Re: Do you agree with Tori Hunter?
posted at 1/1/2013 3:42 PM EST
Teakus, historically it makes no sense for a black man to judge someone for something other than his character...unless one feel gays are inherently bad people....either way Tori is a bigot...why do I have to have tolerance for that?
When two groups have deeply held beliefs that are 100% at odds - expecting them to agree is foolishness.
You can either remain objective - or take sides.
You have decided to side with the homosexuals. That's fine. Your choice. You are with the homosexuals and against the Christians.
Does that mean we get to call you a bigot? Are you an anti-Christian bigot? It seems like you are.
I'm the bigot because I won't endorse someone's blind prejudice? That's some religion if that's their calling card....I don't recall that message of hate through my 12 years of catechism
Ha. This is exactly the point I made earlier that Shump was unable to understand. There is no opinion above criticism. The origin of our views is irrelevant to me....religion, politics, science, nonsense, culture, family....ultimately we each take a view/stance on everything and should defend it on merit, not fall back on dogma i.e. "it's written in a book" or "that's what everyone thinks" or "that's what I was taught".
I don't believe there is a universal morality (which is somewhat at odds with my general, absolute view of "right" and "wrong", I admit, and would love to discuss it over a pint the next time I'm in Boston)....but it seems pretty clear to me that some things are obviously "wrong" regardless of the noise around us.
For example, as Shump seems unable to understand, I think that female gennnital mutilation is absolutely wrong. F culture, religion, belief, tradition, family, anything....it's wrong IMO, and there is no belief-based view that can justify it IMO.....and I think every person reading this will agree. But extend the logic....if someone thinks FGM, or male circumcision, or taxes, or abortion, or gun ownership, or Yankee fandom....defend it on merit, not dogma.