I ask this question because today I found a Facebook group offensively titled "Virgin Mary Should've aborted." Their page is dedicated to ridiculing and mocking people of religious beliefs in such a hateful way that I consider it to be hate speech (and reported it as such on FB). I messaged them basically saying that you don't fight hate with hate.They responded that "all religion is evil," that its fake and its OK to ridicule and mock religious people. So, they have a problem being judged but reply by blanket judging others? How does promoting an "us vs them" attitude help resolve anything?
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No, people have been a major player in destroying other groups of people. They simply use religion as their tool. Religion in itself is not a bad thing. Who is holding anyone back from free speech? I see a wide range of opinions all over the internet
The internet is the only place non believers can express themselves. If I was known to be an atheist to my town and neighbors people would stop allowing my children to play with theirs and I'd lose business. That's loss of free speech to me.
I'm sorry to hear that, that is just wrong. But my point is the judgement goes both ways. In college, I was surrounded by atheists and wasn't free to express my opinion without getting looked down upon or judged as stupid, ignorant, etc etc.
I totally agree. It's OK if a person doesn't agree with other people's religious beliefs, but why go around spreading more hate? What does this accomplish? We have to try to work together to create mutual respect and understanding for one another.
I tried to explain to them that there is a difference between having a religion and having a faith, and they responded that it doesn't matter it's all evil. Pure, straight, blanket judgement. You should never blanket judge an entire group of people.