Does religion bashing serve any purpose?

@riempie9 (1026)
South Africa
May 4, 2012 2:10pm CST
What are your feelings on this? How should one respond when someone pokes fun at the Muslims and say something like, I would laugh God out of existence? Is this just plain ignorance, or are they really just looking for God?
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@ShadowSky (221)
• Bulgaria
4 May 12
Everyone has a right to choose what to believe in and according to me people should respect each others choices.Personally I have experience with being bashed about my beliefs,despite the fact that I'm an atheist.The way I see it no matter what you believe in there is always someone who will believe you're completely wrong abd will want to change your opinion and if you refuse that this someone will try to initiate a conflict with you and the best course of action in such case would be to try to evade the conflict.Getting into an argument about one's beliefs can prove to be very dangerous and it's better for such things to be stopped before they grow into bigger trouble.
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@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
7 May 12
You are so right Shadowsky. We must keep the dialogue open. It is one of those things that will always be discussed, and there will always be people who believe only their way is the right way. They claim God as their own. I believe one can have dialogue in a fair and interesting way if the parties are willing to listen. I do not believe in trying to change anyone to a different belief. There is a saying that says if you try to mess with someone's belief and try to change him, you'd better have a big net under him.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
7 May 12
It really does serve no purpose, whether it be bashing people for following a religion, bashing people for following "the wrong religion" or bashing people for following no religion. People will believe what they want to believe and people will not believe what they want to believe as well. You are not going to force them into following a religion by tearing it down. They're just going to think that you are an ignorant jerk even more. Religious debates never end well. That is one point that I have found well, as some people do really have some rather passionate opinions about their chosen system of beliefs. To the point where everyone who disagrees them is going to be sent to the bad place. It really does make everyone else look bad, but that is just really a problem. It does serve no purpose. Believe what you want to believe but keep your mouth shut when someone else believes something else.
@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
7 May 12
I don't quite know how to respond as your letter seems a bit harsh. I am not Miss Goody Two Shoes who wants to save the world. We are on this site as we both want to share information and inform. I don't believe I have forced people into a way of thinking and while you are absolutely right about these kind of debates ending badly, if we don't at least try to live with harmony rather than animosity, we will have little respect for people of other faiths.
@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
8 May 12
I think this religion bashing should stop since it only makes us misunderstand each otehr- it angers others and says bad things about each religion. There is no need for bashing and everyone should just respect each otehrs' religions.
@peavey (15389)
• United States
5 May 12
That sounds really rude and crude. People don't have the right to bash anyone's beliefs, unless that person is trying to force his/her beliefs on others. Making fun of religion in any form just shows an immature and probably insecure person.
@doroffee (4233)
• Hungary
4 May 12
For me, there's difference between religion and believer beshing in a rude way and joking around... ok, sometimes the line is really thin, and for some, it may not be humorous (and I know I have a twisted kind of humour)... but deliberately forcing down our religious views on other people's throats and act like our religion is a fact is just childish, crazy, ignorant and rude... because these are just beliefs in my opinion.
@Bluedoll (15533)
• Canada
4 May 12
I am looking at this situation and wondering what it is. One person does believe in God and another does not. I think the one that does not believe there is a God is not looking. The paradox is the insult in one persons eyes may not be to the other. What is religious bashing if it is just meant to be conversation?