Life Lessons - How to talk about religion with your friends.
Why Talk About Religion?
In today’s world talking about religion can be a sensitive topic. At the same time religion is a fundamental and integral part of many of our lives and the lives of many of our friend. If you are deeply religious it will be impossible for your friend to understand you without having some understanding of your religious side. Likewise if one of your friends is a devout person you understanding of him/her will depend on your understand his/her belief and value system.
Many religions carry a mandate to share their beliefs with others. These conversation starts are not intended as a proselytizing tool. They are intended to promote understanding and start a deeper conversation that can lead to spiritual topics.
This assumes that the to people in the conversation are already friends.
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This assumes that families play an important part in the belief system.
This assumes that you have some time to talk in a comfortable uninterrupted environment
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Ensure Mutual Respect
Remember when talking about religious topics you are often talking about deeply held and cherished beliefs. It is vital to be respectful. There will undoubtedly be components that you do not understand. Do not criticize any component of the belief system. When you find point of agreement be sure to point these out and build upon them.
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