Life has often been a disappointing or, worse, downright frustrating experience for me. A possible reaction to such an experience would have been to travel the path of darkness, to strike back at a society which has metaphorically struck me down many times. Were it not for the moral framework provided by my faith in God, I believe this would have happened many times over.
Our beliefs, whatever they may be, guide us and shape the person we are, have been and are yet to become. When others question these beliefs, they are effectively saying a part of who we are is wrong.
We are all different and, in our own ways, believe different things: these are pieces of the puzzle that makes us unique. Never give in to the pressure to conform. Be yourself, always.