Re: My husband has recently become religious and I'm sooo not
Understand, that the person who believes in the imaginary thing needs to prove it exists. You cannot 'dream up' something and then shift the burden on those who don't believe to prove you wrong, a common logical fallacy employed by believers. Prove to me unicorns don't exist. Look up Russell's Teapot.
I know. Iíve heard this all before. Thatís ok. We can disagree on that.
Yes, we CAN respect different worldviews, but I am under no obligation to actually do so. Realize, that is distinct from respecting A PERSON. I respect PEOPLE, their right to life and happiness. I don't, and don't have to, respect the notion of shutting down critical thinking and believing an imaginary being is puppet-stringing the world. You can feel disrespected all you want, and even take offense, but so what. I'm offended when people tell me I'm going to hell, you think that changes their mind?
Well, then I probably wouldnít spend a lot of time with you. Because my religious beliefs are a major part of who I am as a person. And if you are going to be derogatory about my beliefs, I will avoid people like that. But I donít suppose you would care. There are plenty of people who see the world differently who do not go out of their way to degrade another personís way of being in the world. Why do you feel entitled to do that?