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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by finebead View Post
    I answered the original question "no". It is easy to pick on people of religious faith because of the sins of a few, in particular, religious fundamentalists. If the original question was posed regarding religious fundamentalists, I may have said yes. If one asked "are most bigots also religious fundamentalists" (whether they currently practice of not), I may have been inclined to say yes. But to try and tar all people of religious faith as though they behave like the fundamentalists (who tend to simplistic literal interpretations, many times out of context with the full meaning of their scripture or doctrine), that's just wrong IMO.
    When I said they are strict with their religious practice, I was meaning to imply fundamentalist. Thank you for your opinion. I do agree. I should have worded it differently.

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Typically no!

    Not even on DP, seeing how most post only on other topics.

    Couple of whackos though who can't pass the week without an attempt to shove theirs onto others.

    DP is not a good example, the bigots are over-represented here.

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pozessed View Post
    big·ot
    ˈbiɡət/
    noun
    noun: bigot; plural noun: bigots

    a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.

    My experiences tell me yes, all people who strictly try to follow ancient religions are bigots. I'm curious of other peoples opinions on this.
    Not at all. Belief in objectivity does not make one intolerant, any more than moral relativism makes one tolerant. Tolerance and belief are two separate categories of thought and behavior. Can one believe it is wrong to steal, yet tolerate a hungry child who has taken a piece of bread? Repentance and redemption are MAJOR elements of religion, useless concepts except for tolerance, don't you think?
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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Not at all. Belief in objectivity does not make one intolerant, any more than moral relativism makes one tolerant. Tolerance and belief are two separate categories of thought and behavior. Can one believe it is wrong to steal, yet tolerate a hungry child who has taken a piece of bread? Repentance and redemption are MAJOR elements of religion, useless concepts except for tolerance, don't you think?
    I do agree with much of what you say. The true bigot in your scenario would be the person who finds no tolerance for the hungry child stealing. If such a person were to exist, I assume they would also not be treating the child how they would want to be treated if they were hungry and ignorant.

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pozessed View Post
    I do agree with much of what you say. The true bigot in your scenario would be the person who finds no tolerance for the hungry child stealing. If such a person were to exist, I assume they would also not be treating the child how they would want to be treated if they were hungry and ignorant.
    Well actually, a decent person would find a way for the child to get the food they need without having to steal. Only a douchebag would stare at the kid and let him keep stealing without getting off their backside to do something to better the situation. I wouldn't want the child to be hungry but neither would I accept that stealing is a good way to put food in their belly.
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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    One of the biggest bigots I have encountered on this board is Muslim One of the least bigoted likewise.

    I encounter bigoted Christians who use their religion to hurt. I encounter Christians who are extremely nice and who don't strike me as bigots at all.

    Religion doesn't make a bigot, but bigots sure can use religion as their weapon of choice.
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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Bigots? No not for the most part. They can easily seem like bigots but when based on a faith which they think comes from supreme power. They are following their idea of faith.
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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Well actually, a decent person would find a way for the child to get the food they need without having to steal. Only a douchebag would stare at the kid and let him keep stealing without getting off their backside to do something to better the situation. I wouldn't want the child to be hungry but neither would I accept that stealing is a good way to put food in their belly.
    That is why I added the line about repentance and redemption. Tolerance does not mean acceptance. It means being patient while promoting the good
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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pozessed View Post
    big·ot
    ˈbiɡət/
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    noun: bigot; plural noun: bigots

    a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.

    My experiences tell me yes, all people who strictly try to follow ancient religions are bigots. I'm curious of other peoples opinions on this.
    You realize that this post is pure irony, and what you've said is bigoted against religious folks, right?

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Only the extremists and fanatics.
    Only the ones you can't tolerate, amirite?

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