love and heretics

It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness

Beliefs

Can beliefs be offensive by their very nature?
Yes.
To an outsider, Christianity, is offensive in it’s exclusivity, and “it is the one true paths all others lead to hell”. Non believers are…swine. 😉

Other offensive beliefs may be that homosexuality is a “sin”,

that women are weaker vessels.

That all races are not created equally,
or perhaps they are but that they should be maintained separately, (no mixing).

To the atheist, the idea/concept of God is ludicrous, most pictures painted of him, through popular religions make him out to be a monster.
This is an offensive “belief”/idea to the faith holder of said religions.

There are a multitude of offensive beliefs people hold to.

Should said beliefs be not allowed?
Because they are offensive?

Certainly not.

However, one must be prepared to understand that said beliefs WILL be offensive, and in the case of professing such beliefs, prepared to defend or represent them.

How then one chooses to represent said beliefs is another matter entirely.

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2 Comments

  1. “It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that.’ As if that gives them certain rights. It’s actually nothing more… than a whine. ‘I find that offensive.’ It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I am offended by that.’ Well, so fucking what.” (Stephen Fry)

    • ha! perfect quote, John.

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