It doesn't bother me if someone believes or doesn't believe ... What does bother me is when either side begins the your wrong I am right rhetoric ... Freedom of religion as well as freedom from religion is my motto
It doesn't bug me until they start to push their beliefs on me .
I believe in God, what others think is not my concern, nor is it my place to judge. The beliefs of others has no direct impact on my life and everyone is entitled to come to thier own conclusions. I will not engage in debates or try to sway anyone's opinion. There has been far too much persecution and bloodshed over religious beliefs throughout history.
I was answering in the context of the question only.
Im not a believer but I have a few friends who r and they believe religion is something u either u do or u don't .also not to try and crame religion down every ones throat
The American approach to creeds is quite individualistic (not so bad) and consumeristic (not so good). The idea is people can believe anything, they love to form communities and live in cultural ghettoes. While this can create a peaceful environment (or should, because the truth is people get bored in ghettoes and need challenges), it also means losing the idea of a human community, with people from different cultures and beliefs talking, sometimes vigorously with each other. <br />
So, I wonder if it's such a bad thing that we should be offended by each other sometimes, at least we're talking.
But we all think differently, and some people are even insulted you should think and not bleat like a sheep. Also our thoughts are formed as we talk too.
I don't care either way as long as it isn't being shoved down my throat.
It doesn't bother me, unless they are insulting or rude about my belief.
I agree with you very much. I don't force my faith on anyone and try to be respectful of their non belief. However there is a growing group that is very disrespectful of people with faith. They make fun, insult, and generally act as though they are much smarter than people that have a belief. I find this very upsetting although I still try to treat them with respect.
I believe in God, and it doesn't bug me if someone believes in no God or a different God. It might bug God, but it doesn't bug me.
Good point. If you have so much faith in something, why does it bother you that someone tells you otherwise?<br />
But then againm, it is pretty much someone telling you that what you believe in isn't real.. That could make one angry, right?<br />
I don't believe in God.. Btw.
I was expecting some details in 'details'. Anyway,<br />
Personally it does not bug me at all and I am a believer. I pity people who argue about existence or otherwise of God. It is an argument where no one wins.
Your question description says
"If you believe in God, why does it bug you if someone says they don't believe in God? "See details...."
No.No. I was actually looking at the details part of your question looking for more details as you suggested in your main question.
I have never understood why people feel the need to defend and protect their god. They believe their god is the only god and is all powerful, all knowing, all seeing. If I've got it wrong, then god will deal with me when I die, so why do humans get their knickers up their crack about it? mx:))
I do not understand your issues of needing to interfere with other people's freedom by telling them that in your opinion they are committing a sin. When you see someone do something that You consider to be a sin, then the only appropriate action is to decide that you will not do the same thing, otherwise we are going to find all religions criticising each other and then there will always be folks who, in the name of their religion, will escalate the situation into violence and then we end up in war.... this has happened many times. Religion is a personal choice: your jesus told you to go quietly into a closet to prayer, not to make a big show of it. Each of us travels a path to the same destination, we each go by different ways and the only healing action that helps humanity is love, not hatred and not criticism. mx:))
YOU do not realise correctly. I do believe in god: I DO NOT believe in the junk that religions propagate in their own name. Even your bible has been rewritten and edited to serve popes, not god. Your bible allows for sexual abuse and rape of women.... is that really the word of god? Moreover, I am not interfering with your freedom of speech, I am responding to your question.... mx:/
Read your bible... Deuteronomy.