Because the smart one knows that faith makes you stronger, so making you feel bad about it would make you shut down and weaker actually!
The not so smart one doesn't know what he is missing and is not respectful, so he or she will say that faith is for poor people and weak people.
What is faith? It depends on people...some believe in fear, in money, in sex, in pain, in lies, in betrayal.... and some believe in some basic principles that include love, peace, discipline and goodness.
Be aware that people would often pretend to push others to drop the best thing they have in their lives. They like fallen angels or company in their misery.
I just had a discussion with a friend who believes that going voodoo would fix all her problems and tries to push it on me. I had been told by some friends before that she was my weakness because she always brings back that. I just told her that she will just get used and more confused following the wrong ones, those who are for your destruction any kind of way. There, I expressed that deep faith I have developed those last years and suddenly I had no more friend on the phone, a cold stranger saying yeah yeah. I realized that yes, she probably thinks I am stupid, I am not, I am aware that is the different.
Who chooses a magic wand instead of a steady strong rock for ever???
RICHARD FERNANDEZ, EVERY PERSON WHO HAS FAITH is not a lazy person who just prays and waits!!! Nope, faith without work is not! I hope you know they are so many different people, religions and culture who emphasize work in faith, not faith in laziness...I recognize I have met some people like that I just keep up with my work.