Posts tagged ‘bigotry’

June 29, 2013

I don’t give no respect

…But you must respect the beliefs of others, even if you disagree with them.

A common  statement proffered by religionistas and their apologists, often after you have revealed to  them how utterly ridiculous their beliefs are, or in order to avoid having to contend with logic and reason. It’s hogwash of course.

I will acknowledge the existence of their beliefs but I need not respect them, or treat their ideas respectfully.  The fact is that many of them believe in imprisoning, torturing,  even murdering people who have beliefs contrary to their own. Many of them believe that women have lesser rights and  can and should  be enslaved, raped,  and even killed at the whims of their male masters. Many of them believe them many of my friends  should lose their rights because of their race or their sexual orientation.  They want me to respect those beliefs. They want me to respect them,  supposedly adult humans who  still talk to their imaginary friends in the sky and believe in magic clothing.  They want me to respect their “faith”. Fuck that. I’ll acknowledge those beliefs, I may ignore those beliefs, but I’ll never “respect” their. That doesn’t mean that I won’t love  some of them or enjoy their company, but don’t tell me I have to be respectful when it comes to these beliefs.

 

 

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March 31, 2012

Fundies and Extremists

There are these:

and then there are these.

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The second one is from The Oatmeal. I’m not sure about the first one.

March 2, 2012

Where’s The Birth Certificate?

March 2, 2012

Quit the Catholic Church: an ad for the New York Times

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Image via Wikipedia

This is the draft of an add the Freedom From Religion Foundation would like to run in The New York Times. Unfortunately running the ad is incredibly expensive and they need to raise $52,000. You can read the post on it here and you can contribute here. (Click for full size)

January 13, 2012

What Will Happen If Gay Marriage Is Legalized?

From Daily Kos

December 28, 2011

Free Your Mind