Didn't people sail to the New World for religous freedom? They happened to be Christian, but the point is they wanted religous FREEDOM. So shouldn't we appreciate and tolerate or even celebrate people of all faiths?

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Submitted by at 8:30 PM on Dec. 16, 2008
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Didn't people sail to the New World for religous freedom? They happened to be Christian, but the point is they wanted religous FREEDOM. So shouldn't we appreciate and tolerate or even celebrate people of all faiths?

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Submitted by at 8:30 PM on Dec. 16, 2008
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  • saphire_ey...
    Submitted by   at 9:44 PM on December 16, 2008

    The people who originally sailed to the New World were not in search of a place for ALL faiths to be practiced freely. They wanted to be able to practice their form of Christianity (which was much more strict than the Church of England) with out persecution.

    However, I believe that all faiths should be allowed to be practiced freely.

  • dtetz
    Submitted by   at 9:48 PM on December 16, 2008

    Who cares why they came here... that was then this is now. And now people celebrate a lot of things different. Like weddings.... most girls should not wear white. Tradtions die. People should have the freedom to celebrate as long as it doesn't harm others.

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 10:46 AM on December 17, 2008

    LOL What should be and what is are two different things. Pedophiles, rapists, and terrorists find more tolerance and acceptance in this country than a Christian finds.

  • AmaliaD
    Submitted by   at 11:41 AM on December 17, 2008

    yup, christians need to accept all other religions and remeber they are not to judge anyone.

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 11:42 AM on December 17, 2008

    Amalia D - that's pretty discriminatory.

    I have no problem with the fact that there are other religions and that people have free will to worship as they choose.

  • julianjord...
    Submitted by   at 1:28 PM on December 17, 2008

    I accept that there are other religions, I just don't celebrate them. And I second what cmarielin said about said poster. If you want your beliefs to be tolerated, you need to tolerate others as well!

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 3:23 PM on December 17, 2008

    I think we should be respectful to all. If a person's beliefs are not harming me, then why should I have a problem with it?


    I do see AmaliaD's point though. Some of us have been raked over the coals by people who claim to be Christian. I know such people are not true Christians, and they are the exception but it's hard not to judge sometimes. Once bitten twice shy I guess...

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 9:10 AM on December 18, 2008

    I understand, but try being a Christian sometimes here on CafeMom, and have everything you believe in challenged every day, every word you say picked apart.

    It's discrimination. Gay people don't like it, Muslims I know can't stand it, and I thought discrimination was a bad thing.

    Instead of bashing all Christians collectively, why not voice your frustrations to the individuals, or individual groups, who wronged you? I'm sorry that so many people have had such bad experiences in church and with Christians and Christianity. If Jesus had been represented properly, none of these feelings would exist toward Christianity.

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 8:55 PM on December 18, 2008

    I am a Christian. Well, I'm Catholic so some people would not consider that Christian, even though I am. This is what I have experienced, Christians telling me I am not one of  "them" because I'm Catholic...whatever, I know what I am & could care less what a closed minded pseudo-christian thinks. And I don't bash all Christians. I do group together the people who claim to be Christian, but are not.


    And it goes both ways...why bash all atheists, agnostics, pagans? I know people from each of those groups that are very respectful of other people's beliefs. Until someone starts telling them how evil they are that is...

  • Motherdrag...
    Submitted by   at 1:30 AM on December 19, 2008

    Actually, MOST of them were Christian, but not all of them. Besides that I absolutly agree with you.

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