isn't religion and belief in god or lack of it a personal thing?..if yes why do people try to impose/spread on others?
Religion, like hubpages, is not going to get very far without a little bit of promotion.
Yes, it's highly personal. However, people seek answers and it is our responsibility to offer answers in order to bring them to some kind of peace. Whether the next guy, or anyone in here, sees those answers as false or true is beside the point. Those of us who hold to the scriptures also recognize that we are to "seek the lost sheep."
Offering the word and seeing it received and implemented into their lives is a humbling and inspiring thing to see. When applied the gospel spiritually and physically transforms their countenance. It's great to see!
Seems like a good question to me--we don't learn anything if we don't communicate with each other about a subject--including a touchy one. I've taken something from every conversation I've ever had about God, religion, spirituality and faith. In the end what matters is what God wants, everything else is just gum-flapping, really.
Do you find it acceptable to say "In the end what matters is what God wants"?? -some nonbelievers might find that subjective.
"Some non-believers might find that subjective."
Why exactly would you find it unacceptable for he/she to say that? Are only 'nonbelievers' allowed to be subjective?
The title of this thread is "isn't religion a personal thing?" I think it is a personal thing, so when people feel the need to shove their Gods down other's throats, it's no longer a personal thing. It's impulsive.
But it is okay for the non-believer to, how did you put it....ah, a preview is helpful....yes, "shove" their anti-religion, anti-God, or anti-Allah, or anti-YahWeh beliefs "down other's throats" -- that is not a personal thing, okay, I'm clear now.
No doubt the repulsive Bill Maher would completely agree with you. It's not personal to be Anti any religion, it's not personal to denigrate any religion -- it's only personal when the religious person speaks. I'm really clear on this now........
Nonbelievers, in most cases, are reacting to the onslaught of believer's compulsive childish drivel.
Don't think I said anything to you that would be construed as "childish drivel", yet you shared your own arrogant opinion, so I must be misunderstanding you, must be confused. And I suppose Bill Maher must be bombarded regularly with "childish drivel" and thus he is justified in his arrogance and his sick jokes about most anything. Thanks for enlightening me.
A man built a boat big enough to put two, or seven, of every animal on the earth.
A man raised Himself from the dead.
We should eat Jesus' flesh and drink His blood, yes.
God is invisible, you can't see Him.
A virgin was impregnated by God, an invisible entity.
...Should I say more
Yes, you should say more, if you know more, you are basing your ....arrogant post ... on the part of the Biblical story of Noah putting the animal's of this earth on the Ark in pairs of two, yet you fail to address the historical significance of the 'flood' in all major religions. Do you even realize that in doing so you denigrate the long tradition of the importance of oral and written history of your very own forefathers from many thousands of years ago? I think you really don't mean to do that.
And walk outside on a pretty spring day here in the next few weeks, clear your cluttered mind, breathe deeply, look around, look at some awesome example of nature that surely is somewhere near you.....and be grateful you can. You do 'believe' in the concept of the word 'nature'?
By your own words here, you have denigrated the communion practiced by many religions, denigrated the existence of God, Allah, Yahweh etc..., denigrated the Virgin Mary and Jesus and Mohammed......and I never said the first word about these things...who is doing the 'shoving' of their beliefs?
Yes, you "should say more". Have a Good Supper.......
It is absolutely subjective, as is everything when you're discussing your beliefs. As I come to a discussion about deity as a believer, my viewpoints would reflect that, no matter how open I am to the views of others. But even as a believer, I can certainly respect someone's right not to believe and discuss it openly, if they want.
The point, I think the author of this forum, is getting at is the relentless compulsion that believers have to impose their beliefs on others, when they claim their religion is a personal thing. How can one keep an uncontrollable impulse to themselves?
Hmm....well I'm one who believes impulses aren't uncontrollable unless there's severe mental illness involved. They can keep their beliefs to themselves. But let me put it to you this way, I work in healthcare, and there can be many different approaches to attain a desired result in medicine...doesn't a person deserve to hear all their options? How else will they make an informed decsion?
I don't know which part you're asking really to??? But the answer is yep, really, I tend to speak the truth...maybe you're wondering about the many different approaches in healthcare part? Not sure, either way, I'm running extremely late. Have a good one!
Good response, and you are so right, discourse or communication is a learning tool, an educational tool, and from it one should always try to take away something that is new and thought provoking.
I think that Religion is created by and for the people.
So yes everyone under these circumstances do get to conduct themselves in what ever manner seems to work best for them.
Faith and relationship with God is also a personal thing.
To be shared but not imposed.
No, it's not. Faith may be, but most religions are about community.
If religion is not personal, then how can you call it your own? If religion is meant to be believed by some authority by who's authority? What interpretation of the world's holy books does one choose?
Imposing is a strong word.
Sharing one's faith or what believes in would be a better way of going about it, and I love that quote that goes something like preach all the time, and sometimes use words if necessary.
And I agree 100% with that. But it's kind of hard to do within hubpages or in online forums and discussion boards as we do have to use written words.
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