Why Convert Others into your Religion
What makes your religion different from other religions?
He often talks of religion in the way of us making religion a priority in our family lifestyle.
It is the choice of an individual not of the other person.
Conversations of religion shouldn't be spoken of to close family, and to close friends.
A topic of strong debate and can break many good friendships.
You have a choice to believe in one God, in many Gods, or in No God.
Whatever you choose has got nothing to do with the other person, or with your next door neighbor.
My life is torn between two religions and three cultures.
My story as follows:
I am Hindu and do practice the various Indian celebrations when back home with my family. Since my move to Croatia I don't practice much of my culture.
It has been a long ride in experiencing the different culture. To think of me to convert to a different religion is another challenge.
I chose to not convert to Catholic. To learn one of the most difficult foreign language, and to covert to another religion, that is a tough one to catch on for me.
We were told by the local priest to covert to Catholic I had to learn Catholicism. It would take five years before I am ready to attend church as any other Catholic.
The interesting conversations made me feel as an outsider.
One God, too many Gods, the No God effect to the doubting of God's existence and to worshiping Idols in a religion is not a topic to be discussed by anyone.
The reasons for so much of corruption in this world are from most of religious discussions.
I have never been a religious person and grew into what I was told to believe in by my parents.
Hindus don't convert others into their religion but I found that Christians often force their religion unto others.
Why it that I am often is told I need to prioritize the Christian religion in our family?
I am not Christian and prefer to be the way I am.
My lifestyle does not need a change so others shouldn't try to change me.
Here is what I learned of Hinduism?
A belief in Hinduism is an open-minded society in accepting others into our society. This is with no force.
There is free thinking of the mind and others are tolerated easily.
All forms of worships are accepted in the Hinduism society.
As Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world, you are in the religion, or out of it.
Most important, I learned Hindus don't force others into their religion.
Here, I am forced in some ways to make the Catholic religion a priority in my home.
I am different by culture as people are in many parts of the world. To force another into a religion is not a good idea for any individual.
Couples meet, fall in love, and marry each other to spend the rest of their lives together.
Religion shouldn't get in the way of life.
A way of life I chose and don't need anyone to interrupt my lifestyle.
I can't change who I am because they said I should make a change.
I won't be happy in another religion.
If an individual from another religion chooses to take part in an Indian festival, or function that is a different part of life. That is looked as a unique experience.
I sometimes take part in Catholic celebrations to make that moment special for me.
I learned through those experiences.
In the beginning I felt it would be a great idea to convert to Catholic. Though after careful thought I realized the long period of five years won't make me happy.
A process to learn more of the religion would make me feel frustrated. I did not find the need to go through another ordeal. To me learning a new language was just enough.
The too many changes I had grasped with a positive attitude were more than what I had to cope with during my different experiences.
Should people try to force others to convert to their religion?
I ignore the conversations of religion.
It is a better way to write of my experience than to cause an argument directly with the next door neighbor.
I attended the local church and enjoyed the services they had there. I did feel bored!
I do understand the issue with the next door neighbor.
He is religious and wants what he thinks is right for others.
His Catholic wife is right there by his side. They attend Church together.
Religion to him and her is as a patriot is to his country.
People who have major issues with self-esteem need to have faith in what they do. Some of these people take a specific religion into their lives to feel confident.
What does religion do to you?
Religion empowers your soul or can lower your thoughts. To keep one's life in control with religion is why some people believe in religion.
You become focused when you believe in religion.
What religion does to the mind?
Religion keeps minds closed to one belief.
Your belief is sacred.
You think for yourself and grow spiritually.
When you talk of yourself as a Hindu, a Christian or any other religion, you are adding force to your mind. In this way your mind is fixed on that perspective.
The mind is then fixed on a specific religion and with one view.
His mind is fixed on the Catholic religion and wants others to be the same as he.
What is good for you is not good for everyone else.
You need to understand the opinions of others and respect the wishes of others too.
I remember attending Sunday school but did not follow up with Christianity when I got older.
I was taught different!
I don't wish to join any religion and don't expect others to do what makes them feel unhappy.
The mandatory lifestyle does not correspond with my lifestyle.
I enjoy spending time with people who connect with me regardless of my beliefs.
Acceptance is a greater part of society.
I am not accepted for who I am when in the company of a few people.
If I changed my lifestyle to correspond with others around me then acceptance would be for me.
I am enlightened by the Catholic religion and don't need more than that in my life.
In a way both religions are part of my life.
I can't ignore the fact that my son and husband are Catholic. I don't practice the religion. In between the two I have grown and learned more about myself.
I don't need permission from others to live my life.
I am capable in doing for myself and have no baggage.
I am my true self.
I won't lose my religion. I have not practiced much of it since in Croatia. I don't practice much of Catholicism.
My current belief is what holds my life together.
It is the choice I made that keeps my life in control.
Do you show weakness or strengths from your beliefs?
People become religious and are not as compassionate.
Has religion anything to do with discipline?
Are you courageous in religion?
Do you fear religion?
I am happy with my way and others shouldn't interfere with my beliefs.
Religion affects everyone in most ways.
Learn from Religious views
Has religion anything to do with discipline?
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
My life experiences
© 2015 Devika Primić