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  •  You either align with a religious grouping to (3+ / 0-)
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    LaFeminista, Fishtroller01, Shawn87

    reflect most of your beliefs (with others) or because you were raised that way, I figure.  There's variations in-between, but the point is that religions are tools used to reinforce one's own values - either purposefully or through habituation/inculcation.

    There's nothing "sacred" about someone's religion, IMHO.  It's just another set of cultural beliefs, and should be respected as such.  Which means that they can be accepted/tolerated to the point of "reasonableness" from afar, but they aren't ever immune from question, critique or even ridicule.  No religion should be accepted as a full-body shield against taking responsibility for one's actions.

    I don't usually go out of my way to insult them specifically, but that doesn't mean I will always avoid doing so.  Right place, right time for such things.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 10:21:25 AM PDT

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