My son is a strong Christian and even plans on going into the ministry.He feels it is important to have a conversation about his beliefs and not just a preaching session.My question is,as a nonbeliever or a believer of something different,if he came to you and wanted to talk about his beliefs but expressed an interest in your beliefs just to be in the know,would you listen to him?Even though some of you think it is garbage?
BTW,he would never say someone else's beliefs are garbage.
Answer by gramsmom at 9:29 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by Val504 at 9:31 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by laranadtony at 9:35 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Honestly, it would depend on how he wanted to talk to me about his beliefs, and why he was interested in mine.
If the goal was to "save" me from being an atheist, and to listen to my beliefs in order to get ammunition in order to tell me I'm wrong, I wouldn't be interested in talking to your son.
If the goal was just to learn and share, he could keep the "you should's" out of things, and he'd be willing to let the conversation stop when I wanted to (or he wanted to whomever was first) I'd be happy to discuss things.
Answer by Bezu at 9:37 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by laranadtony at 9:40 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
I would... as long as questions can go both ways with both parties being honest and not want to do any converting of each other... and each listen to each other... sure ...
Good Luck to your son
Answer by gmasboy at 9:45 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by laranadtony at 9:49 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:51 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by laranadtony at 9:56 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by thalassa at 9:57 AM on Mar. 5, 2009