Comments on: Evangelicals debate competing for souls at Beijing Olympics http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Teresa Stickel http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4548 Wed, 25 Jun 2008 02:38:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4548 There is no crime in sharing who you are, being “yourself”. True christians are not “religious” but have “put on Christ” and He is a part of them. Being thankful, quick to praise God, etc. Therefore, sharing their “faith”, will be a natural outcome! It IS who they are! Athletes, just live for Him and “be ready to give an answer” to anyone who asks! By your life, attitude,compassion, how you react or don’t react are all part of your testimony!

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By: Nu'man El-Bakri http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4406 Thu, 19 Jun 2008 12:27:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4406 God I wish Bill Hicks was still around. He would have a field day with this…

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By: kim http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4372 Wed, 18 Jun 2008 03:40:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4372 Chinese authorities must accept that everyone has the right to peacefully practice their religious beliefs, whatever they may be.

Discuss, debate, take action on China’s ongoing human rights abuses at Amnesty International Australia’s new microsite http://www.uncensor.com.au.

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By: Joshua http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4318 Mon, 16 Jun 2008 20:25:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4318 If it weren’t for evangelists I would be just another scumbag bar bouncer trying to fill up the hole in my heart with all the wrong things.

Thank you Jesus, (Yeshua) for filling my heart with you so that I can truly find my identity, not in this fallen world, but in your love.

Jesus has reconciled me with God, and I truly know what love is because I have been forgiven of sooooo much.

I had to accept his gift though, and that meant killing my pride, selfish ways, basically my self so that he can live in me.

I’m not brainwahed, some religious cook, or confused, just thankful that God is for real and cares. The drastic change in my life proves God’s existence. I realize now that God was waiting for me to want to know him before he could fix me up.

To all my brothers and sisters in Christ I encourage you in your walk, and to those who don’t yet know God I encourage you to knock on the door, and it will be opened unto you, seek him and you will find him. Call on the name of Jesus and you will be saved. I love you.

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By: eoedee http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4289 Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:50:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4289 We seem to be ignoring a very basic premise: not everyone believes in a christ that died for our sins. Your “Truth” is not truth. It is a personal belief, which I respect and allow you to have. I myself believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which came to Earth to save me from my desolation. I will preach it from on high, “All Hail the Almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster”. Do I have a right to preach this to my Chinese Brethren? Absolutely Not! Keep the cancer, a.k.a. religion, out of all public life, and I’ll let you believe whatever you want.

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Phillip, continue to believe your Flying Spaghetti Monster and no one cares. You can even preach it and I don’t think the Christian evangelist would FORCE you to give up your beliefs. So what’s your problem with other people telling about their faith?

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By: eoedee http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4288 Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:45:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4288 No matter how great your faith is in your religion, the fact is, in this case, we must respect the laws of China. The fact is: China has no freedom of speech. That means you can’t say anything you want or face certain penalties as set forth by the government.
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Yes, China has its own laws, but what if these laws are not just? you choose to keep silent and do nothing while these people choose to challenge these and you criticise them?

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By: eoedee http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4287 Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:35:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4287 evangilisation doesn’t mean you force poeple to believe what you believe. What’s wrong with these people going to China and telling people about their faith? But the Chinese government FORCE people not to believe what they don’t believe. That’s the evil part.

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By: Kent http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4286 Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:28:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4286 Religion. Keeping you in your place for thousands of years.

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By: francis r taylor http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4280 Sun, 15 Jun 2008 17:32:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4280 just look to texas where the evangelicals are attacking other religions. is yours the next on there list

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By: Mark DeMent http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-4270 Sun, 15 Jun 2008 03:41:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/evangelicals-debate-competing-for-souls-at-beijing-olympics/#comment-4270 No matter how great your faith is in your religion, the fact is, in this case, we must respect the laws of China. The fact is: China has no freedom of speech. That means you can’t say anything you want or face certain penalties as set forth by the government.

Warning; It is your goal to become a Martyr then go to China and zealously spread the Gospel. Imprisonment will certainly follow or worse.

China is a strict Communist state. Understand it, enjoy their country,the olympics, abide by their laws and all will be well.

My suggestion: there are many ways to evangelize any country. You just have to look. But, the risks in China are too high.

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