Monday, August 10, 2009

In response to Manoj Nair's ariticle: Letter to Ervad Framroze S Mirza

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Subject: In response to Manoj Nair's ariticle: Letter to Ervad Framroze S Mirza
Mr. Samir Jain and Ms. Meena Baghel,
Please read and publish the letter below written by our fellow Traditional Zarathustri
Hushtasp R. Bhumgara. This is in response to the article you have published a
few days ago giving front-page publicity to the people who have been asked by
the Traditional trustees of the BPP to stop their anti-scriptural activities.
Please note that the BPP has the democratic majority support of our community.
If you consider your newspaper to be democratic and representing the voice of
the people, you must ask your journalists to support the feelings of the majority
behind the BPP, and not that of the anti-religious minority.
Please note that it is the foreign inter-married liberals, the outsiders who are
supporting the inter-marriage movements among the Parsees in India
from their overseas bases.  By supporting such overseas trouble-makers,
you would not be serving the cause of our motherland India to whom we
Indian Parsees have always been faithful and proud of.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hushtasp Bhumgara
Date: Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 9:00 PM
Subject: Email Letter to Ervad Framroze S Mirza
Subject: Email Letter to Ervad Framroze S Mirza
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 08:56:35 -0400
Please open and read the the attachment first Dated 07/08/09. Thank-you.
Ervad Framroze Sorobji Mirza
Dear Sir
I am a Parsi Zoroastrian living in Canada. I have read your letter Dated 25th August 2008 which you have sent to Vada Dasturji (Dr) Kaikhusroo Minocher Jamasp Asa in which you claim not to have done any conversions of Non Zoroastrians.
This contention of yours is false and you have lost any credibility you may have had, as your picture appears along side the letter doing a Navjote of a Non-Zoroastrian with your co-priest  in Tajikistan in 2006.
In your own letter you admit to performing the Aashirwad for a couple even if only one person is Irani/Parsi Zoroastrian. This is astonishing, are you not informed or aware that the prayers and scriptures call for both people getting married to be professing the Zoroastrian faith? And that in the Ashirwad one has to swear allegiance to the worship of Ahura Mazda and the seven Amashsaspands and surely you know that a non-Zoroastrian Spouse cannot uphold this religious view? What scriptural evidence can you provide towards supporting your actions or your point of view?
I am a mere student of our religion however I do care to read and inform myself.
For your enlightenment I am including a link below please care to read and inform yourself.
It is indeed a shame that there are Parsi/Irani Zoroastrian Renegade Priests from within the community that contribute to the breakdown of the Zoroastrian Religion.
Now considerable data is emerging in North America where Navjotes of mixed marriage progeny have been encouraged and performed over the last 30 years, and the data points to the fact that very few of these mixed marriage children if at all practice or continue to follow the Zoroastrian religion. Even fewer marry within the community. So the total experiment is a failure.
There are also listings that show that there are 2.6 million Zoroastrians in the World.
To be a Parsi or Irani Zarthushti you have to be born of both parents being Parsi that is a biological fact.
So by any stretch of the imagination the numbers within the Parsi/Irani Zoroastrian community can only increase if Parsi/Irani Zoroastrians choose to create more progeny.
Hushtasp R. Bhumgara
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