Progressing With The Times
THE more things change, the more they remain the same. Take, for instance, Gandhijiâ€™s â€œvendors of Christianityâ€. Time was when they could sell Christianity for the price of a fistful of rice. So their customers were called â€œrice Christiansâ€. But now that Christianity has developed into a Multi-National Company (MNC) the price has to become much more attractive. So Satiricus was not surprised to see the Pope tweeting the other day that â€œphilanthropy is the best means of evangelismâ€. Rather, he is impressed to see Christianity Incorporated progressing with the times, and yet keeping to a time-tested business tactic. The product remains the same, but the packaging becomes more modern. See? Wasnâ€™t secular Satiricus right when he said the more Christian things change, the more they remain the same?