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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 06:46 PM
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106. I don't know who agrees that hate is a good idea
Edited on Sat May-31-08 07:06 PM by ihavenobias
And yes, there is (rightfully) a lot of anger, disgust and resentment over the religious right and their attempt to replace the Constitution with Biblical law and other small issues, etc.

Obviously most believers are not nearly that extreme. Although there *is* something to be said for how more moderate believers can shield and even enable religious extremism.

This occurs when people are overzealous about political correctness and fear of being labeled intolerant of one's religious beliefs, so they refuse to criticize ANY or most beliefs even if they are incredibly questionable (female circumcision for example).

This does a great disservice obviously, and here in America it allows the Hagee's and Rod Parsley's of the world get to continue spewing hate and right wing religious extremism without fear of backlash. They have their "Faith Shield" and if anyone calls them out on their insane bullshit they cry foul and say someone is being "intolerant".
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