winstonwolfe replied to your post: Look, believe what you want. But siding with an…
Agreed, but I do wish we could find a way to make the point without calling into question a person’s religious beliefs. I know, religious beliefs are what’s used to justify the anti-gay marriage stance, but still wish there was a way to combat the ignorance without…
But that’s the whole point, WW. The second you use your religious beliefs to justify your socio-political actions you open yourself up to criticism of those beliefs.
I have absolutely no issue with Capital B Belief. It’s a big, old world and there’s so much we don’t know.
But the fact is that MANY people have found a way to square up both their belief in god and their belief in basic human decency which, to me, makes it that much more inexcusable that many haven’t. Human equality is not a religious issue.
I don’t CARE what you (the universal you) believe, as long as
- You don’t try to make me believe it
- It doesn’t hurt anyone
It’s when one of those two standards is not met that I think you have to take a good hard look.