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Goa Inquisition – Onset of Bloodiest Conversion by Christians Part-I

Posted by Sandeep Shelke on August 12th, 2011

It was the time when Vasco Da Gama, a Portuguese wanderer searching foe new trade routes, discovered a sea route to Bharat in 1498. He reached the shores of Goa for the purpose of trade[?]. Portuguese traders took about 4 decades to convince local populace that their intent is trading and not proselytizing. Whereas their masters in Portugal, the Catholic Church, were anxious and forcing them to start proselytize(forcible conversion)[Ref]. [Read how Spanish could force Portuguese]

The conversion of Jews to Christianity was a marriage decree signed between Portugal King and Spain Princess…

…Many of these New Christians publicly followed Catholic rituals but maintained some Jewish religious and cultural practices in the privacy of their own homes. These ‘Conversos‘ or crypto-Jews were also known as Marranos, a pejorative term meaning ‘pigs’; the Court of the Holy Office often accused them of apostasy….

Catholic Church in Portugal threatened the traders that they will open the routes to Asia for all catholics. And under the fear of losing trade benefits those Portuguese trader here in Goa started proselytizing. So the Catholic Church formed Archdiocese of Goa, an administrative body to administer Goan Island under archbishop, in 1534[Ref]. The Catholic bishops were giving rice to the poor, good jobs in colonies and military support to local rulers in lieu of conversion.

In 1542 Francis Xavier, co-founder of Society of Jesus, landed in Goa to look after proselytizing activities.

Francis Xavier’s Letter of 1543[Ref]

“These children[converts], I trust heartily, by the grace of God, will be much better than their fathers. They show an ardent love for the Divine law, and an extraordinary zeal for learning our holy religion and imparting it to others[idolaters]. Their hatred for idolatry is marvellous. They get into feuds with the heathen about it, and whenever their own parents practise it, they reproach them and come off to tell me at once. Whenever I hear of any act of idolatrous worship, I go to the place with a large band of these children, who very soon load the devil[idolator] with a greater amount of insult and abuse than he has lately received of honor and worship from their parents, relations, and acquaintances. The children run at the idols, upset them, dash them down, break them to pieces, spit on them, trample on them, kick them about, and in short heap on them every possible outrage”

In 1545 Xavier sent request letter to Portugal King “about the converts not following Christianity but are following old rituals at home and thought that they are the threat to purity of his belief, Christianity“. So he requested for Goa Inquisition.

Inquisition Chamber

The inquisition simply mean the rigorous investigation. But here by “Inquisition” Xavier was requesting for Spanish Inquisition which accepted by Portugal in a marriage decree. His intent was to exterminate native faith believers in Goa i.e. Hindus using Goa Inquisition. [And Hindus today go to see his unburied remains at Basilica of Bom Jesus in Gao from all over the Bharat, and not just that they even attend the prayer. SHAME and DISGRACE. If Hitler’s name gets banned in Germany by his own for brutality on Jews how come we go and worship a venom spewing missionary who ushered havoc in barbarian ways on us?]

Some[?] argue that the inquisition was not installed in Xavier’s life but they easily forget that the Co-Founder of Society of Jesus had requested Goa Inquisition. And the same Society of Jesus is involved in Evangelization and apostolic ministry worldwide since formation.

In his letter he says “The second necessity for the Christians is that Your Majesty establish the Holy Inquisition in Goa because there are many who live according to the Jewish Law and according to the Mohammedan Sect, without any fear of God or shame of the World. And since there are many Hindus who are spread all over the fortresses, there is the need of the Holy Inquisition, and of many preachers. Your Majesty should provide such necessary things for your loyal and faithful subjects in the Indies.”

Read Goa Inquisition Part-II.

Jai Bharat!

Related Posts: Goa Inquisition – Bloodiest conversions by Christians Part-II and Christian Seculars and Fact about name “India”
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P.S. All occurrences of India are replaced with Bharat.

2 Responses to “Goa Inquisition – Onset of Bloodiest Conversion by Christians Part-I”

  1. Goa Inquisition – Bloodiest conversions by Christians Part-II « ॥ कृषी देश ॥ Says:

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  2. Ramjam Says:

    Tyurist and terrorist francis sxavier proved he is a true christian by his bloody actions which none will ever forget and he calls himself a saint who tortured humans , forced conversions, made lot of people to flee. That is what is true christianity which doesnt allow religious freedom the so called christianity teaches peace ? The christians are not aware that conversions are sinful act for which they have to pay a very heavy price Goa Inquisition is ever a shame on Chrisitianity.

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