30th April 2010 09:23
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What is the diiference between "having a different opinion" and "religious intolerance"?
If a particular religion says that pink fairies exist then is it okay for someone to disagree with this? I would say yes, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But what if, instead of saying they disagreed with this, a person launched a sustained, relentless, sneering, jeering, attack on anything they could find about that religion? What if this attack was actually off-topic in the first place and continued well past anyone asking for it to stop? Is that religious intolerance? In my opinion, it is.
Should a person be hung, drawn and quartered for this? In my opinion, no. If this happened in a forum for people seeking enlightenment, would you expect the mods to at least have a word with the person concerned? In my opinion, yes. Then why not in this case............
30th April 2010 10:49
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Re: Religious Intolerance
Okay, after speaking to various people about this I'll answer my own question. Today's mantra is "just move on". Apparently religious intolerance is not seen as important in a forum like this because religion itself is perhaps not seen as important as spirituality etc. Therefore if you see someone trashing a religion - just move on. If someone asks for help and someone else tries to stop you helping them - just move on.
Right, I get it now, so........nothing to see here - just move on.
30th April 2010 10:56
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