I accept people as they are. Warts and all, as they say. That doesn’t mean I accept everything they say as truth. I don’t require anyone to believe anything. Likewise, if they have a belief requirement for my friendship we might not be able to be friends. I have no age requirement, no weight restrictions, no charge for extra baggage, no rituals need to be performed. Friendship is not a club with membership dues. If they have opinions about me, I’ll listen. If they aren’t willing to help me understand their opinion, we might not be able to be friends. If they’re young or inexperienced with my culture, I can allow misunderstandings and will gladly provide time for us to grow together. What else could we do?