How do you deal with Religious discrimination ?

Samantha - posted on 03/27/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I live in a community that is about 70% Catholic, 15% Methodist, 12% Baptist, Leaving only 3% for all the rest of us. And believe it or not many of the Catholics are more open minded then the rest of the Christian faiths. Mostly because their belief system is far more traditional, from the days when Pagans were forced to convert to Christianity. Making a lot of the traditions very pagan. But the other two churches in my very small town completely turn their noses to the idea of any religion that doesn't fall under Christian.

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Darkman - posted on 05/15/2010

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Hi Samantha

I firmly believe that religious intolerance is unacceptable. Which is not to say that I don't realise how narrow some people are.

It's very well to take the high road and maintain your beliefs with pride - as soon as you allow the slightest bit of shame or embarrassment into your attitude, the intolerant will sense this and use it against you. Paganism is not something to be ashamed of.

It is also very well to maintain secrecy and keep the nature of your beliefs to yourself. Afterall it is nobody else's business, and will certainly make your social interactions less stressful.

Ultimately, it boils down to what you can live with. Afterall, the only person's approval that you need is YOURS.

Megan

Misti - posted on 04/04/2009

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That sounds fairly uncomfortable. But keeping the conversation on topics other than religion might help...?

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