Pema Rigdzin wrote:First off, who cares what anyone else thinks about your beliefs. It's not like your beliefs are disrespectful or offensive. Just believe what you want to... Why feel like you have to be defensive about them or justify them to others?
Well, it's simply that it sometimes seems as though my views aren't exactly welcomed. I don't feel a need to justify my beliefs or anything, I don't exactly go around throwing it, I just like to give my two cents' worth on it, and then people disagree with that view.
On the other hand, there is such a thing as people honestly finding fault with your views because they see holes in them. In the face of that, you can either close down and bury your head in the sand lest your views might turn out to be faulty, or you could explore the points people make and then 1) discover you were right after all, or 2) realize that there actually were holes in your view and then be thankful that you now see things more clearly.
I'm absolutely open to that, of course. I may not necessarily agree with the others' views, but I'm open to hearing what they think, and hopefully have the same given.
I didn't join here to troll or argue, after all, but to learn. That's why in my first post here I asked if I'd be welcome here with my views and my terminology.