Hi OP, Welcome to ATS
... As you probably have already noticed now, many of the members here at ATS generally tend to hold a very much alternative
mind-set, aside from what you may be used to, in respect to beliefs and what they consider to be true or not true.
I apologize for some people are laughing at you and being rude and mocking towards your beliefs. It's not right.
...Respecting beliefs is a two-way street. If you want your beliefs to be respected, you need to also respect the beliefs of others... vice versa. And
respecting in this case means not mocking or laughing at others who hold a different belief, but also not trying to force-convert others to believe in
I can understand why you feel so strongly that your God is truth. It's not a new concept to have faith to that degree in which you believe it as
truth, seeing as how Christianity was set up that way to begin with.
I am not trying to tell you what to do OP, but rather I just want to point out but we live in a different world now (not accusing you of being
ignorant to the world we live in now) a world where more and more people every day are joining alternative religions, and some even choosing to have
no religion in their life at all. It's not evil or bad, it's just different,I know that is not really the point...... the point is you will believe in
your religion regardless of what year it is.....But, like I said, I do understand where you are coming from, why you feel not believing God as truth
is evil and bad, and that we are all liars, because you believe God as Truth. It's YOUR truth. It does not make it wrong or right. To you it is right
and true, and that is OK! Some people become defensive towards that notion, but I get it. Although I am not religion-affiliated myself, I DO get it.
No matter how people treat you badly for believing in God, you should not let people make you feel put-down about it. You are entitled to your own
religion and beliefs, as are everyone else, no matter who disagrees with them or not, it's not up to them.
It would be more grown-up of people if they would have just politely ignored your posts if they do not agree with them, instead of trying to shove it
in your face to make sure you KNOW they disagree. In a way, they are contradicting themselves, as they do not want to be converted to your religion,
yet in the same breath are trying to mock yours and put yours down as if what they believe is more TRUE than what you believe. ..
Hope you still enjoy your stay here, OP, people here are usually really nice and welcoming. Religion just has a tough crowd around here.... It's just
how it is......................
Anyways, nice to meet you, It's a wild ride, and you might even learn some stuff...
EDIT: P.S. Also OP, you got over 200 replies on your 1st thread, I'd consider that a pretty damn successful 1st thread.
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