Should Religious people lecture their beliefs to everybody?
I used to be quite religious myself, however after seeing what some religious believers were doing, it really turned me off! I saw people discriminating others due to their beliefs, and seeing quarrels which wouldn't happen if everybody just left their beliefs and views to themselves.
Now I know fully well that not all religious people chant about religion, but for those who are extremists, should they be promoting their beliefs on such a high level? Or should there be a limit to how much they can force to us?
I mean no offence in this question, I'm just interested about what's happening.
Everyone should hold their beliefs to themselves and those who preach it should preach it with full understanding of other, open-minded invidivuals not buying into it.
Simply put: Religious people (of which i am one) do not hold a patent to the truth no matter how much some want to make others believe they do.
Some religions require their believers to lecture their beliefs to others. Personally, I don't think much of this practice. People who do such things turn me off. Believer as you please, but leave me out of it so that I can have the same opportunity. If I want your religion, I will find it without you!
No they shouldn't. A lot of people have not yet learned enough to teach.
Teaching has a lot of responsibility with it. If you teach the wrong things, it is wrong for you and the ones you are teaching.
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
This world lacks respect, in my opinion. People should be aware that individuals all have different thoughts and beliefs. You can't just drill your own beliefs into others through lectures. Those people who promote their beliefs in such high levels are fanatics, and I don't think that's a good thing. You can share your beliefs with others, and in turn, listen to what other people believe. Respect what they believe in, and ask them to respect yours as well.
Lecture their beliefs? No, of course not.
But if your faith or spiritual path is an important part of your life, it's not inappropriate to talk about it, when the topic comes up.
no way! People know where they stand in matters of their beliefs. There is no need for others to interfere on something as personal as spiritual life in which by all accounts has been the guiding force on other people's lives.There is no way they will ever be able to change their beliefs systems.
some religions require that their followers proselytize. I don't find forcible religion particular appealing, however - regardless of what religion it is.
Only if they're just as willing to listen as to preach!
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