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How to Not Be Affected by Your Friends Insulting Your Views on Religion

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  1. Remember, different strokes for different folks.Not everyone has the same views on everything. You may look at your religion as pure and loving, but to others it may have some faults. Be more tolerant than those that are insulting your views.
  2. Don't let their taunts affect you.Deep down, it's what you believe that matters, not how they see your beliefs. Stand by your beliefs in your own mind. You have your reasons for believing what you believe. They probably don't have a good reason for insulting your religious beliefs. They are probably doing it through ignorance or fear. You can be unaffected by the insults because you are completely devoted to your beliefs and your faith is unshakable. They may insult your beliefs because they have no strong faith of their own to hold onto. You should pity those that taunt you.br>
  3. Debate, but do it rationally.You can defend your views, but do it without resorting to emotional attacks or defensiveness. You will get nowhere by shouting or being melodramatic. Explain that your religion gives you hope and is part of your way of life, and ask that they respect your position. Everyone is entitled to belief what they wish in enlightened society. They should respect your beliefs as they expect their beliefs to be respected.
  4. Stick up for yourself.Don't take a "holier than thou" attitude or be condescending, but realize you have a right to believe as you will. Don't apologize for your faith. On the flip side, they are entitled to think as they will, and you should not retaliate by attacking them.
  5. Strengthen your faith.Read religious texts, pray, or talk to local religious leaders. Remember why you believe what you do, and the feelings and help it gives you in life. A stronger tree of belief stands up better against the winds of insult.
  6. Stand strong.In the end, don't bow yourself to the insults. Persevere. If you struggle standing alone, find a parent, friend, or religious leader to help you, or ask your God for strength.

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  • Question
    A person in school is calling me a homophobe because of my religious beliefs, and it really hurts me. What should I do?
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    Community Answer
    Your beliefs are a very important part of who you are. You could try learning about their religion and teaching them about yours for a greater understanding.
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  • Question
    My teacher continues to shame my religion in front of the whole class. I'm very shy and scared to stand up for my beliefs. What should I do?
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    Community Answer
    Email the teacher or write her a note and politely explain your discomfort. If your teacher continues to put your religion down, go to the school counselor and tell her what's going on.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    In my class of 45 students, I am the only Muslim, and the others tease me. Can I tease them back?
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    Community Answer
    You shouldn't tease them. Don't stoop to their level of racism and ignorance. Instead, seek out a friend who will accept you for who you are. Never let them make you think there is anything wrong with you or your beliefs.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    My friends keep teasing me when I say I'm not allowed to eat pork because of my religion. They say they're messing around, but it offends me a lot. What do I do?
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    Community Answer
    Tell them to stop, as it really hurts, which could lead to a broken relationship.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    I'm an atheist, and people make fun of me about it. What do I do?
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    Community Answer
    Tell them that if they're hoping to persuade you that you're wrong by making fun of you, they've chosen the wrong tactic and are only demonstrating their small-mindedness. Then, walk away.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    My friend is an atheist, and I told them I disagree but respect their beliefs. However, they called my god "stupid." What should I do now?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Tell them that this was a very offensive thing to say and ask them to apologize. Let them know that if they want to continue their friendship with you, they will have to be respectful of your religious beliefs.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    I go to a Christian school and everyone thinks I worship Satan because I listen to AC/DC. My teacher even shamed me in front of the class. It angers me. What should I do?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You should let your parents know, so they can take this up with your teacher. Don't let others judge you, either.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What if they start saying stuff about how I "hate" my gay friend because my religion is hateful, but I still care for them and think sexually doesn't matter?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    State your mind. Tell them that just because certain people in your religion feel a certain way, that doesn't mean you do, and that you care for your friend and would never mistreat him/her. If necessary, get your friend to speak up and tell these people that you're not a bigot.
    Thanks!
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