Originally Posted by Clarita Osita' date='04 July 2010 - 09:19 PM' timestamp='1278278340' post='2668851
Totally true, however in the west, it's by far the majority religion and it's the one people most interact with so it's understandable to react to it. But yes, there are other religions with other points of view.
Fine, but if people have issues with Christianity why do they say they have issues with religion? I've had the following conversations lately:
Person: "I hate how religious people hate gays because it's written in their stupid old book."
Me: "Oh, I missed that part. Where in the Bhagavad Gita does it say to hate gay people?"
Person: "I meant the Bible..."
Me: "Well I'm a religious person, and I don't follow the Bible. I also certainly don't hate gay people."
Person: "...okay, I guess I meant Christians."
After a similar interaction with someone else...
Person: "Yeah well, all religions annoy me because they say if you don't follow THEIR path, you go to hell. It's stupid."
Me: "Uh yeah, my religion doesn't say that either. It's very clear that there is no one correct path."
Person (very annoyed now): "RELIGION IS STUPID AND I DON'T AGREE WITH IT."
Me: "You've made that decision based on what?"
Person: "I've known loads of religious people and talked to them about their views and I don't agree with it."
Me: "When you say religious people, were any of them not Christian?"
If you're going to attack something, educate yourselves first people, please!