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About Christian preaching

It seems like there is more effort put into forcing atheists and agnostics or Pagans and Wiccans into converting than there is into forcing Jews and Muslims to convert. Why is that?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Oct. 5, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Maybe its b/c Jews, Muslims, and Christians worship the same God whereas atheists, Pagans, and Wiccans do not. Js, Ms, and Cs, have their different practices of worship, but still are united by believing there is one god. As, Ps, and Ws may either not believe in just one god, or believe in other spirits, nature, and the like. Christians have a lot more in common with Jews and Muslims than with the others.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • I think it's because the beliefs of Jewish and Muslim believers are very close to Christian in many ways. Christian's tend to see those religions as wrong but parallel. While Pagan beliefs are seen as just wrong. So, the effort to bring Pagans "out of the dark" and introduce them to God tends to be stronger... Since the Jews and Muslims already believe in the same God, it's not seen as the same type of conversion and therefore draws a different level of need for Christians...

    But that said, my mother is JW... They put the same amount of effort in to everyone. I don't know if that's better or worse... But they see everyone as equally misled - even other Christians!


    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:25 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • I think lots of people think that it would be easier to convince someone who does not have an already set preference (like athiests) then to convince someone who has a set of beliefs. Athiests/pagans/etc have beliefs, but they are not like an organization where everyone who claims they are that believe the same. Jews and Muslims have millions of support from people who do have those same exact beliefs. What people do not take into consideration though is most athiests/etc believe the way they do because they have explored other common religions in depth and found that that was not the right path for them

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:47 PM on Oct. 5, 2009