Have you ever had a case in which someone tried to force a certain belief upon you - whatever that belief was? (Yes, that includes atheistic beliefs too)
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Yes, a case where I wasn't religious and someone tried to convince me of their religious beliefs (any religion), against my will
46%
Yes, a case where I was religious and someone tried to convince me of their own religious beliefs (different from mine), against my will
8%
Yes, a case where I was religious and someone tried to convince me of their non-religious (atheistic etc.) beliefs, against my will
9%
I'm religious and both of the cases where I was religious applied to me
3%
I have switched between religious and non-religious and had situations like these happen both when I was religious and when I wasn't
10%
I have never experienced anything of this sort.
24%
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Published: June 7, 2015
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WinterSong12Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, people stated their religeon/non-religeon as facts and that bothered me...
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I see!
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In a way...? I mean, my bestie said she liked girls on her FB, and when I pointed out that I did too, her aunt (or something, family of sorts) were saying it was a sin, blah blah, we shouldn't love those of the same gender, etc, but it wasn't really doing anything. I stood up for the both of us, and my parents got involved. When they stood up for us, she just deleted her comment and never bothered us again c:
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Ahhh, good she learned her lesson :3
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KaiCow3Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not religious but when I was younger, in primary school, we had religion class for some reason. Everyone had to go there, whether they were religious or not. I got in fights with my classmates because almost all of them were religious and they constantly tried to force their beliefs upon me.
I don't have a problem with religious people but I just can't stand it when some of them try to force me to believe in something I have no interest in. I respect their beliefs and in return I'd like them to respect mine as well.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that's very understandable!
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TakaEdakumiHobbyist General Artist
I don't think anyone has tried to force any specific beliefs on me before.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
That's good!
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Crystal-GryphonHobbyist General Artist
Not really. My mother is upset that i'm agnostic/athiest instead of catholic, but she doesn't try to shove her religion in my face. 
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
That's good at least!
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Loosened-ScrewsHobbyist General Artist
I'm religious, but I haven't really had to deal with stuff like this too much. Many of my friends are atheist, and we get along just fine, without anyone having an agenda to convert anyone else. :)

That said, I have seen examples, online and on the news, of all kinds of people trying to shove their opinions and beliefs down other people's throats, and it's kind of depressing that some people can't just live and let live. :/
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see, that's good ^^

And yea, it is...
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RinTinPaladinHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes yes and yes. I'm aethiest, though perhaps 'non-religious' is more appropriate as I do not carry it as a faith like some radical aethiests do. I simply have that belief and tend not to think about it anymore than that. However I have had quite a few cases when younger where I've been literally cornered by those with radical beliefs as they've grown more and more frenzied crying that I should pray with them to save my soul. It has since instilled a great wariness and anger toward preachers. We should all be allowed to voice and practice our own beliefs. The minute someone starts preaching and pushing at me is the same time my levels of trust and comfort in being with them will start to drop and will now straight up explain to them why they should reel themselves in.
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Yea, indeed! It's very discomforting.
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ErexisHobbyist Digital Artist
Quite a few times, actually. Most of the times were Christians, other times Mormons, and I recall a persistent little fellow who just couldn't bear the fact that I don't want to join the Krishna believers. But most of the time were Christians. Some of them even cursed me tod damnation, and said that I'll go to Hell for telling them that I believe in quite a few things (I believe in my friends, I believe in myself, I believe that if I make the right choices in life, I can make a huge difference, and also believe in free will), but none of them were their god, and its divine guidance.
The strange fact is, that even considering these above, I do not consider myself an atheist, but I had to wait for the right type of religious people I can have perfectly fine discussions about religion, and everything else too. Some of my best friends now are actually religious, and they never forced me to see everything my way. They respect my beliefs, and I also respect them too. But that doesn't mean we can't share our opinions about each other's beliefs. :)
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I see! That makes sense ^^
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UniqueStrangeAwesomeHobbyist Writer
I find it interesting how most people taking this poll are not religious....
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Many people of this generation are atheists, because of secularization of society! I'm not surprised.
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UniqueStrangeAwesomeHobbyist Writer
Oh, really? That's quite interesting (although I am one of them). Where I live, an island, everyone is Catholic or Christian. I've never met another Atheist, even though everyone knows everyone here, since it's so small.
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one of my "friends" is an atheist and she constantly argues why she's right and whatever when it comes to religion. i'm agnostic so really i'm not the one to ask if you want to know if god exists or not but still it's awful that she keeps doing this because i do believe in some form of higher power and i don't want her beliefs shoved down my throat tHANKYOU VERY MUCH >:I
don't get me wrong i respect her opinion but i think you understand what i mean??
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I understand! Being forced to believe something is never nice.
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HawkiefaceHobbyist Writer
precisely eue
how about you??
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Just online people :XD:
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you're not just agnostic if you believe in some form of higher power, but you'd be an agnostic theist, which is pretty different to just an agnostic.
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