First and foremost, this entry is dedicated to my Lord and Savior.
One of the concerns I've seen about my faith is in the issue of conversion. There is a misunderstanding I would like to clear up here. In one point of view Christians are "perfect" people on high pedestals forcing others to be like them. It rides upon an assumption that Christians have the "Self/Other" binary. While there may be truth in this about some Christians, this is not what the Bible teaches us.
I will start with the account of Genesis and the story of Adam and Eve. It's very well known, but let's take a closer look. God created the Heaven and the Earth, and saw that it was good. He created man (Adam), and made woman (Eve) out of the rib of Adam. This does not make Eve inferior to Adam, or men superior to women. Eve is flesh of Adam's flesh, and they became "one flesh" in their marriage. In that sense, they are partners and equals.
The point I want to bring up is that Adam and Eve were both given a soul, and the