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There is a group of friends, I call them “catholic Hindu Indians (CHI)” or “Consumer Hindu Indians(CHIs)”.

All despite knowing that I really don’t celebrate Christmas. And it is my personal choice to prioritize life-events/rituals/celebrations and focus more on my roots. (Oh yes, I do wish my Christian friends!). I have so many Utsavs and Rituals pending to re-learn. Present life looks short.

Second commonality CHIs share, is that, they wait for Annual Christmas sale.

No, they are not Christians! Nor Hindus. Not even Indians. They are CHI! Those who have surrendered to market and media. Consumers. 🙂 Media-driven CHIs.

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When I say, we are no more Sanatani but Catholic Hindus, many think I am talking about Christianity.
 
No. I am talking about specific version of Christianity. That which was legacy of Colonialism or Globalization. The one that is market trend worldwide.
 
One characteristic of CAtholic Hindu is : They love being in company of pop-Guru but hardly visit Sanatan Temple.
 
On Hindu festivals, you will find Pop-Guru’s Ashrams full but Sanatana Temples empty in new urbanized India. That is what I recently observed.
 
I recently used one word for us -> ‘Catholic Hindus’. So apt.
Read below article about mega-churches and compare it with your society, area and city.
 
Megachurches are more than just your regular pulpit and pew church. They’re larger, they’re packed, and they’re drawing in thousands of people.
 
Going to a megachurch is a rising trend in the United States. In 2011, a survey by Harvard Institute of Religion Research found that six million people — about 10 percent of churchgoers surveyed — attended churches with more than 2,000 attendees.
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15 biggest megachurches in America

Lights. Camera. Religion.

Megachurches are more than just your regular pulpit and pew church. They’re larger, they’re packed, and they’re drawing in thousands of people.

Going to a megachurch is a rising trend in the United States. In 2011, a survey by Harvard Institute of Religion Research found that six million people — about 10 percent of churchgoers surveyed — attended churches with more than 2,000 attendees.

But more people are giving megachurches a chance. OnFaith’s Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, who is Catholic, attended a megachurch to see what the draw was, and she was very pleased with her experience.

“I had never been in a church with a lobby, welcome desk, café, people at tables having snacks and soft drinks, and a staff of friendly team members smiling and opening doors,” Eidemiller wrote. “It felt like opening night at the movies. The dim sanctuary doesn’t even have an altar, but rather a stage with two large projection screens flanking the band. The rows of pews were the only thing that came close to suggesting ‘church.’”

So is that what big churches are really like? Here are 15 different megachurches from across the country that are too cool not to talk about.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865608058/15-biggest-megachurches-in-America.html

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