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Right from his childhood Periyar was an atheist. He never believed in the philosophies of Hindu religious texts and was generally regarded as a realistic propagandist, and one who attacked the evils of religious influence on society, mainly what he regarded as Brahmin domination. He was against the evangelical movement of DGS Dinakaran and also fought with him on these issues. He was against evangelical movement of DGS Dinakaran and fought with him on this issue. In Periyar's publication, Naathigan, he used to vehemently oppose and criticize Dinakaran calling him fraud.
Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
viewed Christianity akin to the monolithic faiths of Islam. He once also stated that; as far as god is concerned Christians and Muslims, somewhat reformed from the olden days of barbarians. They say that there can be only one god. They say that it is beyond human comprehension. They say that god does good things to those who are good and punishes those who are bad. They say that god has no name or shape. They talk of good qualities. He took an interest in Rev. Martin Luther, where both he and his followers wanted to liken him and his role to that of the European reformer. Thus, Christian views such as that of Ram Mohan Roy
's The Precepts of Jesus has had at least an indirect influence on Periyar.
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