Re: Fwd: Article- Oriental Consanguinity (History)
- --- In SOCM-FORUM@y..., "V Thomas" <vthomas@t...> wrote:
> Dear Sir,have
> I request few answers from the learned members of our forum.
> 1.What made early converts in India to change their name?.They could
> kept theirused by
> old names.Their hardly any Indian (showing our culturaal roots) name
> Is it due to the fact early christians were of jewish settlers in
> for whose sake St.Thomas came.?Our earlier names areNames of old mothers in the Malnakara church like "Achaamma",
> Kurian etc are different from Hindu names.
"Chinnamma", "Thankamma", ... are purely Indian names. So,
from ancient times our community followed Indian (Hidhu) culture
in everything. Our churches resembled Hindhu temples.
Now, why do we want to divide this community into two groups
and declare that one community is purely Syrian/middle-eastern
and is mutually exclusive of the other lesser Indian one, when
we have close blood relatives in each faction? Isn't this rather
cruel? Why do we want to convert a great civilization in to Arabic
style of fanaticism and culture?