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Why is it that believers in god/gods are worried by non-believers?

  1. Rommey profile image60
    Rommeyposted 6 years ago

    Why is it that believers in god/gods are worried by non-believers?

    It would seem like, if their god/gods are indeed for real, the order of the Universe won't be affected by the disbelief of some individual/s, and the believers wouldn't need to feel pressured to engage in discussions about their beliefs or the others lack of belief.
    If there is no problem, why to worry? and if there is a problem, why to worry? their god/gods will take care of it.

  2. backporchstories profile image80
    backporchstoriesposted 6 years ago

    Actually, I believe that is really a two way street.  One is always worried about the other!

    1. Rommey profile image60
      Rommeyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps, but one would strongly suspect that the reasons (the why?) would be very different for each side. What you think the believers reasons for worrying are? Then we might address the non-believers' reasons in another question.

    2. backporchstories profile image80
      backporchstoriesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Often I think all sides have this illusion that "they" are the only saving way.  That in itself is an instant conflict and raises the desire to convience the other to change ways.  It is usually the unknown we fear, like why do "they" do that?

    3. Rommey profile image60
      Rommeyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      At last notice, non-believers don't believe in salvation, so for them the "saving way" doesn't ring a bell. Are you telling that "salvation" is cause for the believer to worry about non-believers? That's a good point to ponder 'bout, do tell more...

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    I think there are two different kinds of people who engage the other side. One is trying to spread awareness. Many people take pride in their religion, but are understanding that their viewpoint isn't the only one out there. So, they come to various forums to answer questions about themselves and learn about others. The other kind of people see the other side as a threat and/or an insult. It's easy for a theist to look at an atheist and immediately think the atheist is judging them, if for no other reason than their beliefs suggest your beliefs are a complete lie. So, in order to justify ones own beliefs, they go on the offensive first, and never turn it off. But hostility comes from the person, not the religion. There are attackers on every side, and the strength we must all learn is to ignore them and focus instead on the constructive conversations that spread awareness and tolerance.

    1. Rommey profile image60
      Rommeyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Like this. Now, correct me if I got it wrong, it seems to imply that the worries are caused by character flaws and not by the non-believers themselves (which would apply to both groups of worriers, believers and the others)... isn't it?

  4. Darrell Roberts profile image76
    Darrell Robertsposted 6 years ago

    I think that most believers want to help the other person by sharing their faith with them, because their faith has help to improve their life, and they want to help improve the life of the other person.  I do not think that the issue should be pressed or cause conflict with others. People have the right to believe or not, I just wish them the best either way. I believe that God and Goddess will take care of all major issues.  Hopefully me going back to the spiritual world is on their list. smile

    Hare Krishna,

    Best wishes

    DR

    1. Rommey profile image60
      Rommeyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Namaste, is it that spiritual world is only defined for believers? I noted that non-believers tend to think more and hardly rest satisfied by answers. Btw, isn't thoughts the basic component of an spiritual world? So non-believers are in it. wink

 
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