Islam, as I stated in my last post, is an evil religion, however, I would like to say that fundamentalist Christians are not much better. Their attitude towards homosexuality is appalling, (as is Islam's by the way), and their conviction in their beliefs are no less baffling. The difference is the actions that are taken based on these beliefs. While fundamentalist Christians might picket a soldier's funeral, waving banners with vile claims of their god's hatred of “fags”, they still do not go to the lengths of extremist Muslims. By the way, calling them “extreme” is really a misunderstanding, they are simply following their scripture. Moderate Muslims are only different in the fact that they don't strap bombs to themselves. To say there's a difference in their beliefs would be incorrect, for Islam is not a peaceful religion as is so often claimed by “moderates.” They are just not following the scripture precisely, but rather, letting their non-religious, rational, evolution-born morality have a say. They know it's wrong to kill people, despite what their faith teaches. With these people I have no problem, they are free to waste their lives believing in whatever ridiculous hate filled deity they wish (though I would of course prefer if they didn't, wouldn't it be a much more pleasant world?). What I have a problem with is a world where these faiths that allow such extremism are tolerated. Not just tolerated, given special treatment. Given an extremely wide birth. Well, as you can probably tell by now, I will not humour the notion of religious tolerance. I of course will also not incite hatred against anyone of faith, or act inappropriately towards such people. I would treat them as I do any other human being. However, I believe the tolerance needs to end. It should simply not be acceptable for religion to trump all else. I'm ending my tolerance right here.

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Comment by Rational-Thinker on May 10, 2011 at 5:13am
Thanks, I hope you are right about me striking the proper balance.  If I were to preach hatred against religion I would be no better than fundamentalists of their chosen faith.  I just wish for a world where people are laughed at for believing in a god, much like you'd laugh at someone who claimed to honestly believe in fairies or santa claus.
Comment by Jedi Wanderer on May 9, 2011 at 9:49am
Its a question of degrees, not right and wrong. One must be able to strike the proper balance between being heinously intolerant and being heinously tolerant. One can easily be too forgiving, too willing to tolerate offenses to the self and (let's not forget people!) to others. It seems to me as if you have struck the proper balance, Melinda.
Comment by Jedi Wanderer on May 8, 2011 at 9:10am

I believe the tolerance needs to end, I'm ending it, this is not acceptable people!

Comment by Jedi Wanderer on May 8, 2011 at 9:09am
You should have labeled this post "Intolerance".



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