Just a question spurred off of some others I have read.
If you are not religious and do not believe in God...do you feel judged by others? looked down upon? are others down right rude to you when they find out?
Those who are relgious... Have you felt any prejudice? Has anyone thought you were brainwashed or other because of your beliefs?
I am a Christian and although I stand up for what I believe...I feel that everyone is free to believe what they want. If you ask me what I believe I will tell you. I am not going to try and convince someone that they are wrong. Not my place to judge you. That comes in the end from a higher power than me.
Also for those who are not religious....do you celebrate religious holidays AND what do you tell your children if they ask questions about God and Jesus?
Answer by booger14 at 2:07 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
The prejudice goes both ways depending on the person. I agree with you, I am a Christian and I will proudly state my beliefs and answer any questions that I can. But I will not argue and debate and tell another what to believe. I know that not everyone believes the same as me and I am ok with that.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 2:08 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Answer by jujubean1979200 at 2:10 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:10 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Answer by Gnomes at 2:14 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Let's see how to answer.. lol
I am "religious" or could be considered religious.
The only prejudice I have ever experienced has been directed towards me by other religious people. Religious people that follow a different belief system than I do, and who have felt that I was "wrong" and needed to believe what they believed. I have been called many names by other religious people, I have had my faith ridiculed by other religious people, I have had my faith denounced and declared unreal/a cult/etc by other religious people. Funny thing, I have never experienced the dislike, prejudgments, and prejudiced from NON religious people. Just religious ones.
In regards to holidays/special occasions/festivals in our household we celebrate both Sikh and Hindu ones.
Answer by pixie_trix at 2:15 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Answer by CallMeAngie at 2:21 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 2:22 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:39 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Q: do you feel judged by others...
A: I recognize that they are trying to judge me, but because I don't believe in "God", their basis for judgement is meaningless to me. Yes, some people are rude, but they are not people I care about anyway.
Q: do you celebrate religious holidays AND what do you tell your children if they ask questions about God and Jesus?
A: We celebrate the secular side of "Krismas" (Kris Kringle/Santa), and this year for the first time we did the egg/bunny/candy thing for Easter. Nearly all the holiday traditions we take part in are either ancient cultural/pagan or modern secular additions, so the subject of God/Jesus rarely comes us in our home. When it does, I tell my kids what I believe and why, and explain that other people may have different beliefs.
Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 2:45 PM on Apr. 26, 2011