posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 03:41 PM
I try not to even use the "H" word, let alone show it towards others.
Although I was under the impression that the only time expressing the "H" word on ATS was acceptable was when it was directed towards Ignorance,
Oppression, Injustice, Totalitarianism, and other such repugnant issues that are the Topic du Jour at ATS.
I could frankly care less about what another person's religious beliefs may be, and I assume that they could care less about mine, and as such I
rarely bring them up on ATS as really unless religion is somehow central and intrinsic to a discussion or Conspiracy. Otherwise, there is really no
need to ever bring it up on ATS.
I'm certainly no fan of Christianity, but I also don't feel that it is my place to judge anyone for choosing Christianity for themselves, just as it
is not their place to judge me for not choosing Christianity for myself. As long as they don't tread on me, then I am happy for them and the choices
in Religion they have made for themselves. I certainly wouldn't think of persecuting them for their beliefs, but rather would be the first in line to
defend them for their beliefs even though they are not even remotely close to my own...just as I would for a Muslim, or a Zoroastrian, or a Buddhist,
or a Hindi, or even a Scientologist (although my moral conscience would be kicking myself for the later). Ultimately, equality must stand for us all,
universally, otherwise there can be no true freedom for any of us.
If someone directly attacks you for your Religious belief on ATS, report it to the Mods, as they have done a grave disservice to us all. However, if
someone says something that offends your Religious beliefs, then it is you, not they, that must come to terms with it.