Behind the clicky you might find rantings on suicide and evangelism. Beware.
There is a question of personal responsibility: What obligation does one person have for saving another, specifically knowing that they do not want to be saved? The details are defined by the relationship: independence, codependence, respect, etc. There ought to be about people-squared answers. ;)
There are times when I feel I must share my opinion, but they become ever less frequent. For me, it's often an exercise in learning to shut up when someone wants to learn for themselves. Sharing is great, but I think there's a line, we'll just label it obnoxious... where it can become forcing or manipulative.
If you believe in damnation, or otherwise believe death is so terrible, it becomes easy to justify doing "anything you have to" (suspect scary phrase) to save someone. I think helping someone should start from their needs and beliefs, not one's own. How long can you insist that you know someone better than they do?Ultimately, I believe we are responsible for ourselves. I don't believe in preaching. I consider attempted brainwashing immoral. Conscious will is sacred to me, and I have no wish see it trampled.
Suicide? Self-destruction? Yes. It seems a strange right to question.
I feel inclined to add that much of this is only applicable where there is a disagreement. I am prone to thinking disagreements are miscommunication in disguise. And until someone tells me to piss off, I'll be very reluctant to give up. :)
(This is based on a tangent
from this post at theferret. His post was really about handling well-meaning preachers with some understanding, which I have no argument with. Patience and understanding are wonderful. I call upon them often enough myself! ;)