I'm just curious if people of any faith are taught or feel that respect for each other, meaning ALL people, is a godly trait to have? Is it something you think your god wishes to see you display for yourself and others?
What does it mean to "respect" another, IYO?
Do you think respecting someone different than yourself means you are accepting their ways? Can you respect someone while still hold onto your own values and morals and ideals?
From what I read on CM, no most religions are not taught to respect others. They are taught that if others have different beliefs they are lacking and need to be persuaded to change their beliefs.
To me respect doesn't mean accepting other beliefs it means accepting that other beliefs are valid even if you disagree with them.
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You can respect someone else without agreeing with their views. I respect the fact that another has their own view, but that doesn't mean I have to agree or tolerate their view. I respect a gay person as a person, I love them as a fellow human and show kindness to them, however, I disagree with the homosexual lifestyle and I believe it is wrong and sinful. I don't agree with abortion, however, I would never judge or be unkind to a person for having one. Just because a person is a Christian & lives by Christian values, does not mean that person is a hater or is judgmental or ignorant. Respect has nothing to do with whether a person is a Christian or not. I do not respect immoral, mean, hateful people, whether they are Christians or not, but I love them as people.
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