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|Sephora||Sep 21 2007, 08:15 AM|
Here's how I see it, I'm a Wiccan. I go to Catholic weddings, Christian weddings, funerals, et al. When the "leader" says "bow your head", I do it. I'm in their world. I'm there voluntarily. I was not dragged kicking and screaming, I went freely. Does my Goddess fault me for respecting other people? No, she rewards my convictions. So I have a great deal of trouble with someone going to another country and disrespecting it. She willingly signed up for the show, she could have participated and all the while been praying to her God. Wouldn't he understand? Jesus sat with lepars and prostitutes. He was the one who went in and knocked the money tables over in the temples because it was disrespectful to that religion. So if Jesus showed respect for all, why can't modern Christians? Why do Americans go to other countries and expect to be treated like Americans? Why do they expect others to cater to them?
It comes down to two things for me. 1. Respect the country you are in willingly. 2. Respect your God enough to trust that he knows your heart and go through the motions when you are in a place willingly. Leslie obviously doesn't trust her God to know her heart and convictions if she couldn't participate and show respect.
As to what Atheists and Agnostics do. I don't always understand why they do some of the things they do, but that why they live here ~ freedom of religion. It's why I can say the pledge and leave out "under God" and only use a debit card so I don't have to use money that says "In God We Trust." We're a free country. China isn't. And if I ever went to China, I'd do what they told me to.
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