"I'll respect your Religion when your Religion respects basic human rights!"
This stamp is mainly aimed towards Christianity, I don't know much about the other major religions
Now I'm not saying all Religions don't respect human rights, but the mass religions like Christianity. I'm not saying all Christians don't respect human rights, but you can't deny there are Christians out there who do want to deny people their basic human rights.
Basic human rights like marriage, being able to have a family and reproductive rights, just to name a few.
For a religion that's supposed to be about kindness and accepting people, there sure are a lot of followers who are first class assholes.
The main one that everyone's talking about over the western world is marriage. Should gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered people be allowed to marry and start a family? I know what the bible says about homosexuality, but I thought it was the New Testament that Christians followed, not the old one? Well, that's what some anti-choice nut job told me when I was debating abortion with her.
I'd like to know what the New Testament says about homosexuality, if someone would like to tell me?
And even if it did say something about homosexuality in the new book, didn't God say that we should not judge people? That judging was his job and playing god is a sin?
NOW! Reproductive rights. What did Jesus say about abortion and birth control, hm? Oh, that's right: Fuck all.
(I think this is the new testament, not sure!) Exodus 21:22 reads: When people who are fighting injure a pregnant woman so that there is a miscarriage, and yet no further harm follows, the one responsible shall be fined what the woman's husband demands, paying as much as the judges determine.
So yeah: You kill a fetus, you get a fine.
Before you go quoting bullshit bible verses to me: [link]
So yeah: You have NO RIGHT to deny people their basic human rights just because a 2000 year old book says so. And if you do: You're a fucking moron.
And there is such thing as the separation of religion and the state. Don't like that? Move to Saudi Arabia. I'm sure you'll be welcomed with open arms.