Tuesday, October 09, 2007

For the Love of God, Please Stop

While visiting Mera Terrha Pakistan I read one of Summer's posts entitled "Ex-Gays". After hearing about some of what she's experiencing, I thought it might be a good idea to send this short message to all those who happen to stop by here.

For God's sake, and I mean that literally, if you believe in any sort of deity, would you please do all of us a favor and stop projecting your fears and worries onto other people who do not share your beliefs? Please? Pretty please?!!

Lots of theists and agnostics get along in life perfectly fine without having to proselytize the world around us. You can too. Why is it so difficult for some people to understand that the best way to win people over to your side, if that is what you wish to do, is by showing that your beliefs have instilled in you a sense of compassion and loving-kindness towards your fellow man and provide you with peace of mind and a desire to make the world a better place. Telling people that they should lead miserable lives (just to make you feel more comfortable with the choices you've made) or that they will burn for all eternity in some fiery furnace (a.k.a. hell, jahannum, gehennom) just isn't going to increase the likelihood that they'll take you or your religion seriously.

This ends today's religious public service announcement.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Nicely put. :)