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  1. Kylyssa profile image95
    Kylyssaposted 2 years ago

    Is it bullying to believe people when they claim their actions come from their religious beliefs?

    If someone does something utterly horrible, claiming it's due to his specific set of religious beliefs, is it bullying to believe him, to try to find out which specific beliefs caused the action, and to try to discourage other people from believing in or acting on that particular part of a religious belief?

    Here are some examples of activities the perpetrators of which have attributed to their religious beliefs:

    * Murdering gay people
    * Flying planes into buildings
    * Stoning rape victims to death
    * Abusing children
    * Shooting people who look Islamic
    * Shooting up public places

  2. Say Yes To Life profile image81
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years ago

    Wow - good question!
    You can see by the various states of countries around the world that not all religions are created equal.  Some countries have high standards of living with very low crime rates; others are constantly at war and extremely impoverished; then you have all points in between.
    Iceland can't save the world, but at the very least, it can prevent others from bringing their dysfunction to their country.  If we all did that - and if the United Nations backed us up - perhaps those countries in constant conflict can learn a lesson and reconsider their religion.
    I don't know - I barely passed civics class, and have never been able to understand politics...

    1. Kylyssa profile image95
      Kylyssaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer. I did a poor job of asking the question so I didn't get across what I was trying to. When I figure out how to make it make sense in 100 characters, I'll be back to ask it better.

  3. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Yes, we should be able to discuss all political ideologies and question them, regardless of whether it is a religion or political or ethical movement, whether it is a majority faith or minority group.

    1. Kylyssa profile image95
      Kylyssaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      On reading my question and the responses, I can see I did a poor job of asking my question clearly. Thank you for answering the poor phrased thing.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    If the country is blessed to have "separation of church and state" it would clearly be bullying and most likely illegal discrimination or hate crimes.
    However if a country operates under the laws of their religion such as Sharia law that is {their way of life} or custom.
    Most religions subscribe to making the world a better place by teaching love, peace, and forgiveness. Unfortunately most people "cherry pick" which scriptures or verses they will apply to their lives.
    In the Christian bible for instance it says:
    Love thy neighbor as thyself and Judge not les yea be judged, Vengeance is mine saith the Lord..etc
    Exodus 20:13 states: "Thy shall not kill"
    Then again {the very same book} a few verses later says:
    Exodus 21:17
    Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.
    Exodus 31:15
    Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death.
    Essentially there are verses for everyone to "cherry pick" from!

    1. Kylyssa profile image95
      Kylyssaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your input. I didn't phrase this question clearly enough to get across what I was trying to. Your answer is great; my question kind of sucks.


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