Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Respect for all religions

Although this may be the ultimate touchy subject for some people, but you have to confront it day in and day out. How to respect other religions when it conflicts with yours. Or people start questioning your faith based on the actions of few individuals who may or may not what they are doing is hurting others. I believe that it no religion is bad and we should be respecting all religions. First of all we should avoid talking about religion if you don’t know anything about other religions and even if you do, just try to avoid the conversation because people tend to be touchy about it. Even if you know something about the other person's religion and want to compare or have a discussion about it, don’t since everybody will try to defend their faith as best as they could and start showing feelings of superiority and then in the end you either lose a friendship or just start to doubt your or that person's sanity. I have friends in almost every religion but never have I ever discussed whose religion is the superior one and who will go to heaven or hell. It is not up to us to decide the characters and religious authenticity of the other person. There should be mutual respect of all religions. Because we, as human beings are all fallible and nobody has given us a right to judge other person's religion. Let religion be a private matter between you and the creator and confined to an individual and try to get along with other people irrespective of their religious affiliation.

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