To the argument that those people would not turn you in, I would not (as would many people) be willing to talk about something in the hopes that someone would not turn me in. What if someone overheard or that person had a vendetta. You simply can not limit free speech. Nagging someone that does not want to hear is much different than sharing with someone who does.
It's not about random conversation AT ALL. Why do you insist that it is?
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I think if I were at my job and walked around trying to get people to eat the way I do that I should be fired for it. Comparable.
But again, it's not about random conversation.
Forcing someone to talk about something they do not want to talk about is harassment. Someone that is sharing their faith with someone in a calm polite way is witnessing, which is what we are talking about. Making it a court martial offence to share your faith with someone.
Let me give a mock conversation.
Person A - So what did you do this weekend?
Person B - I mowed my grass on Saturday and went to church on Sunday.
Person A - Oh, you go to church. Why do you do that?
Person B - Well I go to church because xyz....
Person A - That is neat. Do they accept just anyone?
Person B - Yes, we would love to have you. Our services are at such and such a time at such and such a place.
Person A - That is great. What do they teach there?
Person B - They teach xyz. I think it is really great because...
and so on.
Sharing your faith should not be a crime. Harassment is a completely different subject. This is banning anyone from trying to share their faith.
A: What did you do this weekend?
B: I went to church.
A: That's nice. I had a picnic.
B: I get a lot from church, have you ever tried it?
A: No, I'm not religious.
B: Being a ___ (insert faith) has changed my life. You should really explore it.
A: Well it's not really my thing.
B: People say that, but in my church, we all get enriched by what happens and our souls are saved and it's great.
A: Um, yeah, not really my thing.
B: Your soul would be saved if you went. Why don't you try it? Do you want to suffer and have your children suffer?
A: No, but that's not the path for me.
B: Maybe it is and you don't know. God is here for you.
and so on.....
No they wouldnt. You simply aren't understanding the information correctly.
Well-since you seem unable or unwilling to accept the definition I have posted and others have referred to, sure, I can give you another article. The Internet is actually full of other articles- it's a magical place. Pentagon pushed to end Christian proselytizing? ? Hot Air. . This one explains it pretty much the same way I and others on this thread have but using more words.
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