Post On:May 24, 2021
We present selected communication with this fine Gentleman Mr.Reid Locklin. Hindus of Canada may be aware that this Gentleman is leading the evangelism drive, targeting Hindus in Canada, under the banner of “Hindu-Catholic drive”. His approach is to target Temple leadership.
Dear Mr. Reid Locklin,
(letter sent in 2017)
It has been over a year since you successfully won the confidence of Sringeri Vidya Bharathi Foundation Temple Toronto. I was in the audience when you delivered your speech on, “Viveka”. I was impressed by your style of presentation and your studious work in associating yourself to a culture that is alien to you. Your concluding line asking Hindus to show “Viveka” towards JC jolted me out of my reverie. It naturally led me to your online work on theology & discovery of your Jesuit goals. Your fascinating style led me on a journey on the web and the discovery that you may be inspired by Jesuits of Tamilnadu like,
A common thread in the approach of the above Jesuits was the significant effort they put in and succeeded in assimilating themselves to Tamil culture. For example
* Robert De Nobili, learnt Tamil and Sanskrit, wore Sandal paste
on his forehead, wooden sandals on feet and had the Kundili on his
* Joseph Beschi learnt Tamil and wanted to challenge Kamba
Ramayana and came out with Thembaavani, and laid the foundation of
hate speech against Hindus with his work, “Paramartha Guruvum
* Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg Sr called himself the Zieganbalg Iyer
and by his work laid the foundation for “Anti-Brahmanism” in
* George Uglow Pope, translated Tamil works to endear himself to
the Tamil literary works and laid the foundation for the strategy
of, “praising Hindus to pull them down”
I wish to complement you on your highly intelligent insights into Tamil Brahmin psychology. Even your body language was so in sync with Hindu way, and you can almost pass off as a Tamil Brahmin. The gentlemen at SVBF Toronto who facilitated your lecture are we believe simple hearted fine people, who are open and welcoming in true Hindu spirit. Perhaps they succumbed to your suave talk.
Online, I could see that the most Reverend Daniel Miehm, Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, is serving as the Catholic Co-Chair. & Dr. Tinu Ruparell, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, is the Hindu Co-Chair. Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran, President & Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, MCCJ Secretary (PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE) have used a critical term “Respect for others” in their 2017 Deepavali greeting. However, there is not much on the objectives of HCD. Would u have a copy of the stated objectives of HCD?
GK / Dwarapalakas
Hindu leadership of Canada is no match to the suave, diplomatic and smooth talking evangelist like Mr.Reid Locklin. What will Hindus do and where will they seek a spiritual platform if our Temple leadership do not show resilience, and working to preserve our space in the face of sophisticated evangelism?