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5 years ago  ::  Apr 01, 2009 - 1:33PM #1
The Celt
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What do you think is the most effective way to proselytize?

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 01, 2009 - 10:28PM #2
Heimdallsman
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The most effective means of proselytism is to leave me be and, if I ask, tell me your religion.  Any other mode is just rude and liable to get one into trouble.

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 02, 2009 - 5:34PM #3
Seraphim
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I would generally agree with Heim. But the most effective way is to let your life do the talking.  It is very easy to talk a good game, but much more difficult to live it.


For example, a couple of years ago some gunman shot up an Amish schoolhouse and killed several of their children before committing suicide. They forgave and went the additional mile of reaching out to the wife and children of the man who killed theirs. They brought them food, helped with their financial needs and comforted them in their loss. How that Amish community dealt with that tragedy spoke volumes more than any sermon, tract, or "witnessing outreach program".

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 02, 2009 - 7:05PM #4
Wmdkitty
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Apr 1, 2009 -- 10:28PM, Heimdallsman wrote:


The most effective means of proselytism is to leave me be and, if I ask, tell me your religion.  Any other mode is just rude and liable to get one into trouble.




 


Thread over, you win.

"The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post "Thou shalt not steal", Thou shalt not commit adultery" and "Thou shalt not lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment." -- George Carlin
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1 year ago  ::  Jan 19, 2013 - 8:28AM #5
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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I agree with the previous discussion.


In my view, "ethical" is more important than "effective".


Otherwise, annoying and infuriating people, will be counterproductive!

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1 year ago  ::  Jan 22, 2013 - 9:15PM #6
Yamina
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I don't proselytize.  Each to find their own way to the biggest form of The Infinite that they can.

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