This is probably more directed at religious ppl but I couldn't it in the title.
So, for those ppl who are religious does someones non-religious background/belief effect your opinion of them?
As I said in the other thread, my husband family is very religious (pentacostal) and in my experience my non-religion effects their opinion of me in varying way. Depending on the person, most of them like/accept me as part of the family. All but one of them prays for me and hubby to return to god - some of them don't push and some them do push. There are a couple who are quite extreme in their judgements. There are a few ppl who DH has reconnected with after leaving the church that we attempted to be friends with, but their partners actively 'banned' the friendship because we are not religious.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 11
20-04-2012 12:59 #1
spin off - Does the non-religiousbackground of a person effect your opinion of them?
20-04-2012 13:06 #2
Provided they do not push their views onto me, look down at me, think they are better than me, or tell me I am wrong/parent wrong then I don't have a ptoblem.
The Following User Says Thank You to share a book For This Useful Post:
20-04-2012 13:07 #3Senior Member
- Join Date
- May 2008
The Following User Says Thank You to Annabella For This Useful Post:
20-04-2012 13:08 #4
Not at all.
The Following User Says Thank You to Jakois For This Useful Post:
20-04-2012 13:10 #5
Not for me, but I think sometimes people do judge.
I've heard people call J Gillard an atheist, and it wasn't a compliment.
The Following User Says Thank You to BigRedV For This Useful Post:
20-04-2012 13:16 #6
Not at all BUT I do respect what others believe, and I expect taqt same respect back. I dont push my religious views on others. If they start to push their views on me, tell me that I believe in fairy tales or am less intelligent because I believe in god, or try to convince me why god isn't real, I won't be spending time with that person. I was teased at school as a child for being a Christian, and I won't purposely subject my children to the same teasing that I went through - I know it will happen to them at.some point in their lives, because there are mean people out there who cannot help but.belittle them for what they believe, but I will avoid it as much as possible.
Last edited by Cinderella82; 20-04-2012 at 13:18.
The Following User Says Thank You to Cinderella82 For This Useful Post:
20-04-2012 13:19 #7
It takes all kinds people to make the world.
The Following User Says Thank You to LoveLivesHere For This Useful Post:
20-04-2012 13:24 #8-
- Join Date
- Feb 2010
- Home, where my life lies waiting, silently, for me.
i dont consider myself religious, but i do have a religion.
i prefer atheists/agnostics as company, i love a good debate about moral issues, and its nice to find out other peoples personal views on issues.
The Following User Says Thank You to trishalishous For This Useful Post:
20-04-2012 13:51 #9
Yes. But TBH (& this fits with the original thread as well) all aspects of a person affect my opinion of them. That's how I form my opinion. So their religious beliefs (or lack thereof) make up how I form my opinion of people. I don't base my opinion of people solely on the religious aspect of their life though. These sorts of things (religion, how they parent their children, their political views) allow people to form friendships or make decisions that some people just aren't their cup of tea.
20-04-2012 13:55 #10
Not at all, I was raised to be Atheist and my dad is a very vocal Atheist, as are my siblings.
By OS&N in forum Religion / SpiritualityReplies: 48Last Post: 23-04-2012, 03:50
By Eko in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 41Last Post: 09-03-2012, 21:01
By FiveInTheBed in forum General ChatReplies: 162Last Post: 05-03-2012, 00:34
Einsteinz MusicFun & interactive music classes! Classes are taught by professional musicians! Children are taught the fundamentals of ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Awesome Mums of Autistic kids-how many of us are there (#3)????????Parents of Children with Special Needs
Growth Of Intellection. Discussion?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
What is going on!?Conception & Fertility General Chat
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Largest bassinets on market?Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
Missed miscarriage... waiting, waiting, waitingPregnancy Loss Support
Chickenpox after being immunised?Pro-Vaccination
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
any one else get a bfp after laparoscopy?Endometriosis Chat