Saturday, November 8, 2008

ICAATS: Reactions 002

While it is fine for a radically oriented theological seminary not to admit students who come from a conservative background, the theological radicals in India did not stop at that. This is totally different from what is seen the the world of learning.

Different schools of thought exist in the world of education and research, and they co exist happily in spite of the differing opinions. However, since the theological world is a more closely knit group, the radicals were not happy to co exist with theological conservatives.

Thus from the 1950s the theological radicals in India tried their best to stamp out theologically conservative institutions. This came in the form of academic boycott, social boycott, and even nasty writings againt conservative institutions in India.

The trend has now become worldwide. Theologically radical institutions cannot tolerate theologically conservative institutions.

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