Religionists are quick to accuse us atheists of having no respect for their beliefs. But I see absolutely no respect from them for our beliefs:
For example: I hold that fetuses are not babies or conscious aware beings and have no rights whatsoever, and that I can abort them whenever and for whatever reason I choose.
Show me how many devout Roman Catholics and Fundamental Protestants there are who respect my beliefs on this and would not label me a murderer? None, nada! Yet they want me to respect their belief that fetuses have the same rights as babies.
For another: I hold that each person can determine his/her own identity religiouswise or culturewise:
Show me how many Muslims or Jews would respect my right to call myself not Muslim or not Jewish if I were born into one of their families. Precious few I suspect yet I’m supposed to respect Muslim and Jewish identities and customs.
For another: I oppose the tax-exempt status of religion and would like all of them to pay their fair shares of our taxes which amount to about about 1 trillion dollars per year.
Show me how I would not be accused of being a communist and would not receive scores of threatening hate mail from outraged religionists. Yet I’m supposed to respect their beliefs that my tax dollars are to do to their religious institutions/schools.
So I think it’s fairly obvious religionists have virtually no respect for our fundamental views but want us to force us unilaterally to respect their beliefs. Not gonna happen!
I have faith that canned beets make women bowlegged. Christ-tards want evidence and do not respect my faith, so screw them and theirs.
I also believe abortion to be a positive good, sparing kids from being born unwanted, unloved, and VERY probably doomed to a miserable life. Women who love actual children abort fetuses, sparing real kids. Try getting a christ-tard to respect that belief.