The question arises, if you believed you had the truth that would benefit others, what would be the most appropriate way to have people accept this truth? Would you be able to force people to accept the truth, or would you be able to convince people by example?
If you were a supervisor at work, how would you be able to get your employees to accept your method of operation? Would it be best to constantly monitor, and correct their work habits, or would it be in the best interest to show by example the method of work that is expected. Studies will show that coercion does not work.
Throughout the history of religion, missionaries have sometimes used force in converting others to their religion, but this has not usually resulted in major conversions. Examples include the crusades in the middle ages, and our own Native Americans in this country.
Many religions now establish health and education posts in developing countries in hopes of helping and converting. Example includes the Mormon and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. They hope to spread the truth, by showing others by their exemplary role models.
It is this voluntary acceptance that leads to more acceptance and true understanding of information. When information is forced upon individuals, one does not completely open the heart or the mind to the truth. It is with this knowledge that religions and countries that force their people to accept only their beliefs and manifesto limit the capacity of the people to understand other beliefs; but more important limit the ability of their people to understand their own beliefs, even though it may be the truth.