Ok so I've been thinking about this for a while, still not sure what is right. I'm a Christian, I believe in God and Jesus. Some of my friends are of other religions, or are agnostic. One friend believes in a higher power, he's just not sure it's God. Another friend is Wiccan. She believes in the Goddess and also more like "Mother Earth". Both are excellent people, and they are some of the nicest, most caring people I know. However, when the topic of religion comes up, do I accept their beliefs as right, or do I stand firm in my belief that God is God and not accept their beliefs as being right? The agnostic friend, I can continually tell him God is the higher power but it isn't going to change his mind because that is something you have to find for yourself. However is it right to see the Goddess as possibly just being another form of God? Not sure if I explained that correctly or not but hopefully you will get what I mean.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
You can only stand firm in beliefs if you are firm in your beliefs. It sounds like you may be questioning them. Maybe you should do some looking in to their beliefs. And see exactly what they believe. I am pagan (not Wiccan) and my husband is christian... my mother is JW... we have some very interesting religious discussions in this house. lol! But we are all respectful of each others beliefs. Although we don't agree with one another we also don't push out beliefs on one another. we are all rather happy that way. So I would say to you that maybe you should look in to their beliefs as (from what I see) you don't understand them. And Then maybe it will be a little easier for you to understand where they are coming from.
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