In this talk, Dr Koenraad Elst discuss about the life and teaching of Prophet Jesus Christ. He explains the phenomenon of Prophetism and Exclusivist Religion.
He further shares the evolution of Christianity in West and shed light on how European Christians of many generations have outgrown Christianity. Most people who left the Church have found that they are not missing anything, and that the beliefs which once provided a framework for interpreting and shaping life, were but a bizarre and unnecessary construction after all. We now know that Jesus was not God’s Only-begotten Son, that he did not save humanity from eternal sin, and that our happiness in this world or the next does not depend on believing these or any other dogmas.
He also talks about how Christianity is perceived in India. In India, he says that it is sad and sometimes comical to see how these outdated beliefs are being foisted upon backward sections of the Indian population by fanatical missionaries. In their aggressive campaign to sell their product, the missionaries are helped a lot by sentimental expressions of admiration for Christianity on the part of leading Hindus. Many Hindus project their own religious categories on the few Jesus episodes they have heard, and they base their whole attitude to Christianity on a selective, incoherent and unhistorical version of the available information on Jesus life and teachings.