Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

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Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby richardclank » May 5th, 2018, 2:30 pm

Have you ever had a Christian basically harass you with questions like, "why don't you go to church?" "Why don't you love Jesus, he saved you you know?"

I find it really annoying and distracting especially in a workplace.
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby ifwisheswerehorses » May 5th, 2018, 6:49 pm

At work no. If you feel you are being harassed report the person to HR or a supervisor. The rules are pretty clear.
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby vegas1500 » May 5th, 2018, 6:52 pm

It’s not just Christians, what about JW’s and Mormons.

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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby Queen K » May 5th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Yes, in the work place there is no place for even covert conversations about ones religion. It all adds up to harassment.

Happened to me when I lived in Midway, BC.

Invitations to the church.
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In fact, I have an extensive background in religion and christianity, I just didn't need harassment at work about why and what as to what I was doing in that moment.
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby 1nick » May 5th, 2018, 11:01 pm

iirc jesus isn’t coming back until everyone in all corners of the earth know about him. (sounds a little narcissistic)
So christians are busy telling everyone about their dude.
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby Bsuds » May 6th, 2018, 8:09 am

Because misery loves company.
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby Btfsplck » May 7th, 2018, 11:34 am

Not much worse than evangelical types and their stories of their loving god and the ways he will torment you for eternity because he loves you.
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby Fancy » May 7th, 2018, 11:38 am

Might find an answer on a previous thread:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=54149&p=1762113#p1762113
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby Glacier » May 25th, 2018, 7:23 am

It depends on your personality type. Some people view the world as "you have your religion and I have mine" and others view the world as "it's my job to correct everyone who is wrong until they realize that I'm right." Both types apply to Christians, atheists, Muslims, etc.

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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby Jflem1983 » Jun 21st, 2018, 12:45 pm

I enjoy harrassing people. Im not even christian.
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby capleton » Jul 2nd, 2018, 2:20 pm

It says somewhere in the bible to baptize the four corners of the earth in the name of the son and holy ghost or some rubbish like that.
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby Merry » Jul 2nd, 2018, 2:28 pm

While it's true that Christians often try to convert non-believers to their own way of thinking, they're not the only group that does so. Many atheists often spend a great deal of time trying to convert believers into becoming non-believers like themselves. And other religious groups, such as Islam, also believe that their particular world view is the only valid world view.

The point is that ALL of the different world views are just that, a point of view that a particular person holds about humanity and our place in the Universe. And we all have our own particular point of view that we believe to be the correct one.

Maybe the reason we try to convert others to share our view is because there's "safety in numbers". The more people who think the same way we do, the more comfortable we are that our viewpoint is the correct one.
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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby capleton » Jul 2nd, 2018, 2:35 pm

Merry wrote:While it's true that Christians often try to convert non-believers to their own way of thinking, they're not the only group that does so. Many atheists often spend a great deal of time trying to convert believers into becoming non-believers like themselves. And other religious groups, such as Islam, also believe that their particular world view is the only valid world view.

The point is that ALL of the different world views are just that, a point of view that a particular person holds about humanity and our place in the Universe. And we all have our own particular point of view that we believe to be the correct one.

Maybe the reason we try to convert others to share our view is because there's "safety in numbers". The more people who think the same way we do, the more comfortable we are that our viewpoint is the correct one.


Atheists just respond to the ridiculous claims of Christians about their unverified stories of talking snakes and donkeys and flying corpses of Jewish carpenters flying into the sky, we don't convert anyone. We just use reason and apparently that is upsetting to Christians.

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Re: Why do Christians feel the need to convert people?

Postby Merry » Jul 2nd, 2018, 5:26 pm

capleton wrote:Atheists just respond to the ridiculous claims of Christians about their unverified stories of talking snakes and donkeys and flying corpses of Jewish carpenters flying into the sky, we don't convert anyone. We just use reason and apparently that is upsetting to Christians.

That may be so for you (that you simply respond) but it's certainly not true for a lot of atheists I've met over the years. Many are absolutely obsessed with convincing everyone they meet that their particular world view is the correct one. And I suspect it's for the reason I outline above (safety in numbers).

If atheists are so convinced that Christians are all "nutters" why do they waste so much time trying to discredit them?
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