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buddhuu Does Religion Deny Music to Children? (291* d) RE: Religion denies music to children? 02 Jul 10


With respect, Joe, I consider that you quoted me out of context. The full passage by me read:

"To me, most religions seem equally dishonest, arrogant and frankly offensive to one or another degree. In fact, Sikhism is the only religion to which I am regularly exposed that seems to retain some core values that have not been thoroughly twisted to suit the agendas of an elite".

I was stating a personal perception of how things seem to me. Not making any factual negative claim about any specific religion, nor a general claim about all religion, as is shown by the point abut Sikhism seeming to be a religion that maintains unadulterated values.

Joe said: "I suppose it's not fair to say that "Mudcatters" are bigoted against religion. It's just that when the subject of religion comes up, the voices of bigotry always seem to be the loudest. It's a funny thing, though - just when religious people are starting to learn to be polite about non-religious people, the non-religious people turn the tables and jump on the bigotry bandwagon."

I object to my post being quoted out of context and used as an example of "voices of bigotry". I opened my post with an appeal for the topic not to descend into Islam-bashing. Where is the bigotry in saying that I consider many religions to be invalid? It is an opinion based on education, observation and the appliance of ethical values to what I see.

I have spoken against bashing one religion and expressed a degree of respect for another. What bigotry?

Please also point out to me any impolite or intolerant langauge in my posts in this topic.

Thanks,

Rick


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