hi, this is the topic that i suggested in another thread.
i am wondering how people deal with other people's reaction to them as Christians and (for those who are orthodox) as orthodox Christians.
also if u r not Christian, u can ask us questions here.
recently, a relative of mine noticed i was still going to 'that church' and asked me (after i have been orthodox for 3 years):
'do u still believe in the Holy Spirit?'
i wasn't sure whether to laugh or to recite the nicene creed, but instead, i gently explained that the Holy Spirit comes to us through chrismation and that people in our church often experience the supernatural, but we don't make a fuss about it coz we are trying to be humble.
it was quite difficult to explain (the relative didn't get it), so wondered if anyone had anything better to say in this situation.
also a colleague this week was surprised to find out Christians fast! i wanted to say 'we got there first, your religion just copied us'
but instead explained that fasting was about deepening our relationship with God.