If you found out someone was atheist, or a religion you considera cult,

@judyt00 (3504)
Canada
July 23, 2007 1:53pm CST
would you look a them differently, would you try to change their mind to join your religion, orwould you just let them be? I find too often that people are insisting that I have to believe in their god, since everybody does and that I'm really just agnostic.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
23 Jul 07
I'm an atheist and I get really strange responses from people that can't understand how I can't believe, I must be evil and I have no morals. Those are the people I don't even bother with. I admit I look at Christians and think how can you come across as so normal and believe in such a fantasy? I never say it out loud or hold it against them they can believe what they want just don't push it on me.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
23 Jul 07
Do you get the "Oh. I'll pray for you" that I get from every second person? I really get ticked off by that
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
23 Jul 07
That really does bug me and I have to bite my tongue to stop myself from replying "don't waste your time, no on is listening"
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
24 Jul 07
NAAAHHH The only ones I harrass are the ones that come to my door & bother me. I inform them that their, so called, religion was only invented less than 300 yrs ago & has no historical validity & that if they truely believed in Christianity they would be Orthodox, or at least, Catholic.
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@ozzydee70 (465)
• Germany
23 Jul 07
no i would not encourage them a bit , i would just let them be, we do have our own belief.
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I have just reconnected with an old friend of mine from high school. He was raised Jewish and I was raised Catholic. I just found out that he is atheist. We have had some different discussions as to why he is atheist, but I have never tried to get him to believe in God. As a christian, this probably isn't what I am suppose to do, but I feel that he is an adult and has the right to have his own beliefs.
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@Sushicook (691)
• Sweden
23 Jul 07
I always let them be. Religion should be something personal, just for you, not a group thing. Faith can have a great impact on someones life, but when too many try to agree on something it almost never ends well.
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• Pakistan
17 Nov 07
for us muslims allah has given us the responsibility to spread his word to every man alive and we'll be asked about it on the day of judgement.then you people will blame us for not spreading the truth.i would suggest that you must see around with a clear mind and insearch of truth un biasedly and pray with the true heart to reach the truth i am sure allah will show you some way you could understand then it will be up to your understanding which way you chose right or wrong.best of luck
@jennysp8 (855)
• United States
26 Jul 07
Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. I believe in God but I do not believe in "bible pushing". Christians dont' often see that they actually turn more people away from the bible with their bible pushing and telling everyone else that they are wrong and to see things their way which they believe to be the only way. They actualyl turn away more people then bring them into the church. I do believe in God and alot of the basic principals of the bible but I do not "fit in" with the church going crowd. I often see things in there that I want no part of and it often seems like more of a cult then a place to learn. I would have no problem being friends with an atheist. I don't really know what agnostic is though. But, I find that unless someone is skinning cats and killing children, that I can often find things of interest in everyone and can be their friend, no matter what their faith is. I am not to judge anyone.