Anonymous asked: Why does it bother you if people have faith in a god? It doesn't always mean that they are extreme or anything they just have a faith that they wish to be involved in. Not every single christian or whatever takes the stance that the church takes on every matter. It seems a lot of generalizing is being done , and it seems you dislike generalizations usually yeah?
Faith (in the religious sense), in its simplest form, does not bother me. It is when an individual’s religious beliefs impact on others, that I am “bothered” lol. Which is hard not to do in a democratic society, as your god might preach that Asian people are evil, thus when you have to vote on the referendum “Should Asian people be able to use public transport?” you might vote “No”, even though your Asian neighbours are finding it difficult to reach the shops to buy food, as they couldn’t use public transport. Therefore, your religious beliefs, if you chose for them to, do impact on others.
Yes, of course, not every religious person condones or agrees with the way in which their church acts.
Say I was part of the “Save the Whales Project.” I believed in the majority of their code of conduct (apart from the bit about killing dolphins, but I chose to overlook that because I agreed with the rest), I called myself a member and I believed in what they were trying to achieve. But one day I saw the leaders of the group going and killing dolphins. I decided that I would either try to stop it, or I would pull out of the project and not call myself a member anymore. Ya?
I don’t see a whole lot wrong with generalising. When I heard that Peter Jensen was the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, I made and EDUCATED GUESS that he would be:
• against gay marriage
• a supporter of the Liberal Party’s policies
• unsupportive of other religions
• against abortion
• disapproving of atheism
Was I right? Of course. Why? Because those beliefs are directly attributed to the tenets of his religion.
I’m a young woman who is interested in feminism. Taking a guess that I’m vocal about animal rights, asylum seekers, abortion, religion, gay rights (all human rights) would be completely acceptable and completely correct.
If you care about freedom and equality in one domain, you will most likely care about it in all others.
If you care about people being adhering to the “traditional” principles of marriage, you would probably care about people adhering to the “traditional” principles of gender or speech or dress code.
If not, it’s a bit hypocritical, no?
I dislike generalisations when they have not substantiated. When they are based on hate and stereotypes (different to generalisations).
I make generalisations about religious people, cat owners, people who love football and people who love ballet, because I, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, CSIRO and other research organisations (me myself being one ;) ) can conduct research to prove generalisations,
Stereotypes, not so much.