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I rather not.



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The attitude to respect everyone and everything is what leads to the demise of freedom. Not everyone and everything is on equal footing and respect should be reserved for those who deserve it.



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Eagle367 said:
Qwark said:

If you get offended by something on social media, the fault lies with you and not the one who posted it. Unless it's actively spreading hate. The internet is uncensored and that includes mockery/meming of political institutions and governments. If you can't deal with that don't be active on social media.

There are sites who provide censorship against any post regarding mockery of religion or really any subject. So if you can't handle it, go to those sites.

I'm pretty sure most mainstream platforms don't allow Islamophobia, bigotry based on religion and anti-semitism. Muslims and jews are given their own sectors because they get so much of the hate and bigotry compared to other religions.

I never understood where anti-Semitism came from before the Nazis. To me Islamophobia's source makes sense, since some of history's greatest scumbags happened to be Muslim.



CaptainExplosion said:
Eagle367 said:

I'm pretty sure most mainstream platforms don't allow Islamophobia, bigotry based on religion and anti-semitism. Muslims and jews are given their own sectors because they get so much of the hate and bigotry compared to other religions.

I never understood where anti-Semitism came from before the Nazis. To me Islamophobia's source makes sense, since some of history's greatest scumbags happened to be Muslim.

Jews traditionally isolated themselves from the surrounding communities. They maintained their own style of dress, food, etc., which made them easily identifiable as outsiders. They also were generally in conflict with the dominant religion of their regions. They typically had their own systems for things like education and justice. And, they were very often successful and influential, which makes them easier to hate by those in the dominant class that are struggling (of course if they were unsuccessful they'd be accused of leeching off the government so it's a lose lose). 

I'm not justifying it, but given the way racism, xenophobia, etc etc have generally worked, it's not hard to see why anti-semitism would exist. They are an easy target.



JWeinCom said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I never understood where anti-Semitism came from before the Nazis. To me Islamophobia's source makes sense, since some of history's greatest scumbags happened to be Muslim.

Jews traditionally isolated themselves from the surrounding communities. They maintained their own style of dress, food, etc., which made them easily identifiable as outsiders. They also were generally in conflict with the dominant religion of their regions. They typically had their own systems for things like education and justice. And, they were very often successful and influential, which makes them easier to hate by those in the dominant class that are struggling (of course if they were unsuccessful they'd be accused of leeching off the government so it's a lose lose). 

I'm not justifying it, but given the way racism, xenophobia, etc etc have generally worked, it's not hard to see why anti-semitism would exist. They are an easy target.

So Jews really have been the unjust punching bag of history. -_-



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As long as they're keeping to themselves, we should respect both religious and non-religious people equally. Not enough respect out there right now. We need more of it.



JackHandy said:

As long as they're keeping to themselves, we should respect both religious and non-religious people equally. Not enough respect out there right now. We need more of it.

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Giving a person a chance/respecting the fact that their beliefs are different (assuming they arent trying to kill you, etc) is the way to go.

Sadly some people will judge or associate you depending on your race, religion, etc hence why bigotry and racism exist.

Sadly its inevitable - notions like "World Peace" is just a pipe dream.

So the way I live is , I dont mess with you as long as you dont mess with me.

Dont like me? Dont talk to me, simple as that.



    

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SegaHeart said:

No matter what a we do in social media, We should not be talking about a religion a friend you truly like will start disliking you I witnessed it today but not on me. Gonna end this Respect Christianity/Muslims/Catholics etc. 

Whether its religion politics sport or on this site gaming it comes down to mutual respect, combined with an awareness of why your having that particular conversation or feel the need to engage in it while being mindful of your agenda in doing so, without those things it often boils down to endless pointless debate, now that doesn't mean it shouldn't be discussed or brought up just that it should be done in a mature manner that allows for divergent views to be expressed without impinging on the rights of others to express contrary views.

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On paper that sounds like an ideal way to go about things. Sadly, many individuals are undeserving of respect (in any way) because they are awful individuals through and through. As someone else stated, respect is a two-way street and is earned. I'm not going to respect your religion if you treat people like shit or try to force your religion on others.