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Should People Be Respected Regardless of Their Beliefs?

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8 ups, 3m,
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Yes, because regardless of beliefs you shouldn't be a dick.
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2 ups, 3m,
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what is the other smbol
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2 ups, 3m,
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I think it's supposed to be an A for atheism.
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1 up, 3m,
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that makes more sense
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0 ups, 3m,
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but i do have a problem with the head scarf in the middle east
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1 up, 3m
No, women only wear them because they believe that showing their hair is immodest, like how American women feel about showing their breasts.
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0 ups, 3m,
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people are only wearing it bcuz there afraid.
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0 ups, 2m,
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Dude... it’s like culture and manners there don’t be rude
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0 ups, 2m,
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sure, culture, i guess BUT THE SEXISM IS NOT TOLERABLE HERE in THE 21ST CENTURY
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0 ups, 2m
How the f**k is it sexism?
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1 up, 3m,
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No idea.
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2 ups, 3m
hmm
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7 ups, 3m
All people are created equal from a human value perspective, and as such all should deserve equal respect until they prove that they do not deserve that respect.
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5 ups, 3m
people should be respected unless their beliefs are to hate or dislike someone just because their religion says so
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4 ups, 3m,
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There's a difference between respecting a person and respecting their beliefs.
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0 ups, 3m
How's that?
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4 ups, 3m,
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Depends from my perspective. I find it very hard to respect KKK members, but that's based on their activities as a Klan member.

This question can be applied to all beliefs.

Political for instance. How many people have been attacked out of the gate for being a Democrat or Republican when talking to someone of the opposite party? I don't think its entirely fair.
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3 ups, 3m
What if someone wasn't actually an official member of the KKK and they didn't donate or anything, but they still believed in that ideology? Personally, I just wouldn't hang around with anyone like that, but if I found myself unable to avoid their company... well, I don't know how I would react, but how I think I should react is to let them know exactly what I think of them.

I agree that political discourse would benefit greatly from a bipartisan mass-intake of chill pills, but at the same time, if, after suspending judgement and engaging politely with a person they reveal themselves to be selfish and uncaring, I would stop respecting them privately in my own head, and I don't see anything wrong with making it public. In fact, I would argue that anything less contributes to the normalization of whatever terrible beliefs they hold.
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3 ups, 3m,
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that gif tho
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3 ups, 3m,
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hello
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1 up, 3m,
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hi
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2 ups, 3m
hi
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3 ups, 3m,
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I don't mean on this stream specifically. The mods can make whatever rules they want. I'm just asking, in general, if respect should be given out to everyone. I personally think that doing so would devalue the concept of respect itself. Maybe it's worth it? I don't know.
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0 ups, 3m
By devalue you might mean change connotations. For one person a universal respect will improve the connotation. But honestly the purpose of words is communication. Moral tags devalue all language, imho.
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3 ups, 3m,
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Well....

If someone is being homophobic just because their religion says so, or trying to push their religion on another person, I don’t really respect that. If someone believes in a “god” of some sort, and their religion doesn’t force them to be a homophobe i can easily respect their beliefs.
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2 ups, 3m
Same here, pretty much. If someone believes something that I understand to be factually wrong, that's one thing. But if someone takes a position that I understand to be morally wrong, that's when I would suspend my respect.
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3 ups, 3m
1) i rly love the gif
2) Yes, people should be respected regardless of their beliefs. If they're not hurting u in any way/being mean then respect them and they'll respect u.
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2 ups, 3m
Absolutely. That’s like my politics
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2 ups, 3m
Peace.
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1 up, 3m,
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Yes, everyone needs to be respected whether religious or not.
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1 up, 3m,
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I think I oversimplified the point by using that GIF. My position isn't that a person's religion should be grounds for disrespecting them. I only used the Hell example because, in my opinion, telling someone that they're destined for unending torture (and that they deserve it, which the GIF didn't show) is the most hateful thing one can say. But religion doesn't have to enter the equation. There are atheist bigots of all kinds, and maybe I'm just immature, but I can't see the justice in treating them with the same level of respect as I would treat decent people.
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1 up, 3m
I get what you mean and I agree.
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0 ups, 3m
Thanks for your intense thoughts. I think
the meme has a humourous side. The word hell is being used so differently by the speakers. You can tell they wont get along because of communication barrier.
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1 up, 3m
yes
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1 up, 3m,
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People should always be respected no matter what. It is ok if you get mad or make a mistake every now and then, but you should always try to be respectful. There is an exception though, if someone is full of complete evil, then they don't deserve your respect.
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0 ups, 3m,
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Like Mr. Toenail
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1 up, 3m,
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Mr. Toenail? Who's that?
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0 ups, 3m,
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That kid named Urmomstoenail. He heckles every political meme on this site
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1 up, 3m
Yeah, he doesn't deserve your respect
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0 ups, 3m
your mom's
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0 ups, 3m
People should be respected according to their character and their actions first. You can respect a person without respecting their beliefs.
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1 up, 3m,
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God is dead and no one cares

He sewed his eyes shut because he is afraid to see
He tries to tell me what I put inside of me
He got the answers to ease my curiosity
He dreamed up a god and called it Christianity

God is dead and no one cares
If there is a hell, I'll see you there

He flexed his muscles to keep his flock of sheep in line
He made a virus that would kill off all the swine
His perfect kingdom of killing, suffering and pain
Demands devotion atrocities done in his name

God is dead and no one cares
If there is a hell, I'll see you there
Your god is dead and no one cares
If there is a hell, I'll see you there

God is dead and no one cares
If there is a hell, I'll see you there
(Your god is dead) God is dead and no one cares (and no one cares)
(Drowning in his own hypocrisy) If there is a hell, I'll see you there
Source: LyricFind
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0 ups, 3m
Nine inch nails fan?
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0 ups, 3m
Probably
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0 ups, 3m
yes
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0 ups, 2m
Yes
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