Originally posted by baddieHinduism is the most tolerant of all religions and I am a Hindu but if someone comes in my backyard and tries converting me into any other religion, I will not take it lying down.
Tell me, how many times have we heard of Hindus trying to convert a person of any other religion??
No more comments from me on this sensitive topic.
I agree. I have had very bad experiences with people trying to convert others to their religion.
At my local station I have people who are Hindu, Christian and Muslim. As you know you can't just convert to Hinduism, it's more a way of life so the Hindus outside the station are Hare Krishnas. (most are white devotees). They will NEVER approach someone who they think is under the age of 18 because they have been told not to and kids can get very easily influenced. They will not preach or praise Hinduism and try to bring other religions down. Instead, what they do is hand out information about Hinduism, religious books etc and in return you may give a donation (although not necessary). Also, if you have any questions about the religion they will happily answer your questions. :)
On the other hand, I frequently come across Christians of African Origin who approach me as I leave the station and to my disgust try and FORCE leaflets in to my hand.
I really felt like cursing them and I get rally annoyed when people keep trying to promote their religion in such a bad way and give their religion a bad rep. Similarily, about 2 minutes away on the High Street there are a group of Muslim men and a group of Christian men and women who have set up a stall and scream at the top of their voice that "Jesus is the one" and "Allah is the one" and it really frustrates me that people feel the need to advertise their religion in such a way!
These 2 groups are constantly argueing with each other about which God is real and which one is fake. I would maybe understand if they were young teens being influenced by people around them but they are grown, mature men and women who are forcing religion down everyone's throats and while passing by I just think..great going, you are painting a perfect picture of your religion.
This just increases the tensions and causes even more attacks in the area.
I hate it when people try and convert me. Why do they assume that I am not happy with the religion I already follow?! I think the whole thing should be made illegal. Maybe giving out leaflets (in a decent manner!!) is fine but all these fights and protests are getting sickening.
It is so hard for people to consider all religions equal when you get extremeists groups like Islam4UK, the BNP party etc. Islam4UK wish to protest with empty coffins through wotton bassett. For those who don't know, this is the same place where British soldiers who have died in Afghanistan, Iraq etc have their coffiins carried and Islam4UK wished to carry out empty coffins to show the Muslim lives lost in those countries. I don't think this would have made me as angry had they chosen any other place in the UK but the fact that they chose that very place made me sick.
Thank God this issue was highlighted by the media and this group is now BANNED in the UK.
On another note, I heard from my american relatives that Jehovah's witnesses constantly visit their house almost every week to try and get them to convert lol. It amuses me when they tell me stories as to what they had to do to get rid of them as they just wouldn't listen to a simple NO and turn up whenever they feel like it.