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Myth of Saint Thomas

Myth of Saint Thomas

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CHRISTIANITY IS BASED ON FRAUD AND LIES. THE CHRISTIANITY WAS STARTED ONLY IN THE FOURTH CENTURY, BUT THE UNTOUCHABLE RAT EATING PARAYA COMMUNITY OF KERALA WHO WERE CONVERTED BY THE BRITISH MISSIONARIES CREATED FAKE STORY OF ONE THOMAS CONVERTING BRAHMINS TO CHRISTIANITY. FOR THIS FAKE STORY THE CHRISTIAN FRAUDS FROM KERALA MOVED TO CHENNAI AND CREATED THE FAKE THOMAS STORY WHICH EVEN THE POPE SAYS IS FRAUD.

CHRISTIANITY IS BASED ON FRAUD AND LIES. THE CHRISTIANITY WAS STARTED ONLY IN THE FOURTH CENTURY, BUT THE UNTOUCHABLE RAT EATING PARAYA COMMUNITY OF KERALA WHO WERE CONVERTED BY THE BRITISH MISSIONARIES CREATED FAKE STORY OF ONE THOMAS CONVERTING BRAHMINS TO CHRISTIANITY. FOR THIS FAKE STORY THE CHRISTIAN FRAUDS FROM KERALA MOVED TO CHENNAI AND CREATED THE FAKE THOMAS STORY WHICH EVEN THE POPE SAYS IS FRAUD.

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The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple 
 
St. Thomas in Latin manuscript
Foreward by Koenraad Elst
A
ccording
to Christian leaders in India, the apostle Thomas came to India in 52 A.D., founded the Syrian Christian Church, and was killed by the fanatical Brahmins in72 A.D. Near the site of his martyrdom, the St. Thomas Church was built. In fact thisapostle never came to India. The Christian community in South India was founded bya merchant Thomas Cananeus in 345 A.D. (a name which readily explains theThomas legend). He led four hundred refugees who fled persecution in Persia andwere given asylum by the Hindu authorities.
I
n Catholic
universities in Europe, the myth of the apostle Thomas going to India isno longer taught as history, but in India it is still considered useful. Even many vocal“secularists” who attack the Hindus for “relying on myth” in the Ayodhya affair, off-hand profess their belief in the Thomas myth. The important point is that Thomas canbe upheld as a martyr and the Brahmins decried as fanatics.
I
n reality,
the missionaries were very disgruntled that the damned Hindus refused togive them martyrs (whose blood is welcomed as “the seed of the faith”), so they hadto invent one. Moreover, the church which they claim commemorates St.Thomas'martyrdom at the hands of Hindu fanaticism, is in fact a monument of Hindumartyrdom at the hands of Christian fanaticism. It is a forcible replacement of twoimportant Hindu temples (Jain and Shaiva) whose existence was insupportable to theChristian missionaries.
N
o one
knows how many priests and worshippers were killed when the Christian soldiers came to remove the curse of Paganism from theMylapore beach. Hinduism doesn't practice martyr-mongering, but if at all we have to speak of martyrs in this context, the title goes to theseJina- and Shiva-worshippers and not to the apostle Thomas.
Koenraad Elst
(excerpted from
 Negationism in India: Concealing the Record of Islam
, Voice of India, New Delhi, 1992)
Forward to The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Templefile:///O|/Websites/Hamsa.org/forward.htm4/19/2008 10:10:40 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple 
 
Judas Didymus Thomas the Doubter
Introduction
T
he myth of St. Thomas
is a prototype of today's popular Jesus-in-India story. The myth was invented by the Syrian Christians of Malabar andlater taken over by the Portuguese, and the Jesus story was promoted aroundthe beginning of this century by western spiritualists who also paraded ashistorians of the arcane.
1
 
B
oth fictions
are attractive to foreign spiritual seekers and to convent-educated Hindus who fancy the idea that an apostle of Jesus, or Jesus himself,may have visited India. The Hindus do not notice that in these legends neitherThomas nor Jesus are presented as seekers of truth or admirers of Hindureligion and culture. They are presented instead as teachers of a superior truthor as enlightened social reformers who are persecuted by avaricious anddegenerate pagan priests.
W
hether the legends
are set in Palayur or Mylapore as is the case withThomas, or Puri and Benares as is the case with Jesus, the theme of martyrdom is the same. The “superior” teachings of both men are rejectedand their lives threatened by “reactionary” caste Hindus. Thomas is murderedon a hilltop near Madras and Jesus is stoned and driven from the country by amob—only to return and marry a princess of Kashmir after surviving theCrucifixion.
2
 
T
he first objective
of these stories is to vilify Brahmins and malign theHindu religion and community.
T
he second objective
—and here we part company with the Jesus story—isto present Christianity as an indigenous Indian religion, not a Western import,that can rightly claim religious hegemony in India.
T
he Syrian Church
does not press the issue, but the Roman Church doesclaim India as part of her apostolic patrimony on the grounds that St. Thomasmay have died here. The disclaimer “may” must be noted for the Church doesnot officially declare that St. Thomas ever came to India.
Introduction to The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Templefile:///O|/Websites/Hamsa.org/intro1.htm (1 of 3)4/19/2008 10:10:40 AM
 
Introduction to The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple
 
Saint Thomas depicted in a Latin manuscript
 
San Thome Cathedral Basilica, Mylapore, Madras
T
he third reason
for the legend to exist is to help the community-consciousSyrian Christians maintain their caste identity. They claim to be Jews orBrahmins, the latter descendants of Namboodiris converted by St. Thomas inthe first century C.E. — though there were in fact no Christians in Indiabefore the fourth century and when they did arrive and settle in Kerala, theywould obtain a social position similar to that of Nairs.
T
he first St. Thomas story
was invented to give these Syrian immigrantsIndian ancestry and the patronage of a local martyr-saint—Christianity is thereligion of martyrs
3
—and it was resurrected and embellished in the sixteenthcentury by Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries who needed a pious story of persecution to cover up their own persecution of the Hindus. This is anotherreason for the Church to promote the story in Madras, for during that periodshe and her imperial Portuguese “secular arm” destroyed many temples inMylapore and its environs.
T
he Archaeological Survey of India
has never investigated the origins of early Christian churches in India in the same way that it has studied oldmosques and other Muslim monuments, but this work has been done byGerman scholars and awaits translation and publication in English. It showsthat most sixteenth and seventeenth century churches in India contain templerubble and are built on temple sites. The destruction of one of these temples,the ancient first Kapaleeswara Temple on the Mylapore beach, is reviewedhere because of its inexorable link with the legend of St. Thomas.
T
he
famous English historian Arnold Toynbee observed that the mission anddeath of St. Thomas in India was probably legendary but that his reputedburial place in Mylapore was a centre of pilgrimage for Indian Christians. Weobserve that this reputed burial place of St. Thomas must now become acentre of pilgrimage for archaeologists, historians and philosophers who donot have a theological axe to grind like the pilgrims of old and the priests of today, but who would know the plain truth about old Mylapore and record itfor our children.
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Notes
1. See Nicolas Notovitch's famous forgery, of 1894, still treated by somewriters as a true record, called
The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ,
andLevi's psychic and sententious “transcription from the AkashicRecords”, of 1908, called
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ.
 2. A. Faber-Kaiser, in
 Jesus Died in Kashmir 
, claims that Moses isburied on Mt. Niltoop near Bandipur, Kashmir, Jesus in the Rozabal inSrinagar, Mary in Murree, Pakistan, and that Thomas was cremated inMylapore.3. Gore Vidal, in Julian, describes the vicious attacks made on EmperorJulian “the Apostate” by Christian bishops because he refused to givethem martyrs. He had rejected Christianity as a false religion andreturned to classical Paganism, but he continued to treat Christianswith tolerance. He debated with them and made them pay reparationsfor the temples they had destroyed in the Roman Empire. He wasassassinated by a trusted Christian officer while on campaign againstthe Persians. The story that his last words were “Thou hast conquered,Nazarene!” is a later Christian invention. Julian is still revered by those Europeans who realise that Christianity destroyed a superiorGreek and Roman civilization and took Europe into the Dark Ages.
file:///O|/Websites/Hamsa.org/intro1.htm (2 of 3)4/19/2008 10:10:40 AM

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