It has nothing to do with being "ridiculed" - it's the hypocrisy of it.
Just say you don't like it and be done with it - I'm fine with that.
It's obvious I don't like it...but hate is such a strong term that I would never use it in serious conversation. I don't like the belief...but I do not dislike the believers themselves. It isn't the believers (in most cases) standing in the way of progress, it's the belief...and once again, I'm not only referring to the Christians...I feel the same about all of the major religious institutions of this world.
I will give you an example that has become very relevant as we swing towards election time, ok? Mitt Romney, when asked what programs he would eliminate to "cut costs", said Planned Parenthood, almost immediately. This past February, he announced his support for the Blunt amendment, a bill that was introduced to restrict access to birth control by allowing any employer the right to deny health insurance coverage for any benefit based on a “moral” conviction. Not just that, this guy believes that states should have the right to ban contraception. Now, Romney is a Mormon, I recognize this, but his foolish beliefs, if elected, are going to stand in the way of progress. Tired, old-fashioned beliefs may have worked in past decades...but none of it has any relevance in the modern world, and that includes all major religions and their belief systems.
Edited by Slaytanic Wehrmacht, 30 July 2012 - 09:39 AM.