One thing that bugs me is the notion of some christian sects that they must spread the Good News to others. Now on the simplest of terms I understand that notion. The basic idea is to share something you believe in and that others may want to hear the news.
But here in lies a deep problem within this issue, the largest religious affiliation for the American population is christian and historically always has been the largest affiliation so why is there a great need to spread the gospel to people who already follow that belief?
Well, because we are still dealing with the long historic breaking off of specific sects so that those folks can practice their way without interference from outsiders or other sects. Protestant sects by their very nature are protesters of the original church they were once members of, not just the Catholic church anymore but all churchs where a cetain group does not get their way inside so they just leave and go outsidethe original sect to create their own special form of the faith.
Many of these sects have tried to create the simple and most fundamental aspects to the faith tied with specific practices and beliefs that everyone should or must follow who wants to be a member of that sect. That is not a problem in America, that's just historic fact. Just like the early Amish, these sects wanted to retain what they thought was the true christian way. But unlike the Amish they also feel the need to make others come to their side and become just like them. And here in is why many of us Americans are unhappy with these certain sects.
In America we each get to own our faith and we all get to practice it our way without interference. There in lies the crust of this stale biscuit, we are being told by some others that in order for them to freely practice their faith the rest of us must be open to them trying to change us. And we must be nice and smile while they are telling us how wrong we are at practicing our faith.
Now the real funny thing is that these same folks want specific laws to endorse their specific beliefs by force of government decree. And the funnier thing is that if we don't agree with any of these specific laws based on their beliefs to control us all then we are some how persecuting them.
Well if talking to folks and protesting against them and these poorly thought out laws is a form of persecution then spreading the gospel can be considered persecution too, especially if that sect has the power of the government behind it.
Please stop persecuting me because I practice my faith differently.
Instilling your specific sect's beliefs into my life or our Constitution will not be tolerated. That's not persectution, that's just a fact of American belief instilled in any freedom loving person by our ancestors who came here originally to practice their faith in peace and with no outside interference from anyone or anything.