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Kerala a Fertile Land for Religion

Kerala a Fertile Land for Religion


In my childhood days, one propaganda against communist party was that if it comes to power Christian churches would be either demolished or converted to schools or cultural institutions. Some fabricated cases of converting churches to schools and cultural institutions in USSR after the revolution were cited to substantiate this propaganda.
In addition to anti-communist newspapers, the Christian clergy was behind spreading this malicious disinformation. Apparently, most Christians believed this. The church goers, mostly from middle and lower classes, turned out to be puppets in the hands of the clergy and upper-class members of the church. And, naturally, a large section of uninformed Christians considered communist party as anti-Christian and joined the fight against it by becoming staunch congress supporters.
I have clear memory of this type of organized defence from church against communism in 1965, when I was a 12-year-old boy. The purported news tha…