I, The Convert… Is this really needed?
At a time when India is suffering from a very nasty internal conflict based on religion, reading the article such as this one makes me wonder why someone like Anand Mahadevan had to “come out” and expose his faith in this manner and at this time.
“I write this piece to make one point—that my conversion was not a change of religion but a change of heart.”
Good… point made. So?
“I don’t remember it verbatim, but they articulated a prayer of blessing on my life, future, career and family. It was a simple affair—no miracles, no angels visiting. All they did was utter a deep human cry out to the creator God and His only son Jesus Christ. When they said Amen, I felt in my heart a desire to follow Jesus. It was a faith encounter with God that I shall not even attempt to understand, rationalise or explain.”
He says he will not even attempt to understand. So, I am pretty sure he did the same thing (not trying to understand, that is) when he had his meetings with his ‘brahmin’ grandpa. And there ends the story.
So his whole article becomes just a piece of sentimental exposition which reeks of “hey, now you all know why and I don’t care what you think!!”