I find it amazing (please note sarcasm), that people accuse those that believe there is a God and there is consequences for sinning, of imposing Christian beliefs and values onto them. When they insist on imposing their lack of values, morals and common respect down upon those that are “Christian.” Is this not the height of hypocrisy? By the way the answer is: YES!
Impose is defined as: to cause (something, such as a tax, fine, rule, or punishment) to affect someone or something by using your authority
: to establish or create (something unwanted) in a forceful or harmful way
: to force someone to accept (something or yourself)
Now you see those accusing Christians of imposing things upon them are the ones that are actually doing the imposing. They protest and get up and leave events that are counter to what they wish to have things be. They are the ones imposing.
Society has been built upon laws that found their origin within the Bible for most of western nations that now exist. These laws have been in action for over fifteen hundred years and for the most part served humanity well. These laws were not imposed upon them. They were born into them. How can something be imposed upon someone if it is already a part of a culture? It cannot.
Yet they berated, degraded and even pervert laws to fit their “moral” or more accurately “lack of moral” disposition.
So who here is really doing the imposing? It is not Christianity, nor is it the Constitution or the bill of right.
Christianity is not something that can be shoved down upon you. Now throughout history some will point out that “Christianity was shoved onto others.” This is in actuality not true. There have been those in the name of religion and even of God that have tried to impose their way of thinking onto other cultures, but this is the furthest thing from the truth. For the way these people thought were in fact not living a true Christian lifestyle.
Example: the Crusades – This was instituted by a man who was not following anything within the Bible to support or condone the bloodshed that this invasion of the Holy Lands caused.
Humanity is the cause of all evil events that take place in this world. So those now imposing their lack of values, morals and even believes are the true evil today. Yet they will never accept this description of themselves since in their eyes they have more knowledge than ANY that has ever lived before them except those that encourage and teach their rebellion.
Rebellion: an effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country by the use of protest or violence
: open opposition toward a person or group in authority
: refusal to obey rules or accept normal standards of behavior, dress, etc.
Wow… that sure compares to the word “impose” doesn’t it.
Those that truly follow Christ have one true goal in mind. The desire to see all be able to see and have a joyous eternal life. A life that will not last up to one hundred years, but will last billions upon billions of years.
Those that truly understand Christianity see those that are rebellion and imposing their lack of morals and values upon society at large who as their neighbors that they wish to welcome into this wondrous and eternal life, but to do this those that deny Christ must stop imposing their corrupted values upon the world and turn to Jesus Christ.
But they can only turn to Christ on their own. No one can impose it upon them, and to say that it can be imposed upon you has no true concept or understanding of the word “faith.” For true “faith” is something that could never be imposed upon someone for it must come from within the individual themselves.