Hindu leader in Bangladesh under fire for ‘Satanic Jesus’ comments – UCA News

Christian leaders in Bangladesh have demanded an apology from a Hindu leader accused of hurting religious sentiments by describing Jesus as a “divisive figure” whose words and actions were “Satanic.” Christians have reacted angrily on social media over the inflammatory comments by Govinda Chandra Pramanik, a Supreme Court lawyer and secretary-general of the Bangladesh National Hindu Grand Alliance, a conservative Hindu group. He made his controversial comments during a virtual meeting on Hindu family laws on July 8. Donate to UCA News with a monthly contribution of your choice He referred to the Gospel of Luke where Jesus said: “Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! From now on families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against — or two in favor and three against.” Pramanik also alleged that Christian groups sow division in Bangladesh’s Hindu community and lure them to convert to Christianity with money and other incentives. He also claimed that Christians in various parts of the world destroyed ancient societies and religions by force, adding that Greece and the Vatican were once strongholds of Hinduism before Christians captured them and completely changed their characteristics.

Hindu leader in Bangladesh under fire for ‘Satanic Jesus’ comments – UCA News

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