The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #107407 Message #2258539
Posted By: Mrrzy
10-Feb-08 - 12:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
Subject: RE: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
No, dear, I am not trying to prove guilt. I am trying to explain what I mean when I say that I can no longer respect faith-based beliefs just because they are based on faith. Many people, both of faith and of none, seem to be telling me that it is wrong of me to consider faith as being protected from disrespect simply becuase of the freedom of religion guaranteed by our constitution (in theory, at least!).
Thus I used this hypothetical, to see if I could explain something that is faith-based and *still* not worthy of respect. I have apparently finally managed to make that clear, I think...
Thus, if it's OK to disrespect *some* ideas that are based on faith but nonetheless WRONG, then I'm fine not respecting religious belefs that are in direct contradiction with reality. Which is where I came in. And apparently, you agree with me, which I thought you would, since you seem so (otherwise) rational.
Hope I'm not putting words in your mouth! My little conclusions, as you say, smack of my recent accusations (that is, the recent times I've been accused, not hte times that I've made accusations) that *my* conclusions aren't rational, and that therefore they are just as much faith-based as the ideas I don't respect. By spelling out my logic step by step, I am trying to avoid that specious argument.