Can we insult others religion?

@gengeni (3308)
Indonesia
January 8, 2011 4:30am CST
Is allowed in the teachings of your religion to insult other religions who disagree with you guys? then what is its reciprocal from your religion when you insult other religions .. sin or reward ..? Please answer all .. friends
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@nakula2009 (2325)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 11
My guess is not allowed to insult other religions because all religions essentially the same as telling people to always do good
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@gengeni (3308)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
Yea you are right, all religions teach good things and lead us on the path of virtue in running the life, no man who escaped from their mistakes, as well as religious people, sometimes they misunderstand what is being taught by his religion, but it will not be reversed there is a perfect human being used as an excuse to push other religions, it is a bad deed.
@razwaree (20)
• Malaysia
8 Jan 11
Hi there, I'm a muslim. As far as I know and learn since school, Islam never teach us to insult or harm any other religion. Since 1400 year ago, our blessed prophet Muhammad did teach us to respect each other no matter what religion we are. It was a sin if we harm or insult other people because God created us all the same..
@rifnee (1713)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 11
Insulting other religions, such as calling other religions as infidels just disagree ..? Not allowed. There is reciprocity in my religion, that is if we want God to forgive our sins then we must love and forgive those who persecute us.
@urbandekay (18312)
8 Jan 11
We must be careful to distinguish between insult and criticism; the former bad, the latter good all the best urban
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@owlwings (39611)
• Cambridge, England
8 Jan 11
My religion (if I have one at all, which is doubtful) says "Judge not that ye be not judged". From this, I deduce that I am allowed to discuss and argue what God is and is not (from my point of view and from the other person's point of view) so long as I respect the fact that different people have different opinions and that we are ALL on a path to enlightenment and searching for the Truth. It does NOT allow me to state categorically that someone will 'go to Hell' or that they are not 'saved'. Only God can say that and I do not presume to be God or to speak for Him. It is my understanding that people who do this are sinning (but then we all are, in some way or another) but that is something that is between them and God. "Sin or reward"? Sin is simply the distance between us and God. The less we understand Him and put our own needs and desires before His, the more we are in sin. The closer we are to Him so that we allow Him to whisper in our hearts and hear and act on what He has to say, the less sinful we are. There are no 'rewards' for being 'good', any more than there are 'rewards' when we do something well and properly. A 'good businessman' will naturally succeed and make money; a 'good workman' will produce something that his customers value and that he can be proud of. If we sin (by distancing ourselves from God and His will - however we interpret that), then we shall have failed. If we strive always to hear what God wants done and what our part is in that purpose, then we shall feel the ease and satisfaction that something is done according to plan (or as near to it as we can achieve). There can be no other 'reward' except that of knowing that we do His Will.
@owlwings (39611)
• Cambridge, England
8 Jan 11
"The less we understand Him and put our own needs and desires before His" would have been clearer had I said: "The less we understand Him and the more we put our own needs and desires before His ..."
• Indonesia
18 Jan 11
People are often insulting religions of others, usually the person who has a grudge or motive cranky. Insult something that is clearly sinful. So although we are different religions we all still have to love to love and tolerate each other. For world peace through religious harmony.
• Indonesia
18 Jan 11
not, We better able to adjust to religious diversity existing in this world, even the most good is the most pious people to Him. so ....??? Our better improve morality, faith, worship, or devotion to God for the provision hereafter later, because insults such as these may break the unity and world of peace
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
18 Jan 11
No and it always upsets me when it happens.. I think people should be able to discuss religion (and politics) without becoming angry and without dislike or (gasp) hatred of one another! I totally believe it is much better to seek common ground, than to magnify differences. If I have something to share with someone, and or they have something to share with me, if we listen and respect one another, chances are both will learn something. I think people become angry when they feel a lack of knowledgeable support for their theory and belief, so anger comes up. It would be better to study and research to find the answers to frimly support one's belief both in conversation an within one's self! If one knows firm answers/proofs, one need not become upset at others views.. And also, if someone else is rude to us, if we remember it's likely from insecurity we can better overcome any anger in retaliation.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
11 Jan 11
hi, of course not, you dont have to insult other religion, when i was in high school,and had a religion subject, my teacher was a sister, she never ever taught us to insult other religion.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
10 Jan 11
I don't think anyone should set out to intentionally insult someone because of their religion. I do not know how you can insult a religion however, since it is an inanimate, abstract, theory. I think that it is perfectly alright to do in depth studies of any religion's theories that one wishes and discuss it as much as one wishes. This can be done without attacking or insulting and yet certain good or bad points can still be discussed.
@mythociate (15747)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9 Jan 11
"To God be ALL the glory" Thus anything that takes glory without giving it to God is an insult to God. Thus insults are sometimes needed to cut-loose the glory & send it where it belongs.
@Galena (9123)
8 Jan 11
I don't think there's any place for insulting anothers spiritual path. there are parts of some religions that I do find disgusting, and I will say so, but I do respect that others feel as strongly for their path as I do for mine. and then it's more that I say I dislike that aspect of it, rather than condemning it in general. I don't think any religion needs to or should reward insulting others. there is no deserving of reward in not respecting others and having bad manners.
@kanchan10 (3155)
• Kolkata, India
8 Jan 11
if we look at the world now no religion is in a mood to take others into consideration,their beliefs,their rituals and all that. hate-rate is spread through all possible ways.situation is like civil war. but i believe that time will come when people will understand that peace full coexistence is the only way.