I don't understand this. I have a friend who is a Sikh from India. I have been asking her about Sikhism and I thought she'd be happy that I was so interested in it but she kept suggesting that I stay in Christianity and find a way to worship more freely within the faith I was born into. I find this kind of odd and wondered if any of you felt that way about people who want to come to Sikhism from different faiths. I really do not like the Abrahamic faiths even though I was born into one of them. The more I learn about Sikhism, the more I feel it is the path for me. And yet she said to a friend that I was going through a spiritual quest and that she was "afraid" that I thought a conversion would relieve the pain I'm going through. I'm confused by that. If her faith gives her so much comfort and understanding, why would she feel it would be best for me to stay in this religion I was born into and try to carve some sort of compassion and understanding out of it when it is so lacking in those things. Any thoughts on this? I'd like to understand this better because it hurts me that the one person who is the least supportive of my interest in becoming a Sikh is my only Sikh friend!