…send their students here to the Straight Dope to practice?
Hey kid, if you can harange, er, I mean harrass, no thats not it… convert those people you’re ready to go out and do GOD’S work. A few post’s later it’s: "Congratulations! You did good! Here’s you’re ticket to Bagdad! Best of luck! Remember, you’re saving souls.
Never heard of athiests going door to door with the ‘Watchtower’ type pamphlets. I myself have been interrupted at my home maybe 4 or 5 over the last few years. I, on the other hand, have never tried to ‘convert’ anyone.
It’s a small inconvenience, granted. But on a global scale, this behaviour is disrespectful at the least. And at the other end of the scale inciteful and dangerous. Take for instance the death of the S. Korean man last week. He was’nt there to prosthelatize (at least officially) but it was his goal. And how many others like him are there? Thousands? All willing to convert the heathens.
“Heathens” who live in a country were 97% of the population worships likewise, and is occupied by a superpower where the fundamentalist Christians are gaining ever more power.
I may argue for the sake of argument. That’s what this board is really here for. I don’t try to convert anybody. Hell! I actually hope I’m wrong, though I don’t believe so. But the last thing I would do is go to Iraq hoping to convert Muslims. That’s just crazy; hell it’s like an evangelical suicide mission.
Prosthelatizing doesn’t have anything to do with your limbs!
It’s about good deeds arm in arm with the Word. It’s giving someone a helping hand. It’s giving someone a ride when cab fare would cost an arm and a leg. It’s about going out into the community… and stumping in Jesus’ name!