Judging One's Belief

@edvc77 (2143)
Philippines
December 18, 2012 9:55pm CST
Some people don't just respect others' beliefs. They are quick to judge and as if they don't know they are saying. This becomes foolishness in their part. I came across this old man saying, " Manny Pacquiao lost because he has no God now." He said this, because the famous Manny Pacquaio found and accepted Jesus as His Savior. How can this man would say Manny Pacquiao has no God. The good boxer just found a new faith and have a relationship with God. He becomes a better person and helping more people in the Philippines. I think one should not judge a person regarding one's beliefs and persecute one. There must be respect in one's beliefs. What do you think of this mylotters?
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@artemeis (4026)
• China
19 Dec 12
I want to clarify for myself as to how the remark you had quoted to being judgmental on a person's belief. I am sorry that I am disagreeing when the remark is more towards intimidating and insulting to the other person's religious figure. To me, God cares for all and in this case, both boxers - winner and loser. I understand (my opinion) that God is impartial, winning and loosing isn't anything significant but the very being. Also since this is a competitive match up, I believe this is a gamesmanship remark to psyche up the opponent. So, I think the remark is not religion related. Correct me if I am wrong.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
You are right. It is a matter of sportsmanship and in sports. It is not a matter of religion. Some people when they did a quick judge on the person have such narrow minds. I hope they would widen their horizons. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day!
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
19 Dec 12
Not sure who Manny Pacquiao is. But we do have to be careful not to be judgmental. You are right, we should not judge a person regarding his or her belief system. I support religious freedom even if I don't belief in that religion. As long as that religion or belief system is not harming or controlling others, they have a right to their own religious beliefs. We do need to be respectful.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
That is right. We need to be respectful especially in regards to ones' beliefs. Manny Pacquiao is a world boxer champion and now a Congressman in the Philippines. He is helping many poor people in the Philippines and a good person. However, he lost a fight recently with Marquez. He has also found a new faith in Jesus as his Savior. What so disappointing is that some people blame his lost because of his new faith. And even his own mother judged him in front of camera. It is really very immature for me. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day!
@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
19 Dec 12
That judgement has hit me too. His new faith has nothing to do with his defeat. I'm very disappointed to people who believe that he lost because of he changed his religion, this is very silly, it's like this is a from immaturity not only in thinking but even in faith. This issue was I think started by his very own mother, saying these things in front of the camera. Urrgh!
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
That is true. I'm really disappointed too of what his mother said in front of camera. Sometimes a mother can really build up her children and sometimes can destroy too. This is a lesson for all mothers. I think too judging one's belief is some kind of immaturity. Very disappointing!
@Shavkat (50202)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
I don't think that having a new religion is an issue here. The persona that he is portraying in the public. Some people had noticed the changes of his behavior that is so abrupt and unusual.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
Yes, I think religion is not an issue for this. One must not quick to judge. Have a nice day!
@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
19 Dec 12
Manny lost because Marquez was better than him period. Why do we need to make excuses and attribute his failures to religion or belief? We shouldn't blame his loss to God or the absence of God.I think God is not the kind who forces one to believe in him as He gave us freewill to decide on our own. Whoever he believes in does not cause him to fail it is he who fought that battle and losing it is something we Filipinos should accept. We must respect others belief. It doesn't necessarily mean we agree to them, but we have no right to decide for them so we'll just accept it without judging them.
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
Yes, that is right. Boxing is a sports. There is a winner and a loser. One must understand sportsmanship and not relate the loss or blame to God. One will surely be accountable to God for this. Have a nice day!
@wuoakeyo (42)
• Tanzania
19 Dec 12
Respect for the choices people make in life, weather religious or otherwise. That is my conviction.
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@cupkitties (6809)
• United States
19 Dec 12
Nah. I might need to judge. It depends on the belief. Bow to the great spaghetti king? Okay. No prob. Sacrifice 10 virgins? That's a problem.