Why are people so quick to attack others beliefs? This forum is a prime example! Whenever I click on any forum post, it is filled with condescending word wars! It seems like most of us have absolutely no respect for one another on here. I can't speak for everyone, but Christians, aren't we supposed to give a reason for the hope we have WITH GENTLENESS AND RESPECT?
Because, when people choose to spread their beliefs, they in essence are not spreading things that are known, but are assumed. And, assumptions are the mother of all F**k ups. This singular statement is ignorance in the extreme, considering it is in the OP. Because, your belief is for you to keep to yourself and do with as you choose. Should you choose to spout it as a truth or fact, is where you would then run into problems. Making assumptions and spouting them as truth or fact without any wisdom or evidence is where everything goes wrong. If you find it disrespectful, then I would suggest you evaluate your own actions before assesses other people's actions. Exactly, you base your assumption on hope absent of anything else.
because those who aren't Christians seem to gravitate toward religous forums, for what reason one can only guess, I'll keep my guess to myself, but then provocation happens. Then once it does it just snowballs out of control.
The better question is, if you are a non-religous person why are you in forums related to religion at all?
Several reasons, really. The first is that comments in the religious forums, like all the forums, appear on my forum activity, so those comments are, in essence, part of my HP world.
Another, and perhaps one of the most critical, is that religion is DEFINITELY part of my real world. Whether it is religious people flying planes into buildings or just knocking on my door wanting to show me how naive I am, religion is part of life that I can't escape no matter how much I would like to.
Religion gets behind political causes that I feel are horrifically unjust, primitive and hateful, denying rights to people and causing misery and suffering. Religion gets behind causes to reduce freedom and to dictate how others should live, regardless of the religion or non-religion of those others. That is the sort of thing that I pay attention to.
In addition, some of the things some religions say are funny, but sometimes in a dangerous and backwards moving way, that many feel push society and culture back towards dark ages and grim times. So, whether it's just some absurd comment about dinosaurs on an ark or something worse, well, the non-religious have an interest and a stake.
Hopefully this answers your question to some degree.
I would think it would be quite difficult to find any country anywhere on the planet where there is no religion whatsoever. So, I do agree with you, however, there are 4 billion people on the planet that believe in a god, not necessarily religion itself, so again, it would be quite difficult.
So, even though there are some 4 million Roman Catholics, 10 million Protestants and up to 50 some million Christians, all confirmed from the Chinese Republic census, bibles are not allowed and you'll never hear religion again? Interesting.
This is not correct in any way. There is no prohibition of bibles in China, I can go to my local book store and buy a copy. There is a prohibition on importing them, so anyone entering China can bring their own without ANY restriction, but you cannot bring a boxfull. This is because proselytising is illegal in China, religion is not illegal, just the advertising of it in public - you are allowed to discuss and do what you like with it in your own home.
There are many churches openly practicing in every city and in some towns without any problem.
Even in the heated babble of religious forums you should at least check out your information before making such comments.
Count for what, count for being communist or count for how many religions they have permeating their culture?
Cuba has tons of Christians, especially Catholics, not to mention various iterations of voodoo and animistic traditions. All of which was still going on tacitly the entire time they were all officially "atheist."
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