I have encountered some people in my life who believe that people attempting to convert them to a certain religion (almost always Christianity) are being disrespectful to their beliefs. I'm curious how y'all feel about that.
I'm including a poll which I am fully aware uses generalizations... but I don't have a problem with generalizations.
- Yes, attempting to convert me in general is disrespectful of my beliefs72% (36)52% (24)62% (60)Vote
- No, attempting to convert me in general isn't disrespectful of my beliefs14% (7)35% (16)24% (23)Vote
- We need more cowbell14% (7)13% (6)14% (13)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Not exactly, but it gets annoying if it's a constant thing you have to deal with and you've already expressed several times that you have a different view and aren't interested in converting.
So people can make their case once or twice at most and it's fine, a good thing even, but it becomes disrespectful when the other person has made it obvious they aren't interested in adopting a different view, and yet they're still pestered about it. It's just irritating.
I deal with it frequently because some of my family is strongly religious while I'm not at all (atheist), and somehow they found out because my brother has a big mouth, so at this point I just want the whole issue to be left alone so we can talk about something else.2
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Most Helpful Guy
I don't think it is disrespectful, otherwise no one could ever teach anyone anything because it would be disrespectful to the way people think things work at a given time. But religions are social control and a means to extort money and technically just codified culture, so I would prefer to remain uninterested.0