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Old 12-24-2004, 07:44 AM   #31
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I dont have a faith system. Im an atheist
And that is the faith system you are promoting.
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Old 12-24-2004, 02:11 PM   #32
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And that is the faith system you are promoting.
Promoting it to who? I talk about it here at interference because I get annoyed with the remarks of some fundamentalist Christians.

In real life, I dont mention it. Not interested in mentioning it. Its my business and mine alone.
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Old 12-24-2004, 02:54 PM   #33
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It is communicated through your words, actions and other behaviors. It may not always be intentional.
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It is communicated through your words, actions and other behaviors. It may not always be intentional.
Very true but thats not proselytizing.
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How do you know? You may not realize the results of your actions. As I said, it may not be intentional.
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Old 12-27-2004, 10:57 AM   #37
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I am a Christian and my boyfriend is Muslim, so this has been an issue on my mind. We are comfortable enough to talk about our different religions and beliefs. I will disagree with him and he will disagree with me. Or we find we have points in common. But we've not tried to convert one another. I feel that as long as the other party is actually party to the conversation, that is, participating in a real and interactive way...then maybe it's not proselytizing per se. There is a difference between two consenting adults exchanging views and one talking down to another, treating them essentially as a vessel for their knowledge. Hmmm, as I wrote that, I just realized that perhaps there is an unintentional reference to sex.
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Old 12-27-2004, 02:25 PM   #38
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How do you know? You may not realize the results of your actions. As I said, it may not be intentional.
I would have to actually know some religious people to influence them away from religion. And I dont. Most people I know are atheists /agnostics / dont give a stuff. The only Christians I "know" are you lot in FYM.

Edited to add: Proselytizing, to me, is someone actively attempting to change another persons view. If someone alters their world view because of some interpretion of my actions, then they are just as likely to change their opinion again when someone else says something.
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Going with the definition provided :

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Main Entry: pros·e·ly·tize
Pronunciation: 'prä-s(&-)l&-"tIz
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -tized; -tiz·ing
Date: 1679
intransitive senses
1 : to induce someone to convert to one's faith
2 : to recruit someone to join one's party, institution, or cause
transitive senses
: to recruit or convert especially to a new faith, institution, or cause
I think everyone does either of these to an extent.

I for one, as a christian do feel that when I speak my mind on anything I hope that God uses what I say to compell people to think. I sometimes speak before I actually consider what God wants me to say though so that can kinda backfire.

In terms of getting people to jump on board (i.e with a political cause or charity) I mean when I worked for GreenPeace, I would definitely say I had more of an agenda when I was speaking to people more so than I do now when it comes to sharing my faith. Same goes for when I used to do letter writting campaigns for Amnesty. I find it ironic actually, after coming back to my faith about 11 years ago, I have done less in terms of "causes" then I did when I was living outside of where God wanted me. I suppose it is because with my faith, the best way to display it is with my actions in my day to day life. I guess that is sorta personal but I dunno, just seemed right to share it.

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I've had a few Jehovah's Witnesses come knocking on my door, usually some nice old ladies who want to give me pamphlets and stuff. I always try to be polite, but don't encourage further conversation.
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How do you know? You may not realize the results of your actions. As I said, it may not be intentional.
wrong allegation NBC
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wrong allegation NBC
What is the basis for your comment?
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Good question.
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How do you know? You may not realize the results of your actions. As I said, it may not be intentional.
Would we not do better to reexamine our own actions?

I know I am constantly reevaluating my opinions
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Deep has a valid point.
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