Practicing religion without force

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    Seems wise to me. What do you think?
     
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    I think you've started another thread to bash Christianity.

    Prove me wrong.
     
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    I'm thinking about children who are forced to take up their parents religion and those who aren't.

    I've watched the kids in our Buddhist community grow up around Buddhist meditation. It's very naturally presented to children, not forced on them. I like that.

    I'm thinking of parents who are atheist and who have taken their children around to different churches so they have exposure.

    I'm thinking of my own childhood and what was helpful and unhelpful to me as a child.
     
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    I don't have to prove anything to you. You've made an assumption and it's wrong.
     
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    Monkey see monkey do. That is all you need to know.


    There are different kinds of force to apply in introduction. The kids in your buddhist community are indoctrinating the children who watch. Just as the atheists when they take them to churches to have exposer.

    If you don't want to force religion onto children don't show them anything...don't take them anywhere...don't allow them to participate...don't allow them to watch.

     
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    Are you too afraid of the trolls to answer his question ... ? Lol.
     
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    Will never happen. Islam especially, and Chritianity to a lesser degree, won't allow it...which is why religion sux...
     
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    How can you force someone to practice religion? Either they have voluntarily made the decision to follow God, or they haven't. You can't force someone to do that. You can't force people to take care of widow and the fatherless or to keep themselves unspotted from the world.

    In fact, it's the very voluntariness of exercising faith that allows the power of God to flow into the lives of the faithful. God won't force his power upon us. It only falls on us through voluntarily exercising faith to keep His commandments.
     
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    Nice in practice....
     
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    Nothing about what I said is practice. It's reality.

    Faith cannot be forced. You can't force the powers of heaven into your life.
     

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