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Should We Force Our Beliefs On Others?
We all believe something is correct, however, should we force our beliefs on others?
 LordDaniel  28 Jun 2015 14:17
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Only if you are a liberal
 
 charlee  30 Jun 2015 20:27
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 I remember when liberals were the big cry-babies.
My how times have changed.
by  justsumguy
 30 Jun 2015 22:50
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Wow I just watched two grebes doing their fabulous courtship display of walking on water. Things like the latter make me realize that life was created with a purpose.
 
 LordDaniel  28 Jun 2015 14:20
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 From the beauty of sunsets to grebes...
whatever makes you realize life was created with a purpose is fine with me.
Although I must say, life being linked to purpose is not an argument exclusively suited for creationism. It also works well in support of life evolving on Earth (this evolved because of that for this purpose).
A realization that life was created with a purpose because of consciousness seems to be a better argument but I certainly wouldn't force it on anyone. lol
by  justsumguy
 28 Jun 2015 15:33
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No!

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

I agree with whoever is putting words in Melissa's mouth and I also agree with Polly.
 
 AR454  01 Jul 2015 04:10
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No, forcing your beliefs on others only creates resentment and hostility. Persuade, yes, force, no.
 
 pollywog  30 Jun 2015 15:24
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Religious beliefs? No. Societal beliefs? Yes. Technically when we ban murder, we're forcing our majority morality on a minority of people, and for that, I say f*ck yeah. But religious beliefs? Forcing them on others who have the understanding to know better is the quickest way to make that religion extremely unpopular.
 
 Damien  29 Jun 2015 15:33
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 Banning things like murder is a nod to the fact that there are victims if the ban is not upheld.
by  damselfly
 29 Jun 2015 15:42
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No. We should just say yes they're entitled to their wrong beliefs but they'll all be going to Hell for them. Right AR? But they have every right to go to Hell. That will just make Heaven that much more cushy and wide open for the 7 or 8 people who died with the right beliefs.
 
 Grenache  29 Jun 2015 07:55
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 Gren,

I'm actually astonished that you actually figured out that the "narrow gate" actually means a narrow gate and that you won't be going through that narrow gate.

You're not as dumb as you look!

Matthew 7:13 (Jesus speaking)
13. "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
14. "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Studies indicate that four out of five people who claim to be Christians aren't Christians. Everyone needs to continually examine themselves.

2 Corinthians 13:5
5. Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.

Who will enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

Matthew 7:21 (Jesus speaking)
21. "Not everyone who says to Me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
22. "Many will say to Me in that day, `Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
23. "And then I will declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

In order to attract new members, many of today’s liberal churches hire rock bands and superstars to entertain the crowd. If and when they get around to any actual preaching, they present a superficial gospel, a gospel that doesn’t mention true repentance from sin, and then they proclaim that thousands walked down the aisle and were saved. Beware of “easybelieveism.” Don't let the crowd push you into something. You should give this major step in your life a lot of thought. You must be willing to turn from your sin and turn toward the Lord. This means making a lifetime commitment to obey all the teachings of Jesus Christ. You're not joining an organization or an institution; you're placing all your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said that we shouldn’t start something before we know what it will cost to finish it.

Luke 14:28 (Jesus speaking)
28. "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it
29. "lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all who see it begin to mock him,
30. "saying, `This man began to build and was not able to finish.'

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that most people haven’t given much thought as to what they believe or why they believe what they believe. That’s why most people try to stay away from discussions about where they will spend eternity.

Most people who call themselves Christians are phony-baloney “Christmas and Easter” type believers who would rather celebrate the coming of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny than the birthday and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Many people go to churches where the name of Jesus is barely mentioned. If they don’t want to follow all the teachings of Jesus Christ, why do they call themselves Christians? If they don’t want to learn what the Bible says about the Lord Jesus Christ, then why go to church at all?

Matthew 10:32 (Jesus speaking)
32. "Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
33. "But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

by  AR454
 30 Jun 2015 04:31
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No, only our genitals.
 
 Cunt_King  28 Jun 2015 22:16
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No, we all have a right to our own beliefs but we do not have a right to force it on to others.
 
 Melissa23  28 Jun 2015 19:52
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The efficacy of forcing beliefs (in the classical sense of believe this or we'll take action against you) on others is highly questionable. While people can be forced to behave as if they believe, the question will always arise...do they believe or are they simply acting out belief in order to escape retribution?

If one measures the results in followers instead of believers....unfortunately history proves that forcing beliefs on people does work. The Catholic Church proved it quite well in Central and South America. Over generations, civilizations that were forced to believe have come to believe. The measure to what they believe is questionable because in order for this process to take place it seems as if the original forced belief system is modified to a watered down version that is more easily accepted.
 
 justsumguy  28 Jun 2015 15:12
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