Well then let them have their Christmas trees and their manger displays in town if that's what most people want. Or let them have a moment of silence before school for each of them to pray in their own way. Or let them say a prayer if most of them want to during a non mandatory public activity. If you are so sure of yourself, then you can just laugh it off if you don't like it. As far as Homosexuality, last I recall, there are plenty of laws allowing for it and protecting it, so what's your big problem? And the institution of marriage is pretty much going to be twisted beyond recognition when Gay marriage passes. So what's you problem? Do you demand that people LIKE it and put their rubber stamp of approval on such behavior as well? That would be the same as people demanding that you LIKE religious belief. Let's face it, you don't just want to have the right to believe what you believe or prefer, you want to tear down the beliefs and preferences of others that you do not agree with. And that could be considered anti constitutional as well.<quoted text>
Nope. There's nothing against valid criticism of ugly and willfully-evil religious practice.
Especially the abusive sort-- which is 99% of it.
I always love it when people say, I can't be happy unless OTHERS behave the way that I want them to. It happens on both sides of the argument and both sides are crazy. If you are secure in your ideas, that's all that matters. It's only when you are insecure in them that the anger comes about. One of the most profound sayings that I have ever read was the following:
"You better behave as I see fit or I will punish myself by giving myself a bad feeling".
We are not victims of bad feelings. Bad feelings are not something that floats around in the air and attacks us. We cannot have a bad feeling unless our mind CHOOSES to create one and react that way. No matter how much we THINK we are FORCED to feel a certain way. If one's mind has to create the feeling before it can exist, then one is not forced to feel any sort of way, one CHOOSES to feel that way, and then react that way, for whatever reasons or justifications one tells themselves. But that's a very advanced concept that I don't expect many to grasp. It's too counterintuitive to the way we have all been taught. It's always "someone elses" fault, never ours.