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Originally posted by warbird03
I'm amazed at how the point of this thread is completely overlooked by the religious zealots who feel it's their duty to defend christianity.
Originally posted by Lazarus Short
Greys are demons - why witness to them?
Originally posted by Monts
I don't think Christianity can apply to aliens; religion is a human creation and experience. Might as well go preaching to a dolphin about how they will go to hell for having sex for pleasure.
But to address the obvious point of this thread (being a sarcastic commentary on Christian conversion), I think any Christian who does anything besides "spreading the word" orally to their neighbor, is going too far.
I don't think anywhere in the bible is it said that followers of Jesus have to go and "torment" the gentiles (non-believers) into believing- Hell, the Jewish faith at the time excluded gentiles completely from conversion. You were either born into Judaism, or you weren't.
Any Christian who uses means other than simply telling or showing someone the message of Jesus has gone to far and distorted one of the most important beliefs of Christianity: Faith is about you and your own relationship with Jesus/God. It is up to YOU to accept Jesus and ask for forgiveness on YOUR OWN. You would honestly have to have little to no religious knowledge and minimal intelligence to force someone into accepting Jesus.
So you see, people going around "forcing" people to convert are just idiotic hypocrites who are further from the way of Jesus than Charlie Sheen is from his sanity.
Originally posted by thegrayone
Obviously, you know nothing about your own religion; nothing about its history.
If you knew anything about it you would know that Christianity (and all religions) is as big as it is today based on the killing and torturing and suffering of million of people. If it wasn't because of that atrocity, Christianity wouldn't be the religion it is today. So, based on what you just said, you should renounce your religion, and all other for that matter.
You might call yourself a good christian because you don't do any of that stuff, but you, and all Christians, fail to see that Christianity was made up and imposed on people, and that makes the religion false and all its content.
Imagine me making up a story, paying people to spread it as truth. After 20 or 30 years thousands of people believe it as a real event, thanks to all the money I spent advertising it. Does it make it true/real? Of course not!!
By the way, the OP was just being sarcastic, but most people, so far, overlooked that and went right in to defend their religion.
Originally posted by davespanners
Problem (3) Jesus was an alien
It's a controversial theory but if it turns out to be true the you are in a whole world of trouble, to you he's jesus the saviour of mankind but to the aliens he may just be Bob, the guy that went out for a pack of smokes 2000 years ago and hasn't been seen since and the alien isn't going to like the fact that someone nailed his friend to a tree for after he went around healing the sick and curing lepers
Solution (3) Convince him that Jesus actually survived being nailed to a cross.
Ok it's going to be a long shot i'm afraid and the chances of you getting out of this one without third degree laser burns are slim, but your one chance is to convince Mr or Mrs alien that the whole crucifixion idea was actually Bob's plan from the very start and that rather then a horrible pointless death Jesus (Bob) was actually staging the worlds most impressive magic trick by dying and then coming back to life a little bit later and ascending into heaven to the amazed applause of the gathered crowd, a trick that even Pen and Teller have failed to recreate to date.
Originally posted by bogomil
Being both elderly and reclusive, my information could be somewhat outdated.
But I distinctly remember the SF movies and books from my youth, where the males amongst aliens, bug-eyed monsters and other non-human species ALWAYS had a craving for scantily dressed, broad-hipped, mammarily over-equipped human females.
And in those days this craving was not for anything as sophisticated as clinical genetic experiments. The standard method was still in vogue then (though the details were never shown or explained because christian 'values' of censorship ruled back then).
So this is a conversion option sofar forgotten in this context. A light, but holy, brigade, who soon will have any aliens eating consecrated wafers out of their hands.
Recruiting shouldn't be a problem. In extremist christian circles women are half property anyway, doing what the patriarchs tell them, and I'm sure, there must be many devoted christian ladies, who will do anything to spread christianity to the whole universe.
To my knowledge the method has functioned in US. So who knows...