posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 09:56 AM
If they do not respect him without the religion change, then it's not him they respect after the religion change. There is no way of getting
If they were talking about understanding rather than tradition, I could see some wiggle room, but it doesn't appear the family is about understanding
at all. Understanding is universal, so if they were to focus on the understanding they would likely find common ground in the "beliefs". But if
the focus is only on the literal, only on the idol and only on the traditions, then no common ground is to be had.
However, if it's just to make her parents happy, then it's probably not even to be worried about. Unless he is really changing things. I'm
reminded of "The Good men" who roamed during the reign of the Roman Catholic Church.
These guys taught outside the church, and the Church hunted them down as heretics. When it came to the traditions of the catholic church, they would
say - a little bread never hurt anyone. Meaning, it was best to just go along to make them happy, and not worth the fight of going against such a
power. Of course, they just kept with the church for public appearence, and in private and practice did differently.