Ambassadors from Heaven
Recently I had an interesting conversation with some teenagers regarding indoctrination and persuasion. In the opinion of some, religion and religious people try to persuade others to believe what they believe.
Well, I am not convinced by this argument and if you are a Christian you would know why. I cannot talk for others but I can certainly reply from a Christian perspective that we are not trying to persuade anyone.
For two thousand years people have been fascinated by the person of Jesus. He has inspired ordinary individuals and leaders of empires. He has been interpreted, followed, argued over and worshipped all over the world. Even our calendar is organised around his birth.