Wheres your manners and respect for an ancient diety who is Omni everything.
Sorry. Respect must be earned. Eternal torture for failing to worship is a deal killer.
I think we're talking about two different things that share a word. Consider these two definitions of respect:.. for me, respect is a human entitlement and should be freely given otherwise disrespect reigns supreme ..
.. does each individual establish a standard for respect? Do we then expect people to measure up to our individual standard without telling them what it is? That sounds unfair ..
.. to avoid conflict, it is my contention that we must all respect each other ..
1. a feeling of deep admiration
2. due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.
I was using the word in the first sense (and assumed from context that Bongo was as well), you in the second. Everybody gets the second kind of respect automatically until they lose due to some low act or base quality, whereas the first must be earned by virtue of some venerable act or quality.
Would you agree?
[Sorry, theists, if we are boring you by repeatedly delving into such matters as integrity, virtue, respect, and character. My apologies in particular to Dave Nelson for quoting an authoritative source to support my claims rather that "freethinking" as he means the word]