Sunday, July 27, 2008

Religious Misunderstandings: Being Put into One Box

Have you ever been put in one box with people/religions you didn't feel to belong?

Recently I mentioned to a scientific skeptic friend that I use Tarot cards and was startled when she started ranting about a dentist who uses a pendulum to check if a patient is getting the right filling. Shocked It was a bit upsetting to me that my friend didn't ask how I use the cards but straight assumed I belonged to a specific crowd of people who are all the same.

If I see someone wearing a cross I don't straight away assume that he/she believes the world was created in 6 days. It annoys me that some people don't do me the same favor.

Maybe I should have been more careful about mentioning Tarot cards.

How are your experiences?
How did you react?
What do you think one can do to prevent such a misunderstanding?

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