Can't we all be respectful towards one another...?

is it that hard?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Mankind were one community, then they differed among themselves, so Allah raised Prophets as bearers of good tidings and as warners, and sent down with them the book containing the truth that He might judge between the people wherein they differed. But then they began to differ about the Book, and none differed about it except those to whom it was given, after clear Signs had come to them, out of envy towards one another. Now has Allah, by His command, guided the believers to the truth in regard to which they (the unbelievers) differed; and Allah guides whomsoever He pleases to the right path.

    Holy Quran

    God knows best

  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on what you mean by "respect".

    I give everybody a basic level of respect, initially. Later, more respect is earned or lost depending on what I think of the person. Most people, I have great respect for, but there are a few I don't.

    Ideas and institutions are also given a basic level of respect which is then later earned or lost. I have little respect for religion. It does more harm than good in this world. However, I have great respect for many people who happen to buy into the religious superstitions. The people are great, even if their religious beliefs are off.

    In this forum, I understand that people come from many situations and many of them have had religious indoctrination since early childhood. So, I respectfully answer their questions about religion. However, because of their indoctrination, they often interpret my answers as insults, just because I don't hold their superstitions in the same reverence they do.

    So, if you define "respecting someone" as not offending them, then I don't think we can nor should be respectful towards one another. If you define "respecting someone" as giving straightforward and honest answers, then, yes, I do respect people here.

  • pedro
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    'Respectful' is a learned value, apparently many Y A accounts have yet to hone. Antithetical to the crotch grabbing, boxer sagging bad boys who get little respect by honest labor, community involvement, or training for a career. Boring for the hottie bad girls looking for a fast ride and a fast lunch.

    Worthy goal, nonetheless. Remember, some of us get it. I value your rights as my own.

    Source(s): not the television, not the radio, not the school system™
  • Colin
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    If we are truly touched by the Spirit, touched by God, then we can't help but respect other people.

    Respecting others never means allowing others to simply do as they please without comment; respecting others means seeing others as a children of God (just like you), and allowing yourself to perhaps see them as God sees them.

    This is not always easy, but the least we can do is try. If I put myself in your shoes, even though I am Christian and you are a Muslim, I soon discover that there is little reason for major disagreement. We are simply living our lives, and trying to do God's (Allah's) will.

    “You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.”

    The Buddha

    Peace be with you.

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  • Unfortunately it is too hard for some people to be respectful towards others. It's a shame.

  • 1 decade ago

    well some ppl dont have any respect for anything in this world I wish we kood all respect for each other but when some one lies all the time and things like that its kinda hard.

    Source(s): ♥experiences♥
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i hope we can all manage that, no one knows one another so just be nice, leave nice comments, or don't answer. its really not that hard.-being respectful shouldn't even be asked for, or questioned.! (public or internet all should all be the same)

  • 1 decade ago

    what the world needs now respect and love

    no! it's not hard!

  • 1 decade ago

    If the individuals are worthy of protection, their beliefs are not — beliefs can and must be subjected to scrutiny, especially if they are conducive to breaches of human rights.

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  • S K
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    If the Middle East can't get along, how do you expect us to?

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