Trump Praises ‘Fantastic Contributions’ Hindus Have Made to America

(World Religion News) In a move likely calculated to capture the Indian-American vote come election day in November, the Republican nominee Donald Trump released a statement praising the Hindu community for its contributions to the U.S.A.

He commented, “The Hindu community has made fantastic contributions to world civilization and to American culture and we look forward to celebrating our shared values of free enterprise, hard work, family values, and a strong American foreign policy.”

There will be an Indian-American event in New Jersey in October and proceeds have already been marked as going to help global victims of terror, such as those living in Syria and other parts of the Middle East straining under ISIS control. Trump released a short video, about 25 seconds long in which he encouraged Indian-Americans to attend the event.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Radical Hindus are persecuting the Christian population in India. 300+ million Dalits still need human rights and equality. Pagans have no concept of human rights or equality or freedom. America needs Christian conscience to do what is right. Everyone needs Jesus for salvation.

    • Aapvind Kejrikamina

      actually Jesus visited India during his lost years and spent some time as a student of spiritually advanced individuals, and later he was a spiritual teacher in India. That’s truth weather you like it or not.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        That’s not true. Even the Japanese have such tales. It’s just every nation wants to have Jesus of Nazareth as their own and be related to the Jews to feel special about themselves. A warped patriotism based on a falsehood. Thomas made it to India as a Christian missionary, though. Not-seeking objective truth is a pagan feature. Seeking the objective truth is an exclusive feature of only the Bible-literate Christendom, and it spread into the world.

        • Aapvind Kejrikamina

          Strange how a lot of mathematics was developed by the pagans in Asia?
          Europe did develop a lot of science and mathematics. You know the story about Galileo? it was the catholic church that didn’t like his objective truth. In my opinion all human societies have made advancements. Isolated tribes in the Amazon are still living in the stone age, and according to a missionary brainwashed person like you it’s because they are pagans. It’s actually because they have isolated from the rest of humanity. The christian missionaries have brainwashed you to hate your own culture, and disrespect your pagan ancestors.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The pagans could not do much use about the mathematics they had. Galileo was Christian and nothing of atheist for sure; all pioneer modern scientists were Christian-minded and a product of the Christendom. The false Catholic leaders slaughtered Bible readers; scientists went through no hardships comparing to the Bible readers and translators. It is Refomers who quested for the Truth, risking life. Christian missionaries of both Catholic and Protestant brought the life-giving Word of God, charity, universal literacy, and medicine into the world. The Westerners had everything since the start and have no idea about the pagans’ Christless darkness. Secular Westerners are hedonists and only contributed to the pollution of the planet and pollution of the youth. You must repent of your sins and believe in Jesus to get saved. Read John chapter 3.

          • Aapvind Kejrikamina

            All I can say is you are entitled to your opinion. Unfortunately, you have been brainwashed, good luck.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You need Jesus for salvation. There is no other who can save you from your sin. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”( Acts ch.16)

          • Aapvind Kejrikamina

            I believe in Jesus, Krishna, Rama, Buddha and other saintly individuals.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Jesus alone is true God, and all others are mere attempts. Yours is not believing but serving only self. God cursed those who put Him and humans/idols together. Read Isaiah chapter 40. Pantheists don’t get saved. You must believe and serve the one true God alone.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Yeah, this is the way to get people on your side. Uhm, not!!

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You Westerners are not poor illiterate starving pagans. You have everything including literacy. Read the Holy Bible and obtain the life-giving truth. Your attempt to equating Christianity is futile. Your Christian ancestors battled for your rights to the access to God’s Truth, freedom, and a good godly living. Nothing like today’s suicidal godless Sodomic Western world. Man is not born to live for money or pleasure but for glorifying God. You guys are disrespectful against the one true God, shaming your own parents. Don’t be such bad descendants in the Christendom. Enough of your boredom. Live seriously.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You must think of what is true, not what is popular. Former Westerners sought the truth unconditionally instead of popularity. What has changed you?

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            What has changed me? I grew up! Seeing and reading how Christians are trying to take away the rights from LGBT people, I’m glad I no longer believe in all that crap!

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Sexual immorality has no right to be pushed upon anyone. You unbelieving Westerners lost both sanity and morality by hating Christianity your own conscience and being naked and seeing naked bodies everywhere all the time. Wear something decent in public place. Please wake up and repent of your sin and ask Jesus for help. Immorality is sin. (Leviticus ch.18-20, Romans ch.1-8)

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Sexual immorality has no right to be pushed upon anyone.

            How is it pushed upon anyone? You mean LGBT having the same rights as you and me have? Able to get married, able to buy a house, able to get a job, able to addopt? And if you don’t want anything “immoral” as you call it, pushed upon to you, put your kids in a Christian school, not that your kids are safe there with all the mollesting going on, or homeschool them. Problem solved.

            hating Christianity

            I don’t hate Christianity, however I don’t like Christians who want to take away the rights of others. Who tell us how to live our lives. “First take the wood from your own eye…

            being naked and seeing naked bodies everywhere all the time.

            Uhm, maybe where you live, but here no naked bodies. Or have you been to a nude beach?

            Wear something decent in public place.

            I always wear something decent.

            So you say that people who don’t fit into your world shouldn’t have the same rights others have? Got it! How Christian of you.

            As long as people like you spew hate towards people who don’t fit into your world, LGBT, Atheists, other religions, I will speak out.

            I know you hate Atheists with a passion, your comments are very clear about it. But don’t paint them all with the same broad brush. I never harmed anyone or anything. Live and let live, you should try it sometimes.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The West punishes Christians for opposing sexual immoral practices. You may not hate but you surely greatly limit the freedom of truth to be proclaimed and to be lived out by demanding the marriage “equality.” Sin has no equality. Christians’ truth-telling is not hatred. Homosexuality and transgenderism is sin and being able to declare it so and calling the LGBT people for repentance is humanity’s fundamental freedom. Homosexuality makes men lust over anything and the opposition is to protect children, too. Nudism has been such a staunch Western culture shortly after WW2, especially at the perv parades.

            You must oppose those parades if you have something true in you. Everyone needs truth, Jolanda. Truth is not hatred. Christianity is exclusive by nature as all truths are. Atheists massacred my countrymen; you’ve been always protected in a Christian bubble. I’m just warning the unthinking young Westerners on what they are doing. Hatred is claimed by those who call for killing and destroying. Christians only call for repentance for the sake of saving life, always and everywhere. Stop being spoiled and being unrealistic. Read the Holy Bible. Repent and trust in Jesus and get saved.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            The West punishes Christians for opposing sexual immoral practices.

            Uhm, they can still practice their religion. They can build their churches. They have the same rights as everyone else. How is that punishing them?

            You may not hate but you surely greatly limit the freedom of truth to be proclaimed and to be lived out by demanding the marriage “equality.”

            Your truth, not mine. We don’t longer live in the dark ages. Welcome to the 21first century. Not demanding, just want them to have the same rights as any other couple. I know you have a problem with that. It’s law now, deal with it.

            Homosexuality makes men lust over anything and the opposition is to protect children, too.

            Oh, here we go again. Homosexuals are not pedophiles.

            Christians only call for repentance for the sake of saving life, always and everywhere.

            So, Christian parents kicking out their teen kid because he/she is homosexual is saving life? Beating up your kid because he/she is LGBT is saving life? Telling your kid that who he/she is wrong and keep repeating it untill that kid takes his/her own life, is saving life? And yes, it has happened.

            Oh and you haven’t answered my question? That people who don’t fit into your little world shouldn’t have the same rights as you and I have?

          • Ken Faivor

            Trying to cover all the bases doesn’t get it with God. Jesus is God, those others were fallen man.

            Act 4:10 be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even in him doth this man stand here before you whole.
            Act 4:11 He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which was made the head of the corner.
            Act 4:12 AND IN NONE OTHER NAME IS THERE SALVATION: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be saved.

          • Aapvind Kejrikamina

            suit yourself, how about a little bit of tolerance and respect for other religions? man, you are living in the middle ages. There are many paths to god, and if people could be wise enough to see this and respect each other, then there will an end to sectarian violence. Intolerant attitude gives religion a bad name, and Islam is prime example of this.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Wow, you ask a lot from a Christian. Good luck with that.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The West is a civilized world only because of the Christian Church, like the rest. Mankind did not know about the one true glorious God and truth’s worth and everyone’s rights to life and the God-given freedom and equality until Christian missionaries educated them.

          • Jack

            Yes. The Romans and the Greeks were so uncivilized.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            They were average barbaric.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            They were average barbaric.

            You should open a history book once in a while, it’s full of information. Oh wait, how silly of me, the bible is your history book.

          • Jack

            More sweeping generalizations.

          • Amos Moses

            good, you know ………..

          • Ken Faivor

            I haven’t beheaded anyone today…….Is that good?

          • Aapvind Kejrikamina

            That’s a good start !!

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. Secularists put religions together so they could get away with their infanticide and chaotic immorality. All Earthlings war anyway for many reasons and atheism kills the most. Christian West is the only civilization on earth that warred for truth’s rights to exist, unlike all other civilizations( ancient Israel is one exception). God Himself clearly said Jesus is the only Way. “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John ch.14) “There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts ch.4)

          • Aapvind Kejrikamina

            How about think for yourself rather quoting the bible?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            God gave you the ability to reason, too. The Holy Bible is the highest of all. See what happens when people only imagine but not learn the truth. Read Genesis ch.6 and Romans ch.8. The history and current world proves that the Word of God is right.

          • Aapvind Kejrikamina

            Yes as far as I can see. You only quote the bible and don’t use your own brain. There are many versions of the bible in many languages, things get lost in translation, and unscrupulous emperors and priest have added and taken away from bible. The original bible was not written in English yet you have become a mental slave to a book. The bible was not written by Jesus. Objective thinking, you have no idea what that means except that it sounds clever. I have a PhD in physics and have been a researcher for 15 years, I know about objective thinking and I don’t need lectures from you.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The Holy Bible is the best. Nothing is lost in transmission or translation. No one added or took away anything from the Holy Bible. ( Revelation ch.22) Slavery to the Holy Bible is the only correct freedom because it is the truth, and all others are wrong including humanity’s self. The Holy Bible always brought freedom and dignity to all as it has promised. ( John ch.8) It was written by the Holy Spirit. The physical world only supports what the Holy Bible teaches. Just start reading it. No Bible = No true knowledge.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            The Holy Bible is the best. Nothing is lost in transmission or translation. No one added or took away anything from the Holy Bible.

            And you know that how? You where there? I mean when the first bible was written? Wow, you must be very old then?

          • Amos Moses

            Dramatically, when the Bible manuscripts are compared to other ancient writings, they stand alone as the best-preserved literary works of all antiquity. Remarkably, there are thousands of existing Old Testament manuscripts and fragments copied throughout the Middle East, Mediterranean and European regions that agree phenomenally with each other. In addition, these texts substantially agree with the Septuagint version of the Old Testament, which was translated from Hebrew to Greek some time during the 3rd century BC. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Israel in the 1940’s and 50’s, also provide astounding evidence for the reliability of the ancient transmission of the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries BC.

            The manuscript evidence for the “New Testament” is also dramatic, with nearly 25,000 ancient manuscripts discovered and archived so far, at least 5,600 of which are copies and fragments in the original Greek. 4 Some manuscript texts date to the early second and third centuries, with the time between the original autographs and our earliest existing fragment being a remarkably short 40-60 years.

            Interestingly, this manuscript evidence far surpasses the manuscript reliability of other ancient writings that we trust as authentic every day. Look at these comparisons: Julius Caesar’s The Gallic Wars (10 manuscripts remain, with the earliest one dating to 1,000 years after the original autograph); Pliny the Younger’s Natural History (7 manuscripts; 750 years elapsed); Thucydides’ History (8 manuscripts; 1,300 years elapsed); Herodotus’ History (8 manuscripts; 1,350 years elapsed); Plato (7 manuscripts; 1,300 years); and Tacitus’ Annals (20 manuscripts; 1,000 years).

            Renowned Bible scholar F.F. Bruce declares:

            There is no body of ancient literature in the world which enjoys such a wealth of good textual attestation as the New Testament.

            Homer’s Iliad, the most renowned book of ancient Greece, is the second best-preserved literary work of all antiquity, with 643 copies of manuscript support discovered to date. In those copies, there are 764 disputed lines of text, as compared to 40 lines in all the New Testament manuscripts. 8 In fact, many people are unaware that there are no surviving manuscripts of any of William Shakespeare’s 37 plays (written in the 1600’s), and scholars have been forced to fill some gaps in his works. 9 This pales in textual comparison with the over 5,600 copies and fragments of the New Testament in the original Greek that, together, assure us that nothing’s been lost. In fact, all of the New Testament except eleven minor verses can be reconstructed outside the Bible from the writings of the early church leaders in the second and third centuries AD. 10

            In real terms, the New Testament is easily the best attested ancient writing in terms of the sheer number of documents, the time span between the events and the document, and the variety of documents available to sustain or contradict it. There is nothing in ancient manuscript evidence to match such textual availability and integrity.

          • Amos Moses

            so the shot gun effect ….. wow …….. no conviction …. just spread it wide and thin ………..

          • Aapvind Kejrikamina

            A good religion has what is called the golden rule: treat others how you want to be treated. The Buddha preached concepts that were consistent with the golden rule. Not shot gun but accepted that there have been different prophets over the ages. The idea that Jesus is the only prophet is absurd, just as absurd as the claim in Islam that Mo was the final prophet for mankind. Such absurd claims are the root cause of sectarian violence, and it also partly was responsible for the the holocaust in WW2.

          • Amos Moses

            Buddha never claimed to be God ……… and neither did any other “religious leader” ….. except Christ ………….

          • Aapvind Kejrikamina

            Are you sure? there is father, the son, and holy ghost. Christ claimed to be the son of god, not god himself. Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, and others had reached the state of enlightenment; they were human like you and me, and they show us our potential.

          • Amos Moses

            then you have not read scripture ….. yes He did ………. and NO ….. Christ was not human like you and me ….. He was FULLY man and FULLY God ………… simultaneously …… no other has made such a proclamation ……….

          • Amos Moses

            Exo 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

            John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

            “I AM” …. Jesus referring to Himself ….. using the name of God …… Yes ….. that is exactly what He was saying ………….. and they knew it ………… because then ….

            John 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

            They were ready to stone Him for saying it ………….

          • Jack

            Ignore the science and math of the Babylonians, Mid-Eastern Muslims, and Hindus.

            While you’re doing that, try writing an algebraic equation without using numerals derived from India.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Ancient civilizations are all similar in having something astonishing on the surface level. We are all descendants of Adam, who named all creatures. It is exclusively the Christian mind of Europe that created everything essential and noble including the nationhood of USA. The stuff which ancient civilizations and pagans got are only a shell of the truly important thing.

            It is the Christian West that made all the unequal differences for all mankind on earth; the copies of the Holy Bible in common languages, systematic theology, quest for God’s truth and objective truth, the sanctity of the God-given human life, universal charity systems, God-given equality, God-given freedom, universal literacy that enables all children to read the Holy Bible( a man with literacy never stays as a slave), lawfulness that puts laws above humans, church music, and God-given human dignity for everyone.

            No other civilization had it because they had no Bible. Israel is one exception. You secular Westerners don’t know about your own Christian civilization or your Christian ancestors, and unbelieving Westerners are turning only into sexual pervs by attacking Christianity this century. You guys need Christianity to get saved and stay good.

          • Jack

            Sweeping generalizations.

      • Amos Moses

        speculation at best ………….

        • Aapvind Kejrikamina

          according to records of hindu and buddhist temples in North India.

  • TheBottomline4This

    Any person can bring fantastic contributions to any society whatever religion they follow.

    Only Jesus can save us from eternal fire in Hell.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Only the Judeo-Christian values can bring the quest for the truth, the truth itself, human rights, freedom, equality, universal literacy, and civility to all. All other religions and ideologies commit crimes against humanity by being themselves. The Westerners are unaware of it because they had Christianity since the start and won human rights and freedom on their own through reading the Holy Bible. Others did not think they need such things; slavery to falsehood was a norm if there was bread and territory though they vaguely knew something was terribly wrong with a human society. Secular West is returning to slavery of falsehood AND immorality by abandoning Christianity.

  • Amos Moses

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