Want to change religion, is it right?

@shila07 (514)
Bhutan
February 16, 2007 2:17am CST
Friends, i wanted to know that is it right for the people to change religion. I have a friend, actually she is hindu and follows hinduism? Recently she had gone to church with friends and she liked the way christians prays. And decided to be a christian. I have advised her that own religion is the best religion and should and should not change the religion. BUt still she didnot agree. So friends is it a good thing to do so. Suggestions please, so that i would convince my friend.
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@Calgore (11)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
I was an athiest, then a buddhist, then an agnostic and right now I'm happily a methodist. Religions are a reflection of the person's spiritual beleifs, and it's fairly natural to change religion as the person grows.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
There's nothing wrong with your friend wanting to change religions. People do it all the time.their really is no such thing as the "best religion".each is special in it's own way. think of all the different things you would have to talk about with you two being in two different religions.She could teach you about the christian religion and you and her could teach her christian friends about the hindu religion!
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• United States
17 Feb 07
A honest, non-violent exchange of different religions so they can learn about each other, that's sounds wonderful.
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@rein2410 (809)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Well, you cant force someone into your same belief. Im not saying there are bad religions. All religion have their own good belief. there are no religion that teach you to do evil (well, there are some evil religion, that does not include in my argument). she has the right to choose and should not force her back. Its his choice that she is willing to make. The most important thing is that she practiced her religion wholeheartedly. even if she stayed in hindhu, if shes not practising it wholeheartedly, thats just useless to have a religion. so if she can practice christian better, then its nothing wrong with that. and I cant quite agree with your argument that said her religion is the best religion. We cannot disntinct between religion and we cannot say that this religion is best and better. I respect all religion equally none is better or worst.
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@shila07 (514)
• Bhutan
16 Feb 07
Thank you for the response, and supports. Ofcourse , i didnot force her, she just want suggestions, thanks for the suggestion.
@kpbhuvana (392)
• India
17 Feb 07
There is nothing in religion, one can follow any religion which they like.Its not the religion that is important its the faith one has towards a religion or towards any god.We all follow a religion so that we get some inner power to face the difficulties .So there is no need to worry. And its depends on the individual to follow a religion.so no need to try to convince your friend.If they are a true religion person then they wont change their religion whatever may be the situation.
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@asad898 (56)
• Pakistan
17 Feb 07
i think theres no harm in changing religon, a person should do things what he feels comfortable about and also god is in every religon so doesnt matter if she is a hindu or a muslim or a christian if she is good , she surely would be blessed.
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• Malaysia
17 Feb 07
hi shila, relegion is something that you beleive at. it's your faith.i think your friend is matured enough to do the decesion. she must be did some consideration before she wish to do that. there must be a reason behind that. but don't worry, i think you won't lost her even though when she does convert.
• United States
17 Feb 07
well i think that what ever religion someone can find that makes their life better they should go for it, its a deeply person decision that not everybody is going to understand
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@Undrsiege (110)
• United States
16 Feb 07
You should never stick with a religion just because you've been in the religion for a long time, always go with the religion that you believe is the right one and the one you most believe in.
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@joven222 (84)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
Hi friend, Changing from one religion to another is not bad. Actually, it is one good thing. It only shows that your friend has truly found the religion that she think is right. When you are a Christian, and happy to be a Christian, then stick with it. If you are not happy and felt that the teaching does not confirm to what you really believe in, then change it to other religion that you think is right. In the first place, religion is not an important component in spiritual aspect of our life. What matters most is the FAITH that we have to our God. So let her choose the best religion that fits her belief. It is not bad to choose what you really believe in. The only thing is to strengthen your faith and nothing can go wrong.
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@ILANEDRI (1921)
• Israel
16 Feb 07
If your friend is really serious about it, and really want to do it, then you can't change her decision. Let her do what she wants. You can ofcourse advice her, and give her something to think off, but you can't change her mind. People can change their religion, and there is nothing wrong with it. This is completely legal, and a lot of people are doing it.
• United States
16 Feb 07
religon is very touchy subject with friends. To me, there is no best religon, its all whats in someones heart,and what their heart and soul tells them.If she is happy in her new religon, then respect her choice and know you support her decision to do what she thinks is best. It will mean a lot to her to know you respect her decisions and will be her friend regardless of what relgon she follows.
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 Feb 07
well u can tell your friend that if she feel good about what she do then go ahead and do but stop asking people around for suggestions if she really serious to change.
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@mauier113 (688)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
religion is something that should not be for convincing. It should come from our within. It's her right to change religion. Convincing her wouldn't make it. If changing religion from Hinduism to Christianity would make her contented, then let her.
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• India
17 Feb 07
NO,it is not true to change religion i think so one should not change their religion on any condition bco'z if somebody like's any other religion activity & on that basis it is not true to change religion. If some body is doing something so we also have to do that thing is not good instead of that we should reference that thing and try to do better than that. Christains pray well we know that but hindus also pray bettar than that we have some idol in front of us and when we worship our god we only thing of that god bco'z something is front of ours and we r worshiping it. Tell him that religion is just an media the 1st religion of human being is 'Helping the poor peoples and who r suffering frm bad conditions' by helping them we are worshiping the god just by going in church, gurudrawars, temple we won't get shanti.
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@oarnamav (2708)
• India
18 Feb 07
I think synopsis of your response is one should just love hie own religion and there is no reason of changing it just for the cause as the other has some merits. It seems you are proud of your hindu religion. It's a good sign of confidence level. Because a religion basically is nothing but a philosophy of humanity lessons in short which are almost similar in every religion. Keep it up, and god blee you.
• Nepal
17 Feb 07
well i dont know dat weather changin religion is right or wrong but i think dat if u want to worship god then it doesnt matter which religion u follow...after all gods are gods....they all are same only difference is their names and da way or worshipping them... so i think its ok if u change da religion
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• United States
17 Feb 07
I agree.There are many paths. Pick one and be faithful.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
religion is one of the most delicate topic to discuss here. But in the end one reality is true to all religion, we all adore one God. On a personal note, I am a christian and some of my friends become convert of other religion, I respect them but will not follow them. Why? I respect their decision for I saw that they grew well in the new found religion, as I see it we all want to be part of a certain group but there are times that we cannot manage to be in that group so if you find another group which will make you more closer to your God and be able to enhance your talents and be productive and responsible then go on. so its a matter of going beyond, try to analize your friends situation now, is she more happy there? or she was just influenced by others,? what was so special that made her decide so? is she in search for something deep in her heart?
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• United States
17 Feb 07
What she believes and what religion that is good for her is up to your friend.If she really wants to be a christian, there isn't anything you can say to change her mind. Just be a friend and be supportive of her choice, even if you think it is the wrong choice.
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• Brazil
17 Feb 07
the most important is: have Jesus in your heart!
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• United States
17 Feb 07
Its a good thing for her.She has met new friends,in a new country,thats a good sign.When you open up yourself to a new environment,you experience it and then you are in a position to discard or embrace it.
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@tami8994 (16)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I don't think there is anything wrong with changing religions as long as it is for the right reasons. You stated she is wanting to change cuz she liked the way Christians pray but is she willing to accept all of the Christians ways and beliefs?
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