Last edited by Hatuey; 04-12-09 at 01:41 PM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Bulletwound is entirely correct. The Gospel presents Christianity as a choice that is made by each individual. Conversion by force would remove that choice, and IMO without choice there is no faith, only hypocracy.
The fact that some rulers in history have used Christianity as an excuse to engage in conquest does not make forced conversion a Christian principle.
Those people converting those with swords were violating the second commandment, as said by Jesus in Matthew.
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live. ~ Ayn Rand
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.~ Nietzsche
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
"Christians" are like the Pharisees. They pretend to worship Jesus Christ, but yet, they worhsip in such a way that "men can see their worship". It is not sincere and generally involves a right-wing political agenda unrelated to what Christ taught.
Ego has nothing to do with it. What it has to to with is respecting the principles that Christ taught rather than using his name to promote an agenda.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi