religious differences

@savypat (20247)
United States
May 4, 2009 4:06pm CST
How important is it to you that the people you know and interact with are of the same religion as you. I mean, Christian, Jew, Muslim, etc. It just seems like there are a lot of religious discussions on this site. And it made me wonder how people feel about that.
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9 responses
@UK_Shree (3604)
5 May 09
I do not really notice which religion someone belongs to as long as I can get on with them. Having understanding and a mutual respect for one another means a lot more to me than which God a person believes in. I do not particularly enjoy spending time with those that lecture me about their religion or try to influence me if I do not ask for it. But a good friend would not do that anyway as we would understand and respect one another's views.
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
5 May 09
I don't like religious discussions. Because everyone sticks to his or her religious faith.None accepts argument or reason.All persons think his/her religion is the best.I think every religion has some shortfalls.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
4 May 09
Hi savypat, I feel that we are all one regardless of religion so it makes absolutely no difference to me. There are many paths to the mountaintop and we do not all need to take the same one. My friends are my friends because we are comfortable around each other and we are there for each other when needed, it has nothing to do with religion. Blessings.
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@benny128 (3622)
4 May 09
I personally dont mind what religion people are aslong as they dont ram it down your throat on every post or in real life lol, I have muslims and catholics in my circle of friends, I even have a friend who I would say is more of a druid type religion as she thinks that nature is sacred. People have their own beliefs which may or may not be the same as mine, but i guess that is what makes life interesting he he he I had some door to door religious people at my door today (its a bank holiday here in uk aswell) and wasn't impressed they wouldnt take a polite no I am not interested and they were saying well god creates everything why are you not interested in the world that god created etc etc really wound me up lol, so a little bit off tangent, but yeah in answer to your question or discussion everyone has their right to believe or not believe in anything they want too. But doesnt make either person right or wrong and certainly doesnt warrant trying to push views onto other people. Hope you understand what I am trying to say, as its late at night here and my fingers are working faster than my brain at the moment lol.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
5 May 09
i like to interact with people of different religions,actually i gain much information from others,i am a christian and i love to know about different beleifs without them forcing their beleifs on me.
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@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
5 May 09
It is not a problem to me, since I know every religion has the same basic that is to direct everyone to a positive direction. But sometime, there are certain person love to attack other religion that what I hate most event though is not mine that hurt. But, what ever it is we are just a human being who still bond with ego, hate, love and doing wrong thing thus we also must learn how to forgive to balance ourself. So, any discussion will do. BR.b
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• United States
5 May 09
It's not very important to me. Everyone has the right to their own beliefs and opinions. It would be nice if there were more people who felt it wasn't so important. Religion has caused a lot of problems in the world. If everyone was more accepting then I believe there would be more peace.
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
4 May 09
It does not matter to me what religion people are. I have friends from different backgrounds and religions than me. In fact, my husband is a different religion than me and so is my best friend. It doesn't make them any less or more human than someone else. Besides, then we have more holidays to celebrate!
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@mayka123 (10285)
• India
21 May 09
I have friend of all religion both online and in my day to day life as well. I do not give much importance to the religion when making friends but do make it a point not to discussion about religion with friends. Each one has their own thoughts and I do not like being forced to believe what others believe.