Belief, religion & spirituality

Is Religious Freedom a threat to society?

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A threat how?
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What is scary about the Religious freedom and why every thinking person should seek to constraint the extent to which people are allowed to practice has little to do with how the average person sees fit to worship and more to do with the"holy" texts and the direct, adverse ideological threat that all monotheistic faiths impose upon western society.

the bible has in it, passages that require the believer to be sexist, racist, homophobic etc. in both the new and the old testament.

the qu'uran stipulates clearly that the duty of each muslim is to pave the way for one world under sharia, using jihad (holy war) as a means to realise that goal.

the torah asks for the genital mutilation of children so as to prove one's faith and obedience to god.

Today it is only the extremists and fundamentalists who perpetuate such heinous aggressions towards human rights and they, luckily, are in the vast minority. BUT, the only way people get away with these faith based atrocities, is exactly because of our mentality of protecting religious freedom.
people who are moderate about their faith (a direct result of scriptural ignorance and secular teaching (Sam Harris) and not faith based morality) are, unfortunately, not representative. The ones bombing train stations or enlisting in the KKK or waging war for the Gaza strip or throwing acid in the faces of unveiled women, or a thousand other things that anyone can think of, are not doing these things in the name of religion, they are doing them BECAUSE of religion.

what Religious freedom requires is a lack of freedom for the rest of us.
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A threat how?
Due to religious freedom, people can treat others like animals and do terrible things to them. As their 'right to believe' somehow trumps the human rights of others.
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Of course it is. The fact that the world supports this notion is terrifying, and a lot more people should be raging out against it. It allows people to escape punishment for actions that any other person would be condemned for committing . It allows children to be mutilated and molested, women to be abused, raped, and passed around like objects, as well as a racist, homophobic mindset to be practiced and preserved within today's society.
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I don't think that it is fair or right for people in the service industry, or any industry, to refuse people out of their 'Religious Freedom'. It is definitely a threat to society.
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I don't think that it is right to take advantage of it at the expense of others, but we should all have right to express and practice what we believe.
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I don't think that it is right to take advantage of it at the expense of others, but we should all have right to express and practice what we believe.
yes of course, until your belief encroaches upon the rights of other people.
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The fact that Religious Freedom, legally, takes priority over the human rights of others is dumbfounding. How does ones beliefs, which is based on nothing more than an internal feeling of faith, despite lack of evidence, have the power to dictate the lives of others? This law exempts believers from any consequence or punishment, regardless of how severe their actions may be. They are the, blatant, exception to the, actual, law, with no respect for the rights, well being, or dignity of others. This law allows a blind eye from crimes against humanity, and misplaces, an unearned, authority into the hands of those whom, throughout history, have shown the world nothing, but oppressing the masses and encroaching upon the lives' and rights of others.
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It exempts people of faith to completely disregard the human rights of others. This is dangerous for any individual or community.
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