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  • I do too. Just respect people, it's not hard to do. Everyone has an opinion and there is no need to bash others for it and think that's their own is the superior.
  • Yeah, lifes too short. Live and let live.
  • Its only to reassure themselves their "belief or non-belief" is correct. I dont agree with everyones beliefs, Ill talk to them about it...but I never disrespect them.
  • Life is to short to get annoyed.
  • No it is a waste of time. We all have our own beliefs and I respect that. +5
  • I don't really get annoyed until someone tries to enforce their own beliefs on others. We can all joke around and have fun appreciating the nuances of our differences, but when someone takes it upon themselves to condemn everyone whose thoughts and beliefs don't run parallel to theirs I find myself quite irritated.
  • Yep! live & let live! is what I say DL! leave the preaching to the fanatics who have nothing else in their lives to talk about! :-/ Sad innit!
  • Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions, there is no point in getting annoyed at those that are too ignorant to understand that fact.
  • No, because I have learned to stay away from people who don't respect.
  • I just get annoyed by people who dont respect other people period...Thats a lot of the problem with this world today. People that are just flat out rude and dont care about anyone but themselves. Disrespecting other peoples beliefs is becoming a major issue in the USA. No more american flag allowed to be displayed in certain states. No more pledge of alegions in some schools. Not saying the word GOD for fear you may offend someone. Its rediculous really. These things are what America is based on. What happened to The Land of the Free?
  • Yes, I do. We are free to have our own beliefs, but it's downright rude to think one is entitled to SHOW disrespect for someone's beliefs. If they don't like it, they should just leave it alone. Unless, of course, someone else is being directly harmed by those beliefs.
  • Yes I do. I have discussed different beliefs with others who believe differently than I do. They have their reasons for believing as they do. Within Christianity, it is usually things that the church or a leader of a particular congregation came up with based on interpretation. Those are interesting but in the end make no difference if the basics are there.
  • Then you'll get annoyed with me. Why would i respect someone who believes in something that i find ridiculous?? of course...i dont respect people that hate transformers
  • No, but I do get annoyed with people who don't know how to spell "belief." If you can't spell it, how can you believe it? ; ) All kidding aside, I suppose respect is admirable. However, it is ludicrous to act as if all beliefs are equally valid. What do you say to a person who thinks the world is flat? Or that it was created on the back of a turtle? Or that if you pray hard enough, God will reward you? Or that the world was created in seven literal days? These ideas are simply ridiculous and to not deserve to be "respected." Perhaps the people who feel "disrespected" should, in addition to being offended, take a look at what the "disrespecter" is saying. It may be that the "believer's" faith is, in fact, groundless and should be abandoned.
  • I try not to get annoyed, but it is very annoying and shows immaturity.
  • Yes, guess I do. I have expressed my feelings against some of the beliefs I've seen people post, BUT not make fun of and tried my best not to disrespect. Your opinion, different view, your different belief can be expressed still showing respect. No one should be made fun. That accomplishes nothing.
  • It saddens me to see anyone ridiculing another person for any reason. I don't have a problem with those that differ, just in the manner that they express that difference. Ridiculing never does anything but hurt people and make that person look ignorant.
  • Yep, live in a town full of people like that... makes school absolutely wonderful, especially social studies, always some smart remark over another culture.
  • I do not like close-minded or self-righteous people that have all the answers and know what's best for everyone. Each of us has the freedom to disagree. I believe people who make fun of others generally are ignorant or stupid. Wrongdoing should not be condoned. But honest differences of opinion should be respected.
  • ..I don't know that I "respect" everyones beliefs, but I am certainly not one to judge anyone... If my mind were any more open it would blow my skull wide open with all the interesting and different viewpoints I absorb every day... We are all unique and amazing....people fascinate the heck outta me...
  • I respect the beliefs of a *child* who tells me what Santa or the Easter Bunny brought, but I no longer pretend to respect the superstitions of *grown-ups* who continue to believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or invisible spirits that cruise the universe and peek through the walls to see who is having sex with whom. In the privacy of your own home you can believe whatever malarkey your brain creates, but if you preach your childish religion to me, or murder doctors at women's clinics, or invade other countries to "convert them to Christianity" (cf. Ann Coulter), then I will publicly disrespect and condemn your beliefs. RE: ANN COULTER: Ann Coulter used to write for the radical right-wing 'National Review'. They fired her sorry asteroid when she wrote, of Muslim nations, "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." [Salon.com, http://dir.salon.com/story/books/feature/2002/06/27/coulter/print.html ] Ann Coulter does not represent *all* believers. However, I haven't seen mainstream Christians challenge or repudiate her bizarre and contemptuous statements. I began to scoff at the religious beliefs of adults when I realized that they were not merely ingenuous and gullible but they were trying to take over my (U.S.) government and public schools. Sorry; you can't have them. Go to your room and pray on it if it makes you feel better. But don't ask for my respect. You haven't earned it.
  • People can do whatever they want. I can only control what I do.
  • My shackles are up when I see a question on here with "Don't you feel sorry for the people who...." to me that is such nerve. They are starting off on a negative thread and implying they have the right to feel that way because someone else thinks differently. So, I really don't get annoyed, but I can see right through those disrespectful types. If I ever get that way, call me on it.
  • I find it boring. They all start to sound the same after awhile, you know?
  • Yes! Everyone is entitled to a belief of their own! The only reason I can figure out why another person has to disrespect them is because they don't have respect for other people.
  • I believe we should throw young virgin girls into volcanoes to appease the gods. How annoying is that?
  • What about those who believe they've got a right to do perverted crap? You gonna respect theirs too? There's a lot of religions out there who don't seem to mind child molesting priests.
  • Being annoyed only happens on this website. In real life no one is really interested in one's religion.
  • Definitely!
  • That depends upon what you mean by "respect" of the beliefs of others. I do get annoyed with people who mock, abuse, and visciously ridicule things they don't understand - especially when those things are beliefs that have been held by many of the greatest minds and societies in human history. It's quite another thing to disagree with and even find fault with certain beliefs, and be able to express your criticisms of them in civil discourse. For example, I'm not a Catholic and in the proper forum I'd be happy to explain why and what I think is wrong with Catholicism, but any man who'd mock or villify the religion of Aquinas, St. Francis, Galileo, Descartes, Chesterton, and Mother Theresa, the religion that built both the Cathedrals and the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, and Bologna, the religion that inspired Michelangelo, Dante, and El Greco ... such a man is worse than an obnoxious ass - he's a cretin, a vandal, and a philistine, and indeed an enemy of humanity itself.
  • To respect a belief is one thing (I have no respect for that which is not true; the Truth I hold in high regard)--but to respect a *person* is another. "God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love - like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do." (Ephesians 4:15) “Everything we know about God's Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself.” (Galatians 5:13) "The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love - so you can't know him if you don't love." (1 John 4:8) "If anyone boasts, 'I love God,' and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won't love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can't see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You've got to love both." (1 John 4:21) “In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples —when they see the love you have for each other." (Jesus, John 13:34) "Regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.” (Col 3:14) “Live a lover's life,
 circumspect and exemplary, 
a life Jesus will be proud of: 
bountiful in fruits from the soul, 
 making Jesus Christ 
attractive to all, 
 getting everyone involved
 in the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:10-11) “[Do not let your] freedom [in Christ] be an...opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but use your freedom to serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5:13, AMP and MSG) "Walk...on the road 
 God called you to travel ...with humility ...steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love” (Ephesians 4:2) “Walk (lead a life) worthy of the [divine] calling 
 to which you have been called, [living] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another.” (Ephesians 4:1-2) “Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble.... No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless - that's your job, to bless. ..Say nothing evil or hurtful... ...Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. ...Speak encouraging words to one another. ...Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. ...Be mindful to be a blessing” (1 Peter 3:8-10, 1 Thes 5:11-14, Galations 6:10) "Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. ...Bless your enemies. ...If you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he's thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness.” (Matthew 5:44, Romans 12:14, 20) "Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.” (1 Thes 5:11-14) "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. ...Love covers every wrong. Love makes up for practically anything.” (1 Peter 4:8b, NLT, MSG; Proverbs 10:12) "Be....quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32; Col 3:13) "When Jesus arrived, he saw this huge crowd. At the sight of them, his heart broke - like sheep with no shepherd they were." (Mark 6:34) “Love...binds us all together in perfect harmony.” (Col 3:14) "Let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about —not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God. ...If God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. . ...We...are going to...love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first.” (1 John 4:7-11, 17-18)
  • Sometimes I get annoyed at the person or the method, but not all beliefs are worth respecting.
  • I used to, but then along came scientology. It's a deal breaker for me. :P
  • it can be offensive - and if they are trolling and get someone answering who cannot respond effectively, that is difficult to watch and the desire to help the underdog by coming alongside (whether or not you agree with them) gets quite strong. Thing is, people do this for sport; put in a provocative question and wait for some innocent shmuck to fall for the bait - it is entertainment. Ignore the stirrers and they go creep back under their rock
  • I eat them for breakfast.
  • To an extent; but tolerance should only go so far. You don't tread on me, I won't tread on you. But if a person tries to push their religious/political beliefs into public schools, buildings, and into the streets, and shows blatant disrespect to anyone who disagrees...They - and their beliefs - become fair game.

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