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This is a discussion on Where in the Bible does it say Christians are supposed to convert people? within the Critical Thinking & Philosophy forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by goodgracesbadinfluence So... what if you consider yourself a Christian, you do everything "right" (go to church, be ...
And if they won't convert:
2 Chronicles 15:13
does the pope think its their 'right' to 'tell' anyone what to believe?
does a church leader think its their 'right' to 'tell' anyone what to believe
to the best of my knowledge, i dont think that the bible mentioned peoples' 'rights' (in so many words) much?
well we all have the right to free speech - that is 'god-given' (if you believe in a god) - by virtue of you having a mouth, and its also a legal right in most countries
in most western countries you do absolutely have the right to tell me what to believe
and i can tell you what to believe, and i can think i have the right to do that
but, you also have the right to tell me to go 'f**k' myself, or just to quietly ignore me if you think that is more appropriate, and i have the right to laugh at you telling me what to believe or simply to take no notice
what you and i dont have, is the right to force someone what to believe
in the same way, i know that i have the legal right to tell you not to believe in god, or the flying spaghetti monster, or the faeries at the bottom of the garden, and you have the legal right to laugh in my face, and i dont have the legal right to force you to believe in any of the above
so its clear you do have the legal right? i think you are asking then, if you dont actually wish to exert that right, is that a sin? or perhaps if you dont consider it your 'moral and religious duty' to go around actively attempting to convert people, is that a 'sin'?