Do you respect all religions?

India
October 27, 2008 6:53am CST
I respect all the religions.I have friends who belong to different religions.I celebrate their festivals with them.During our festivals they visit my house.What do you say?
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@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
29 Oct 08
Thanks for starting this discussion.I appreciate your positive attitude towards all religions.I am a Muslim and I do respect all religions.It is a fact that all the religions are offshoots of one divine religion,which was given to mankind by one God Almighty for the first time..........And it was based on pure monotheism.
@edleogc (46)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
It should be the doctrine of different religions that we respect. For example, Christians are obliged to spread the Good News(that is the Great Commission). We know those professing to be christian do not do this which is the task given to them by God himself. How can respect be applied when the Christian themselves doesn't know of this doctrine? The same is true to all religions. Their task of spreading their faith is often misunderstood. If we are overcome by misunderstanding, then there comes war. Those who believe that killing an enemy is a way of life turn themselves to savages. They wage war to those who oppose their belief. Thus, it can't be said that respect to someone else's religion. It is the spirituality that is to be respected.
• India
28 Oct 08
The best thing about being an Indian, I think, is the plural secular fabric of this nation. Throughout the year, there’s some festival or the other and the good times just keep on rolling (and along with them, the holidays too!) Even if we don’t actually celebrate a festival, the shops are just laden with goodies specific for a certain festival and there’s no stopping us from going and indulging. Being a Hindu, there’s the obvious Hindu festivals to be celebrated with all their splendour and paraphernalia. Apart from that, there are the Muslim festivals and typical foods and lightings and also the Christian festivals. Why, Christmas and New Year have already become an integral part of our life. Though I don’t have any Christian friends, the stockings and cakes and dinners and wishes are a must
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@Genevie (140)
• United States
27 Oct 08
When I get to heaven I am sure there isn't going to be a section for Baptist, one for Methodist, one for........ God only made one human race and he said to love everyone as you love yourself!!!.......(just my opinion) God Bless!
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@ramangill (1479)
• India
27 Oct 08
i respect people, but i dont respect any religion, hmm,,may be zen,taoism,budhism are few to be a bit respectable(till now),,all else are full of ____ thats it
@ramangill (1479)
• India
27 Oct 08
any=most of
@prankie (89)
• India
27 Oct 08
Yes I do... Since I live in India, which is home of various religions.. our country is not bounded by religion.. All indians are equal irrespective of their religion..
• India
28 Oct 08
I agree with you friend.India has diversity.That is the greatness about our country.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I simply would rather not discuss religions, because it normally gets on my nerves if I feel like I'm being forced into it. I respect everyone's opinion, but I don't really want to hear about it. I would not go to their festivals unless it was something they really would find me useful for.
• United States
31 Oct 08
Yes I do respect every religion. There are many paths and All of them are just as good as all the others.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
It is more on respecting one another. If you respect a person as he is, you will respect his beliefs, his values and his opinion as well.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I have a love/hate relationship with the religions of the world. I respect the choice of people to practice whatever religion makes them happy. I don't, however, put up with bigoted beliefs born of dogmatic religions. For example, I like the lore of the Christian religion, but I'd like to smack a lot of the practitioners upside the head and ask them what the heck is wrong with them. The same can be said of any religion, of course. I'm not singling out Christians by any means. I don't mind taking part in religious celebrations, either. I'm an atheist, but I love Christmas. I even include the nativity into my celebrations. I don't really believe in any of it, but I feel like I shouldn't have to be a Christian to embrace their lore into my celebration, you know? If I had friends from other religions, I'd be quite happy in taking part in their celebrations as well. I'm an equal opportunity kind of person. The only thing I won't do is pray. I will respectfully stand quietly when people pray to their God, but I would never pray with them. It's not my religion, not my God, and therefore not my responsibility to join in on their prayers.
@hitejam89 (523)
• India
28 Oct 08
ofcoure i respect all religion. some of my closest friends are from different religion and they invite me in their festivals and wish me in one of my own festivals.
• United States
28 Oct 08
I respect each person's right to believe as they choose. I can respect people whose beliefs are different than my own. I cannot respect any organized religion which demands submission, subservience, or worship to a separate transcendent entity by any name.
@theangel (61)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Of course I do. If we cannot be united as one. Atleast respect others belief. Right?
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Of course I respect all religions...I'd be a total hypocrite if I didnt but expected ppl of other faiths to respect my chosen path...
• India
27 Oct 08
I Don't. i never felt the need to respect religions. religions should respect humanity. they have no respect for humanity. for them it is always Ours Vs. Theirs. Religions have killed more people than all wars put together. more people are killed in the name of god. many wars are fought in the name of religion and god. Hence no need to respect religions.