Why do some people who preach respect bash other people’s faith? So okay, there are a lot of ‘religious’ people that act against the teachings of their beliefs. ‘A lot‘ not ‘ALL‘, please do not generalize. It’s like saying all Muslims are like Bin Laden or Catholics priests are all greedy and perverted.
I know the flaws of the people that practice my religion(Roman Catholic), but that doesn’t mean I would already give up on my faith (that in itself is such an ironic contradiction). Seeing people who share my belief do horrible things make me want to be better and have MORE FAITH, it gives me this strength so I could defend my faith not just through words, but actions. It gives me a sense of duty.
What’s wrong with having faith? What’s wrong in believing in a being of eternal love and mercy? What’s so wrong in believing in heaven or hell for that matter? What’s wrong in believing in DOING GOOD and BEING GOOD? What’s wrong inBELIEVING?
I rarely talk (or write) like this because I choose to RESPECT other people’s views. But can’t they respect mine?
“If I want to look beautiful, I do it for me. When I wear this I feel part of a faith, an identity. I feel good.” - Zarka, a Muslim girl explaining that she is not forced to wear a veil (Je t’ aime Paris)
That is what I feel when I pray, whether its by myself, in the crowd, kneeling or with a rosary. That is what I feel when I hear mass. That’s what I feel when I try to win over and do the right thing, even if it pains me.When I practice my faith, I feel beautiful, I feel good —I feel loved.
And doing the traditions and teachings of my religion, it’s my way of giving love back. I’m all flawed and commit a lot of mistakes, but that’s what I love about my faith, it encourages me non stop to be better. It tells me that I’ve always been meant to be better. It taught me not to give up, in myself, in other people and in God.
I guess this rant was written because I just can’t stand some people’s hypocrisy. They like to be left alone to their beliefs and yet they mock mine. Where’s the respect in that?
That’s the one of the things that separates us from animals, respect and compassion.
A man with no religion can still be a good man, can still live a good life. But a man without faith is already dead while still alive.
pardon my rant, but I have my limits too