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Sex scandals led to the decline of Christianity

The Catholic Church has played a significant role in shaping American culture for centuries, and the region is home to a substantial proportion of the world's Christian population. Nevertheless, in recent decades, the Church's influence has declined as a result of a string of sex abuse scandals and cover-ups. These scandals have severely damaged the Church's reputation, resulting in a decrease in the number of individuals identifying as Christians in the region.

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Islamic preaching by Zakir Naik and provocation of Muslims in India

A shocking incident occurred on April 2, 2023, when the passengers of the Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express in Kerala were doused with petrol and set on fire. In connection with this incident, police arrested one Shahrukh Saifi from Ratnagiri District in Maharashtra. He was a resident of Delhi's Shaheenbagh. A total of three people died in this incident. During the interrogation, the arrested accused said that he was inspired by the famous Islamic cleric Zakir Naik. Earlier, Zakir Naik's involvement has been found in many cases linked to Islamic terrorism and the conversion of non-Muslims to Islam. Looking at this recent incident, one needs to understand how the Islamic teachings that Zakir Naik particularly preached to instigate Muslims in India.

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When biased social activism over religion exposed...

Several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and forums have been accused of selective and biased social activism leading to disturbance to communal harmony in the country. These groups were found responsible for creating unrest in society many times by targeting the majoritarian community. These groups used to accuse the majoritarian community, here Hindus, of promoting discrimination and injustice to minority communities over fabricated facts and incidents. Recently, such groups were once again exposed over a suicide case of Darshan Solanki, a student of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Mumbai and belonging to a backward community. After his suicide, some anti-social groups targeted the Hindu community by alleging that Darshan Solanki committed suicide over caste discrimination. They precisely conducted a campaign and tried to spread hatred to instigate other communities against one community, here Hindus. However, like in the past, these groups saw missing and turned down their campaign after the revelations of facts.

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Is the celebration of Easter a cultural appropriation of Eostre?

Christian devotees celebrated Easter on Sunday dated, April 9, 2023, across the world. According to Christianity, the day marks the Resurrection of Jesus three days after his death by Crucifixion. According to Christians, the day on Jesus was crucified is celebrated as Good Friday. Many controversies have been linked to these days. After research, it has been revealed that these days including December 25, celebrated as the birthday of Jesus, are associated with pre-Christian traditions. Here, only the research about Easter has been considered.

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Targeted killings of karsevaks in Godhra

On February 27, 2002, a train carrying Hindu volunteers, known as karsevaks, was attacked by a mob of Muslim residents in the town of Godhra, Gujarat. The incident led to the deaths of 59 people, most of whom were karsevaks, volunteers who led the movement named Ram Janmabhoomi Andolen in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The incident is known as the burning alive of karsevaks in Godhra and has had a profound impact on Indian society and its politics.

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Treaty of Yandabo: Role of Church in promoting British Colonialism and slavery

The role of the Church in promoting British Colonialism was complex and multifaceted, and it varied depending on the specific context and location. In general, the Church played a significant role in the colonization process, both as an instrument of power and control, and as a source of cultural and social influence. The Treaty of Yandabo in 1826 is one of the classic examples of how Christian missionaries played a supportive role in establishing British Rule in Burma.