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If someone had told you it was harmless to your faith to celebrate anything against you faith. And you knew for a fact it was dedicated to their god and not your own would you? If not why? Isn't it harmless if you do not believe in it?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Jun. 20, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • You are saying, its harmless to celebrate something to another God? I am having problems understanding, darn allergy medicine.
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 4:14 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • No I am asking you do you think it is harmless for you to celebrate a different god than your own. Its Ok I have allergies too.:)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Something being harmless doesn't mean it's something comfortable. There is nothing harmful about gay porn, but a whole lot of people aren't comfortable watching it.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:20 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Just because you celebrate a certain occasion doesnt mean you are necessarily celebrating a particular diety.

    If my family enjoys celebrating a certain holiday then we will celebrate it regardless of any religious background it may have. There are plenty of holidays that have secular fun added to them for the non-religious.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 4:20 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • As a pagan it is no big deal to celebrate other holidays with people of a different faith. It doesn't mean that we follow their system. We celebrate with family and friends all the time who are not Pagan.
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 4:27 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Sure, I celebrate the holidays honoring gods I have no personal relationship with at times. I don't, however, celebrate holidays honoring something I find objectional. For instance, I would never celebrate Passover.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 4:29 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Oh and in response to this part of your question, "If someone had told you it was harmless to your faith to celebrate anything against you faith.", I wouldn't believe it was or was not harmless based on what someone told me.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 4:38 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • There are certain things I don't do because they are not part of my faith. For instance, I don't take communion, I don't celebrate Passover, I don't celebrate Kwanza, and things like that just because they are not part of my faith. However, I do celebrate Christimas, but not in the traditional Christian sense. I decorate with lights and a tree.
    -Ashley
    spiritguide_23

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 4:58 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Can I ask what's objectionable about escaping from Egypt?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:58 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • My DH is Christian. I do celebrate traditions that are not part of my faith for that reason. I also celebrate my own by myself. I don't see it so much as being part of another religion or following other Gods but I see it as showing respect for those that I love.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:09 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

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