and secularists can also have an impact, by making sure
that your donations to charity go to non-Christian groups,
or at least groups that do not divert money to missionary activity.
(Watch out for some of those "starving children"/””adopt
a child”/”sponsor a child” programs, many
of whom will secretly spend your money baptizing and brainwashing
vulnerable kids using food as bait).
can also make your views known to politicians,
who are currently under pressure to support international Christian
conversion efforts under the guise of "religious freedom"
in non-Christian nations--even though religious freedom is not
a goal of fundamentalist Christians and does not exist in many
Christian-dominated nations. The true victims of persecution
are the traditional religions, which are illegal in many countries
where fundamentalist Christian and Muslim regimes have power.
For instance, in the Sudan the animists are the people being
enslaved or starved by the Muslims and Christians, both of which
want to stamp out the traditional African religion (as well
as each other). But there are no groups working to protect those
beliefs--only pro-Christian/anti-Muslim activists. Only if we
stand up for the freedom of non-aggressive religions such as
Baha'is, and Taoists can we claim to be fighting for religious
liberty and not just backing "our favorite religion".
3. When people
discuss religious freedom, you must make sure
they understand that such freedom exists only when the dominant
religion cannot use its advantage in numbers, wealth, or control
of the educational system to put pressure on people from minority
religions to convert. Whether or not the government of a nation
is officially sponsoring the persecution is not the real issue.
if you believe that your religion or interpretation of Christianity
is morally superior or closer to the Truth than Christianity
practiced today, do not be afraid to say so in a public,
in a positive way. Most people in the United States and other
western nations have never had the experience of hearing non-Christian
viewpoints--at best, they have only been exposed to the liberal
"all religions are paths to the same truth" as an
argument to weaken support for the goal of worldwide conversion.