Kiryu2012 wrote:People who try to shove religion into everything. Just now I was listening to a music video, and someone was saying that religion should be used instead of science.
I know people have every right to be religious or not, but you can't try to force it upon others like that.
I live with relatives who are really religious. My aunt and I usually have discussions about our beliefs. I for one find these conversations really uncomfortable, and I've told her that countless times. However we tend to go with it any way. I believe in evolution while the rest of my relatives believe in creationism. They discourage higher education, so whatever I say about facts that there is physical proof of animals evolving based on their environments goes right over their heads. And they ultimately go philosophical on me by saying, "If you must see to believe, then how do you know if there is oxygen if you can't see it?" It's frustrating as hell! I respect their beliefs to a level, but there are times when its hard to give them respect when they get up in my face about it. It doesn't happen very often, but I always loathe it when it does, though my aunt passes it off as, "harmless chitchat." It's times like those that make me wish I could move out sooner. I love them, but our beliefs are just too different. Last weekend I had a discussion with my aunt that went a little too far and I ended up saying that I do not care if I end up not surviving 'Armageddon,' and receiving eternal life in paradise, it's my own choice and no one has the right to force me to place my faith in something that I have no wish in believing. I don't dispute God, I just choose to not take what the Bible says literally like they do. To a degree, let's say I'm agnostic.
I often tell my aunt and uncle that if they love me, they should respect my boundaries regarding to my beliefs. Thankfully my cousin and grandmother do not question me on that subject.