It never ceases to amaze me how people confuse ‘tolerance’ with ‘respect’. Respect is something which one earns through intellectual merits, whilst tolerance, thanks to genetic proclivities, is present in the average human being.
These delusional obscurantists have a tendency to make a wilful claim to my respect, without ever explaining how or what this respect entails.
Let me make myself clear: I respect nothing that has not proved itself deserving thereof. It does not matter whether a pig is called muhammad-scum or jesus-scum; they are all equally obnoxious.
It is incredibly supercilious to assume that somehow others should be coerced to profess ‘respect’ for you, simply because they are wearing a Smurfs’ hat and are not very good at English.