Religious believe or not believe, why is this a problem!

I may now take a step into mined land, and stick my nose where I shouldn't, but I take the risk! Around the world, all sorts of religion are debated, and it seems that there is no end to that constant arguments on what is the RIGHT believe or the right religion. And for me, this is very simple. There isn’t a right believe for all of us. And I don’t think it is necessary either!

Why is this so hard?
Why is this so hard?

I have read and listened to people who arguing about religion so many times that I have stopped counting. And no matter how much we argue or fighting over religion we will never come to an agreement about which one is the right religion. Every time I read or have to listen to that kind of argue I am so astonished and distressed over the rancorous tone in the discussions. It makes me very sad and actually ashamed to be human. Even here on hub pages it seems like this issue shows the worst in humans. And that goes for both parts.

I am not writing this article to lecture anyone, but mainly to focus on this strange behaviour. And here is the puzzle! Why is it so, that we can not allow others to think different from us? Why can’t we not just move on and conclude that: ok, he/she has a different opinion than me on this subject. And that would be the end of it! Or at least it would be for me! The other person is still a human being, and most certainly you disagree of many other things in life. But no, when it comes to religion, it is like many people must convince the other person of his or hers believe. No, disrespect, but to try to convince another man that your believe is the right thing, is like trying to convince a person who likes blue colour that he should like yellow instead, or to try to convince someone that he should go against his political beliefs. That won’t happen in most cases, so why can’t we give it a rest.

Personally I am not a religious person, as you might have guessed by now. But I respect those who are believers and are happy for them. I am not considering myself an atheist neither, or what is that anyway? Is it a person that doesn’t believe in anything or is it someone who doesn’t believe in any established religion.

If it in the word atheist refers to a person who must prove the non-existence of gods and that the burden of proof therefore lies with those who believe that god exists, than I am certainly not an atheist.

I believe in many things as; being a good person, caring about my fellow human beings and not deliberately treat any living creature bad, the universe and human beings.

I have no problem with religious people or atheists as long as they not try to convince me to believe or not believe. And for those who wonder; I live a life full of meaning!

This seems to be very difficult!
This seems to be very difficult! | Source

Good quotes!

“ I am not concerned with you liking or disliking me…. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being!” Jackie Robinson.

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is even greater”! John Addams.

“To me, we must learn to spell the word RESPECT. We must respect the rights and properties of our fellowman. And then learn to play the game of life, as well as the game of athletics, according to the rules of society. If you can take that and put it into practice in the community which you live, then, to me you have won the greatest championship!” Jesse Owens.

Respect others oppinions!

Instead of argue, try to listen to each other and respect the other person’s opinions or believe. Maybe you wouldn’t want to live your life with a person of opposite mind, but that isn’t the issue here. You must still respect that other people can think different from you, and that they are alright anyway. We are still of the same kind, we eat, sleep, work, love and hate, smile and cry, and live our life’s in the same way. A person with different opinion can be quite interesting if you don’t take it as a personal assault. And why should you? You have the right to your opinion anyway, and the other peoples thoughts or believes shouldn’t affect you.Take the right to control your own thought, without damaging or insult others. If you are offended by people with different believe or opinions you should put your mind and effort on improvement of your self esteem instead. That will lead to something useful instead of wasting time on argue that won’t lead anywhere.

No matter what you do or what you think, you can’t win them all! Instead you can count on that at least half of the people around you are of a different mind or think that you are wrong. Many times it is less than that. If you think of it that way you won’t be disappointed!

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multifunctions 6 years ago from India

if everybody understands this , world will be a better place.

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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi, multifunctions!I couldn't agree more, but I am afraid that it is a long way there! Thanks for stopping by!

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Wife Who Saves 6 years ago

Your hub should be mandatory reading for all of the people who flame about religion in the forums, so they can learn religious tolerance. Thank you for writing it.

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Antonius Blockk 6 years ago from L'Etats Unis

Beautiful thoughts. If only all mankind could understand this. But sadly, that impulse is a contradiction. Because it is an attempt to convince people you are right about them not fighting over who is right. But either way, it is sad that people must fight about these things, as if to fight over what you believe in gave life meaning. Maybe we're just doing what, as animals, we've done for millions of years - fought to protect what we own and to survive. Maybe, in our civilized world, thoughts have taken the place of the tribe and the home; and so people are instinctively protecting their territory.

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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

Wife Who Saves, Exactly, tolerance is what we need to have with each other! Thank you, your comments is always appreciated!

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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden Author

Antonius Blook, You are so right, it is a contradiction! But I do not think I will succeed with it anyway, so if my thoughts can be like a small conterweight to the fighting, I consider it good enough. Discussions over different oppinions are great and stimulating and it would be dreadful if we agreed on everything. It is the angry tone I denounce! And even if I don't understand it, there is something about this subject that triggers normally kind people to akt as if they fight for life with their thoughts! Thank you for your interesting thoughts!

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Trish_M 5 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi Thougtforce :)

I just came across this very interesting item.

I am agnostic and I really enjoy looking at religious history and beliefs, and debating religious ideas. It is an interesting pursuit, I think. I don't like the discussions to become rude and nasty, though!

Certainly, I don't expect to convert anyone, or to be converted, but I do try very hard to stop people telling untruths ~ eg the creationist idea that evolutionists believe that an ape gave birth to a human, etc.

I also think that it is wrong for them to assure others ~ including children ~ that, if they doubt, then they will endure an eternity of suffering in hell, after death. This seems unfair and immoral to me.

And there are other reasons / issues. It's not just about differing beliefs.

So this is why I argue ~ quite strongly at times:

~ For the benefit of an interesting conversation.

~ Because I feel strongly about some of the goings-on in certain religious groups.

A very thought-provoking hub! Great!

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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Trish_M, how great that you found this hub! I agree that discussions about believes and religion can be interesting but most of the time I feel that they become rude and meaningless since everyone tries to convince the other about his/hers believes. But helthy debates where people can respect each others views are very interesting since we always learn something from each other! Thanks for your thought on this difficult subject and I am glad there are some out there who have the courage to discuss these things and also see it from another view!


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Trish_M 5 years ago from The English Midlands

Hello Tina,

Yes, I agree, if they become 'rude and meaningless', then they are neither useful nor enjoyable :)

holly carter 5 years ago

i understand this and if the world did i am sure that would be the end to world warfare

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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi holly carter, and thanks for your comment! It is great to know that you feel the same as me! We are humans sharing the same planet!


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