Monday, October 14, 2002
In the meanwhile, read the CBCI's response to the recent Tamil Nadu conversion ordinance.
I haven't had much opportunity to comment on that one yet, but I think there are two sides to this coin.
Why Christians can support this Ordinance
- It keeps those missionaries who actually convert by force or allurement at bay.
- It gives a certificate of credibility to legitimate missionary activity.
On the other hand ...
Why Christians can't support this Ordinance
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- It seems directed exclusively at Christians, and unnecessarily raises the shadow of doubt on legitimate missionary activity.
- The definitions of "force", "coercion" and "allurement" are too vague and raise the possibility (quite distinct, I must say!) of being misused. If I said that in believing in Christ the gates of Heaven are opened to you, is that "coercion" or "allurement"?