Spanning the Globe
The Catholics have a long list of Patron Saints both male and female each with a specific duty in helping mankind. Similarly, Hindus have millions of manifestations of God, each assigned with a specific responsibility to protect the mankind from every imaginable misfortune. Hanuman, half human and half monkey God incarnate from Hindu mythology has incredible power to span across the globe to come to rescue anybody in distress. The spirit of Hanuman is always with every Hindu particularly when they were in distress.
The Hindus were grossly misunderstood by the people of other religions because they call each incarnation or manifestation as God with given name and thus end up naming millions as Gods. When followers of every faith believes that there is only one God and Hindus have millions of Gods, it sounds downright bizarre and leads to a miss belief that Hindu religion is cult like despite the fact over a billion believers worldwide. If Hindus stop using the name God for the millions of manifestations and simply call something close to Saint or incarnate, then people outside the Hindu belief understands that for Hindus also there is only one God and Hindus have different names to suit physical manifestations. Until this subject is cleared up, Hinduism will continue to get bad rap as some kind of cult with ghostly deities.
The Catholics have thousands of patron Saints to satisfy their need with multiple choices for devotion and Hindus have the same choice when it comes to devotion of various manifestations of God without getting branded as idol worshippers.
The Catholic Patron Saints were men and women first and lead normal life then reached sainthood by doing good deeds where the Hindu incarnations are manifestation of God in different forms, shapes and genders came on earth to punish evil and save the humanity. If somebody is living in tiny island of Trinidad or India or anywhere in the world they have a wide choice to recall either a Patron Saint or any one of Hindu Incarnates of God to give internal strength to fight the despair.
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