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35. What about the Hindu temples that are coming up in the Christian countries?

      There is a qualitative difference between the Hindu temples coming up in Christian countries, and the Christian churches coming up in India. The Hindu temples come up only when there is a significant Hindu presence in an area. They are set up with the initiative of the local people, and funded by them as well. The objective, therefore, is to fulfil the spiritual needs of the Hindus residing in the area and not built with an objective to convert.
     The Christian churches are first set up by the missionaries in areas where there are no Christians, and where they go to offer their so-called social service. They are funded from outside, if not the country, at least outside the area of operation. The objective is to convert the people to Christianity.

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