Religion, A Taboo, or a To Do?

Abbotsford, Wisconsin
May 13, 2007 11:15pm CST
Some people see religions and beliefs as wrong to openly discuss, but yet others find it as a mandatory part of their faith... Is discussing beliefs considered a Taboo or a To Do? Would you want to get together and discuss our basic beliefs, feel free to share them here..? Do you prefer to discuss beliefs among Friends or Strangers? Do you feel discussing beliefs should not be allowed? If you do not like discussing, religion what are your reasons? - DNatureofDTrain
2 responses
• Philippines
15 May 07
It's not taboo - it just depends on how you handle the subject. Religion is such a delicate issue that if you try to discuss things with the wrong people and discuss it tactlessly, you'll literally find people going after your throat. We really can't avoid religious fanatics who'd want to discuss religion and shove their beliefs down your throat as if you're not entitled to your own freedom of beliefs. Some people wouldn't want to discuss religion precisely because of these people - you start discussing religion which is supposed to be about peace and love, have some fanatics barging in and the next thing you know is everyone is in a state of hate because of some flammable statements by those who claim as righteous.
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• Abbotsford, Wisconsin
15 May 07
It depends, some people really do see religion and politics as taboos not to discuss publicly. I personally agree with you and I do not see it as a taboo, and I believe these topics should be discussed, with the common decency and courtesy not to be pushing beliefs onto others. Most major religions all talk about G-d's gift of free will, So when someone tries to push their religion onto me. I remind them, that I value G-ds gift of choice, and free will, so I would appreciate if you respect my choice to live and worship differently than you do. Yes, while some of the people who are being forceful and hurtful, some really have no idea how much they are forcing or hurting, another until it is brought to their attention.. Even then it has to be dealt with the right way or it will make the situation worse. Thanks for sharing, - DNatureofDTrain
@Galena (9124)
14 May 07
I like to discuss what I beleive. I like to discuss what other people beleive. I don't do it to convert people, I do it because I'm interested in comparing what other people beleive and why with my own life. there are a lot of misconceptions about my religion, so I like to think that maybe by discussing it in a civilised, polite and level headed way, just a few people out there may change their mind about some of the innacurate information they've heard about my beleifs.
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• Abbotsford, Wisconsin
15 May 07
I do too, love discussing others beliefs, as I learn alot about the person, and the world we live in.. I also believe that even in learning the opposing view we learn to understand further our own views too. I do not believe in discussing for reasons or converting,reverting, or gaining adherents to my path either.. I believe that Spirit/G-d truely guides us where we are meant to go if we are truthfully searching. Yes, discussing I think will help dispell fears and sterotypes alot. Thanks for responding, - DNatureofDTrain