posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 06:42 PM
Just like the Christian Bible passages can be used for convey a peaceful message or a message of violence, hate, and intolerance, so can the
And it's not just the Abrahamic religious texts that are that way.
So, what do we do then? Ban all Religions that have Religious Texts with content that any minority disagrees with?
Not all Muslims are violent extremists that adhere to strict and literal sharia, commit pedophilia, and polygamy. Those are the rare exceptions to the
rule, just as those kind of extremists are exceptions to the rule amongst Christians.
If we don't allow Freedom of Religion (or lack thereof) and the Wall of Separation to stand for ALL Religions, even if we don't agree with them,
then what use is our Constitution? Constitutional Rights were never meant to be conditional or provisional. They were absolutes and unalienable. As
such, any true Patriot of Democracy or our Constitution should be outright against the banning of any Religion.
I think people like this, suggesting the banning of any Religious Belief other than their own are no better than the extremists they are hating and
speaking out against.
Boo be unto Geert Wilders! Your intolerance gives Atheists a bad name! (Who are equally protected under Freedom of Religion, I may add!)
[edit on 8-10-2009 by fraterormus]