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  • How do you feel when people mention religion in posts?

    142 posts, 44 voices, 2441 views, started Jan 31, 2009

    Posted on Saturday, January 31, 2009

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      This topic was discussed as a tangent recently, but I think there can be a further discussion here. The question is really in regards to posts that don't have a religious theme.

      This post is not a place to argue but a place to express your view. All opinions are accepted and none are wrong. Please keep it nice.



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Annie...uncomfortable...NOPE!! Not our annie!



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • What I mean CD is this:

          There are those that think because I do not believe as they do, that they need to pray for me to find the light. Their light may not be for me, yet That does not mean I am wrong in my belief.

          In a nutshell...Do not pray for me because I do not believe the same as you, for you may be the one who needs the prayers.

          Hope that makes sense.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • I know I haven’t been on much, so I may (or may not have) missed something. But as far as religion, or posting something religious on a non religious post, I really don’t have a problem with it. Freedom of speech, you know?..Maybe because I am a child of God, I do love to hear about what God has done for His children. But at the same time, if it does get ‘Preachy’ or crosses the border, I can see where it can be a turn off...

          I’ve always been of the mindset that people should see God IN you not ON you...meaning that one doesn’t have to get all preachy, for others to know what you believe in...



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Annie stands for “annie-lytical.” The girl wants to know what makes people tick. Your questions are always thought-provoking, Annie.



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • BTW CD, i’ll take your healing prayers of love anyday!! ♥



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          Linni wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • i am in agreement that when someone says " i will pray for you " in a way that is sarcastic, or rude, that is wrong!

          when i tell someone i will pray for them, i mean it sincerely, and with love, never trying to demean or insult that person..

          i hope im making sence! lol



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          UK Girl wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Linni we all know when you say something it comes from the bottom of your very deep heart and is said very thoughtfully



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Genuine. That’s a good word, all you girls are genuine! xoxo



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Linni, like CD, you can pray for me anytime!!

          DENISE!! I see you yay! miss you gurl! ♥



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Now...I might say something like “gurl you need prayer..or You need hands laid on you” But I usually reserve those kind of comments to someone that ‘knows’ me and knows the context in which I speak like that...say someone like teeky or mztracy because I feel close enough to them to know that they won’t take offense to me saying something like that to them...does that make sense?



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          Linni wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • i will tell you that i do pray for all my friends here! i love you all and you all mean the world to me!

          xx



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • denise I love and respect prayers from you.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • I think if someone says (with love) that they will pray for someone, regardless of religious beliefs, its a good thing, because let’s face it, the way this world is today, we all believers or non-believers, need all the prayers we can get. But I don’t think that one religion should be more over-powering than the other, or be regarded as more important than another.
          For many years I have (and still do) been struggling with my religious beliefs. AM I less of a believer because I don’t like to go to church? Or am I less of one because I struggle between one religion or another? (sorry going on a tangent).
          But kudos annie..this is a very interesting topic..a great one for me to stumble upon..lol



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • you all can pray for me anytime!  On wings like eagles!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Hey, Lori! I was just thinking about you! How was your girls day?

          btw, good thoughts on the blog.



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • In My Humble Opinion, BB. estatic



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          Darla5 wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Great question Annie!!!

          CYNTHIA, I remember that person on Fab40. That was an UGLY situation.

          For me...  I think we should treat people with kindness and do not judge others. As a Christian I have seen so many be turned off by “Church People.”  We should live our lives in a way that people will notice without having to shove our views down their throats.

          Please remember the Pharisees and the Saducees were the Church people of Jesus day. He called them VIPERS. He always spoke out about them.

          The most hurt I have ever been in my life is by someone who always shouted what a Christian they were.  

          The Lord says in the Bible you will know a man by his fruit. Well, I am not judging but I gotta tell you I have seen some rotten fruit. ( ex husband for starters)

          I‘M JUST SAYIN’ AS SOULFUL SAYS   !!!!!!



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • BB: if you use it, I personally may interpret as “I am an hot oven”  estatic



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • BB: I was actually really nice here.  I was going to say “In My H__ny Org____.“tongue out



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Yes annie...exactly (know your audience) I like that.

          mslorid..I agree..an athiest blog would do nothing for me, therefore I would even think about reading it...That’s just me. Why read something that has no relevance to my life? But religion on the whole is very interesting to me mainly because of what I stated above.



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • DARLA!! HI!! where have u been!!??



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • LOL...Tracy I was gonna ask the same question...you beat me to it..

          Thanks for the shout out darla...lol



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          Darla5 wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Hey Girls !! ! Sorry to change up your post Annie.

          I have been out of town. My girlfriend turned 50 and we all had a girls trip to the Biltmore in North Carolina. IT was so much fun and trust me we had a blast.

          One morning we went down for breakfast and we had to give our name since it was charged to the room... Well, the host said, ” We are quit familiar with the Mayfield party. ” hahahaha
          We laughed  and got very little sleep. I think she had a wonderful time.

          THanks for asking !!!! I missed talking to ya’ll.



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          Karyn Olson wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • For me it all boils down to personal choices...If I don’t feel comfortable with where the topic at hand is going it is my choice if I want to participate in that discussion or not...most times I will read the thread but not post...helps me learn a little about my new found friends and perhaps learn something new for myself....happy



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Annie, I’d probably read an atheist blog too, as long as it wasn’t derogatory toward Christians. I’m interested in the perspectives of others.



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          Onevision wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • If someone tells me they will pray for me, that is comforting. If I ask what I can do for someone else in a crisis, perhaps that would be better than just assuming that a person wants me to pray for them. I just do for others what I would want them to do for me. I’m confident in my beliefs. I love people and don’t want to do anything to hurt anyone. God is love. If an atheist wants to talk with me that is great....any little thing I can do to plant a seed is all I can hope for sometimes. I’m open to listening to others...I agree with coachmomb, as long as it isn’t derogatory toward Christians.  



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • I am interested in hearing about all faiths so I don’t mind reference to your faith of choice. What I do mind is someone telling me (tone) my choice of faith is wrong. It’s MY faith, how could it be wrong?
          I am one who is modest about my faith so Annie in answer to your question.. I don’t mind if faith is brought up in a non faith topic if it pertains to topic,ex: Israel- lots of religion to discuss or President Obama- we all want him to do well so we will send a prayer up for him if prayer is what you do. What I do find insulting is when it gets hurtful.



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          Mary Clark wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • I am a Christian and I want anyone and everyone to know it.  But I won’t bug you about converting to my beliefs.  Just don’t step on mine.  

          I do pray for many of you.  You can’t believe how I think of so many of you throughout my day.  Some of you are going through some tough things right now...and I pray for you.  

          I really don’t have a problem with people mentioning religions in blogs or posts but don’t tell me how things are for me or going to be for me.  I think I did have one member to say where I was going when I died and it wasn’t where I KNOW I‘M GOING.  I know where I’m going...I just don’t know where any of you are going when you die.  That’s between you and your God.  

          happy



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Good question BB.....



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Religion has always been and will always be a controversial subject, unfortunately.  God knows I need someone to pray for me and I do admonish each and everyone of you to say a pray for me.  

          I don’t even mind if someone tries to tell me what I should or should not believe, because they are entitled to an opinion, just don’t push....



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          Mary Clark wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • OH..one more thing....and I try to live my life out like a Christian would.  I am a sinner but I do try show others of my faith and beliefs by how I live my life and how I treat others. Your actions speak louder than your words at times.



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          Scorpion13 wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • If it’s pertinent to the topic, I don’t mind a religious reference. But a preachy, condescending reference really annoys me. Or one trying to convert someone else to their beliefs. I will simply not comment and find a new conversation if it’s too religious in nature. I’m just not that interested in Christianity, but in no way do I think it’s “wrong” to believe in that religion. I am simply interested in religions that I don’t know much about.

          That said, to each her own. I love you all no matter what your beliefs are!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Scorpion, I appreciate you perspective. I tend to not comment if a post have a condescending tone.

          What we believe, whether religious in nature or not, is part of who we are. We do not have to agree to accept one another. Be we should be respectful.

          Annie, great topic and great discussion! Thanks for posting!



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          Onevision wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • If someone is fine with what they believe, great. I’m not going to preach at them or say...like “I’m better than you“. I was just writing how my mind thinks and believes, that’s all BB.  estatic

          When I die, where will I go and how do I know?   Body, mind, spirit



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          Martinilush wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Excellent topic, Annie! happy

          I don’t generally take offense to religion being mentioned in posts. I always find it interesting to learn what others’ views are, no matter what the topic at hand is.  

          I wholeheartedly agree with those who have said it is all in how it is said - if it is said in love (no matter what the religious sentiment expressed), it warms my heart!  If it is said in a holier-than-thou or preachy tone, I tend to skip over that comment and go to the next.



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          Cynthia Green wrote Jan 31, 2009
        • Minnow I agree with you. The beauty of life is that we are all given free choice and that even if we do not always agree with one another’s views we should be able to respect the law of free choice and agree that it is okay to sometimes disagree.



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          Laurabeth wrote Feb 16, 2009
        • I don’t mind if other people mention religion in posts, in real life, or anywhere. I am also not offended if someone says they will pray for me, I see it as their way of showing they care, with what means they have. I believe everyone has a right to his/her own beliefs as long as they respect mine in return. I have not encountered anyone who said they would pray for me to see their way, rather they say they will pray for the health of my father and things like that. It is just to show that they care and are thinking of him. I don’t know, am I making sense? I can hear what I am trying to say in my mind, it does not seem to translate well into words.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Feb 16, 2009
        • Respectfully of course, to each their own. happy



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