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My Christians sisters, are you friends with others who might now always share your beliefs?

I understand many Christians are friends with others of different faiths. Please tell us how you are able to give respect when respect is given to you.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • At least there is a common respect. Try not to talk to much about your religion if you know they have total different beliefs, if you are friends then share what you have in common.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 10:53 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • this question was worded very very similar last night.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:55 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Just concentrate on the thing you have in common and not your differences. It's ok to bring those up and discuss WHY you think differently but understand and respect that they don't have to agree with everything you believe and vise-versa.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Agree to disagree, first and foremost. Know that while you don't agree on things, its okay.

    Also, know the difference between sharing and debating, if that makes sense - and the difference between saying "this is how I feel" and "this is what's right", if that makes sense.

    Its about treating the other person as though they and their beliefs are valid, treating them with consideration, even if you don't personally believe their beliefs are "right", if you get what I mean.

    Its about knowing that things are right for you, just as others are right for someone else, and accepting that even if you disagree, no amount of arguing or telling someone they're wrong is going to change their mind - and accepting that, so not wasting any time trying to change their mind.

    IF someone is going to change their mind (not saying they should) it will be because they want to, not because someone told them to, so don't waste time arguing.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 6:04 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

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