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post #2 of Old 06-24-2007
Tartan34C
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Tom you said,
“Many of us are Christians”

Many if not most of us are not. In some parts of the world spreading the faith can get you killed or at the very least put in jail. Visiting a country as a guest means respecting the local customs and beliefs and trying to convert the locals may be considered bad manners. After all, if they are religious they probably consider their religion to be the one true word of God.

I was brought up with the understanding that religion was an accident of birth. If you are born into a Jewish family you think that’s the answer but if you are born into a Moslem family or Christian family then that’s the one true religion. If it works for you then fine and I have no problem discussing the different religions but don’t start out preaching.
All the best,
Robert Gainer
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