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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. Something I've found
is that if I'm tempted to start a sentence with "this may not be politically correct, but ..." that's probably a good time to stop talking. "Politically correct" is short-hand for "I'm going to say something that is offensive now to an entire group of people."

With regard to religion (or the lack thereof), Democratic Underground is a diverse community which includes Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Atheists, Agnostics, and others. All are welcome here. For this reason, we expect members to make an extra effort to be sensitive to different religious beliefs, and to show respect to members who hold different religious beliefs. Members are welcome to discuss whether they agree or disagree with particular religious beliefs, but they are expected to do so in a relatively sensitive and respectful manner. As a general rule, discussions about ideas are usually permitted, but broad-brush bigoted statements about groups of people either religious or non-religious are not. If you are easily offended by discussions about religious beliefs, or if you take pleasure from offending or ridiculing people with different beliefs, or if you consider progressive people with different beliefs to be your enemy or your inferior, do not participate in religious discussions on Democratic Underground.

Let me restate that last part another way. If you consider Muslims to be your inferior, do not participate in religious discussions on Democratic Underground.

Claire and Hamudi, best friends:

I am the parent of one of them.
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