One Degree wrote:I thought I answered your questions very well, but I am not surprised you could not tell.
Really? I asked for a real world example and you did not provide one. If you think that is doing something well, then we have to disagree on what that means.
Your world view requires you to simply disregard any other world views as being insignificant to your equation. Your arguments are based upon everyone agreeing with your basic view. When presented with an alternative view, you ignore it.
No, I ignored your discussion about your beliefs because it was irrelevant.
The point is you may not like racists, homophobes, Amish, Mormons, Native Americans, etc., but there is no objective reason for not allowing them to live as they choose. Can you guarantee me 100% that the future will not prove they were right? Let go of your self righteousness and realize we should be tolerant of all views because we basically know nothing. To only be tolerant of those who agree with you is not tolerance.
You seem to think that racism and homophobia are cultures. This is wrong. Comparing them to actual cultures, like indigenous ones, is stupid and wrong.
And frankly, why should I tolerate racism and homophobia? What do I get out of it? Should I compromise with them and let them oppress me, my family, and my friends three days a week, and only criticise them the other four days?
Tolerating the intolerant is just suporting intolerance.
I am totally content with only my area being in agreement with my beliefs. If the people in your area want to eat one another, then I don’t have a problem with that. Who am I to tell someone what they believe is wrong?
Fine, then take all the people who agree with you and go live by yourselves. No one is forcing you to stay in our diverse society that includes people from allwalks of life and all over the world.
Most of what we believe is simply parroting what someone else decided. We did not even decide it for ourselves. It is just some guys opinion we liked. Views on equal rights are so new historically that it is silly to even assume the idea will last. Only our self righteousness makes us believe in their ‘eternal truth for everyone’.
Since no one thinks this is an eternal truth for everyone, this is irrelevant.
And you still have not shown how equal rights give anyone special treatment.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in...