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I have this friend that does not belive in god what do i do

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If I were your friend and you tried to convert me, You'd lose a friend. Leave them be and respect their beliefs.

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If I were your friend, you would know that I am loving this life following Jesus. My friends are people who love me at all times. And, we DO talk about the most important things in our lives because that's what friends do. I do believe in God of the Bible, and I love talking about it! So I talk; they listen; we laugh and learn about each other through conversation, and we don't all believe the same things.

If you have a friend who tries to "convert" you, before ending the friendship, please ask,
"Are you telling me about Jesus because you think I'm trash, bad, stupid or immoral? Or, are you telling me about Jesus because you have something new in your life that gives you joy, peace, and hope and you want to share it with me?"
Take that one step further: If you have a friend who tells you you're going to Hell she is one of two
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Conversation and attempting to covert someone is 2 different subjects. This person is clearly wanting to "save" this friend and bring him/her into the fold of Christianity.
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everyone has their own beliefs...u should respect whatever they think...

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what
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nothing :)
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Respect, yes; admire or esteem--NO.
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You can't admire someone because they're not of your religion? I admire some Christians. It's based on their character, not their beliefs.
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If you don't know the meaning of a word, you really should look it up in a dictionary first.
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I know what admire means. It means to look up to. You're not going to look up to someone at all anyone simply because their religious beliefs are not identical to yours? That's very condescending.
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A clinical psychologist who stops at the first level of inference?

It seems you know somethings but understand very little.

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I'm not a clinical psychologist first of all, I'm studying to become one.

It seems like you like to act like you're better than everyone else. Please then, explain what you meant by that. I'm very curious to hear.
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Stop trying to sounds smart. There are not "levels of inference" there is inference. You can dig deeper, but this obviously had a shallow meaning.
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i know i was just at chruch
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No, there are "levels of inference."

As I said, I will continue to point out your mistakes.
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And I will continue to point out yours. Search it online. There is no such thing.
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guys stop fighting..u wont get anything from it..
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We stopped 4 hours ago :P
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thats great then :p
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@eevvee

Perhaps now you can finally understand how Mwahaha felt.

Isn't it amazing how the pain one feels is independent of the motivation of the people perceived to be causing it.

Apparently, "walking into another room to cool off when you are angry" does not work.
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And perhaps "levels of inference" is not online. Look in a future textbook.
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Lol It's not in any psychology text book I've ever read... I think you're simply misinformed.
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Have you ever talked to a real counselor besides me?
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Since you are not very good at searching the internet, here's the link where you can read up on "levels of inference:

http://www.lucs.lu.se/LUCS/009/LUCS.009.pdf
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Old source, no longer used in modern psychology classes.
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We don't use Roman Numerals much anymore.

You have no use for those either?
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Actually we use those a lot still.
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But they're not "modern" so by your reasoning, they must not have modern value.
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There is a huge difference between using symbols for numbers and using old, outdated scientific material. You cannot compare the two.
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eevee has a point on all parts of this convo and yes i read the whole arguement. you should not look up to someone because they are of a different religion than yours or else it implies you were forced into your religion not wanted to be in. and roman numerals are still used today for wide purposes but can not be discredited like an old textbook can.
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Thank you, someone sane! Lol...
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I do not belive in God. can u do something 4 me ?lol.

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Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

James 1:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: ...

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Malachi 4:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”

Acts 2:38 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

2 Peter 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

As he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

John 8:44 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he
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sorry. it is too long to read .i dont trust in god anyhow .
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ok i look down at you from hell sorry a bit harsh you have yours rights
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We can pray for you.
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It's so sad... Because he doesn't have time to read he may spend eternity in endless pain...
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WOW. Don't worry about it Vince ^_^ We'll all have the same fate: We'll be fertilizer for plants! No heaven to worry about getting into and no threat of hell for you.
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Really bangboy? He's not going to believe everything you say so now he deserves "hell"? That's disgusting.

Second of all, you can't just quote random bible verses to make someone a christian. That book, whether i believe it's true or not, is not REAL evidence. You can't support a claim by using the same claim. That's like me trying to convince you that witchcraft is in fact real by quoting harry potter quotes. I'm sorry, i'm not saying god doesn't exist, i'm just saying that you're not really making any sense.
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first of all god did not right the bible. many men did so how can any body be sure a bunch of pages bound in leather can be true. you can't be...im not saying its false but you do not need to inflict your blind faith on someone who has faith blind or otherwise for someone or something else
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You should try to first find out why your friend does not believe in God. Give them a chance to explain themselves and their point of view. Then, you can hep them by talking about the creation of the universe, the fall of man, Jesus Christ and our identity in Him. Use the scriptures to back up your arguments about God's existence and His love for your friend and humanity as a whole.

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your like the only one that helps
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@Sarah: Couple of pointers from an atheist;

(1) You left out one step between "Give them a chance to explain themselves..." and "help them". That missing step is "Acknowledge their explanation and see if it makes sense to you. If not, at least you have given them an indication (even if only superficially) that you acknowledge what they said which will make it more likely that they will in turn listen to what you have to say. However, if what they said makes sense, you may not want to the next step until you have done some research.

(2) Most likely an atheist is not going to buy into any discussion about the "fall of man" other than to debate that it happened.

(3) Reciting biblical scriptures to someone who does not respect the source will do nothing but make their eyes glaze over. You must first get an atheist to leave atheism and cross that bridge into theism before you can ever start to make the case for the divinity of the Bible and its authority.

(4) Many Christians make the mistake of mis-characterizing their atheist audience as people who accept that there is a God, but refuse to submit to his authority. And keep in mind that atheists are not atheists because they have proof that there is no god. They are atheists because they are unconvinced by the evidence around them that there is. Their basis is really that simple. And here's the Big One: If you ever want to alienate an atheist, tell them they cannot be moral without belief in God. Every atheist knows this is the big lie told by religious leaders to keep the theists in line.
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I agree Cal. It's best to leave it all alone. They're either not going to listen or they're going to get offended.
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*They're=The friend of his
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she not just an ahisest
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* atheist
and it doesn't matter. Atheist, agnostic, satanist, luciferienan, doesn't matter. Respect her religion or lack there of the way you want her to respect yours.
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I know that this is 9 days old, but if someone doesn't believe in god, then they're an atheist. That's what that means.
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the only reason you think this is the only answer that helps is because its what you want to hear
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There's nothing to be done.

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Not bugging your friend with unnecessary religion is the best advice you'll get on this answer. However, if you really want to annoy and possibly lose your friend then in this case you can badger them all you want. I've seen friendships dissolve because one person wants to convert the other. It only ends in the two people cutting ties.
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she kida is worships the devail
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not just not belive in god
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She has a right to worship whatever she wants no matter how dumb or evil you think it is.
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bangboy... I'm sorry, but for anyone to take you seriously on this site, you are going to need to learn to punctuate and spell correctly. As it stands right now, you appear to be on this site simply to cause chaos.
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the trusty leap thanks
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Don't listen to the trustylepp
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It's true...you can lose people by badgering them top much. Best thing is to just be their friend and love them. "show" Gods love.
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ok thank s
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the trusty lepp is right
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God gave us free will. When adam and eve sinned, we fell from His grace. So on and so forth. Most of the reason for starving and famine is man's inhumanity for each other. What do the corrupt governments do with this food that is supposed to go to these people. Evil and suffering are part of the divine plan that us, being finite beings, will never understand.

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Flags and ownship of a piece of land stops famine. If we all agreed to swap pieces of land and the west had to live on the land that the third world does there would be an end to famine tommorow. Who would agree to doing that?
Same as goverments sell these countries weapons and then moans about it when that country uses them on it.No ones free from selfishness therefore corruption.
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Hmmm you're right.
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nothing

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Be your self and when he asks questions tell him to ask God. God himslef will show him the answers.

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Live your life and let your friends live theirs. Stop trying to find ways to convert your friends.

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i dont want to convert i just cant stand the thouht of it
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The thought of what? Your friend going to your idea of hell? Sorry but this will be blunt. Get over it.
How old are you anyway?
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Just as I thought. Childish behavior. Good luck in life
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13 she was my ex
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i told you im ghetto
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Nothing to be proud of. Rise above your raising.
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@Bang: You will find as you get older that there are MANY things which are hard to accept -- and most will be outside your ability to change. This is as good a time as any to get used to that.
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A ghetto 13 year old? Coming from someone who's only 4 years older than you, you're not as smart as you think. I try to pull back my opinion, because even though I may think I'm right, I want to look things up and research, because I realize that I'm not as smart as I think I am.
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oh um i guess not
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I assume you mean the Christian god. This idea of proselytizing being a Christian mandate is not only not well founded in the Bible but is fundamentally structurally violent. Approaching a human being based on faith alone in an attempt to convert that person is not only necessarily incendiary but also just fundamentally arrogant. Faith is belief without knowledge. An honest attempt at converting people when presented as absolutely right and good and true is indeed faith, but it's arrogant faith. That's not the intention of the Christian belief structure.

Finally, I'd point you to Matthew 6:6 in the King James: "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."

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do you think the bible is a fariy tail or something
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I think those who partake in the belief should follow the book honestly and not be duped in to the meandering opinions of today's lesser mortals. Furthermore, I think if you're going to pick and choose what is divine mandate and what is not, you should be consistent. Nothing I said is even remotely an argument against the foundations of Christian belief. It is simply a meager clarification the the bible's actual text.

My opinion, though, is simply that I think we might all do well with being a little less judgmental when it comes to our fellow man. That's all. ... Someone else said that if memory serves...
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so you dont belive in god
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Does my belief or non-belief in any way weaken my argument? And if so, how? Which part of what I said do you believe is anti-God? Which part of what I said do you believe to be anti-Christian or anti-faith?
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An excellent response, nbly.
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Amen nbly. Excellent answer.
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Words to live by, Nbly. Thanks.
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It's well said, nbly.
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The scene is the morning of the resurrection;

The 11 disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. When they saw Him, they worshiped, but some doubted. Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

That is commonly referred to as the great commission, and this particular verse is found in Matthew as well; chapter 28. So I don't understand why you say that spreading the Word is unfounded?
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I dont either

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i dont know how to covert i dont know what to say just follow your religon
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You can have a conversation about God but remember you only can plant seeds God makes them grow no man comes to the Father except the spirit draw them some people have the spirit of stupor keeping them innocent until the end times tell them to read the Bible it will scare the hell out of them

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@Alex: I see you often repeating this comment that the Bible will scare people. Is that the Bible's intent? I have read and studied a good portion of the Bible, and while I certainly found much of it scary (as in slasher-movie scary), the Bible was, in part, instrumental in making me an atheist. One must first be convinced that there is a god, and then that that god is the God of Abraham. Only then do you have a chance at selling that person on the divinity of the Bible, and that biblical scripture has authority in governing his or her life.
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I think if Id witnessed the Christian Crusades, the slaughter of men, women, and children in the name of what started out as a cult, that would scare me more.
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Do nothing. Respect your friend's own beliefs. It is not your concern. A true friend accepts what others are.

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Respect it and don't judge.

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Accept it. They I have a bunch of atheists for friends. Just because they don't believe in God doesn't make them a bad person.

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she not an atheist she is a satinist or whaterver but thanks
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its still her own beliefs and if you believe your god will punish her so be it....
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She may not really be a satanist maybe she just wants attention,
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it doesn't matter such things should be left alone let it be
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Politely go up to them and say: "Will you not convert to believing in God?" and see what he/she says. I can guess...

Many "friends" in this world do not believe in God for God is full of people who are loved by Him and therefore by me. (Love others as yourself). I have no agency over a person. They can do as they please. Come judgment who am I to plead to their defense.

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invite them to church.

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Pray for him, live as a good Christian example yourself, and try to find ways to introduce Gods word without being pushy. Trying to force it usually makes it worse. Keep inviting him youth group events, dont be afraid to pray in front of him or mention Gods name occasionally. If he has legitimate questions answer as best you can, asking Gods guidance to do so, but do not argue or get into a debate with him. Remember his mind has been blinded to God by satans lies and satan is a tenacious debater. It makes its lies seem real. Arguing will do no good. Mostly pray and be a good example and hold your temper if he gets nasty and snarky. Remember its Gods job to convince him, all you need to do is lead him the right direction and provide correct info. If he is meant to be a believer he will be but it might take years.

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All good advice except for...

I would NOT recommend praying in front of him since it will be seen as disrespect.

The arguments supporting atheism seem real not because of Satan, but because of reality.
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i wont pray in front of them
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Accept her. Would you want her trying to convert you to satanism? Don't be a hypocrite.

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Nothing... Don't force your friend into it... Just be a friend and accept them.

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You do not "do" anything.
What makes you think that you need to? Did your church tell you this?
What makes you think you are better than your friend because you have a faith in your god and this friend does not?
If you are truly a "friend", then you respect their view just as you believe they should respect yours. By this Q, it appears you are NOT truly a friend.
Frankly this Q says more about you than anything else (probably more than you intended).

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Perfect answer. The arrogance and total lack of respect for differing opinions is completely lost on these Bible thumpers. They have never been taught manners.
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A true friend would want her to have everlasting life.
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A true friend accepts people for who they are- not who they think is acceptable.
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That is correct GM. They also do not pity that friend or see them as deficient if they are not of the same faith as yourself.
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Listen to your friend. He/she sees better than you do.

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R'amen, Brother John.
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Bangboy, that's at least twice you've said "what" as a comment. You really should try to improve your manners. Even if you'd said "What?" implying a request for further information it would be rude enough.

If you don't understand something you might try to articulate your query in a way that we can answer.
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Must be something to do with being religious, Sir Dodg.... Why have manners when you know your sins are forgiven?
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I think it was an attempt at humour, Sir John.
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Oh.... I never get attempts at humour... :))
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Leave your friend alone.
It shouldn't be your concern.
Everybody has the right to believe in what they want to believe in.

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Be a good listener. You can share what Jesus has done for you when it's appropriate but you can't force anyone to believe in anything. You can just love people and love God. That's what he has called us to do.

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Nothing...if you were a true friend you also wouldn't look at them ANY different. Just because somebody believes or doesn't believe in god doesn't define what kind of person they are.

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Listen to them, they sound pretty smart.

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listn to who
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Talk about other things, that you both believe in.

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You let him believe what he believes, holy crap, why do you think everyone has to believe that same thing? Dark Ages much? Everyone is allowed to believe what they want to. Dear God what are we coming to?

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Listen you can talk to them about it but if it becomes clear that they are firmly planted in their own beliefs than stop preaching. If you continue after that you very well might loose a friend. Either way you should be able to accept them for who they are.

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tell him the consequences

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If your friend is willing to lend an ear, just speak about then glory of God and provide your testimony in full regard to the gospel.

If your friend remains stubborn, let'em be. God converts hearts, not us. You have fulfilled the great commission at this point, so let the Word do His part. Be patient and have understanding. Your friend may have a lot to learn as part of Gods plan for Him, so /let go and let God/ do the rest. :-)

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Most people who dont believe in God have read the bible, some were even believers and converted to non believers. Others just dont like religion or having read the bible believe it to be just a book. Have you ever listened as to why they do not believe in God? Or read a book that supports not believing in God? Like The God Delusion? Most non believers have read the bible probably more than religious people; who have only ever had it interpreted to them. In contrast I know very few thiests that would read a book that makes an arguement for non belief. Ever considered they may be completely happy in their non belief and think that you are odd for wasting your time with ritual. To understand a man you must stand in their shoes, do you want to do that or just convince them of your way of thinking? Food for thought, all the best.

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Good answer, star!
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I can tell you right now that my ex fiance tried to convert me and it was the worst thing he could've done. I lost all respect for him, because he wasn't respecting me. He begged me to go to bible study almost every day after I broke up with him and tried his hardest to prove his god to me. He said there was proof and I would see it if I just went to his church.... (because there would be people there speaking in tongues, babbling the language of the angels, sending god's message.)
There was no way I was going to his church. I've been to church on many occasions, mostly for soul-seeking purposes. I tried out 5 different church denominations in the Catholic religion and I'm still a non-believer. There's nothing anyone could have done to convert me. He said he loved and cared about me but was constantly trying to change me... so therefore he was lying and didn't love me. Respect her beliefs like you want her to respect yours. Treat others like you want to be treated. I no longer speak to my ex fiance. I cut off all contact with him. This is what's likely to happen to you if you push her.

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Great answer as always!
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I flagged 29's comment eevvee, you should too. We don't need people looking for a fight, on ask.com. You have the right to believe as you wish. Many men and women have died to give us that freedom.
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Thank you both!! ^_^
I completely agree redhush.
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I agree as well... Good day to you both!:)
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Same to you Monchie! :D
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I don't believe in God, either, and a lot of people don't. Just listen to the first amendment and accept it.

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Leave them alone- just as you would not want a friend trying to change your religious beliefs, you should respect theirs whatever they may be.

If you can't accept a friend who isn't of your religion you aren't really a friend in the first place.

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Live what you believe; if necessary, use words, preferably the words of Jesus. We usually either complicate or confuse His message.

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If they don't believe then you NEED to respect that. If you or someone else tried to convert me to "The Truth" I would absolutely avoid you.

Trying to change who a person is without them wanting that to happen is just asking for trouble.
...and you would have to use SCIENCE to talk to them about it. Using the Bible to prove the Bible is real doesn't work. (" The Bible is real because it was written by God"...."How do you know it was written by God?"......"Because it says it was".......That does NOT work)

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Pray for him first, and pray every day and see how the Holy Spirit leads you. Being around him too much when he is resisting God all the time could be both depressing and discouraging, but the Holy Spirit can tell you what to do next. Remember not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. They will sooner or later try to pull you into their kinds of sins.

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This kind of insulting tripe is horrible advice. Stating that unbelievers are horrible people who will bring you down will just remind people how intolerant your religion is.
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Geek, I didn't say unbelievers were horrible people. All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The Bible tells us we are all evil minded. We have all done bad things and our thoughts are even sin if we do anything bad about it. We are all in need of repentance and to come to Jesus humbly. You can still be saved.
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Bunk- you stated that unbelievers would "pull him into our kind of sin".

The fact that you have no idea how offensive you sound says something.
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And the fact that your religion pushes the concept that all humans are inherently evil and deserve eternal punishment unless they now down to just the "right" god (and that it doesn't matter what sort of person you are) is both ridiculous and tyrannical. Then you actually claim it's a religion of love? Absurd.
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Hello. Whenever your friend expresses misery over their misdeeds or anything of that nature, tell them that Jesus Christ made satisfaction on their behalf and that in him they can be a whole new creation in the sight of a God who will look on them with a fatherly heart. :)

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You can intervene for your friend and pray for this person in faith. Ask God to reveal Himself to your friend. God is always present but it's a matter of opening up our eyes to the truth of this reality.

Also, it's not so much what we say but what we do that matters. Your friend may be looking to see the kind of relationship you have with God. While you don't need to get preachy about God, you certainly can be the best kind of living example to show your friend that God exists in your life.

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first of all don't mess with your friend religion and second it's you who needs help

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Pray, and wait for the right moments to talk about God, not all the time. Pray to God in the name of Jesus and let the Holy Spirit guide you.

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thank you at least there are some cristains not to be rigions pregiduce
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pray, ask god to help your friend know and understand try getting him/her to go to church with you pick them up and start a conversation then if he/ she wonders about somehting ask him/ her to ask the preacher or try to explain your self if your not sure the look it up in the bible and then make sure your answer in right :)

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You are so lucky to have such a smart friend, maybe they can help you to see why life without religion is so liberating. I would recommend talking to them about religion, you will probably learn a lot.

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Just let them be. If you try to force your beliefs on them, they may stray farther away from Christianity, reduced their chances of going back again. So if you want them to believe in God, just let them be. It's much simpler, and your more likely to keep your friend that way.

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Honestly you don't HAVE to do anything. We Christians are to plant the seeds, let God water them and help them grow. For now until he/she expresses a desire to visit your church or any church simply be a friend. Care for them, show them kindness, be THAT friend who can always be counted on. Essentially don't TRY to convert them but in all that you do through your manners, mouth, actions, and anything else let Jesus shine through you. Occasionally invite them to a Bible Study, if they decline that's ok. Just offer again sometime later. Maybe invite them to a Youth Retreat. You don't have to be preachy, just be there for them when they need you.

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