Mudcat Café message #2561028 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89336   Message #2561028
Posted By: Stringsinger
08-Feb-09 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: Blair and God...and Obama
Subject: RE: BS: Blair and God...and Obama
Obama has dismissed non-believers. He should dismiss those from Goldman Sachs who are running our monetary policies.

Those who take offense at the criticisms of "faith"
are employing the same dismissal.   

"If you're not religious, that's fine - but have the common decency to respect your brothers and sisters who do have a spiritual perspective,..."

I do respect my brothers and sisters as people but not necessarily what they believe.
There is no "common decency" that needs to be defended here. The "common decency" would entail a reasonable examination of the hypotheses that many religious people espouse and question their sense of justice.

I think the conversation can be civilized without resorting to name-calling but to deny the conversation altogether as some sort of emblem or "respect" is denial.