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21 June 2009 @ 10:02 am
Religious Tolerance - Religious People are Crazy  

A good friend of mine of faith posted this. Thank you, S!
Cantakerous troubadoursonder on June 21st, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
If they had put 'want you to believe that they believe' in front of every one of those statements then at the end the last card says 'but none of them do' then I think we would have a better video.
Scotaelius27 on June 21st, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Way to clutch that intolerance to your chest in the face of tolerance propaganda!
Cantakerous troubadoursonder on June 21st, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
All religions are poisonous to human culture, no matter what they profess to believe.
Scotaelius27 on June 21st, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh the irony, it burns so good...
Kburgunder on June 21st, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
I find that it's way easier to focus on the foibles of anything that is "them" in the "Us and Them" paradigm, so it was nice to see someone focusing on some common ground that most people can respect.

I can't speak to all of the assertions therein but, anecdotally, I have overwhelmingly experienced the actions of pro-environmental Pagans and pro-family Mormons.

I once read a theologians assertion about religion:
Se non vero, e ben trovato. If it is not true, it is well-intended.

Well, intentions. They are a beast, right?

My personal philosophy is that actions are what is ultimately meritable, and that intentions die with the person and mean nothing if not acted upon. While it's definitely worth acknowledging the good intentions of people, I personally find it infinitely more valuable when the follow-through is executed, and better still, within the spirit of good intention. But even good-intentioned actions are not always perceived through that same filter which motivated it - like a charity who is doing what they think is best for their clientele instead of asking what their clientele needs. Not all good intentions translate into good actions. But some of them do. And some of them are motivated by religion where a person's personal ethos might not similarly motivate them.

I'm down with that.
naechnaech on June 22nd, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
nice touches
The film maker had some nice visual touches in this bit. Filming in front of an intersection (intersection of religions/ideologies, common ground...) and the less subtle Wrong Way and One Way signs in the background.
vaxhacker on June 22nd, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
Re: nice touches
Yeah, I noticed those too. Nice touch.