Everyone has thought this. I most often think this in Sunday School or when in deep discussion with friends. When someone expresses an opinion about Christianity that I don't agree with, sometimes I'll keep quite. I won't offer my opinion unless they believe a totally unintelligent ideal. Usually, my excuse is "Why say what I believe? Everyone knows that viewpoint..." That thought is such a trap! When a belief is expressed by a friend and I don't agree with it, I think of my belief but don't share it. I think, "If they believe that way, they surely have considered the other options and chosen the one that makes most sense to them. Disagreeing would just make me look foolish." This type of thinking is simply not good. When I think that thought, it keeps me from speaking up and saying what I believe.
Many people don't grow up in church. Many people don't read the Bible. Since many people don't spend a lot of time with strong believers or in God's Word, they wouldn't know many Biblical or godly beliefs or foundations. Without that knowledge, they will believe something else. If nobody tells them something different, how can they ever know? Don't be afraid to share your beliefs. Without you expressing your beliefs, that belief may never be voiced.
Recently, a fellow blogger wrote about her interpretation of a verse. She thought it meant one thing; I always thought it meant another. I suggested my thought and she quickly and readily agreed with me, saying my interpretation made more sense. Voice your beliefs. Don't shrug it off. What if your belief changes a life? Speak up!