Romeo Zelek
Romeo Zelek 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

Romeo Zelek
Romeo Zelek voted up Darik Majoren's answer

The only thing I would add to Normal Nobodies' excellent presentation, is the indoctrination by those whom provide you with shelter, food, and love.

During the years of cognitive growth, we look to others for guidance. The ones we look closest, are the ones that raise us from fragile infants with little chance of survival … Read more