I don't like having someone elses practices and belief's shoved down my throat and I'm sure plenty of people would rather not have that happen to them too. But somehow… this is excusable in the case of religion.
I think it's fantastic if someone chooses to willingly convert because they have actually taken the time to learn about a religion. But when a group of people arrive in an underdeveloped nation and offer incentives such as food and housing to people in return for conversions, that is wrong. When a group of these same people offer false promises about salvation and force conversions upon the masses, that is wrong. When people take mission trips that are meant for building schools or playgrounds and other social benefits for underdeveloped regions and that is all they provide, that is good. And really, that's how it ought to be.
Disclaimer: I have nothing against Christianity, I'm just passing on information I think people need to be aware of. See below:
Conversions: Facts and Figures
These pages describe common tactics emplyed by missionaries to convert others to the Christian Faith.
Deception, Lies & Deceit
Collection of ARTICLES
From the US to Uganda, religion is used as instrument of violence
Uganda: The Evangelical Game Plan: Use American Christianity To Exploit Africa
LIST OF AFRICAN CULTURES DESTROYED BY CHRISTIAN CONQUEST
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF ALL ARTICLES
EVANGELISM & CONVERSION METHODS
Christian terrorism may not be as brutal as Islamic ones, but it exists in North East India, Northern Uganda and the island of Ambon in Indonesia.
General Articles on Christian Terrorism
Is there imperial design behind conversion overdrive?
Kenya’s televangelism ‘empire’
HINDU STUDENTS HAVE TO CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY TO GET COLLEGE ADMISSION IN INDIA
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land.
— Desmond Tutu