There's been an ongoing project where 2 Christian Evangelical scholars and 2 pagan scholars have been doing a series of articles and interviews on Pagan-Christian interfaith dialogue. The most recent is an article by one of the Evangelicals, discussing their most recent podcast discussion.
The article (and all the previous work they've done) is an interesting read/listen for those interested, but a specific question has come up in the comments on this one. The author says that attempting to convert is "part of the DNA" of Christianity, and that it's ok to try once in any conversation, but any attempts after that "quickly move into unethical territory of proselytizing." The point is raised in the comments that to most religions, the act of attempting to convert someone is offensive, period, and doing it even once is rude.
So which is it - everyone gets to bring it up to each person they meet once, or it's not appropriate unless you know they're interested to begin with?Answer Question
Answer by missanc at 6:15 PM on Mar. 15, 2013
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