How often in your daily life are you in a situation where you know you are grossly outnumbered by people who practice either a different religion or no religion, and where they (the other people surrounding you) automatically assume you are not a Christian and speak to you in a manner that requires you to either dodge their questions or pretend you're not a Christian to fit in and avoid an awkward (or potentially threatening) situation?
Answer by sweetpea1217 at 8:44 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
I'm thinking unless your a Christian living in the middle east they don't really have occasion to feel this way. But so many lack the ability to look at things from another persons view.... so this will probably fall on deaf ears ;o(
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:51 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by mom2twobabes at 9:09 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by Anna92464 at 9:19 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
I am a Christian (Catholic) who works in the biomedical research field with both physicians and PhDs. Most of my co-workers are atheist and many are very vocal about the idiocracy they perceive faith to be. It has been assumed numerous times that I am also an atheist and that I agree people who believe in God are ignorant, stupid, and delusional. It's not fun.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 10:02 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Being a SAHM living in a new city, I don't exactly hang out with a lot of people so I don't have this issue. Three years ago, however, I was studying religious history in college and I was the only Christian in most of my classes. I never felt the need to "hide" it though or "fit in." If other people can't except me then they aren't worth my time. I didn't mind hearing their point of view, or discussing similarities/differences in our beliefs, but there was an a lot of bashing too. Like I could be held personally responsible for every wrong thing any Christian or church ever did, just because I was a part of the faith. Some of the things I heard said about me and my faith in general in that setting was very hurtful, but I am strong and don't need their approval.
Answer by asmcbride at 10:08 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:17 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by okmanders at 10:51 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 11:12 AM on Dec. 3, 2010