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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Aryan Invasion Theory and Christian Supremacism in Academia

From Arvind Kumar, Independent Scholar
to California State Board of Education

Dear President and Board members,

I am an independent scholar who lives in San Jose, California. I write to you regarding the recommendations of Hindus on the content of school textbooks in California. I enclose the points in favor of Aryan Invasion Theory that the Hindus seek to delete from the textbooks.

Introduction to Aryan Invasion Theory

It is important for California to incorporate the Aryan Invasion Theory as it strengthens the claims of Creation Science. California has already lagged behind states like Kansas and it is imperative that this problem be fixed immediately. You may have already received a letter from over fifty researchers with a Christian or Communist background supporting Aryan Invasion Theory. Here is a brief but comprehensive list of reasons supporting the theory along with a complete rebuttal of the claims of those who insist that Aryan Invasion Theory has no evidence to back it up. I also quote some among the long list of world specialists on India who signed the letter sent to you earlier under the letterhead of Harvard University. I also quote another professor from Harvard University to prove that the souls of non-Christians are in peril.

The greatest proponent of Aryan Invasion Theory was Friedrich Max Muller, and it will be instructive to look at his reasoning. Clearly, we know that the world was created in 4004 B.C. Based on this fact, Max Muller calculated the age of Sanskrit literature. If Max Muller was able to see these truths over a hundred years back, it is not clear why the State Board of Education in California must resist them. Max Muller also proves that Indians are inferior to the Whites although they are superior to the Negroes of Africa and the Indians of America.

Quotes from Max Muller's works

Max Muller on Creation Science and date of Vedas

I look upon the account of creation as given in Genesis as simply historical, as showing the highest _expression that could be given by the Jews at that early time to the conception of the beginning of the world. We have learnt, certainly since Kant, that the knowledge of beginnings is denied to us, that all we can do is to grope back a little way, and then to trust. I think I have a right to accept a special beginning of man, because I cannot account for what he is, if I look upon him as the product of anything else, known to me.

Based on the above view, Max Muller calculated the age of Indian civilization.

The collection of hymns of the Rig-veda was completed towards 1000 B.C. That cannot of course be proved like 2 + 2=4, but it is as sure as all our knowledge of these times can be.

Max Muller on Christianity

My idea, on the contrary, was that Christianity was a true historical event, prepared by many events that had gone before and alone made it possible and real.

Max Muller on Darwin and Muller's proof that evolution is a doctrine

Darwin has given us, in his later editions of the Origin of Species, an historical treatise on his mental ancestors. Altogether old Darwin is an honest fellow. The Darwinians are much worse than Darwin himself, and I think the word "Darwinism" ought either to be sharply defined or should be replaced by "evolution-doctrine."

Max Muller on Christianity in India

India has been conquered once, but India must be conquered again, and that second conquest must be a conquest by education. . . . As to religion, that will take care of itself. The missionaries have done far more than they themselves seem to be aware of, nay much of the work which is theirs they would probably disclaim. The Christianity of our nineteenth century will hardly be the Christianity of India. But the ancient religion of India is doomed – and if Christianity does not step in, whose fault will it be?

Writing on India's place in history, Max Muller states:

History seems to teach that the whole human race required a gradual education before, in the fulness of time, it could be admitted to the truths of Christianity.

Excerpts from Max Muller's letter to Mozoomdar of Brahmo Samaj

Tell me some of your chief difficulties that prevent you and your followers from openly following Christ. I shall do my best to explain how I and many who agree with me have met them, and solved them. I do not hesitate to say that on some of these points we may have to learn from you more than we can teach you, and I say this honestly, and from personal experience. That too will be a lesson difficult to learn for our bishops and missionaries, but in Christian humility they will have to learn it. From my point of view, India, at least the best part of it, is already converted to Christianity. You want no persuasion to become a follower of Christ. Then make up your mind to act for yourselves. Unite your flock, and put up a few folds to hold them together, and to prevent them from straying. The bridge has been built for you by those who came before you. Step boldly forward, it will not break under you, and you will find many friends to welcome you on the other shore, and among them none more delighted than your old friend and fellow labourer F. Max Muller

After he received a response protesting his letter, he wrote another letter on 3 Nov 1899.

You object to anything like Christian, even Christian Brahmos is not satisfactory to you. But surely you owe much to Christ and Christianity, your very movement would not exist without Christianity. One must be above public opinion in these matters, and trust to truth which is stronger than public opinion.

Max Muller proves that Indians belong to an inferior race

Nor can we compare that earlier, lower, and more savage phase of thought which we find in the Veda, with what we know of really barbarous tribes, such as the Negroes of Africa or the Indians of America. For, however inferior to the Greeks of Homer and the Jews of Moses, the Aryas of the Seven Rivers are far above those races . . .

Quotes of a few of the signatories of the letter sent to you

Prof. Stanley Wolpert is a leading historian who has written a book on the history of India. He has accepted Max Muller's authority and has done stellar work by pointing out that Jews in India provide no evidence of their settlement but Christianity in India must have been founded by St. Thomas. Christians all over the world should be grateful to Prof. Wolpert for rendering this service to Christianity! The State Board of Education must keep in mind that USA is a Christian country and must uphold Christianity and respect the Caucasian race. Thus, it should accept the points made below by Prof. Wolpert.

Although Prof. Wolpert's detractors claim that Prof. Wolpert admits to having no archaeological evidence and that he reconstructs Aryan Invasion from the Vedas even though the Vedas do not mention it, this is mere nitpicking. We must appreciate the fact that Prof. Wolpert himself has admitted that the Rig Veda is unconscious of Aryan Invasion of India and commend him for his academic integrity instead of indulging in nitpicking. What is important is that this fact has somehow been reconstructed from Max Muller's works and the Vedas. As a Professor at University of California at Los Angeles, he must be an authority on the subject. The State Board of Education must therefore use his expertise and make sure that the textbooks in California teach the Aryan Invasion Theory. This will strengthen the claims of creation science in California and help it make its curriculum up to date and catch up with more advanced states such as Kansas.

Prof. Wolpert has also indicated out that it was IMPORTANT for Caucasian genes to go to India and thus such an invasion was desirable. Another person who had the courage to support the theory of Aryan race was Adolf Hitler, the great German leader.

Quotes from Stanley Wolpert's New History of India

Our knowledge of the earliest history of our linguistic ancestors is derived from over a century of patient reconstruction of their "Urheim" by philologists such as Friedrich Max Muller (1823- 1900) . . .

We have no archaeological evidence for the first centuries of India's Aryan age (from about 1500 to 1000 B.C.), but . . .

. . . we have been able to piece together some picture of the era from Aryans' religious "Books of Knowledge," or Vedas . . . The Rig Veda itself, however, is unconscious of that journey and of the Aryan "invasion" of India . . .

Stanley Wolpert says Aryans brought Caucasian genes to India

This was the most important invasion in all of India's history, since the Aryans brought with their Caucasian genes a new language – Sanskrit – and a new pantheon of gods . . .

Stanley Wolpert on Jewish fiction and Christian facts

Christianity may have entered India at this time. A small but influential group of Syrian Christians in Kerala persist in claiming that their sect was founded by St. Thomas, who may have sailed to Malabar in the first century and who was supposedly martyred at Mylapore, a suburb of modern Madras, in A.D. 68. The tiny Jewish community of Cochin also claims to have been founded in the first century, but no clear historical evidence of such early Jewish settlement in Malabar has as yet been discovered.

Correspondence between Michael Witzel and Steve Farmer

Correspondence between Michael Witzel and Steve Farmer on the activist yahoogroup, Indo-Eurasian_research, is given below. This exchange proves the inferiority of the Vedic religion. The archived messages of the yahoogroup are available for the public to read.

From: Steve Farmer Date: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:15 am Subject: Re: [Indo-Eurasia] Earliest origins of the Om/Aum concept

What if you want to call your goat and your wife _simultaneously_, Michael? :^)

Steve

On Sunday, October 30, 2005, at 07:41 AM, Michael Witzel wrote:

> Dan, > > Many short mantras (the later biija mantras) like oM have humble > origins the Veda. > > Him (hiM) is used in the Veda to call your goat .. and your wife. > > Cheers, > Michael

Excerpt from Michael Witzel's post to the same activist yahoogroup (mail headers are shown followed by the relevant excerpt):

From: Michael Witzel Date: Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:33 am Subject: Re: [Indo-Eurasia] Shamanism

Which would indicate the 'primitive' -- well: "perennial" ^:) -- origins of some forms of Indian (kundalini) Yoga. Nothing really new or unique here: just preservation of some Stone Age spiritual techniques. (Siddhis like flying [hopping in TM] must be brought under control in classical Yoga, while the Shaman actually flies upwards/downwards).

Another member of the yahoogroup, Dean Anderson, posted the following to the group (mail headers are shown followed by the relevant excerpt):

From: "vardiss" Date: Tue Apr 5, 2005 6:47 pm Subject: Re: SV: [Indo-Eurasian_research] Aryans on Mars

Well, apparently you haven't seen the latest evidence of Aryan gods on Mars. ;-) Amazingly, the picture comes from the NASA web site. In spite of other webs sites calling it "what NASA doesn't want you to know."

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast24may_1.htm

Another site has another Mars face: this one is a happy face!

http://library.thinkquest.org/~6427/faces.htm

I think it is incumbent on us as experts to determine which Aryan deity this represents. Or perhaps it's a Harappan "priest-king"?

Dean



Harvard University Professor proves souls of Hindus in peril

Prof. Francis X. Clooney of Harvard University has written on people of "non-Christian" religions:

Centuries of missionary work have not convinced them that their souls are in peril; they are not worried about their lack of union with Rome; they have no reason to revere the document as the work of a flawless magisterium; they will be amused or upset by its characterization of their traditions as gravely deficient; and they will want to know whether there are still good reasons why they should engage in dialogue with Roman Catholics, whatever reasons Catholics themselves might have.

This clearly proves that the souls of non-Christians are in peril.

James Heitzman proves that Hinduism is inferior

A reading of the works of James Heitzman, an expert on India, will show that Hinduism is based on speculations, while Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are the products of divine revelations, that the apostle St.Thomas actually existed and brought Christianity to India despite the claims of scientists that Christianity came to India no earlier than the fourth century, that Archangel Gabriel visited Prophet Mohammed and made revelations to him, and that the mummified body of Francis Xavier has survived so long is truly a miracle!

James Heitzman: Christianity came to India at the time of apostles!

Christianity, represented by almost all denominations, traces its history in India back to the time of the apostles and counted 19.6 million members in India in 1991.

James Heitzman: Islam is revealed word of God

Islam began with the ministry of the Prophet Muhammad (570-632), who belonged to a merchant family in the trading town of Mecca in Arabia. In his middle age, Muhammad received visions in which the Archangel Gabriel revealed the word of God to him. After 620 he publicly preached the message of these visions, stressing the oneness of God (Allah), denouncing the polytheism of his fellow Arabs, and calling for moral uplift of the population.

James Heitzman points out existence of miracles in Christianity

The miraculously undecayed body of Saint Francis Xavier is still on public view in a glass coffin at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa.

James Heitzman: Hinduism mostly based on speculations

Some of the later hymns of the Rig Veda contain speculations that form the basis for much of Indian religious and philosophical thought.

James Heitzman: Hindus are cross-dressers, worship images and dump them

The image of Jesus used in Churches is not worshipped, nor are the statues of Virgin Mary which have miraculous powers and shed tears, but as James Heitzman correctly points out, Hindu images are worshipped by ignorant Hindus.

Families and businesses prepare for this festival by purchasing brightly painted images of Ganesh and worshiping them for a number of days. On the festival itself, with great celebration, participants bathe the images (and in most cases permanently dump them) in nearby rivers, lakes, or seas.

James Heitzman also points out that Hindus indulge in cross-dressing during one of their festivals.

Major Hindu events include Ramanavami, the birthday of Ram in the month of Chaitra (March-April), and Holi, celebrated at the end of the month of Phalguna (February-March), when people engage in cross- dressing, play tricks on each other, and squirt colored water or powder on each other.

Rebuttal to counter-arguments

The arguments against Aryan Invasion Theory are invalid. Please find below the arguments against this theory along with the rebuttal for each point.

1. Science published a paper analyzing the mitochondrial genomes and concluded that the first humans out of Africa went to India along a southern coast and then fanned out into Europe. This paper was a collaborative effort between researchers at University of Leeds, University of Oxford, University of Hamburg, Australian National University, University of Central Lancashire, University of Glasgow, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Università "La Sapienza" at Rome, Università di Pavia in Italy, National Museum of Kuala Lumpur, University of Huddersfield, and University of Glasgow. Media outlets such as New York Times, National Geographic, and BBC reported about the paper that was published in Science.

However, a reading of Prof. Stanley Wolpert's works shows that the genes were brought into India by invading hordes of Aryans. This proves that the above mentioned universities are part of a conspiracy to undermine Christianity. Fields such as genetics and stem-cell research must be banned to prevent such attacks on Christianity.

2. Geophysicist Glenn Milne of University of Durham has established that the last time when the temples at Mahabalipuram in India were above water were six thousand years ago.

A reading of Genesis and other parts of Bible clearly prove that this is impossible. The world itself was formed in 4004 B.C. Thus geophysics is not an accurate science.

3. An American collector named Harry Hicks procured a metallic antic piece from India (`head of a seer') and carbon-dating proved that it was cast around 3800 B.C. This is more than 2000 years before the supposed Aryan invasion of India.

Carbon dating of relics from excavations in Gulf of Cambay show that they are more than 9500 years old.

Carbon dating is an invalid method of estimating the age of materials. Carbon dating estimated the date of the Shroud of Turin as 13th century, but we know that it existed at the time of Jesus. Hence, it is clear that the scientists who go by carbon dating techniques are part of the same conspiracy to undermine Christianity.

4. Archaeo-zoologist K. R. Alur of Dharwad analyzed the bones excavated at Hullur in Karnataka and found them to be bones of a horse. Several such bones were excavated later. These bones were dated to 1800 B.C. to 1500 B.C., dates before the supposed invasion which also introduced the horse into India.

This is impossible because Aryan Invasion happened later and so the scientific techniques in determining the age of bones must be wrong.

Conclusion

It is important for the State Board of Education to make sure that the textbooks in California do not mention anything about recent excavations, carbon dating techniques, genetic evidence, methods used by geophysicists, and the discovery of the bones of horses and various other relics. All these are conspiracies hatched by Hindus along with the faculty members in the science departments of various universities and media outlets.

Instead, our children must be taught true history based upon facts found in the Bible. For this purpose, it is important to consider the works of Max Muller and Prof. Stanley Wolpert along with the arguments of Dr. Steve Farmer and Prof. Michael Witzel.

California has always been a trendsetter and it is distressing that other states have forged ahead of California when it comes to teaching creation science. This anomaly must be corrected immediately and it can be corrected by teaching Aryan Invasion Theory which is based on creation science.

The State Board of Education must be commended for accepting the recommendations of Muslims, Jews, and Christians, but having a separate meeting to decide the recommendations of Hindus. This shows that SBE believes in being loyal to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Joseph. This loyalty must now be taken to the next step by showing Hindus their place and teaching Aryan Invasion Theory and the underlying theory of creation science to our children.

You must disregard the claims of Hindus and make sure that you take into consideration only the demands of Christians and Indian Communists when it comes to determining what the textbooks teach about Hindus. America is a Christian nation and only the White Christian nationalist viewpoint must be considered.

Regards,
Arvind Kumar


Letter to The Duke of Argyll, 4 Feb 1875, The Life and Letters of
Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 1, page 509.
Letter to Bunsen on 28 Aug 1853, The Life and Letters of Friedrich
Max Muller, vol. 1, page 152.
My Autobiography by Max Muller, page 300.
Letter to Prof. Noire, 3 Feb 1878, The Life and Letters of
Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 2, page 43.
Letter to The Duke of Argyll, 16 Dec 1868, The Life and Letters of
Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 1, page 377-8.
History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature, page 17.
The Life and Letters of Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 2, page 411-416.
The Life and Letters of Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 2, page 419.
History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature, page 294.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 24.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 25.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 25.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 27.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 84.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indo-Eurasian_research/message/2134
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indo-Eurasian_research/message/252
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indo-Eurasian_research/message/34

http://puffin.creighton.edu/jesuit/dialogue/documents/articles/clooney
_dominus.html , article originally printed in America, October 28,
2000.
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman, Library of Congress
Call Number DS407 .I4465 1996,
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: Islam –
Origins and Tenets), Library of Congress Call Number DS407 .I4465
1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: Other Minority
Religions – Christianity), Library of Congress Call Number
DS407 .I4465 1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: The Roots of
Indian Religion – The Vedas and Polytheism), Library of Congress Call
Number DS407 .I4465 1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: The Ceremonies
of Hinduism – Public Worship – Festivals), Library of Congress Call
Number DS407 .I4465 1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: The Ceremonies
of Hinduism – Public Worship – Festivals), Library of Congress Call
Number DS407 .I4465 1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
Single Rapid Coastal Settlement of Asia Revealed by Analysis of
Complete Mitochondrial Genomes, Science, 13 May 2005.
http://www.grahamhancock.com/underworld/underworld7.php
Lost city 'could rewrite history,' BBC, 19 Jan 2002,
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1768109.stm .
Reported in Times of India dated 20 Apr 1990.

Letter to The Duke of Argyll, 4 Feb 1875, The Life and Letters of
Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 1, page 509.
Letter to Bunsen on 28 Aug 1853, The Life and Letters of Friedrich
Max Muller, vol. 1, page 152.
My Autobiography by Max Muller, page 300.
Letter to Prof. Noire, 3 Feb 1878, The Life and Letters of
Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 2, page 43.
Letter to The Duke of Argyll, 16 Dec 1868, The Life and Letters of
Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 1, page 377-8.
History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature, page 17.
The Life and Letters of Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 2, page 411-416.
The Life and Letters of Friedrich Max Muller, vol. 2, page 419.
History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature, page 294.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 24.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 25.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 25.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 27.
A New History of India, Fifth Edition, by Stanley Wolpert, page 84.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indo-Eurasian_research/message/2134
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indo-Eurasian_research/message/252
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indo-Eurasian_research/message/34

http://puffin.creighton.edu/jesuit/dialogue/documents/articles/clooney
_dominus.html , article originally printed in America, October 28,
2000.
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman, Library of Congress
Call Number DS407 .I4465 1996,
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: Islam –
Origins and Tenets), Library of Congress Call Number DS407 .I4465
1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: Other Minority
Religions – Christianity), Library of Congress Call Number
DS407 .I4465 1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: The Roots of
Indian Religion – The Vedas and Polytheism), Library of Congress Call
Number DS407 .I4465 1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: The Ceremonies
of Hinduism – Public Worship – Festivals), Library of Congress Call
Number DS407 .I4465 1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
A Country Study: India, by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden,
Chapter 3 – Religious Life by James Heitzman (section: The Ceremonies
of Hinduism – Public Worship – Festivals), Library of Congress Call
Number DS407 .I4465 1996, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html
Single Rapid Coastal Settlement of Asia Revealed by Analysis of
Complete Mitochondrial Genomes, Science, 13 May 2005.
http://www.grahamhancock.com/underworld/underworld7.php
Lost city 'could rewrite history,' BBC, 19 Jan 2002,
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1768109.stm .
Reported in Times of India dated 20 Apr 1990.

Call Numbers (in San Jose Public Library) of out of print books
referred in this document

The life and letters of Friedrich Max Muller vol. 1 – PJ 64.M8 A4
1976 v.1
The life and letters of Friedrich Max Muller vol. 2 – PJ 64.M8 A4
1976 v.2
History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature by Max Muller – PK 2904 M8
My Autobiography by Max Muller – PJ 64 M8 A5 1901

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