Is it possible for a faith based writer to exresss what they believe without seeming judgemental?
Regardless of particular faith or religion, any mention of right vs wrong seems to offend some. How if at all possible can afaith writer or anyone at all share their beliefs?
Suppose a person who might be upset by what you are going to write is reading it, and write it in the least offensive way you can. But, at the end of the day, you will not be able to please everybody who reads it. Somebody will (most likely) be upset by anything you write. IMO, just write. Offence is in the one who reads it, not in you who write it.
I disagree. Truth revealed says people are going to take their belief system over and above any new information. Regardless, what is more recently learned.
If you have your belief system and you try to be a creative writer, you may have some difficulty, as to not forming judgement of others.
If people can not accept the truth, then it's their ignorance which will be a stress on their life. If you continue to run from the truth of the matter- you will be running for your entire life, away from those who want to help you.
Almost all writers, require some creative talent. But, when you write truth.....there is no creativity needed.
How you bring your truth to other is perceived? Is completely not up to you, and you shouldn't try to explain the truth in any other manner, except for straight-forward.
If you try to sugar coat a topic, but voice your view of it......you are mixed about your understanding of the topic.
Understanding, honesty and truth will set you free.
Primarily, it would first need to focus on the given topic one is writing about. One can in fact share their beliefs without offending most people. It really depends on your writing style and whether or not you are offering up a solution or in fact defending your own position. People can get pretty passionate when and if their belief system on a given subject is attacked or criticized even unfairly.
As an example, Unchained Grace Ministries, LLC is built around providing solutions to the faith-based visionary. Now, some may argue that we're ignoring a whole group of people who might not be "faith-based" and still have a vision that needs some help to realize a successful end. What we've found, interestingly enough, is that when you look closely at what some of the great visionaries of this world have done to see their vision to success, those things can be traced back to various passage in the Bible. They may not have gone there to see them and maybe they never cracked a Bible in their life. Somehow, certain behavioral charecteristics manifested themselves within their vision and resulted in success.
I could take the position that the Bible is essentially the foundation for those things we have come to use as guidelines either conciously or unconciously. Further, one could make the argument that God is looking upon the non-faith-based individual and see the inherent qualities that are needed to see His vision to success. When God needed an obedient warrior, who did He choose? Joshua.
You or another person just might be the key to unlocking a blessing for another person and yet not know it. Now, is it the other person's vision that needs a jumpstart or is God trying to get you to open your heart to Him to show you something about yourself?
I think it is possible for a faith based writer to express what they believe without seeming judgemental. It is an openminded topic. A matter of one seeking the truth for themself and weighting the things one is told. Like others have mentioned, not everyone will be happy with what you have to say, but if you feel it strongly, write it!
It is fine to tell someone what you yourself believe, it is not especially fine to tell someone what They should believe. If you present your point well enough, you may cause others to seek out more information on you topic, if you offer any judgment you may find more resistance. Sharing what you know or believe is educational and informational. There is no need to add insult or condemnation to others in order to inform and educate.It all comes back to how you say something rather than just what you say. Peace love and joy to all
Possible, yes. But there are some who will be offended or angry no matter what because they are just angry or hurting. But I am very passionate about all people (faith-based or not) learning how to communicate in a way that produces a culture of honor. People can disagree with one another's ideas without attacking the person. I try especially hard to write in a way that is more of an invitation to explore what I'm proposing as opposed to a declaration of "you better agree or else..." You can use words such as, "It has been my experience that..." instead of just stating the "facts" as you see fit. You can use words such as, "I invite you to consider the possibility of..." rather than, "This is... because..." I highly value freedom and believe each person should freely choose what they want to agree with or not. I do not compromise what I believe--and I believe that what I believe is truth--but I don't judge others if they don't agree. Hope this helps!
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