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  • Even god says it should be

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    ''Matthew 6:5
    “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full!
    6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

    16 “When you fast, do not look sombre as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full!
    17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,
    18 so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”''

    it clearly states you should pray in private and that anyone praying in public is a hypocrite, not to mention it isn't anyone's bloody business what religion you have

  • Spiritual beliefs are very individual

    Even when one chooses to share beliefs with an organized group of like-minded people, each individual maintains their own unique version of those beliefs. Within their organized group they can share more of their private thoughts if they wish, but in government and the workplace religious beliefs have no place.

    Certainly moral and ethical decisions and beliefs may be directed and maintained with the religious backdrop, but the reasoning needs to stand up to non-religious review and practice.

    This way, people of various religious and spiritual beliefs can live and work together without their individual spiritual beliefs creating conflict. Conflicts may arise from moral or philosophical differences that can then be debated without religious beliefs entering into the conversation.

  • Ban Provocative Clothing

    If a westerner walks in public you do not know what their religion is. If religious clothing is worn then you are defining yourself and in effect shouting out your religion. This can be provocative to someone with opposite beliefs. Ban religious clothing and practice your faith in private. Especially in western society.

  • Religion is a private matter meaning it NEEDS to be saved for private life.

    Not all people have the same religion, which means not all people believe the same things. People can become upset and aggravated just by what other people think. Since religions collide I think that they can choose a better place to meet up and show their religion. People can die because of showing it too much. Is that really worth death?

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  • Because religion is open to anyone and everyone and there is no need to hide your religion or what you believe in.

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  • Religion IS Private and personal

    Religion is a private and personal matter - It is personal to everybody.
    People are confusing religion with the Gospel
    well first you have to decide what type of religion are you talking about? You are the salt……… the light………………. Something like that
    Difference between…………………………………..?

    Not exclusively personal I say Yes

  • Can't be done!

    What would it even look like to keep my Christian faith private? It shapes everything in my life. To 'keep it private' would be to not follow Jesus, which I can't do.

    It's also worth pointing out that the idea that religion is a private thing, or a purely individual thing which should be kept to yourself, is a conviction about the nature of religion. It's proponents are claiming primacy for their beliefs over and against the beliefs of others in a very public manner, whenever they insist faith be private. That's ok, we should debate these things. But let's not miss the fact that in essence to demand that religion be kept private is a very public statement of one's religious convictions.

  • God isn't a secret

    Why should one keep their religion to himself? With the freedom of speech and religion, there shouldn't be any shame in being a Christian or Muslim or any other religion. Although, we shouldn't go out like the Pharisees did in the old days and pray to be recognized. Religion shouldn't be kept private.

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  • Belief by its nature cannot be private

    What is this thing called 'religion'? It is such a vague term. Companies talk of corporate religion - a means to build up team spirit? Was Soviet Communism or Fascism a religion? Is militant atheism a religion? Then we have the business of 'private'? What exactly does it mean to speak of the 'private' realm? Does such a thing objectively exist or is it really a sentiment? It strikes me that the question is actually saying 'belief systems should be not be shared because some people find some ideas difficult - particularly the notion of reality having a supernatural underlying basis. However, whether you answer 'yes' or 'no' - ideas and in particular religious ideas are things that humans act upon and talk about.

  • Wouldn't be religion then

    If religion was private it would dwindle and die - much to the happiness of the atheist. But then it wouldn't be religion. Christianity is founded on the idea that we have good news to share with the world - they are In trouble, in sin, under God's wrath and facing judgement and eternal punishment but the good news is that the same God has done an extraordinary thing to save us - he died in our place.

  • The argument that religion is personal is absurd.

    Primarily religion is man's attempt at avoiding death or attaining some post mortem reality. Either way humans see no meaning in annihilation or non existence. Therefore, religions purport to hold the true meaning of life. As such, it is the believer's obligation to provide others the same opportunity. Religion is a social construct aimed at living right, finding purpose and avoiding annihilation as an ultimate consequence (or worse). So, if one is aware of the truth, to NOT share this information surely is the ultimate evil. So, keeping religion private is harmful to others, selfish and an utterly ridiculous argument.

  • Don't preach, but try to understand.

    No one should have to be subject to preaching of dogmatic values. But people are defined by their beliefs, and will make choices based on these. If Joe's friends do not know what Joe believes, Joe's decisions could shock them, and they will never completely understand Joe. In order to be tolerant of everyone, we should make an effort to understand each other's backgrounds, so we do not judge others without knowing the full story. Not understanding someone is harmful partial knowledge.

  • Religion that doesn't change your life is no religion worth having.

    Just as an atheist makes his/her decisions based on the assumption that there is no higher authority, a person who truly (more than lip service) believes in God will form their decisions based on a belief on the rules of that higher authority. The belief will impact the person's entire view of life, just as a belief that there is no afterlife influences the atheists world view. I cannot leave my belief that God created all life sacred at home when we discuss abortion or human rights because it is the basis of my position. Tolerance is allowing the other person be what you consider wrong -- not forbidding them to express their opinion.

  • The whole world

    It is fine that religion be a matter of private choice: no one should force a religion on anyone. But there is another meaning of "private". Religion should not be exclusively private, because it needs to speak to injustices in the community and the wider society. At least as I see it, God is not only the god of my private soul - he is over the whole world, private and public.

  • God should never be kept to one person

    Jesus said in Mark 16:15 "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." I believe that. We should go out and tell the world about Jesus. We should tell the whole world that Jesus loves them and died on the cross to save them. It is our duty as Christians to tell the world that most-important Bible verse: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life".


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