This comment was originally posted on "Your Son Is A Man, You Have No Right To Take Him To The Doctor" – A Family Member’s Story and moved here for further discussion:
I know people lie to hide things that they are afraid will hurt their relationships such as family, friends, or work. People lie about why they are late to work so they won’t get fired. People lie about who they went to a party with because they don’t want to raise arguements with other friends or family. But sometimes in protecting one’s relationships, people go to the extreme. When it comes to something as important as God, people will lie because one’s beliefs in God can ruin or restore any relationship. This is why when we apply for jobs, there can’t be any religious discrimination. There are people who will fire you because you are a certain religion. Before the laws came out, people would hide there beliefs that they may keep their job. I know of people who lie to their parents saying they go to church often but truly don’t believe in God. Why? Because they are afraid that once their parents know what they believe, whether it to be true or not, it will raise dispute. People should not feel the need to hide their religion. If someone is hiding any information from you, it is because you have given them a reason to do so. I know of many different kinds of people who openly tell me things, often things I wish they would keep to themselves…. No one should ever hear that….. Anywho, people speak to me openly because, for some reason, I make them feel they can tell me anything without feeling judged. I kept my faith secret because I feared being judged harshly by my family. But now, I don’t care what they think about my faith or what anyone thinks because we all know who the Judge is. God is the only opinion we should take into account. It’s sad that people feel the need to hide their belief or disbelief in God.
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