Please pray for the conversion of severl of my family members. I have one in particular that is soooo close to the faith but he just doesn’t know it. He recently told me that he did not wish to discuss religion with me. So all I can do is pray.
I’m not sure how to do this so if I need to post names, just let me know.
I don’t know what the official protocol is here, but if you want, you can message me their first names and I will put them on my prayer list. I also have several family members who have fallen away from their faith and I pray for them daily as well.
I believe first names are permitted, but any more detailed information should not be given without permission from the person being identified.
In any case we can pray for your family without knowing details. I’ll say a Rosary for them. :signofcross:
How absolutely horrible! How can you want to convert people… That’ll just make them more averted and opposed because you’re imposing on them… Let them be how they want to be, whether it be Christian, Muslim, Pagan, Hindu, Buddhist, New Age, or even Satanist… Just leave them alone, they’ll find out where they belong, they don’t need you commanding or compelling them how they should be…
To hell with trying to convert people, that’s not what Catholics should be doing… Catholics should be out on the street helping and volunteering with the community, setting a moral example for everyone else. Live by example. Don’t convert people by imposing…
I think your post is inapproriate. Foul language is not appropriate and this thread is for the conversion of people. I don’t think we, at least I, am saying that “we” convert people of other faiths, but that we pray for their conversion and only God can do that. We help with our prayers. Are you Catholic?
I’m wondering, what foul language did I use?? I looked through, but I can’t find anything foul… I grew up as a catholic, but live as a buddhist practitioner. My older brothers, dad, and grandparents are very big born again christians, and they don’t like the fact that I’m different. They tried to convert me at one time which was a failure, and then they haven’t talked to me since.
I challenge the dogmatic ways that people tend to not question. I’ve enough mormon people stopping by my house trying to convert me, no more is needed… Perhaps you need to be converted to get rid of your self attachment to your religion. Have an open mind, question and doubt and contemplate and test and check up logically until you’ve found some truth. That’s what I think.
I think that your strong antangonistic stance says something about your feelings towards anyone different than you. No one is judging you or condemning you. Why are you on this thread, if I may ask? You don’t have to be Christian, Catholic or anything for that matter. However, I, as a Catholic, know the true faith. No one will ever change my mind. Jesus Christ is the authority and the truth. I only have to look to Him.
I’m not antagonistic, I’m just amazed at how some people think… I’ve grown up with the Catholic doctine in my face for 12 years, but never understood why anyone gets so involved in it. After about 3rd grade, it just becomes silly. Also I love people of difference, I’ve lived in many different countries with much diversity in each one. My best friends from high school are muslim, buddhist, christian, and atheist.
Here’s what I think… You accept this god and jesus guy so easily just because you feel like maybe it feels “good” and right, when there’s actually no evidence of any creator or heaven, or hell, or sin, etc… It’s just like a fairy tale book, I could believe they’re real because the book says so, but you’d disagree with me. The only truths that one can really ever find are the moral examples that we can implement into our own lives.