Can you possess humility and preach your faith at the same time? Not referring to answering questions or contributing to a mutual discussion, but in offering unsolicited testimony, advice, however you want to couch it, which implies or outright states that the answer is your faith, which will fix whatever problem someone has. (or for the more forceful, the point of view that your religion is "right", everyone else's is "wrong")Answer Question
Answer by macbudsmom at 8:39 AM on May. 24, 2012
Answer by missanc at 9:15 AM on May. 24, 2012
You are talking about unsolicited preaching like on the street, right? not in a church on Sunday where the crowd came to hear a message...
I definitely see your point. there is a difference between walking up to a stranger and saying, I can see you are hurting and I know how to fix you. versus someone working in some public ministry and a person walks in asking for help. you can be humble in helping others in need. it is presumptuous to help someone who isn't asking for it. i still think that person reaching out can do so from a place of humility. it all depends on motivation, which is impossible for an outsider to know.
Answer by zetajen at 10:43 AM on May. 24, 2012
Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on May. 24, 2012
Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:15 PM on May. 24, 2012
Where is the humility? It is so completely hidden that even THEY don't know where they put it. Can you possess humility and preach your faith at the same time? When you believe that you are privy to THE ANSWER as many godslaves do, humility is out of the question. You're right about EVERYTHING. You can speak for your god. You can consign people to hell in his stead. You can control every aspect of their lives from sex to marriage to whether or not they can have an abortion. How do you keep yourself humble when you believe all these things?
Answer by witchqueen at 12:32 PM on May. 24, 2012
Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on May. 24, 2012
Good question, NP. I think there's probably a very fine line between simply sharing your faith, and preaching without humility. Some people can do it. They can say that their faith is the only true way (for them), and they somehow keep the humility. Maybe the line is crossed when one states that their faith is the only truth for them, and then they go on to say that it's the only truth for all of us.
If a person is sharing their own story, and they keep it within the 'this is a good thing for me, but maybe not for all' context, then I think there's still some humility there.
Could you split the hair any more here? Grief.
I'm NOT anonymous.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:25 PM on May. 24, 2012