Thursday, May 19, 2011

Show a Little Respect

"Respect".  It is something one often hears the religious asking for and accusing us non-believers of not showing.  The trouble is that they don't know the difference between respect and fear.  As I and others have mentioned before, this demand for "respect" is just another euphemism for "shut up".  (See also, my school prayer post and those that followed.)  When you hear it, one possible reply is:

"You don't want respect.  What you want is fear.  If you wanted respect, you would show respect.  But, you don't.  What you show are bigotry, bullying and intimidation."

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