Should you join in prayer just to satisfy someone?
So we went out to eat with some friends recently, it was a somewhat large party. Well food came and some of the people there wanted to say a prayer, I do not believe in any of that so of course I did not say anything, no amen afterwards I didnt even bow my head or close my eyes. Well after the dinner a friend told me that one the party members there was concerned that I did not join in prayer and was upset about it, and he basically told my friend that I should have just joined in out of respect. Needless to say I was kind of offended just as much as he was, I mean if I came up to him and said “well since you are out with me can you please refrain from believing in whatever you believe in while you are out with me?” Do you think that would fly? I stood my ground and told them sorry, but I just wouldn’t do that. Is this wrong of me, should I have joined in just out of respect and not to cause a problem like this? Or just stand up for what I believe in and ignore it?
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