I absolutely support the right for every American to believe in whatever they want. I think that’s one beautiful aspect of being an American.
“You’ve gotta respect everyone’s beliefs.” No, you don’t. That’s what gets us in trouble. Look, you have to acknowledge everyone’s beliefs, and then you have to reserve the right to go: “That is fucking stupid. Are you kidding me?” I acknowledge that you believe that, that’s great, but I’m not going to respect it. I have an uncle that believes he saw Sasquatch. We do not believe him, nor do we respect him!” Patton Oswalt
But with that freedom also comes the freedom for people to comment on others beliefs.If you hold a belief that is controversial in any way, you should be prepared for others to comment about your belief.
Especially if you are a public figure capitalizing on your image and your beliefs.
Especially if you hold a belief that is rooted in the Old Testament of the Bible.
With the constant pressure of political correctness, we often lose sight of what is real and what is fantasy due to a fear of offending others.
I’m beginning to agree somewhat with Patton Oswalt’s quote above. What happens when a person’s beliefs are absolutely asinine or wholly unbelievable? Continue reading