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A COMMENT OF RAM SWARUP'S HINDU
VIEW OF CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM
critique of Western religion, such as Ram Swarup provides in his book, is therefore
essential to provide a balanced view on the subject. The main modern Hindu critique of
other religions that can be found today is not a critique at all but a statement that all
religions are good, that all are the same, their beliefs and practices are equal, and if
they merely respected one another then all would be well in the world.
Non-Hindu groups regard this as a form of emotionalism or confused
thinking, and would never equate their religions with Hinduism and its guru or deity
cults. Hindus under this view may never study other religions and find out what their
teachings really say, which in many cases is very different than what Hinduism teaches.
This synthetic Hindu view thereby often serves only to inhibit any deep inquiry or