So this initially was going into the [pug] christianity thread but that fact that this is niether an issue that is mutually exclusive to christianity and should be addressed as its own entity as it propagates not only religion but also polical scene and elsewhere. But I'm going to limit to the religious part for now. Also I wish to hear peoples views on the subject without repercussion and a lengthy fight. So simply put why does anyone feel compelled to actively pursue and convert others to whatever religious cause? I ask this as this convertion has led to some bloody times in history and persecution of others; the inquisition, the reformation, and the counter-reformation to name a few. Also the use of coertion for those of whom had fallen out of favor with a given church; excommunication. Why is it that a system that allows for people to come and go without such string unobtainable? Why can I not worship a rock without someone saying I'm ignorant? Why does anyone care if I'm not hurting anyone? I have used primarialy Catholic incedents of pushing of ideas onto people but atheists and other western religions have also caused such friction with an example being Richard Dawkins as he has beraged the media about how god doesn't exist. For him I ask, "why do you care??? You're an evolutionary biologist!" Don't you have some experiments to run or something?" I want to hear some peoples thoughts on this. I will add my own soon enough.