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isn't religion a personal thing?

  1. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. michifus profile image83
      michifusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Religion, like hubpages, is not going to get very far without a little bit of promotion.

      1. pisean282311 profile image61
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        but unlike hubpages ,religion has way of multiplying by having offspring smile

        1. michifus profile image83
          michifusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          True

    2. goldenpath profile image73
      goldenpathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    3. ahostagesituation profile image79
      ahostagesituationposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. getitrite profile image80
        getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this



        Do you find it acceptable to say "In the end what matters is what God wants"?? -some nonbelievers might find that subjective.

        1. KFlippin profile image59
          KFlippinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          "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?

          1. getitrite profile image80
            getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. KFlippin profile image59
              KFlippinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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........

              1. getitrite profile image80
                getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this



                Nonbelievers, in most cases, are reacting to the onslaught of believer's compulsive childish drivel.

                1. KFlippin profile image59
                  KFlippinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  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.

                  1. getitrite profile image80
                    getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this



                    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

        2. ahostagesituation profile image79
          ahostagesituationposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. getitrite profile image80
            getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this



            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?

            1. ahostagesituation profile image79
              ahostagesituationposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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?

              1. getitrite profile image80
                getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this



                Really?

                1. ahostagesituation profile image79
                  ahostagesituationposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  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!

                  1. getitrite profile image80
                    getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Bye

      2. KFlippin profile image59
        KFlippinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. ahostagesituation profile image79
          ahostagesituationposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, we're all learning, and that shouldn't ever stop.

    4. Jerami profile image74
      Jeramiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. Sab Oh profile image55
      Sab Ohposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No, it's not. Faith may be, but most religions are about community.

  2. dfager profile image59
    dfagerposted 7 years ago

    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?

  3. 4x4 profile image78
    4x4posted 7 years ago

    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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