What Happened to the Concept of Respecting Others

Published June 18th, 2010 by Bobby Henderson

I wanted to write this, because as an Atheist myself, I still find your attempt at mockery not amusing. Though I lack religion, I still can respect others and their beliefs. Can’t you do the same? You can have your own viewpoint on life, but this makes all atheists look like assholes.

You may not agree with religion or the people who follow it, but keep in mind that you still have to live with them. Taking this approach, yes I’ll admit creative, but really destructive. I don’t see the point in this misguided "religion" but realize that just because you believe you are right, does not make it any less offensive.

The Kansas School Committee is looking pretty good right now.
-Annie



307 Responses to “What Happened to the Concept of Respecting Others”

  1. pkrmgc says:

    I respect your opinion that we are angering theists and therefore making them dislike all atheists, but it is not like they were treating us with the golden rule eather (which they themselfs wrote about in the first place). the people who (for lack of a better word) yell at pastafarians and athiests would probably have still yelled at athiests if there was no fsm (of which there are many facts to prove otherwise) in fact we have using satire and obserdity converted cristians who would have yelled at you not, and even be on your side. In the least we have removed suport for teaching it in school( they still hear it in church but we are working on removing it from there too) which i think most athiest would agree on.

    may you be touched by his noodaly apendige
    RAmen

    • Drained and Washed Clean says:

      While I can agree with part of your sentiment, we base a lot of what we say on facts. The “Golden Rule” was actually developed well before xianity was thought of. There are records of mirror phrases dating back into Antiquity. So, even though they pretend to triumph this rule and rarely do, we cannot attribute its existence to them.

      I do want to say this though. Currently the xians have a lot of power. Politicians are elected because of a belief in a sky daddy. Laws have been created to reflect xian morality. Pissing of an entire group of people who hold a lot of political weight in this country is not a sound move. We have to prove that they are the ones being prejudiced, not us. Easy way to do that? Put up our own scene at city hall. If we are told to remove it, then we demand the xian nativity be removed as well. Then we can argue Constitutionality and discrimination. They end up looking like the intolerant people they are, and we have approached the situation in a way that shows we just want equal rights. Even though some of us here think religion is absurd and should be abolished we have to be realistic. It isn’t going to happen any time soon (unfortunately). Hopefully we can at least begin to get people to question instead of pushing them all away because we are screaming like little children that it isn’t fair.

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