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I'm just curious to know how you all handle sarcasm, or derogatory comments about your faith?
Surely, whilst living in the west, we are a minority in a very aggressive atheist environment. Most conversations start like this: :
"Oh, where does your name come from".
Then your life story starts to begin :"Well, its a Coptic name".
"Oh - what's that? Are you muslim?"
"no - I'm Christian"
"Ha! You still believe in God?? Here are a few good jokes about your religion..."
I'm sure you've all been through this. I have anyway; and at times, I'm not sure what the correct Christian behavior is??
What is it? To answer them? To walk away? To use this as an opportunity to evangelise?
If I were to turn the tables, and I found someone being ridiculed over their faith that I do not share, I would defend that person immediately. Its clearly the case that minorities in any environment are going to be ridiculed.