I mostly agree.
I do think people have the right to tell you that you are evil and/or are going to hell. I just don't have to respect that opinion, given what it's based on.
I do not respect them. Sam I am..
StevelnCO Just wanted to say that I disagree with you. I don't believe that someone should have the right to tell you that you are evil and going to hell unless those things are actually based on facts. Otherwise, it is, and should be considered the spreading of hate. And spreading of hate is something I will not allow.
Have to agree with Jacob. If I said you must follow my "faith" or I'll blow up your house, it's a crime. If I say I'll torment your eternal soul...that's just religion. a=b=c religion=crime
Both are using fear and coercion.
@SteveInCO - consider what an xian means when they say "Due to your atheism you will burn in hell for eternity". What they mean is that after you death you will experience excruciating pain, torture and torment for the rest of existance. That is not a nice thing to say to anyone under any circumstance, it is hateful and arrogant. I put that kind of remark on par with racism and (as is so prevelant where I live) Sectarianism. How can one be OK but the other is not? The simple answer is that neither are OK.
Respect must be earned, it cannot be given freely nor can it be taken. Respecting someones right to free speech is one thing, but when they use that right to inflict harm, hatred and bigotry upon others is where I draw the line.
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