- Jun 13, 2003
- Reaction score
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Originally posted by Jay Bell
I sure wish I'd looked at this thread earlier.
Please do not explain to us how Judaism views the function of bowing. Please also do not attempt to define what is and what isn't in the eyes of someone with a different belief structure. Meaning...TO YOU, bowing is a sign of respect and not worship.
I am sorry if I gave that impression - I would never try to explain how a religion I don't follow views a certain act. Some one had asked how people felt about the act of bowing to statues, pictures, etc, and I was responding to that.
Yes, everything I said was how I FELT about it. Not how others should feel about it. In my classes, if a student said that their religious beliefs forbade them from bowing at the start and end of class, I would absolutely respect that - I do not tell people what they should believe, and I expect the same in return.