You seem very paranoid because no where in my post was I bashing your beliefs. In fact my very first post on the subject I said everybody has a right to their beliefs.
Except MY beliefs? Let me show you how confused you are.
It's very self righteous to say that because you don't agree with certain aspects of someones religion that it is wrong.
And you're saying I'm wrong, right? And aren't you being a bit self-righteous?[/quote]Religion is shaped by someones cultural enviorment and until you know truely and fully about someones cultural and religious beliefs and why they belive what they do, don't cast judgement.[/quote] You're casting judgments on me and you have no idea what my cultural or religious background is.
I guess because you find Scientology creepy that everyone should and we should all believe what you belive, because ofcourse what you believe is the way things should be.
And by your logic, why should people believe the way YOU believe? Why can't you just let people think what they want? That's what you're espousing, right?
I think that's a big problem with Americans, they have a terrible history of pushing their beliefs on others even within their own country and sitting on their high horses passing judgement on others.
And are you Americans? You say you need to know somebody cultural environment and blah blah, but then go on to generalize an entire nation. Again, you're just confused. Read some history. America is not the first or last imperialistic power, and we're not alone even today.
Your not a scientologist fine, neither am I but I feel that everyone is entiled to worship and participate in any religion they so choose whether I agree with it or not.
You don't believe this for a second. And if you do, you're not very helpful to the human race. Some religions call for human sacrifices, are you okay with that?
And with that, I stop myself from discussing religion on Tennis4You. This is not the place for it.
Maybe you should have thought about that before you started bashing someones religion.
You say you want people not to bash other people's beliefs, and yet when I voluntarily stopped, you brought it back up again? Do you see your confusion? You literally ask that people not "bash religions," that it's wrong for them to do so, and when I volunteer to stop commenting on the topic you brought it back to life. You're confused.
And again I can recite many occurences in every religion that I personally felt was wrong. I don't agree with how christianity was used to justify slavery, savagely murdering fellow human beings for their land, segregation and the second class treatment of women. At the same time I can't sit her and bash someones beliefs, it's not my place and it's a very sensitive issue. I wouldn't want anyone telling me what I should and should not believe in.
Yeah, that's great. You're a real asset to the human race. You don't care about slavery, murder, or sexism, so long as it's being perpetuated by religion. If everybody was like you, we would still be living in caves.
It's hard for me to take you seriously. I meet intellectually challenged people like you on the intraweb all the time. I'm not trying to change your mind. I'm just trying to show that you were sending a mixed message.
I said that just because you may feel Scientology or any other relgion is flawed and is not for you doesn't mean it's not right for the next man. I don't follow any religion and I have issues with many but I feel everyone has the right to believe in what they want. Relgion is a very sensitive subject and people die daily over the issue so if you don't like scientology don't become a scientologist.[/quote]