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Why do people feel the need to force their personal beliefs on others?

I have seen this many times in my life and even here on Ask. I have answered religious questions here, and even stated that the answer was simply my own personal beliefs, and have had people comment that I was wrong for believing that. Why? I mean if you disagree, that's fine, but don't tell me I am wrong for what I choose to believe. I do not do that to other people.

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It is very difficult for some to accept the fact that the cannot change other people.

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One reason, freedom of speech. Still, doesn't mean I agree with the forcing of views onto others.

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Because they are close minded and if its not their belifes it is wrong.

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Because they see logic in their beliefs and they think that is the truth because of the logic, and the truth must be known!

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They lack knowledge and are ignorant..

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Because people will believe what they want and degrade anyone who opposes their beliefs. It is human nature to hate what you don't believe or like.

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Democrasy. We express whatever we want. If someone disagree who cares.

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Because opinions are like buttholes, we all have one and they all stink

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People can be so absorbed in their own perceptions of reality they fail (or refuse) to recognize when they've crossed the line from "spreading the news" to the unknowing, to imposing their views on the unwilling. Don't give a lot of weight to such activity in a public discussion format such as Ask!.

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Such a strong desire to prove they are right and the other person is wrong. It would be nice if everyone stated their beliefs and let the others do the same. I wish the comment section was not there. The helpful button is good but I wish there was just a disapprove button instead if the comments. Thats where the anger brews. I'm a wimp... And I cry easy .... .....

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There used to be red thumbs and green thumbs. Green thumbs were good answer, red, bad. There was actually a red thumb war here on ask, so the thumbs were removed.
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How could they do that ?
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Bad answers were getting good reviews, and good or great answers were getting pummeled with red thumbs. Then people would try to "attack" the ones who red thumbed them with red thumbs. I was actually winning though. I had way more green thumbs than red. lol.
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Ha ha ha ha ... Thanks
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Not to nitpick, but someone telling you your statements are wrong on a public forum is not forcing beliefs on you.

Forcing beliefs on you would be inserting them into laws or government that you must then follow or be ruled by, converting you by force or coercion, or indoctrinating you via compulsory education.

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You are free to think what you want, but i have seen it here where words fly because people are trying to use them to force others to their way of thinking. So I am going to agree to disagree with you.
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I, Too, Have Found It
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@psalmboy, Then in my opinion it should be stated that it is an opinion, not a fact.
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nice answer skept....just my comment:)
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C'mon! Do you have any idea how incredibly BORING it would be on here or anywhere else if we were all like those two cartoon gophers? You remember dontcha? Oh, a little before your time? They were these two gophers or rodents that made their home underground and were so incredibly polite to eachother that even as a kid watching these two characters, I stopped wondering about Bert and Ernie and started wondering about these two. Anyone familiar with the old Warner Brother cartoons will know what I'm talking about. I don't think they were "Chip" and "Dale" because I think they were squirrels and were DISNEY creations. Anyway if society actually acts the way these two rodents did with eachother, then we won't ever have to fear violence ever again, just being bored to death, or at least bored into a coma.

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My point was that it is fine to disagree, but just agree to disagree. State your opinion, fine, but people should not tell someone that they are wrong for their beliefs.
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Morally you are probably right, and the world probably would be better of IF that was indeed how we all behaved toward eachother. As it is right now, I suppose you can be thankful that ALL they MIGHT be doing is telling you you're "wrong", if you've read a number of my answers and comments to people on here, I sometimes do a little bit more than saying they're "wrong". However if I get too far outta line I will not hesitate to apologize unless I feel you need to put a little "leather" on instead of that "gold leaf" that one may consider "skin". Dig what I'm saying here?
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Actually, unless a question is indeed about religion, I do not feel that Ask.com is the forum to express those beliefs. When, for example, a teen asks a question about a pregnancy, there are three choices available. 1) keeping the baby 2) abortion 3) adoption. Even though religion is not an issue here, people make it one and try to influence people with their ideals. I believe this is because they feel there beliefs might be superior to others or as stated, some may be ignorant to other beliefs. I would love to see answers reflecting more facts and less religion or even political influences.

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ummm I referred to questions about religion only in my details.
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You said personal beliefs. Those are usually based on a person's religion, politics and other factors such as culture. As I stated, I believe answers should remain facts, just facts, unless the question in is one of those other areas.
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I also said I have answered religious quest.....did you read the details? Just wondering.
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You have a valid point, but I kind of like the old "Soap box derby"type forum.
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If it was just facts that people wanted they could just google. I think it's great to have ideas and input from different people. And as someone said, it's not like expressing my point of view is actually forcing it on you.
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You are not getting my point, answering a religious question, is exactly where religion belongs. I do not believe it belongs where it is not called for, as in my pregnancy example.
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Nothing forcible about sharing beliefs. Gathering information is the only way to come to your own conclusions. out of all the B/S you may find something useful.

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Tis true indeed that BS acts as fertilizer for both flowers and weed!
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It Tis !
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Why are you trying to stop us from forcing our beliefs on others? You shouldn't be suggesting that we not do that because that would be.....

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I am not trying to stop anything. I asked why people do it. I do not think it is ok, and I do not do it. When someone does it to me, I say something and put a stop to that because it is my right to do so. What the rest of you do, idc.
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Look up "irony".
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There is nothing ironic about this. I do not try to force anyone to believe the way I do. I will however defend myself from someone who thinks it is ok to do that. That is not forcing them to stop, it is forcing them to stop doing it to me.
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There is everything ironic about my comment. You don't get to decide what my intent was. Only I do.

Boy, we have some humorless twits, here.
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I did not say there was. Also, no need for name calling. Keep it civil or you will be reported.
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To Tralbry: I like to think I haven't lost mine yet, but I thought I had left my sense of humor on the kitchen table. It's not there now.
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To Tralbry: Oops, I was trying to be funny.
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No one should try to FORCE anything but as Christians we are tasked by God to tell ALL people about God and His love and about the amazing Gift of Grace He gave all humanity through Christ His son and how easy it is to accept that free gift should they want to do so.
However what many of my fellow Christians dont seem to grasp is that it is not our job to 'save' or 'judge' or 'convert' anyone. All of that belongs to God. Those are Gods responsibilities and Gods alone and He does not need our help. All we are supposed to do is tell people about God. That we will continue to do until Christ comes for us.

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THANK YOu!
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