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R. E. S. P. E. C. T.

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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:04 AM
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A small rant just because i can, as the subject states about respect.
assuming that we should all get basic human respect to begin with,
where does anyone get off asking anyone else to respect things
beyond that, the example i will use is the current big issue of islam
demanding respect for its prophet by people who simply dont believe
in it.

to me this is just wrong all around, i for one dont believe in any religion
on the planet and to think that i must respect those with childish
beliefs is an insult, it is a direct attack on critical thinking, freedom
and the right to choose your own way in life, to respect something
like religion at all i would first have to agree that they arent just
all whack jobs that believe in sky faeries.

to me this is tantamount to a delusional person who believes that
theres a spaceship following a comet and i have to kill myself
to join it on its close pass by earth, most people can agree thats
insane and delusional yet somehow a magic man who is all powerful
and demands the world be destroyed one way or the other is ok.
i am so baffled by this it isnt even funny anymore.

at this point not only is it not funny anymore its down right dangerous,
and i do mean all religions as they are pretty much all capable of
this type of insanity, i could provide obvious examples but we have
all heard those time and again, no what i want to point out is that
if you act insane and have insane beliefs dont be surprised when
people fear you and want to keep you away from them as much as
possible, you see to me your religion is scary as H E double hockey sticks.

if you want to live in delusion the very least you can do is leave us
half sane folks out of it, i want no part of your lunacy at all, i dont
respect you to begin with at all so demanding it thru violence or
use of voting force simply proves that im right in not respecting your
delusion, its dangerous and i simply as a logical thinking human
being cannot condone it in any way shape or form, as peaceful as they all
claim to be the actions simply speak louder than words.

religion will at least do one thing it promises, i can almost garontee
that it will be the end of the world, they will probably get what they want
and end it all, yet the aftermath will be satisfying for me at least,
for them to finally see what it is they truly did, at least those left
alive long enough to see anything.

and honestly i hope there is some kind of existence after the
physical one, i can think of no greater punishment for a life
of ignorant servitude than to lose the ability to enslave those
around you and exist as a completely free entity. freedom will
always live on, it is simply not something you can snuff out.
yep being forced to truly respect those around you and leave
them alone would simply drive these people insane. muhahahaha

edit on 16-9-2012 by bloodreviara because: because tornados and llamas

edit on 16-9-2012 by bloodreviara because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:07 AM
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So... You're basically ranting about wanting everybody to respect your refusal to give respect?

Interesting twist. Probably not going to work well, but interesting.

~Heff
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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:10 AM
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no, i was attempting to point out that they are asking for respect
that they do not deserve, basic human respect of course,
respect for insane beliefs that i do not share, no.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 05:31 AM
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Unfortunately humans belief in religion is directly correlated with their self worth & fear of death.
They need religion to feel "special", that their existence has some meaning, some purpose & that when their body dies that they will continue.
Since fear is a great motivator don't expect humankind to let go their fables easily, the desire to be special & everlasting is too ingrained in the human psyche.

They fail to realize that for their life to have meaning they must first use that life to accomplish some worth for those that come after & bowing & scraping to an imaginary sky daddy isn't going to cut it.

Now for death I always explain it like this.

No mortal can know what lays beyond if indeed there is a beyond so your fables will not guide you & if there is no beyond you wont know that as you will just cease to be & will have no knowledge of it.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 06:52 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
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So... You're basically ranting about wanting everybody to respect your refusal to give respect?

Interesting twist. Probably not going to work well, but interesting.

~Heff
edit on 9/16/12 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)


IMO, respect is earnt and not a given.

I see it like this,

There are different levels of respect.

Respect for fellow humans.
Respect others property and belongings and what they hold dear (be it family or faith or lifestyle)
Respect to someone for what they achieve/accomplish or do for others through your own ideas, observations and from what you believe to be right.

You could be in the military forces.. you're given an order by a jumped up little wanna be officer. Fine, obey the order.. but until this officer sorts his own head out and is not afraid to carry out his own orders then respect will not be given..Respect must be earnt for that person even though you respect the rank.

In Asia, respect for someone is almost immediately given due to the position someone has in a job or business.
To an extent, I agree, but again that respect must be earnt..not a given. The expectations to be called "sir" or "madam" just because of the other persons status is, in my mind, out of fashion..

I choose whom to respect and when and I have my own set of ideals as to why I choose to give, or take back, respect.

Stand by me, I'll stand by you.. let me down, you'll be lucky..

We tend to use a lot of old values in a society that has advanced way beyond, yet somehow, certain types don't want the old ways to die. A lot of these values come from the Victorian period, from what i understand.

New sets of 'rules' take time to establish, yet some, in other areas of society, get destroyed completely.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 07:03 AM
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Originally posted by bloodreviara
i for one dont believe in any religion
on the planet and to think that i must respect those with childish
beliefs is an insult


R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Yeah! Way to go buddy




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