Is religion a topic which should be avoided as a taboo on public forum?
September 26, 2013 8:46pm CST
I posted a question about religious practices among the young and kids in western countries today. But there's no response from any western friends. It's quite understandable when I conjecture that there may be something too subtle or sensitive to talk about. I just can't help wondering if that is a tatoo or offence to have a discussion on religion publicly?
• Cambridge, England
27 Sep 13
Religion and culture are certainly not taboo subjects here. I can only assume that you didn't get any responses because nobody here had anything to say on the subject. Certainly, speaking for myself, I don't really know enough about young people's religious behaviour in this country to feel that I could reliably comment.
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27 Sep 13
I don't think religion is a topic one should not have but be aware some topics can be sensitive. Political statements is a good example of topics which can be sensitive. Perhaps, you did not get a response for another reason, I am not sure. Would you appreciate a comment from someone not in that age group?
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• Shanghai, China
29 Sep 13
I am very interested in Wsestern culture because I think it is a best way to understand English as a language. I watch American TV series online but in many cases I find It's not the words and sentences provents me from understanding but cultural backgrounds. And obviously, religion is an important part of culture and civilization. BTW, I'm now reading a book named "the Story of Civilization" by Will Dorant. It's really no picnic for me(very difficult for me to read,only a few pages a day...).
• United States
28 Sep 13
Where did you post it? That has a lot to do with whether you get a response or not. I don't think a whole lot of young people are on MyLot. There has been considerable discussions on religion on MyLot. It used to be that if you wanted to see what religious topic where posted all you had to do was look up the site and you would get everything that had been posted for a long time but now I don't find that. I have to wade through all the topics to see what I am looking for.
• Moradabad, India
27 Sep 13
Religion is a personal matter.According to me there are only two religions first is poverty and second is richness. The rich never love the poor and the poor are slave to the rich. Humanity is the base of all the religions. If we love humanity,it means we are the followers of all the religions. Money has become the axis of everybody today. Most of the people are hypocrites. We grant every good thing but never follow . Thanks
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
30 Sep 13
It's like 'using the restroom' or 'getting married in America': everybody has their own personal way it happens, and doesn't see the need to discuss it much. (By-&-large, religion is a personal thing people do to be at-peace with themselves (I know the very-definition of religion--well, of "church" anyway--makes religion a 'group'-thing, but people only join the group to see if their private personal-lives measure-up.) We view people from 'other religions' & 'other churches' the way our new Pope views the homosexuals'-, abortionists'- & "birth-controllers'" lifestyles: not the church's path to Heaven, but 'who am I to judge?' )