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  • Writer's pictureLama Jigme Gyatso

The Problem with Proselytizing - 29sep21

Religious proselytizing,

and professional sales,

and sexual seduction:

what do these three have in common?

What, to borrow a term from mathematics,

is their lowest common denominator?


they treat their quarry as an object

who’s autonomy and preferences,

are completely unimportant.

They treat their quarry

as a mere object

who simply exists

to fulfil the predator’s agenda,

whether that predator

is religious, professional, or sexual.

The Christians who engage

in this overbearing, domineering, coercive behavior

are forgetting the description of love

found in the thirteenth chapter

of the second book to the Corinthians.

They are forgetting

that love is not rude.

If God is all he’s cracked up to be

does he really need folks

to sin on his behalf?

And if the Galactic Emperor

was as powerful as he pretended

would even Darth Vader

have been able to yeet him?

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with a simple

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