I recently read the most amazing article by 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He makes two main points about religion. One, religion and faith are primarily determined by the accident of birthplace. If you're born in India, you're a Hindu. If you're born in the southern region of the US, you're a Southern Baptist. This is one of the main issues I've had with organized religion - being born into a religion doesn't mean that that particular religion is somehow more valid than another. I believe every religion is equally 'correct', despite which higher power you pray to.
Second, he cautions against the dangers of proselytization. I've always struggled with Christian missions and the implied belief that becoming a Christian will make someone's life better. Tutu eloquently argues that we need to expand our views on God, to accept a multitude of truths, and to respect the views of others.
God is Not a Christian
What are your thoughts? Christian missions have done amazing humanitarian work, but is it moral to convert the views of others?