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Reply #34: I think it's less religion and more "respect". They want the "respect" they don't get from us. [View All]

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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-11 09:17 AM
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34. I think it's less religion and more "respect". They want the "respect" they don't get from us.
Edited on Fri Aug-12-11 09:21 AM by FormerDittoHead
To many people, religion is not just a given belief in what happens after you die.

To many people, religion is more than just a set of rules of conduct to follow.

To many, religion is their society, in most every way you can define that word.

It is their parents, their family, their neighbors, their history as a people, their world. I would remind you that the Scopes "monkey" trial and Prohibition happened in the lifetimes of many people's grandparents (my father was in his mid 20's when prohibition started).

I'm on the same page with others who question the bible, its origin, its interpretation(s) and the people who act citing it as their inspiration.

But at the same time the reason, I believe, that many Christians view criticism of their beliefs as an indictment of their entire world, including their personal judgment to believe in Christ.

That's why, I believe, they get so "offended" when you question their beliefs, if you saw that Bill Maher documentary.

When you say you don't believe in Christ, for example, to them, you're saying you don't RESPECT *them*, their parents who taught them Christ, their family, their community, everything.

We have a lot to offer Christians, but we haven't figured out a way to reconcile our support for abortion and gays with them, and so we must let Republicans maintain a virtual monopoly over this voting block.

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