If You're Not Part of the Solution...

...you're likely part of the World Council of Churches.  Behold their latest brainchild:

Evangelical groups have joined efforts spearheaded by Roman Catholic, Orthodox and mainstream Protestant churches to create a common code for religious conversions that would preserve the right of Christians to spread their religion while avoiding conflict among different faiths...

"The code of conduct is not about 'whether' Christians evangelize, but 'how' they do it," said the Rev. Tony Richie of the Church of God, a Pentecostal U.S.-based denomination, according to a WCC review of the meeting.

The next step in the process will be in 2008 when the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue meets its WCC counterpart to draft the guidelines.

The WCC said the code should establish what "needs to be banned when it comes to Christian mission, a daunting task given the many different contexts involved."

A daunting task, indeed.  But if the WCC's previous contributions to Christendom are any indicator of its fitness for such a task, I'm sure we can expect another home run here.

Personally, I'd like to see something akin to the old Fairness Doctrine, with foreign missionaries giving equal time to the favored religion of the state.  So for every minute one spends trying to convert, say, a Muslim in Afghanistan, he must at equal length (and with equal conviction) try to convince him to remain in his Mohommadic faith (which may or may not include showing postmortem photographs of other Christian converts under the Taliban--depending on the missionary's disposition towards using graphic images).

Derek White