I am asking because there were comments on a previous question stating that "Pagans get their panties in a wad when attacked." As if they didn't have the right to be upset that someone were attacking their beliefs... So, I ask, do you get offended when your beliefs are attacked?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on Oct. 22, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
I think what offends more than anything isn't what the attacker believes but the fact that she is misleading others. If you choose to be ignorant of the truth of my beliefs, that's one thing. But to post something that is an outward attack or lie misleads others that may truly want information.
A perfect example was a post I saw a few weeks ago. A mom was asking about the beliefs of JWs. And I would say out of 75 answers 68 of them were simply attacks against JWs or simply said "JW's are a cult." This woman truly wanted answers and instead she was fed garbage that may have stopped her search. Which I feel is sad. To mislead someone who is genuinely looking is just horrid. Who are you to know what their path should be? And why would you ever take steps to try to stop them from finding it. By attacking another belief system, that's just what you do!
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:35 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Answer by sahmamax2 at 10:03 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Personally, I get offended when I see ANYONES religion attacked... I just see no reason for it. But, that said, I also know the difference between attacking and questioning. I see nothing wrong with questioning, in fact I think more people should question not only the beliefs of others, in order to educate themselves, but also question themselves and their own beliefs much more than they do. However, attacking, belittling or putting down the beliefs of others is just stupid! It's like the fat kid bully that beats on other fat kids because he hates himself... By attacking others you simply show how weak your own faith is.
So, yes, I do get offended when my beliefs are attacked. I also get offended when the beliefs of others are attacked. And just for arguments sake, I am pagan.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:04 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
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