When you follow a religion that isn't "mainstream" (or don't follow one at all), do you feel the need to prove yourself? As an Agnostic, I always feel the need to "prove" that I'm just as intelligent, caring, and moral as those to claim a mainstream religion. In a way, I think that everyone feels the need to be the best example for thier religion that they can be...but, sometimes I feel like some of us need to go that extra step...which leads me to part 2...Do you feel embarrassed when someone who claims your religion shows themself to be the opposite of what you wish to portray?
I'm happy with who I am, thats no issue...Just a good thinking question for everyone....
I have nothing to prove. Some days I am a fine example of my beliefs (or lack of) others day I'm just as bad as the next hypocrite. I would hope though that on my bad days someone calls me out on my hypocrisy so I can amend it or make my position more clear, just as I might call out others on their own.
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:18 PM on Mar. 12, 2009
No, I don't feel the need to prove myself. I understand what you mean though. I do have to emphasize that I believe in God if I let someone know I don't have a religion. So I guess that needs some defense. I understand SabrinaM too. Most automatically assume you don't know Christianity if you are not Christian. So that needs some defense too.
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