What do you think of forcible conversion ?

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  1. ipen profile image61
    ipenposted 6 years ago

    What do you think of forcible conversion ?

    How do you feel when you read or hear about forcible conversion into some religion ?

  2. prasadjain profile image65
    prasadjainposted 6 years ago

    It is a sin against the religion. Not only that, it is cheating and attacking on the individual liberty.

  3. DeanCash profile image60
    DeanCashposted 6 years ago

    Not good, I hear about them most often in remote areas. You have to choose (their religion) in order to land a job or marry someone from their flock or you become part of their society. If you refuse you cannot do business with them and if ever you violate any rule in their area, surely nobody will protect you.

  4. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    if you think about it, bringing kids to church from birth is exactly that. how can someone decide if god is real and religion is right if it's been part of their lives since birth.

    1. Doc Snow profile image93
      Doc Snowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yet people do examine such experiences in light of their entire life experience, and many do reject (or develop beyond) the 'truth' they were exposed to as a child.  I'm one who has, myself.

  5. Doc Snow profile image93
    Doc Snowposted 6 years ago

    Utterly repugnant and wrong-headed.  Also an oxymoron, if 'conversion' denotes a sincere change of heart.

  6. Civil War Bob profile image59
    Civil War Bobposted 6 years ago

    Doc Snow took the thoughts right outta my head, from a human point of view.  From a God-downward point of view, I'd say that ALL Christian conversions are equivalent to being Divinely drafted into the Army of Christ, based on Jesus' statement, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit" in John 15:16.  You'll notice, too, in the Gospels, that when Jesus said to the fellows, "Come, follow Me" there was no negotiation, simply obedience.
    Granted, this is my redneckish Calvinist point of view that has had libraries of contrary literature written to refute it down through the centuries, but I find it rather comforting...but then, I would!  Enjoy your day!!

 
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