HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » The Rude Pundit - Imagin... » Reply #24

Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 09:55 AM

24. What has long bothered me about far too many


Christians, and this goes vastly more for the fundamentalists, is that they don't really get that they are invariably part of a minority, and that the vast majority simply don't see as they do. Sometimes the differences are quite small, say as between two different mainstream Protestant sects, but sometimes they're vast.

And I as sincerely believe my own strange beliefs as they do theirs. The difference between us is that I don't find it at all important to convince anyone else to believe as I do, or that something terrible will happen to them in this or the after life if they don't believe as I do.

Plus, and far more to the point, I am completely bothered by any religion that even remotely suggests a person shouldn't think independently, shouldn't seek out knowledge, explore, figure out lots of things on their own. Too many religions say: Trust us. We know what's best. Just do what we say and don't ever, ever, think for yourself.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 25 replies Author Time Post
meegbear Mar 2015 OP
Capt. Obvious Mar 2015 #1
guillaumeb Mar 2015 #2
corkhead Mar 2015 #3
world wide wally Mar 2015 #4
liberal_at_heart Mar 2015 #5
leftieNanner Mar 2015 #25
olddots Mar 2015 #6
rurallib Mar 2015 #7
hifiguy Mar 2015 #8
Fred Sanders Mar 2015 #9
LittleGirl Mar 2015 #10
daleanime Mar 2015 #11
Hulk Mar 2015 #12
vlyons Mar 2015 #13
bvar22 Mar 2015 #14
Scurrilous Mar 2015 #15
barbtries Mar 2015 #16
niyad Mar 2015 #17
Cha Mar 2015 #18
F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #20
Cha Mar 2015 #21
F4lconF16 Mar 2015 #22
calimary Mar 2015 #19
mountain grammy Mar 2015 #23
LineNew Reply What has long bothered me about far too many
SheilaT Mar 2015 #24
Please login to view edit histories.