This afternoon, as I took a quick sky-way stroll a young man stopped me "can I ask you a question?" He was dressed nicely, cleanly shaven (and there was plenty of people around). I kept walking and nodded. He asked if I knew where the Hilton was. (I saw this man come out of the restroom, right across from the Hilton.) I pointed behind us and continued walking. I thought things were a bit odd, but there were plenty of people around. "Can I ask you another question?" he politely asked me. "Yes." I was rather surprised by what I heard next.
"Have you accepted Jesus into your life?"
I didn't look back, I didn't see his face. I replied "I gotta go" and quickened my pace. He didn't follow me, I checked.
Yes, I have accepted Jesus into my life, but I'm not discussing my religious beliefs with a perfect stranger while on a short lunch-break walk.
I'm sorry, but what a weirdo! No matter what my religious beliefs are, I don't expect anyone else to buy into what I believe. Nor do I expect anyone else to impose their beliefs upon me (or anyone else). Open discussion about ideas and beliefs is fine, I believe it furthers our knowledge base, but you cannot tell me what to believe in. Certainly there are appropriate times and places for such discussion, open-minded discussions. I am not very strongly opinionated about much, but DO NOT impose your beliefs upon me or anyone else.