"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Bigot to me is a person who is WHOLLY devoted to prejudices. The fmr CEO of Mozilla was not a bigot. There is no evidence of him preventing anybody from the LBGT community from working at Mozilla or any evidence that he called anybody a derogatory name. So you have nothing on him but a moral opinion.
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Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
But unlike those on the wrong, we on the right find more value in aspiring to higher standards, even if we occasionally fall short of them, than on setting our standards so low as to think that we needn't challenge ourselves at all to meet them. I think it is certainly clear which approach leads to better results.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.