That was a very well written post. But it leaves me wanting to ask one question:
Do you think it's acceptable to mock someone for their beliefs?
I'm (perhaps incorrectly) assuming that by "belief" you mean religious (strictly theological or pertaining to a supposed supernatural realm) belief?
If so, then a prior question might be: Should we have a taboo against mocking only religious belief, but not against mocking secular (political or scientific) beliefs which seem absurd? That is, should only religious belief be automatically enshrined, just because it's "religious"? What if one is a civil religionist (a worshipper of his State or Nation)?
Then off with his head!!Quote: NowTheSerpent
What if one is a civil religionist (a worshipper of his State or Nation)?
Do animals believe in God?
The dog sees things more or less like this "they bring me food! they open doors for me! They must be gods!"
The cat is more like "they bring food to me! they open doors for me! I must be a god!"
Ha! I love it. Thanks Nareed.
I can't recall where I read it. But it makes sense given that dogs' are social animals and used to hierarchies, while cats are semi-scoial and loners. It is true the dog likes being with you, but the cat merely tolerates having you around.
Its organized ito a money, power, and influence scheme, just like Government.
The REAL question is choosing between Government and Religion, which one do you want making the Common Laws???
They worship Jesus.
Jesus was a Jew. He lived as a Jew; died as a Jew; rose from the dead as a Jew.
Catholics and their fellow believers worship a Jew as God. Now that is the supreme irony.