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  • There seems to be a common misconception, typified by what spiderfarmer said []: "there are Christians who actually live according the rules of the creed...and then there are [those who] try to shove the crucifix down others' throats".

    Any Christian who is living "according to the rules of the creed" is going to be active, to some degree, in attempting to spread the Gospel. It's at those who don't that one could point the finger of hypocrisy.

    One of the last things Jesus said to his disciples was, "Go int

    • That's a reasonable point, but is there also a command that Christians aren't allowed to consider what methods of evangelism are most likely to be effective and what methods are counterproductive? How many recruits are gained by the "shove the crucifix down others' throats" methods, and how many people are instead made much more resistant to Christianity?

      (Of course, spiderfarmer's use of "crucifix" isn't very appropriate, since I doubt the pilot in question is Catholic.)