Here is what I have been learning lately.
Why do some people think that someone else or a large number of people need to endorse your thoughts and beliefs to make you or your thoughts acceptable? I am a Christian but I don't expect everyone to believe the same thing that I do. I hope that they do and I would be glad to talk to you about it but I don't hate you or disrespect you or blow you off if you disagree with me in an area.
I don't like the word tolerance because it makes me think of a whining baby. We tolerate whining babies even though we are annoyed by them. I want to place a higher value on people than that.
Christians should be known as people who love others even when they aren't loved back. They should be known as people who respect others beliefs even though they might have different or opposing beliefs.
The problem comes when you expect me to cease my beliefs for the sake of your comfort or feeling good about yourself. I don't want to tread on your liberty so don't tread on mine.
This is why I am not threatened by Mosques being built. I do not subscribe to Islam but I do not want the government or any other organization to take away their rights. If they can intervene there then they can intervene in my religion and I do not want that.
"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul
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