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Would your god/gods take offense if you were participating in a ritual from another religion to honor family?

As in going to a Christian or Catholis baptism if your are not. For Christians, would your god take offense if you went to a Beltaine celebration if it was in honor of your ancestors?

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Asked by spiritguide_23 at 9:07 PM on Dec. 4, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • is beltaine a god or pertaining to a god? then, yes, my God would be offended (see 'ten commandments'

    Answer by thehairnazi at 9:08 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • As a Christian my God is offended by my celebrating in or serving anyone I consider or treat as a god. I don't see my ancestors as gods so I don't think the celebration you mentioned would apply. But I don't know anything about Beltaine either. :)
    If I celebrate, worship or serve money its considered a god and yes He's offended. Great question...I wonder how this works in other religions.

    Answer by MamaChamp at 9:10 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • i dont have i can do whatever i want..look at all points of views and listen to what i want.

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:11 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • I think there would be problems if you had to participate in a way directly contrary to the teachings of your beliefs.

    But most family events, you just sit there and smile, and hug your family when their done, and I think they're just fine for people of most beliefs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • It depends. I don't know what God thinks but I believe he wants us to show love and respect for each other. I only believe in one God so I wouldn't go to a ritual if it meant worshiping another god. I wouldn't want to be disrespectful to my friends or family but this is against what I believe and I would decline to go.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:14 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • I agree with Anon 9:13.

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:16 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • I love my family dearly,but I wouldn't do anything that I felt was against God.

    Answer by CuteandCurvy at 9:33 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Yes He would.

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 10:07 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Any event that I would participate in (whether being strictly Christian, or Pagan, or Muslim) I would be doing in a celebration of my personal faith with God. I would expect anyone attending my religious ceremonies to feel the same way (in regards to their personal faith). Only if that ceremony were to directly contradict a firm law or commandment in my faith would I refuse.

    In my opinion God is honored the most by our intentions. If I went to a Bar or Bat Mitvah as a Christian I believe that God would understand my understanding that this coming of age ritual was a blessing from Him. If I were to attend a baptism as a person of Jewish faith, I would feel the same. etc, etc.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 10:41 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Not at all. We are encouraged to love and honour everyone. I am on a Pagan path and we do Christmas for MIL all the time. And when my mother visits, it's the same.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 10:51 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

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