India’s prime minister has said he is unhappy that some of his fans have built a temple to deify him, adding that such an act contradicts tradition.
Hundreds of Narendra Modi’s followers in the western city of Rajkot donated funds for a temple that features a seated statue of him and is topped out with a wind gauge shaped like a lotus, the symbol of his Bharatiya Janata party.
“I was appalled,” Modi said. “This is shocking and against India’s great traditions. Building such temples is not what our culture teaches us.”
His reaction unnerved some of those involved in the project, who plan to replace the statue of the prime minister with the idol of a Hindu god, but others were unfazed. “We love Modi and worship him because he is the finest leader we have ever had,” said Paresh Rawal, an edible oil trader who donated the land for the temple.
The Guardian, UK.
The Temple worship of leader Modi takes the BJP party to a height that Hitler, Stain and Mao never reached. Now a mortal man is being branded as God in the flesh.
Not even within Biblical Christianity, it is permitted to worship Jesus the Messiah in the form of a statue. God is spirit, and must be worshiped in spirit and in truth.
You saw no form of any kind the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman.
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
The only equivalence to the Modi temple worship, is the Roman Catholic’s worship of their popes. This kind of Babylonian practices links Hinduism and Catholicism. The ideology that God can be in all, and all can be God. With “The Holy Father” on the very top of the babylonian pyarmid.
Catholics worship their popes. The pontiff in Rome is presented to us as an Infallible god, to be worshiped as the only one who know the truth.
Written by Ivar