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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Conversions and "rice Christians"

Shanti over at Dancing with Dogs takes on the anti-conversion crowd with an admirably individual rights-based argument. I oughtn't to quote the whole thing, so here's a teaser:
Let me tackle the conversion issue first of all - there are three groups of people involved in here. The first, are the people who are converting to another faith, for emotional or spiritual fulfillment or as Varsha puts it, for a few bags of rice. If a person feels that he is better off reading the Bible or the Koran rather than Bhagawad Gita, it is completely within his right. If the person wants to convert because he is getting paid or fed to do so, that is also well within his right. A person can choose to follow, convert from or reject a religion (or God for that matter) as a matter of personal interest. If there is a loser or winner in this, it is the person making the choice.

It continues; read the rest.


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