All forms of religious worship have their
validity and Hinduism recognizes them whether they are, polytheism,
monotheism or monism. Even atheists have their place in Hinduism.
People should have complete freedom to reject religion if that is
what they want to do. Hindu tradition is a sadhana
tradition that aims at spiritual practice for self-realization. Most
Christian traditions, for example the Protestant tradition, claim
that faith alone is enough to save you.
This means that a person may
be a mass murderer, but if on his deathbed he converts to Christianity, he will go to heaven.
Another person may live the life
of a saint, but if he does not convert to Christianity, there will
be no heaven for him. Recently,
in the United States, a woman who had been convicted of murder was
converted to Christianity on death-row and the Christian leaders -
particularly the fundamentalist Christians - asked for the death
sentence to be removed because since that woman had converted to
Christianity therefore the sin no longer counted.