The debate "Religion should be a personal journey/ belief not shoved down everyones throat." was started by
January 6, 2015, 6:54 am.
43 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 9 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
truenick19 posted 1 argument, Flimpy posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
chickenwingedwin posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
truenick19, Unfathomable, Edward, kennediharris515, MACE, ChubbyBunny, kireevr1996, Wantonjon, Flimpy, Curious_Student, slamer56, braxton414, parbelsaha, KaterinaVinther, sophistry, marxist4life, theguy, countrybumpkin and 25 visitors agree.
chickenwingedwin, wmd, username_gracie, amwright and 5 visitors disagree.
Religion is like a penis. It's ok to have one and be proud of it, but please don't wave it around in public or shove it down my throat.
We should be able to being in what we want. For example getting forced into Sunday school at a young age is a great way to become closed minded about religion which could also affect your views on other things.
First, I'll define religion. Religion is a particular set of belief which concerns issues like meaning of life and human
existence. In other words, an organized worldview. I'll take shoving down throats means that forced to listen or convert. For me, I disaprove of the motion given. First, religion should not be only personal experience. Worldview or religion of a person can affect many things such as moral conscience, moral obligation and so on. Basically, how you live your life is determined by your worldview. Put this into a context like should gays allowed to be married. If you are a Abrahamic religion believer, you would argue no as God says so. But if you are an atheist or liberalist, you would say yes as they have right to marry and we have no right to stop them. So policies regarding society, economy, politics, every approach in one's life are affected by their worldview. Therefore, we cannot personalize religion as what we do affect others and religion is the thing that determines it. Secondly, religion should not be shoved down throat. In this world, we meet people with different sets of worldview and when we interact with them, basically we are exchanging alternate sets of worldview. Schools try to pass Darwinism as a worldview to children. Christians try to spread gospel to converts. Advertisers spread consumerism to customers. Yoga masters try to sell spiritualism to everyone. In short, everyone hope other people will share their worldview. Unless you stay in a mountain where no human interaction, we are exposed or in your words shoved down throats a lot of worldview. Yet, this is unavoidable. If not exposed to worldview, we wont know what is right or wrong. Therefore, we must choose our own worldview and the right one that can benefit others.