NEW and have a question Hi everyone new here this is my daily struggle, i pray that God will show me the way. might be making to much of this, but im just wondering if anyone may have a better knowledge or understanding of this so as to help me? here goes... i'm 16year old Christian, and also a local community/political activist for social reform. I am a vegetarian because i choose to eat healthier and feel that i have a duty to show compassion for all of God's creatures. I feel that being a christian should not hinder my mentality and and hope for a better tomorrow, but rather help me understand who i really work for, God ... not any man or his evil corporate conglomerates! the problem... that being said my older sister (26) is an extreme right wing conservative and thinks that i am a punk (i guess she feels that she has no duty to our planet) she gets angry and tells me that i should find a good youth group instead of a political group with my friends (whom she also despises because most of them are Buddhist or atheist) yet she does not understand that even though we may share different beliefs we are all still working to the greater good, i have even changed many of their minds about Christianity, they come to church with me at times to get a better understanding, and i go to their services to observe and better understand their cultural practices even though i feel my faith is strong and that no one is trying to convert me, she says it doesn't matter because im breaking the 1st and 2nd commandments by doing this i have a lot of respect for my sister, yet i wish i could say the same for her she is starting to use The Bible against me and my life style (which i think my life is extremely righteous) yet she says: Romans14:2, One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. And, she also uses Romans 13 1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of him who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; he is the servant of God to execute his wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. the list could go on and on. Is she misinterpreting the biblical quotes? is she right? am i wrong? what to do? what to do? im so CONFUSED and frustrated. i have even catch myself questioning my beliefs at times. which i am ashamed of but just being honest, and for that i am afraid of going to anyone for help including my parents (they agree with my sister). this is my daily struggle, i pray that God will show me the way. PLEASE HELP anyone???