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IMAGE Red Bank Police Report - March 21, 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Red Bank, NJ - The following police report is provided by the Red Bank Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent; unless, and until, proven guilty in a court of law. March 12, 2015 – March 19, 2015 CRIMES: Theft occurring on... Read More...
IMAGE Oceanic Bridge Maintenance to Begin Tuesday, March 24
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Overnight closure 10:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. through April 30 RUMSON, NJ – Repair work to the structural steel and concrete deck on the Oceanic Bridge (S-31) over the Navesink River between Rumson and Middletown will be more evident to motorists,... Read More...
AAA Mid-Atlantic: Pump Shot – Gas Prices Sink a 2-Pointer
Saturday, 21 March 2015
The Week Prices at the pump continue to level off following a 40-day upswing that ended on March 8.  The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.43 Friday, down a penny on the week.  While 15 cents higher than month ago... Read More...
IMAGE Film: Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of Achievement Culture
Saturday, 21 March 2015
LINCROFT, NJ - Race to Nowhere calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. The filmmakers examine the stress placed on today's young students in terms of competitiveness and overscheduling. Named... Read More...
People's Choice Car Show at Poricy Park, May 2-3
Saturday, 21 March 2015
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Poricy Park Conservancy will host it's first, People's Choice Car Show, on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The weekend promises to be fun for all ages and the whole family with additional events such... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Clinton's Delusional Defense of Email
by Jack Archibald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Last week, former Secretary of State and prospective Democrat President nominee Hillary Clinton channeled her inner H.L. Mencken.  By... Read More...
IMAGE Review - McFarland USA
by David Prown
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
It is common knowledge that I'm a big fan of true sports movies regarding stories that are under the radar and rarely been told. So when I started... Read More...
IMAGE Musings from a Migraneur
by Anne Mikolay
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
I've suffered from migraines for so many years, by now I ought to understand how they work. I don't. In fact, though one might consider me the... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Exotic Marigold Hotel II
by David Prown
Saturday, 14 March 2015
It had all the themes I adore in films: things like ethnicity, a killer mature actress cast, warmth, fun interplay and a spice of youth. I heard lots... Read More...
IMAGE Golf Instructor Keeps Swinging at 78
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 14 March 2015
At the age of 78 and on the surface, at least, Ed Koepp seems to have gone through life effortlessly and has accomplished much. For example, he shot... Read More...

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NEVADA - In view of reported proxy baptisms of some prominent Jews, concerned Hindus have urged The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) to set-up a mechanism to avoid baptizing by proxy their deceased ancestors without their will.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement from Nevada (USA) today, said that although they had not received any reports yet of such proxy baptisms of deceased Hindus by LDS, but they were simply concerned after learning of posthumous baptizing of parents of a well known Jew, whose names were not submitted for baptism.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that Hindus did not mark death as the end of existence. Ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) referred to death as abandoning of worn-out clothes and acquiring new ones. Hindus believed in reincarnation with moksha (liberation) as a goal; which brought end to rebirth, embodiment and death.

Rajan Zed stressed that ancestors had always been highly important in Hinduism since ancient times. Hindus followed sraddha, pitryajna, pinda, etc., rituals for their ancestors. Hindu feelings would naturally be hurt if their ancestors were baptized without their will.

Zed noted that Hindus and most probably other faith communities worldwide would be willing to work with LDS to build bridges of understanding. He further said that they would gladly support the LDS endeavors if they made a good-faith effort and organized a meeting of various religious groups to come-up with a mechanism so that mistakes, errors, breaches and misunderstandings did not happen in the future in the area of proxy baptisms involving non-LDS ancestors.

Official LDS website says that the foundation of the doctrine of baptism for the dead comes from latter-day revelation through Prophet Joseph Smith. “By standing in as proxy for someone who has died — often one of his or her own ancestors — a Church member may be baptized on behalf of that deceased person…Lord does not damn those people who, through no fault of their own, never had the opportunity for baptism. He has therefore authorized baptisms to be performed by proxy for them...The validity of a baptism for the dead depends on the deceased person accepting it and choosing to accept and follow the Savior while residing in the spirit world”. Baptisms for the dead are performed only in temples because of sacredness involved and the ceremony reportedly involves immersion in water while dressed in white clothing.

According to LDS sources, Jesus Christ is the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which has been restored by God through Joseph Smith (1805-44). This Salt Lake City (Utah, USA) headquartered one of the fastest growing church is led by 15 Apostles, including President Thomas S. Monson (who is also considered a prophet); first and second Counselors Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf respectively; and President of The Quorum of the Twelve Boyd K. Packer. LDS, also known as Mormon Church, which claims to be a Christian denomination, has 134 temples and a membership of over 14 million. Republican American presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is a Mormon and so is United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents.