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02-12-2012, 08:42 PM
RE: Respect for Religion
I can respect people who behave generally in a respectable manner, that is, the ones not telling me I'm wrong for not converting to their religion, and the ones who don't want their religion made into laws for the whole country, etc. I can respect a skilled doctor for their medical abilities if they are religious, but the respect diminishes the minute they start talking to me about woo (and yes, it's happened).

What really upsets me is when people act like I'm being disrespectful simply for BEING an atheist, or simply for saying I am an atheist, some people act like it's a personal attack. If I tell the reasons I am an atheist, some tend to think it's an attack on their religion (because I mention things like critical thinking and evidence, which is directly at odds with having faith). I can't respect religion itself, if people want me to respect their beliefs, they should get more respectable beliefs.

It doesn't bother me if they keep it to themselves, but if they start telling me they believe in magical sky fairies, then I can't help but see them the same way I'd see an adult that believes the sandman comes and sprinkles sand in his eyes when he's sleeping, or still thinks Santa Claus is real, etc.: which is to say, extremely deluded, if not always unintelligent. You can be delusional and intelligent at the same time.
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Respect for Religion - Marcus - 02-12-2012, 04:16 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Irishdize - 02-12-2012, 04:25 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 02-12-2012, 04:36 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Logica Humano - 03-12-2012, 08:13 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Marcus - 02-12-2012, 04:45 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 02-12-2012, 04:49 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - PoolBoyG - 02-12-2012, 04:52 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - hedgehog648 - 02-12-2012, 05:31 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Leela - 02-12-2012, 06:21 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Elesjei - 04-12-2012, 02:18 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Thinkerbelle - 02-12-2012, 06:42 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Reltzik - 02-12-2012, 07:12 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - cufflink - 02-12-2012, 09:31 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - amyb - 02-12-2012 08:42 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Reltzik - 02-12-2012, 09:56 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - cufflink - 02-12-2012, 11:26 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - DLJ - 02-12-2012, 11:39 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - cufflink - 03-12-2012, 01:43 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Free Thought - 02-12-2012, 11:16 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - amyb - 03-12-2012, 12:31 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Marcus - 03-12-2012, 01:45 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - DLJ - 03-12-2012, 02:15 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Marcus - 03-12-2012, 07:04 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Vosur - 03-12-2012, 10:17 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Tetrarch - 03-12-2012, 03:09 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Vosur - 03-12-2012, 03:35 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Tetrarch - 03-12-2012, 03:46 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Vosur - 03-12-2012, 03:48 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - ideasonscribe - 03-12-2012, 07:03 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Vosur - 04-12-2012, 08:41 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - ideasonscribe - 04-12-2012, 02:10 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Vosur - 04-12-2012, 03:06 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 04-12-2012, 07:19 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Marcus - 04-12-2012, 12:25 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Marcus - 05-12-2012, 02:19 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Logica Humano - 04-12-2012, 08:56 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Logica Humano - 04-12-2012, 08:59 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - ShirubaDangan - 04-12-2012, 03:48 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Aseptic Skeptic - 04-12-2012, 04:24 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 04-12-2012, 05:31 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - TarzanSmith - 05-12-2012, 07:16 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 05-12-2012, 09:56 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Marcus - 06-12-2012, 01:49 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - ddrew - 06-12-2012, 02:06 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Marcus - 08-12-2012, 05:20 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 08-12-2012, 11:29 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Marcus - 11-12-2012, 08:26 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 11-12-2012, 02:57 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Free Thought - 11-12-2012, 04:24 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Vosur - 11-12-2012, 04:36 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 11-12-2012, 05:56 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Vosur - 12-12-2012, 10:21 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 12-12-2012, 10:47 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 12-12-2012, 11:11 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Marcus - 15-12-2012, 05:18 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 15-12-2012, 02:24 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 15-12-2012, 08:14 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 15-12-2012, 08:47 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 15-12-2012, 09:07 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 15-12-2012, 09:33 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 15-12-2012, 10:58 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 15-12-2012, 09:23 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 16-12-2012, 07:51 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 16-12-2012, 09:13 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 16-12-2012, 10:28 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 16-12-2012, 06:47 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - DLJ - 17-12-2012, 03:45 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 16-12-2012, 07:04 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 17-12-2012, 10:44 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 17-12-2012, 01:14 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Free - 17-12-2012, 01:20 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 17-12-2012, 03:12 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 17-12-2012, 03:28 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 17-12-2012, 04:55 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 17-12-2012, 08:35 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - DLJ - 18-12-2012, 03:58 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 17-12-2012, 08:40 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 18-12-2012, 06:26 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 18-12-2012, 06:52 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 18-12-2012, 07:38 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - DLJ - 18-12-2012, 08:00 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 18-12-2012, 07:38 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 18-12-2012, 08:05 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 18-12-2012, 09:38 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 18-12-2012, 09:43 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - DLJ - 19-12-2012, 07:26 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 19-12-2012, 12:59 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 19-12-2012, 02:58 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 19-12-2012, 05:59 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 19-12-2012, 11:12 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 20-12-2012, 07:17 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - ideasonscribe - 20-12-2012, 07:59 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 19-12-2012, 11:56 PM
Respect for Religion - Erxomai - 20-12-2012, 01:00 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 20-12-2012, 01:40 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 20-12-2012, 08:54 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 20-12-2012, 09:01 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 20-12-2012, 10:31 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 20-12-2012, 10:49 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 20-12-2012, 09:34 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - GirlyMan - 20-12-2012, 10:00 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - DLJ - 20-12-2012, 10:20 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Starcrash - 20-12-2012, 11:22 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 20-12-2012, 11:35 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 20-12-2012, 11:46 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 21-12-2012, 12:51 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 21-12-2012, 12:02 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 21-12-2012, 05:26 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 21-12-2012, 07:58 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 21-12-2012, 12:11 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 21-12-2012, 02:57 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - DLJ - 21-12-2012, 04:01 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 21-12-2012, 12:26 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 21-12-2012, 05:17 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 21-12-2012, 03:05 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 21-12-2012, 03:26 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 21-12-2012, 03:46 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Chas - 21-12-2012, 04:05 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - fstratzero - 21-12-2012, 05:04 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Janus - 21-12-2012, 10:36 PM
RE: Respect for Religion - Ghost - 22-12-2012, 12:39 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - ScienceGeek2587 - 22-12-2012, 12:49 AM
RE: Respect for Religion - Question - 22-12-2012, 10:51 PM
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