Should religious views be private?

@nuffsed (1275)
January 9, 2007 12:05pm CST
Should religious views be a force within the general community, or should religious views be a private matter between you and your god?
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• United States
9 Jan 07
I think its ok to discuss religion views but as personal opinions not as "the law" as some people do. I like to learn about other religions other than my own. I think its cool to learn the differences and to accept people for who they are and what has gotten them there. I personally am a christian, but i dont judge others by their religion or lack thereof. to each their own. i was in a cult for over 20 years and was taught to judge all who were not in my cult. No more!!! what a waste of 20 years that was! thanks for the topic! ;)
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
9 Jan 07
Religious views should always be private between a person and their god. You only need to look at the troubles in the world, especially the middle east, to see what impact religion has on the populations of states, look at islamic and zionist politics and you see what a mess the world is in. Myself, i have no religion, i was brought up in a methodist christian family and turned from that path as a child when it became obvious that religion shhould be kept private because thwe public expression of religion, causes so much trouble.
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@angelicEmu (1311)
9 Jan 07
I think that a person's beliefs ought to be personal. Ethics and religion are two different things, although most monotheistic religions of the world would have people believing that they were the creators of ethical principals, rather than hijacking universally accepted humanist principals, on which communities were founded way before organised religion reared its ugly little head. I think the reason they try to lay claim to ethical standards is this: if a religion claims their god told them that this (the way most societies already based their laws around) is the way to behave, they take away people's belief in their own conscience and instinct, claiming ethics for their organisation's leaders. Therefore, when that organisation wants to tell their people to do something wrong, the people mis-trust their own consciences, deferring to their religious leaders who speak for their "god". Communities and society as a whole ought to be purely secular and humanist. Organised religion is all about power over people, and in my opinion is a dangerous and divisive force within society.
@umavarma1 (929)
• India
9 Jan 07
my view is it should be kept private.as religious discussions may hurt many people knowinly or unknowingly.
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
11 Jan 07
The should be most definitely private. Most of the stife in th eworld today is due to people tyring to convert each other or to enact alws that are nothing more than making their religious views law. A civil society demands that such impositons be severally cutailed.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I think it should be a private matter, not everyone agrees with everyone else when it comes to religion.
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