I’ve been thinking a lot today about evangelism, and why would it be that people in general are so against it. Whether or not you believe your religion is the one True religion, or you believe that all religions are true, or you believe that all religions are dumb, every person chooses to believe something. Arguably, every choice must carry a weight of faith.
Think about it this way: You may have been born in and raised in India, and you believe Hinduism to be true. Let’s say it isn’t. Wouldn’t you appreciate someone coming to you with a different religion to tell you about the truth? Or, let’s say you were born and raised in the United States, and you grew up Catholic. Let’s say that Islam is the Truth. Wouldn’t you want someone to come to you explaining it at some point in your life in hopes to find the Truth?
Instead of extremism, hatred, anger, etc. towards those of other religions when you believe yours to be truth, why can’t we let everyone be? If you feel you want to evangelize, then by all means, go do it! But I would think that, worldwide, the best way to handle it would be to consider it like a sale’s pitch. You can believe what you want, but why hate, be rude, and kill those who may be bringing you the Truth?
I welcome those who come to my doorstep wanting to talk about Jehovah’s witness, Mormonism, Islam, etc. Every discussion can be beneficial in some way, even if you know deep down that you don’t believe what they believe.
I’m not at all suggesting that all religions are equal, or suggesting some sort of lame world peace. I’m just baffled by the world’s hatred between religious groups. I guess that perhaps is only answered with religion as well right? What is the root of evil in people? That is for another time.