Are people within your own faith critical of your beliefs? That is, if you're a Christian for instance, are other Christians critical of the way you practice your faith? Hindus criticized by other Hindus, Jews by other Jews and so forth. Even those non-religious. Are your beliefs challenged by other non-religious individuals? If so, has that changed your beliefs in any way? For myself, Oy-Vey! I'm a Christian. Jesus is Lord, Savior of man, the whole nine yards. However, my interpretations of scripture tends to fall well outside of traditional Christian teachings. I've also been known to throw in a little Hindu philosophy and cross reference the two faiths. A Hindu Pandit once refereed to me as a Hindu devote of Christ. Another a Christian seeker of Dharma. Most people have no problem with this and even find it interesting. However, the more orthodox members of these faiths often take offense. So from time to time, I catch it from both ends! Especially on this forum. Has that changed my beliefs in any way? Not really. I'm just a bit more selective with whom I share. Anyway, how about you? Catching any grief from your religious or non-religious peers?