It's funny how so many people tells an atheist that he should respect their beliefs. Religion have been getting more respect than it deserves. I would not mind it if religion was simply a belief. But religion involves actions.
If you have a neighbor, that says he believes that there's an invisible cloud right above his house. You will not disrespect his beliefs, you'll just ignore it. You might ignore him too and say he is crazy.
But once he says that the invisible cloud has told him to murder, rape, enslave, reject and halts a lot of important studies, and let others suffer deadly diseases. And later you find out he has killed your other neighbor who believed that there was an invisible cloud right above his house too but with different commands. I'm pretty sure you would not respect his beliefs. In fact, you would even oppose, and desire to eradicate his beliefs.
So don't force me to respect your beliefs. Don't expect me to say nothing until you people have learned to keep your religion to yourself.
· Sun Jun 03, 2012 @ 03:37pm · 0 Comments