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  •  Respecting the right to beliefs (3+ / 0-)
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    koseighty, gsenski, tytalus

    does not mean respecting beliefs. Prohibition against spelling the word "god" in full goes against my notion of human dignity, but I'm not telling anyone they can't prohibit themselves whatever they choose. It looks like superstition to me, and to a lot of people. I recognize that I have no right to object to, much less legislate, someone else's superstition. Doesn't mean I have to find wisdom in it because they do.

    I never said I "stand up" against Jewish culture. That's a willful misconstruction of my story of witnessing my Dad's communion. But I see stuff that offends me every day. I tolerate it, in fact. Don't we all have to?

    And whether this community accepts my lack of sympathy for the spelling business is out of my hands - that comment could have sunk like a stone or been hydrated to oblivion.

    into the blue again, after the money's gone

    by Prof Haley on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 05:09:46 PM PST

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    •  Sure I do. (2+ / 0-)
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      wiscmass, Mets102

      I see stuff that offends me every day and, just like the diarist, whenever the topic is broached I explain why too.

      And just like him, I don't argue for it to be illegal.

      What I don't do, is argue endlessly against the cultural sensitivities of those who are offended by the actions I take.

      Which said actions I never take, in fact.  I've never done anything to offend an entire culture.  It's not really a hard thing to do, to not offend hundreds of thousands of people...

      I can sure say this accusation has never been leveled against me; and if a certain group is being singled out as practicing bigotry against them, this just might be something they'd want to think about.  Just sayin'.

      And your repeated use of "superstition," is also offensive to many.  Though not me.  Yet once again, I say - if you're proud of your intolerance (also known as bigotry), good on you.  Just don't ever say that you're a liberal.  Because you're not.  Intolerance is never a liberal value.

      Soon to be JayinPhiladelphia...

      by JayinPortland on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 05:32:44 PM PST

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