Tomasz Kobialka
Tomasz Kobialka voted up Anonymous' answer

I think there are a few reasons:

1. Convert or die.  This was a common practice in the medieval period, then when we discovered native Americans, and then among African slaves.  Or, well, heck, anyone we encountered along the way we must "save".

2. The idea of pain and suffering on Earth and in life is somehow … Read more

Tomasz Kobialka
Tomasz Kobialka voted up Corey Hawkins' answer

It's a cross between that large solid cinder block that fell on my head as a kid that I mentioned in an earlier question and the accident that murdered my Nissan and left my neck screwed up for over a month. The picture below is only half the damage my baby received.