceives, threatens and lures people away from their tolerant, inclusive tradition into an arrogant, divisive mindset.

Some followers of Islam still kill. They are called Islamists instead of Muslims. But as long as the Quran contains verses that seem to be exhortations to kill infidels, and no official correction is made that these verses refer only to history, there is insincerity in the claim that they are not Muslims. On one hand we condemn those youth in the strongest terms and on the other, we revere the scripture which they claim to follow.

When Donald Trump declares that he won’t allow Muslims into the USA if he becomes President, he may cater to a populist sentiment among Americans but this is no solution. A better strategy would be to make Muslims disown certain passages in the Quran. At the same time, Christians must be made to disown certain passages in the Bible. Blind belief that the Supreme has revealed the truth only to Jesus or only to Mohammed must be allowed to be questioned without putting one’s life in danger.

The Pope said recently in Africa “Christians and Muslims are brothers”. It sounded more like “Let’s live and let live”. Yet when the Pope was in India, he didn’t make such conciliatory statement. He said “we will plant the cross in Asia”. Why? Did he think the “mild” Hindus won’t object to their own demise? Or did he behave like a bully to put Hindus on the defensive?

If Christianity really had the better truth, it would be okay. But this is not the case. The supremacy that the Church claims has no basis except in blind belief. In the same way, the supremacy that Islam claims has also no basis except in blind belief. Both faiths can’t challenge each other. A debate between Christianity and Islam would go like this:

Christianity: “We alone have the full truth”

Islam: “We alone have the full truth.”

Christianity: “God has revealed the full truth through his son Jesus”

Islam: “Allah has revealed the final truth through Prophet Mohammed.”

Christianity: “All have to worship God, the father, via his son.”

Islam: “All have to worship Allah.”

However, in one point both agree: “Heathen and infidels need to disappear from the earth.”

In contrast, ‘Hinduism seeks to propagate the collective wisdom and inspiration of centuries and has room for all forms of beliefs’ (according to the Supreme Court). It offers a profound philosophy. It can bring to the table the wisdom of the ancient Rishis that has never been disproven. This wisdom points to the absolute truth, which dogmatic religions are ignorant of: Truth is not a belief based on thoughts. It is what we all truly are – thought free, blissful awareness.

One would expect that humanity in the 21st century has outgrown blasphemy laws. This is not the case. Not only is there no pressure on countries that have blasphemy laws to abandon them, but – unbelievable, but true – there are attempts by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) to bring the whole world under a blasphemy law.

Several countries, like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, have petitioned the UN to make defamation of Islam a crime. And even President Obama and Hillary Clinton supported a resolution (Istanbul Process 16/18) to curb ‘Islamophobia’. Efforts to go further are still on.

It is high time that Hindus wake up. Filing a petition with the UN against unsubstantiated, discriminatory claims may help put the world on notice that Hindus are not the scum of this earth and have a right to exist.

UNICEF also should be petitioned that brainwashing of children into hatred for others must be made a crime. The video of a child in ISIS land cutting the throat of his teddy bear as practice is horrendous. A lot of noise needs to be made about those petitions. Christianity and Islam must not get away with discrediting Hindu Dharma. Let there be a public discourse on which worldview is closer to the truth, and which religion has a better philosophical basis.

Actually it is so obvious even at a first glance: the choice is between brotherhood of all without any preconditions and fighting each other.

Let’s choose brotherhood of all. And please also include animals.

  • Alexa

    So this bitch is a kike plant too.

  • Jitu

    Maria, I love your articles. The way you go about explaining your thought on the topic at hand, makes it seem simple and logical without ruffing feathers. It’s a pleasure reading your write-ups and blogs. 🙂 🙂

  • Indian

    Wake Up or you are Dead. Read this. Mahipalpur as pointed in this article is just adjacent to Haryana and full of Jats, who converted. Same Xtain JATS with fake Hindu names NOW WANT RESERVATIONS. Xtian reservations and Death of Hinduism. WIPE SONIA AND ALL ITALIAN STREET DOGS ELSE YOUR FUTURE GENERATIONS ARE GOOD AS DEAD

  • Indian

    Will Hindus wake up?? They will never till they are exterminated. It would be the biggest genocide committed, the worst form of slavery which the ITALIAN PROSTITUTE will introduce, foolish Hindus.Communal Violence Act, the most nefarious evil and dangerous scheme which will make even the RAPE of a Hindu 5 year old LICENSED. Has ANY HINDU asked even basic question, e.g. about Mumbai attacks
    WIKIPEDIA QUOTE { The IB has had mixed success in counter-terrorism. It was reported in 2008 that the IB had been successful in busting terror modules. It alerted the police before the Hyderabad blasts and gave repeated warnings of a possible attack on Mumbai through the sea before the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.} UNQUOTE.
    Despite repeated warnings WHO stopped the Police and Security forces, this can come ONLY from Highest Level THAT IS THAT ITALIAN OPUS DEI slut Sonia.

    1. Why has there been no inquiry on WHO supported Mumbai attackers, fed them, directed them in Mumbai with all maps et-al. ? Who protected the terrorists? SONIA

    2. Why was the whole Maharashtra administration christianized just two weeks prior to Mumbai attacks. MATTHEW became the Chief Secretory, DGP of Maharashtra replaced with RAKESH MARIA, Mumbai CP was changed abruptly from much decorated A.S. SAMRA to Abdul Gafoor, Port Customs head was shifted and replaced with one “Rommel” (Portuguese name), DCP Mumbai was replaced with one M.N Roy, a converted Bongo Xtian, whose CR was so bad when he served his parent cadre that Bengal DGP had suggested his termination from Police altogether

    3. Why was MARCOS called ONLY after 14 hrs. MARCOS (IMCF) is placed right there in Mumbai, With NAVY’S WESTERN COMMAND, shortest distance between MARCOS and terrorists being 600 m. ONLY after SONIA’S white skinned bedamates were killed and when 2 Israelis were killed, Israel threatened the COMMANDO action to save its citizens BUT ALSO TO WIPE OFF THE REAL CONSPIRATORS behind the attack, sitting at topmost positions (WHO WAS TOPMOST). Was ONLY when the Italian white skinned Xtian Nazi family was threatened that ACTION started

    4. Why and Who allowed that Opus Dei-ISI LIBERTINE B.DUTT to transmit directly Indian positions to Pakistan. (NDTV OF PIG PRONOY ROY is only channel LICENSED 2 telecast in Pak) WHY PORNO Roy and his keep Burkha the RADIA, 2 G scamster were not shot like rabid maddogs, with their families which they deserved. WHO SAVE THEM-ITALIAN BARMAID SONIA?

    5. It was a NATIONAL EMERGENCY, ATTACK ON THE NATION, Constitution of India authorises the GOVT to overrule ALL constitutional rights in case of attack on nation, which takes precedence. THIS was the a ATTACK on Nation. Navy’s Western Command is there in Mumbai itself WHY were Marines not called instantly, why the genocide was allowed to be continued for 14 hrs?? WHO AT HIGHEST WAS BEHIND IT AS ISRAEL HAD INDICATED- SONIA

    6. Army’s Southern Command is situated in Pune, they could have been rushed in 2 hrs. Why was Army NOT CALLED IN MUMBAI . 4 hrs to commit genocide TO RAISE A BOGEY OF HINDU TERROR (KASAB WAS DRESSED AS HINDU AND HE ALLOWED THAT CHRISTIAN MULTIBEDDED SL..T BARKHA to take his Pic instead of shooting this whore dead..Believable??) The Real reason WAS to create a false Bogey of Hindu Terrorism by that ITALIAN ILLITERATE GUTTER BORN SONIA. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GENOCIDE AND SHE AND HER FAMILY WITH PORNO ROYS, VINEET JAINS, AROON PURIES HAVE NO RIGHT FOR A FURTHER BREATH IN INDIA. ALL THESE BEASTS SHOULD be sent to slow tortured deaths

    7. By the way WHO wanted the entire STF which investigated Malegaon attacks Dead, to hide something? ONLY ANSWER IS SONIA. Is it not strange that Hemant Karkare’s wife died SUDDENLY of BRAIN HEMORRHAGE JUST 2 DAYS AFTER THE 2014 ELECTIONS RESULT WIPED OFF THE HARLOT RULE? This stage is never sudden but follows High Blood Pressure for years?

    Hindus and Muslims ALIKE FACE EXTERMINATION IN THIS EVIL CHURCH-SONIA-COMMIE (BASTARDIZED PRGENY OF CHURCH ONLY) GAME. They want to play Hindus against Muslims so that Civil war erupts, India Govt becomes paralyzed, AND EVIL POPE-CHURCH gains recruits for Western slavery with Xtians becoming the Majority controllers. Muslims have to Think, if they have brains, SONIA-COMMIES are hell bent on destroying their future generations also IN THE NAME OF HELL LORD understand her evil gameplan.
    Hindus instead of just protesting intellectually should be having a 4 pronged attack. Just sitting and wanting Govt to do everything is SLOTH. FEROCIOUS INTELLECTUAL ATTACK, PROPAGANDA EVEN LIES, STREET ACTION AND OUTRIGHT ATTACK ON THEIR FAMILIES should be the way, ARROGANCE should be the main attitude when dealing with these gutters pigs Commie-congis

  • Shriram Bhandari

    Maria ji, 1st of all these people use a lot of Al-Taqqiya, whether it be Christians or Muslims they would also say it is not us it is the others.

  • Megh Kalyanasundaram

    Please accept my gratitude Maria Writh, for this piece of yours; thank you.

    • Romi

      well said. we need more westerners like her because many Hindus need to hear this from a westerner to believe it! Their inferiority complex makes them other Hindus saying the same thing are not so credible. Maria Wirth is absolutely top class.

  • Sona Parivraj

    One constantly reads posts where people are anxious to say how they are ‘not against’ moderates or have ‘respect’ for all etc. Is there any need for such diplomatic language when one is not employed as diplomat? It is this very timidity that makes non-Hindus arrogant bullies against Hinduism. Just tell it like it is with pride. Garv se kaho hum hindu hai and drill home the fact!

    • Romi

      Thanks so much for saying that! This is exactly what i always say myself. It is so simple and intuitive to do that, but sadly these self-hating inferiority complex-ridden spinless worms do not understand this kind of self-pride.

  • Shubhangi Raykar

    Congrats Malavika for writing what is truly there. I also have studied or rather read carefully The Bible and the Quran. They are takes which command and expect the total submission from the followers. These religions create the psychology of ‘us’ and the others.sort of Religious colonialism asserting supremacy of one religion, over others.

  • subodh1945

    hindus are ther own enemies ,never learn from past and commit same mistakes over and over again

  • Suchitra

    Your sheer audacity to say the truth in today’s times just totally astounds me Ms. Wirth.

    Please keep exposing the ’emperor’s clothes’. More power to you.
    Truth shall be victorious !

  • Ananth Sethuraman

    This is good, but not enough. Many of our opponents are post-modern college professors, not Christians. The thinking of these post-modern college professors is elusive, because it is a secularized Protestant thought. They create a conceptual framework that is a sort of counterpart or parallel to Protestant theology. This conceptual framework is as opposed to our adhyatma and traditions as regular Protestant theology. This needs to be deconstructed as well.

    • Shubhangi Raykar

      Yes. Like UR Ananthmurthy and Karnad

  • Purefree

    Maria Wirth, Hindus will not wake up unless they practice their common ethos – like at least owning and reading a copy of the Bhagwad Gita.

  • malavika

    As St. Paul put it: “Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands.” (Ephesians 5:22-24).

    ‘Christian Saints’

    “It was even possible for most venerated patriarchs of the church, like St. Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured(Augustine) or killed outright(Aquinas).Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches.”

    More quotes from bible.

    “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do. If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed; he shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has dealth faithlessly with her. If her designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as his daughter. If he takes another wife he shall not diminish her food, her clothing or her marital rights. And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.”

    Exodus 21:7-11

    There is no place in the New Testament where Jesus objects to the practise of slavery. St Paul admonishes slaves to serve their masters well, Christian masters especially well.

    Slaves be obedient to those who wre your earthly masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as to Christ …


    • Megh Kalyanasundaram

      Thank you Malavika.

  • srikrishna sadula

    two preachers born out of judaism, one 2000 yrs ago, other 1400 yrs ago, with their intuition they wanted to win over other in their game of religion. Agenda set very well and rubbed across the world. Its a war between those faiths and within judaism. Whatever the sufferings we see today is all the product of that agenda only.

  • Luffy

    According to Bukhari 3241 majority of residence of hell are women. According to Timothy 2:15 most women who have not had kids are in hell. So hell is not a bad place for me. I can live with gays, atheists and fellow pagans. Give me some booze and women I would gladly go there.

    I hate sharing my place with racists, bigoted, murderous, treacherous scum who would reach heaven cause they love Jeejus or cause they accept the Prophet and believe in Judgement Day.


    Don’t the Christians in general and Catholics in particular believe that anyone who does not follow Christ, will go to hell. As far as the translation of the verse, Mathew 13:49/50, goes, remember it is all translated into English and whether you use King James’ bible or any other versions, there is always a “transmission or should I say translation loss”. That alone does not make the whole article trash. Seems, you already have a biased opinion of either the author or her credentials. I would trust her opinion, a hell of lot more than I would trust your opinion, which does not elaborate much.

    • NK Sarma

      As far as I’m concerned, the passage quoted by the author falls flat on her claim. I would not have bothered if she had just referred to ‘hell for non-believers’ as a particular belief of christians. In such case, we can question those christians as to why they believe so. But the author chose to quote a passage, I had to ask this question. Btw, I don’t really care about whom you trust anyway.

      • Romi

        it is hard to say if you are a Muslim using a Hindu name for the Muslim Al-Taqiya purpose, or you are a just a cowardly lotus eater that is scared of learning something that will burst his pathetic bubble of ignorance created by 60 years of Congressi propaganda (the type that Muslims claim all Hindus are, but i find only among some middle classes), but if you have some self-respect (irrelevant if you are a muzzie obviously) or some courage (which pseudoseculars usually don’t have), you will simply Google umpteen verses and passages in the Bible, that guarantee hell for non-Christians.

        Stop criticising Maria Wirth, she was born a westerner but she has more knowledge of religion and spirituality in the dust on her shoes than you have in your swollen head, i am sorry to say! Here are some for you, just in case:

        Deuteronomy 17
        Hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; 17:4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel; 17:5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.

        Numbers 31, where God commands the Israelites to attack Midian and kill all the men, all the married women and all the male children but to keep the virgin females as the spoils of war and distribute them among the soldiers. The reason offered for that barbarism? Two Midianite women had allegedly “tempted” two Israelite men to worship other gods.

        – See more at:

        Honestly, if you are really ‘Sarma’, how you can be so ignorant, and ungrateful to a foreigner like Maria Wirth who knows more about both Xtinity and Hinduism than you, defies belief. I am i guess really going to have to put it down to Al-Taqiya! Which is, I think, simply disgusting!!

  • NK Sarma

    You quoted Mathew (13:49/50). It only says wicked will burn in hell. How did you interpret it as ‘non-believers/hindus’? Without answering this, your whole article becomes a trash.

    • Lalitaditya Muktapida

      Seriously? This is your question and this is your reasoning? You do know that the Bible has more than one passage right? You do know that the wicked are also defined in it, right?

      The wicked are defined as anyone who does not believe in Christ being the sole redeemer of mankind. Hell, go talk to any bishop/priest in any church anywhere in India and he will define the wicked just as I have described it in the last sentence.

      What in the tarnation does NK stand for anyway? Nicholas Kendall? After the Prannoy James Roys, the Arundhati Suzanne Roys andthe Mihir Simon Sharmas, Nicholas Kendall Sarma would not surprise me in the least. Hindus are freaking Doomed!

      • NK Sarma

        Hold on to your horses hero. Rather than getting personal here, do some research and quote me a passage that says hell to non-believers. I can easily convince a free-riding fool like you with any passage, but to convince an intelligent person, I need a correct passage.

        • Anup Singh

          Test your intelligence on – 😉

        • Lalitaditya Muktapida

          Here you go, Genius

          “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son…….Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. ”

          John 3:18-36

          The utter dishonesty that people like you bring to the game is staggering. You’re about as intelligent as a Feminist (Kay Hymowitz) is beautiful. And about as honest as Charlie Sheen is Celibate.

          You want more passages, Einstein?

          • NK Sarma

            Great, this is a passage that the author should’ve used instead. But what game are you talking about you moron? Saying that the particular passage was not enough is not dishonest, whatever the game you are orgasmic about. Are you always in some imaginary world and assume that any question from anyone is a support for evangelists? If so, don’t, and stop judging and abusing like a gutter mouth. There is no double meaning and no hidden agenda in my question. Read it again like a normal person and not like a lunatic.

          • Lalitaditya Muktapida

            Thanks for the advice, asshole!

          • guest

            simple question are christians taught that all paths lead to the divine? Does not matter what you believe in or if you are an atheist, you will all end up in the same place?

      • Shubhangi Raykar

        Don’t say they are doomed as that state does not exist in hinduism-Sanatan Dharma.Hindus are waking up and talking back and their mere questioning is rendered as intolerance. अब तक तो चूप थे ,अब इन्हे क्या हो गया? So let us call them intolerant and many among them will join the band wagon.

    • Reply from Maria Wirth:

      Why is it the duty of Christians to convert heathen? because otherwise they are damned to hell on Judgement Day. Jesus asked to go out into the world and preach the gospel (Mark16:15). Go out, make disciples, baptize them…(Matthew 28:19)

      when i was in primary class, once a German missionary came, who was back from India. he made us pray for the “poor, hungry, heathen children in india so that they also hear of dear Jesus and also be saved like us”. at that time, it impressed me and of course we children wanted the Indian children to be saved…

      that’s why UNICEF also should be petitioned. it is irresponsible to indoctrinate children into what is not true and tell them that it is the one and only truth.

      • NK Sarma

        Thank you for caring to reply to the question.

    • guest

      because the hindus by being pagans are considered unworthy of God’s and Christ’s love, until and unless they believe in Christ and Christ only. Sheer discrimination !!