No, Atheists Don't Have to Show "Respect" for Religion
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12-02-2011, 11:43 PM
No, Atheists Don't Have to Show "Respect" for Religion
A little long, but interesting.

http://www.alternet.org/belief/149588/no...age=entire

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13-02-2011, 07:09 AM
RE: No, Atheists Don't Have to Show "Respect" for Religion
That was a very good article - thank you.
I think that diplomacy is a tricky thing , if you come on to softly people may think you share their belief but if you come to strongly you may just make them more adamant in their position.
My solution is simple : I respect people not their ideas.

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14-02-2011, 10:19 AM
RE: No, Atheists Don't Have to Show "Respect" for Religion
(13-02-2011 07:09 AM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  That was a very good article - thank you.
I think that diplomacy is a tricky thing , if you come on to softly people may think you share their belief but if you come to strongly you may just make them more adamant in their position.
My solution is simple : I respect people not their ideas.
Nice solution. I give people as much respect as they give me.
On a funny related note, my side job is pizza delivery. I came back from delivery Saturday night to find the store in a tizzy because an Indian fellow (don't know if he was hindu or buddhist) politely requested the cuttting knife be washed before touching his food. I asked everyone why they couldn't tolerate his religious and diet-based request, washed the knife and cut it myself. Some christians, I swear Smile

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15-02-2011, 12:34 AM
RE: No, Atheists Don't Have to Show "Respect" for Religion
An extremely simple solution to an extremly simple problem and they couldn't handle it. No wonder they can't understand our reasoning. Very sad.

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15-02-2011, 06:18 AM
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Asking for something to be washed doesn't sound like a religious request to me, it sounds like a sanitary request. It may be mixed up with religion but, seriously, if you're not washing the cutting knife before it touches my food, then I'm not eating anything you have to serve. This is common sense.

As for the "tizzy", I was not there but I wonder if this is really a case of not respecting someone elses belief or a case of people for whom working at a pizza parlor is the pinnacle of their intellectual capability and being asked to do one more thing just put them over the edge.

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15-02-2011, 09:27 AM
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(15-02-2011 06:18 AM)BnW Wrote:  Asking for something to be washed doesn't sound like a religious request to me, it sounds like a sanitary request. It may be mixed up with religion but, seriously, if you're not washing the cutting knife before it touches my food, then I'm not eating anything you have to serve. This is common sense.

As for the "tizzy", I was not there but I wonder if this is really a case of not respecting someone elses belief or a case of people for whom working at a pizza parlor is the pinnacle of their intellectual capability and being asked to do one more thing just put them over the edge.
Everything is washed as often as is possible, but if you have10 orders coming out of the oven one after another, you just slice, wipe and box. The request was placed because as a vegetarian he did not want specks of meat getting on his pizza. As for the intellectual capability, some yes, some no. I asked a few of them about the idea of their own religious requests being denied and as you they just selfishly said they didn't feel like adding more work to their routine, even 30 seconds worth.

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15-02-2011, 08:28 PM
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(15-02-2011 09:27 AM)cfhmagnet Wrote:  Everything is washed as often as is possible, but if you have10 orders coming out of the oven one after another, you just slice, wipe and box. The request was placed because as a vegetarian he did not want specks of meat getting on his pizza. As for the intellectual capability, some yes, some no. I asked a few of them about the idea of their own religious requests being denied and as you they just selfishly said they didn't feel like adding more work to their routine, even 30 seconds worth.

Maybe you should have told them that Jesus was watching them, and asked if he would approve. Wink

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15-02-2011, 09:15 PM
RE: No, Atheists Don't Have to Show "Respect" for Religion
Bionicdance has a good video about this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDFTxdBlDIo

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15-02-2011, 09:20 PM
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Good solution Trillium...
Mine is a bit more violent: Genocide! Big Grin
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15-02-2011, 11:31 PM
RE: No, Atheists Don't Have to Show "Respect" for Religion
Good video, Doctor.

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