To give examples of your statement above:"Religion will eventually become as offensive and unacceptable as racism."
- Chris O'dowd
What's interesting is that christianity encourages racism, as well as homophobia, bigotry and hate.
"christianity encourages racism, as well as homophobia, bigotry and hate."
Racism - this is actually too vague of a term to use. Why? Because racism in most eyes reflect ethnic against ethnic, when it could include:
"...practices or beliefs, or social or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other...."
homophobia - I agree. There are way too many so-called "Christians" who use this behavior as a way to hate others.
Hate - I just explained it above. Hate is a product of many categories. i.e. I hate onions. I don't any certain individual, as hate can lead to many other bad behaviors that one can exhibit or act out on. I'd rather just stick with "dislike" when it comes to people and stick with "hate" when it comes to onions.
Bigotry - simple enough, huh? But in fact it actually goes further than the surface for this one, because this goes hand in hand with fear.
- I've been called a "bigot" for my beliefs in Jesus, but in fact, that is untrue, because so-called "Christians" take this trait from me, because they can't fathom that I believe in all of what Jesus taught and they only a portion of what was decided by men.
- Ponder a moment - who really is a showing their bigotry if one definition is:
"the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust or hatred on the basis of a person's ethnicity, evaluative orientation, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, opinion, or other characteristics."
or maybe this one instead....
"1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own. "
Another descriptive word to use would be hypocrite - but that too can be perceived in many ways.