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|The message of Christ's salvation is life itself. Christians don't want to see others suffer an eternity apart from God. It's not something that we can just stop doing because it happens to be inconvenient or even against the law.|
|Originally posted by 3boys4us
That in and of itself is a highly religionist (?) quote. The idea that THE only way is through Christ is ridiculous. There are thousands of ways of religious expression in this world. For any religion to assert that theirs in THE only way is not a religion of freedom and tolerance.
The fact that many of these missionaries are white middle class Americans are a whole other issue.
Furthermore on prosetylsing, if it's illegal and you get caught then by all means you should be punished, particularly a missionary. After all a missionary's defination is to convert. One knew it was against the law. You haven't changed the oppressive regime that hands out these punishments.
|Originally posted by EFmom
Well, I'm a member of a large mainstream Christian denomination, and we do not feel moved to force our religion down other people's throats. We welcome people who are interested, we share information if it's sought out, but harrassment, no thanks.
As always, it frosts my cookies when one particular denomination or group tries to speak for all of Christianity.
|Originally posted by EFmom
booby, I'm glad you enjoy having other people inflict their religious beliefs on you. I don't and many other people don't. For us it is most assuredly harrassment. I think it is extraordinarily rude to go knocking on strangers' doors to tell them what they ought to believe.
God, in his infinite wisdom, gave me opposable thumbs. If I wanted to contact a particular religious organization, I could pick up a phone and do it. I always ask that they put me on their do not contact list, but they always keep coming back. Harrassment, pure and simple.
|Yammer, it is rude if you do it a rude way.|
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