Randigale wrote:Calla_Dragon wrote:Maybe consider doing unit studies on many different belief systems and see if they find something that speaks to them.
I'm sorry if you stated it before, maybe I wasn't paying attention, but why is it so important that you get them to believe in one thing over another at this point in time? Are they unhappy in their beliefs? Are they searching for answers they haven't found yet?
No. I just feel like they only don't believe because I told them not to. Honestly, though, trying to discuss God with them is doing a better job of deconverting me than it is converting them.
So, again, I pose the question to you, why are you trying to convert them? Are you unhappy with your beliefs? Are they unhappy with their beliefs? Are any of you searching for something more? Why do you feel compelled that they should believe in God if all you feel you are doing is turning yourself off and potentially them in the process?