Is a differing opinion on your religion considered an "attack" on your faith?

United States
November 19, 2006 12:52pm CST
Just a question out of curiosity...I know I'm sure to get differing opinions on this one, ut oh well...that's why it's called a discussion...
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@nichjake (524)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I think it can be interpreted as an attack if the person is insecure about their beliefs deep down inside. They might not even be aware of their insecurities, its kind of a subconcious thing. Generally I don't take differing opinions as an attack on my lack of religion. I'm so used to people out right attacking me for my beliefs that I hardly notice differing opinion unless they are in my face, then it consistutes an attack.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
You know that is a very logical response...thank you...
• Australia
20 Nov 06
"I think it can be interpreted as an attack if the person is insecure about their beliefs deep down inside. They might not even be aware of their insecurities, its kind of a subconcious thing." EXCELLENT POINT!!!!!!! Exactly my thoughts.
@magikrose (5425)
• United States
20 Nov 06
When someone states that it is there opnion then I take it as an opnion and nothing else and I can comment in a calm fashion and voice my opnion calmy. When someone flat out says my religin or way of worship is evil and they truly are attacking me saying I am going to go to hell because I choose another path well then I am going to bash back and I dont care who you are. I dont think any one has the right to tell another person that there way of doing things is wrong and thay they are right. We all believe in diffrent things and we should all live in harmony with out the bashing and the hate.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
very good. I fully agree...
• Netherlands
29 Nov 06
If people really bash me for my beliefs and are nastey and aggressive. I just ignore them rather than attack back. The reasons are simple. Usually the person just wants to upset you, so not showing you are upset does not give them what they wanted. If the person is trying to force the issue I figure they feel they have something to prove and that is pathetic and not worth my brain power. Final reason: The person isn't going to listen to what ever you say seriously with an open mind so bothering to get back at them is a wasted attempt because it will continue on in circles and drag you down.... No point in it. Besides if you ignore it and they continue to go on and on they just make themself look worse all by themselves to those that witness it. :)
@Donlin (222)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Not at all. Its all one God no matter how you worship him. Its the ones that cant understand this that causes a lot of the worlds problems.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
Well, my friend I do choose to disagree with you, but I do thank you for your opinion. I do agree that differing on opinion is not the same as attackng, and I hope you do not feel attacked by this comment...
@Donlin (222)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Not a bit, you're entitled to your opinion as well.
@blakky (137)
• Australia
20 Nov 06
a different opinion is simply that. so long as the other person doesn't come across as aggressive which can unfortunately happen
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• United States
20 Nov 06
yes..too many times...it seems nothing can get people stirred up like religion and politics...and if you mix the two in one post....look out...
• Netherlands
29 Nov 06
Some people see the mere question as aggressive. You can never perdict whether the person will see it as aggressive or not. Look around on mylot about this. You will see that people act as though they have been attacked over an innocent question.
@smuggeridge (2157)
20 Nov 06
no, everyone has the right to their own opinion, they can say what they want, they may be wrong but i defend their right to say it
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• United States
20 Nov 06
Thank you...I'm beginning to see that there are more decent people out here...it just always sems that when you start a thread about religion that someone always takes it as an attack...but I see now that it's actually only a rare few...
• Philippines
20 Nov 06
It not an attack but discipline, once you enter into a religion you should accept and embrace the faith they are believing in.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
yes I do accept that as a valid point, but if someone disagrees with you?
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Just having a different opinion doesn't feel like an "attack". The manner in which the opinion is given may feel like an attrack though. I find that anyone who tries to bully me into their opinion or convience me I am wrong in a rude, loud, or overly arguementative manner, feels like an attack. If you have an adult conversation jsut talking about the subject, then no it is not an attack on anyone beliefs.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
You know That is exactly how I feel about it as well...there is a HUGE difference between attack and debate...
@CrazyP (947)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
no but some people might think it is i think it is only a attack if you where saying that they are all the same of making false statements not the way you respond to such an attack that is the key to the question
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• United States
20 Nov 06
Very good...I believe you know where the inspiration for this topic comes from, and I do hope I haven't offended you in any way by my opinin of some people..I wasn't attacking the faith, but the person..
• United States
20 Nov 06
I think that some religions use the term "attack on your faith" to scare people into believing EVERYTHING in that religion.
• United States
20 Nov 06
How so? Care to explain? I'm curious...I don't see how someone calling my opinion of their particular religion an attack will make me believe it even more...but maybe I'm wrong, and will concede so if proven so...
@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
19 Nov 06
I don't consider it an attack on my faith. I believe there is only one Supreme Being, and people can worship him in the way they want to.
• United States
20 Nov 06
Well that is certainly a valid philosophy...thank you...
@emarie (5455)
• United States
19 Nov 06
an attack is basicly someone saying something intentionally to get someone upset or ralled up. everyone has their own say in everything. it does depend on how we respond to that. people can bash all they want because most of it it just steam. there mostly no substance to it, and to those who do have legit reasons to be upset with a certian religion, like a personal experience, then they fully have the right to be upset. i just say, never bash something you have no understanding off. like i can go off on roman catholics, because i am one. i have the right to say what i saw because i've experienced some of the wrong doings of the political aspects of the church. also remember. not everyone is perfect, and the pope is human too..
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• United States
20 Nov 06
I agree, I've just been mulling this over for some time because of some of the religious posts I've seen on here, and it seems some people can't even take it when someone gives an intelligent educated response that they happen to disagree with...So I was just wondering if this was a common feeling amongst many...
• Pakistan
20 Nov 06
its depends upon the condition