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Anyone who has heard him for any length of time has had him say that if you were born in a Hindu family, you would automatically become a Hindu. etc. But even the Dawkinites have to see that this is not true because there is something called conversion which Dawkins has not heard of.

This is a story of Nicky Cruz who was born in witchcraft family and he eventually became a christian evangelist. 

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Written by dawkinswatch

February 14, 2008 at 1:58 pm

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  1. Here we go again. The claim made was that it was vastly more likely that a person with theistic beliefs will adhere to the prevelant beliefs of their scoiety. That is absolutely true.

    There will always be a few converts here and there but that does not in any way change the truth and meaning of the original statement. It is not a simplistic claim that conversion doesn’t happen. I am well aware that it does as, I would guess, is Dr. Dawkins. It is a more complex statement addressing not conversion but the telling fact that religion is, with very few exceptions, a matter of culture. To be more specific it is, in it’s more extreme forms, a terribly dangerous cultural artifact that produce real woe and hurt in the world and at it’s best a waste of time that allows the dangerous minority to exist.

    Mike

    February 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm

  2. Dave you are one of my favourite commentators but you know that without the act of conversion you are not really a true chrisstian.

    dawkinswatch

    February 14, 2008 at 7:37 pm

  3. dawkinswatch is another Christian who thinks that he is so privilaged that he gets to decide who a “true Christian” is. Guess what? A Christian is somebody who believes that Jesus Christ was the son of God and died for our sins. Nobody cares if you think that non-converts aren’t Christian.

    J. Frantz

    February 15, 2008 at 9:20 am

  4. Dawkins is aware of the possibility of conversion, no duh…

    But, if you bothered reading the book, he gives the statistic that 1 in 12 actually leaves the religion of their parents. The point is that the religion a person’s parents had plays a large role in the religion they eventually end up having.

    If your parents are Hindus, allow me to express my indescribable surprise.

    splendidelles

    February 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm

  5. “This is a story of Nicky Cruz who was born in witchcraft family and he eventually became a christian evangelist. ”

    Do you mean to say that he went from bad to worse?

    Joking aside, the point you make about conversion does not prove a thing. There are many people converting from being Christians to something else: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, even atheism, the latter being the thinking, rational type.

    Seen statistically chances are very high that people adopt the religion of their parents and stay with it for the rest of their lives.

    And who knows? Is Nicky telling the truth? Perhaps he made up a fantastic story in order to get attention, fame, and finally riches? You never know, because among evangelists there is more than just one fraud.

    Wolf Potter

    February 24, 2008 at 3:13 pm

  6. Wow, Dawkinswatch wins the award for one of the most non-sequitur arguments of all time. Indoctrination must not be possible since a couple people out of a few billion have stopped to make a free-willed decision.

    Please.

    Pyro Ushasu

    May 18, 2008 at 6:48 pm


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