In a ridiculous mess, pagans in India are complaining about the fact that the Bible commands believers to destroy the places of false worship (link). The errors in the article and in the pagan reaction are legion:
1. The article notes that the translation is "Protestant" and claims that the translation is faulty.
This is not the case. The translation is accurate. It conveys the intended meaning of commanding the destruction of worship groves.
2. The pagans have reacted to the Bible's comments by burning a Roman Catholic cardinal in effigy.
This is inappropriate both because the cardinal isn't responsible for the translation and because the cardinal doesn't represent the religion of the Bible.
3. The Bible society has apologized for the translation.
This is sad. The truth of Scripture must not be compromised. If and when it offends the native religions, that's a good thing.
4. It took the tribes 8 years to notice this issue.
This is also sad. I cannot complain too much, though, because I have done nothing to preach the gospel to those tribes. Nevertheless, their false religion should have been brought to their attention years ago, if possible.
All in all, it is sad sight to see. Yes, the pagan religions of India, both the major religions and the tribal religions are false religions. Their groves ought to be cut down, their idols smashed, and their hearts turned to the unseen God.
May God's Kingdom Come!