Originally Posted by KillerNN
Mibs- No, like I said in my reply to RNB I wasn't forced to believe what I believe by anyone. If someone was raised a racist, they would have to choose between staying racist or deciding they don't want to be a racist, I was raised by my Mom who taught me the Bible and eventually I read it myself. I could have chosen to say "Fuck this fake shit, I want to be Buddhist/Hindu/Athiest/Agnostic" , but I chose to believe it and trust my faith. Do you see what I mean?
Of course I see what you're saying here. Thing is, it doesn't address what I said. Since I didn't think you were forced to believe in the first place. I assumed you chose to continue believing in what you were taught anyway, not that you were somehow forced. So this is irrelevant to what I posted.
So, still, by what you're saying here, if someone chooses to have racist beliefs that they were raised to believe, then that is perfectly fine? And that person's stance is worthy of respect? Because, still, that's what you're implying here.
If you think your beliefs are okay, then racist beliefs are okay. If you think promoting the idea that it's okay to believe in god is totally fine, then people promoting the idea that believing some people are better than others because of their skin color should be totally fine too. If having illogical beliefs is okay, then that should apply to ALL illogical beliefs.
Why should your beliefs be respected, but harmless racist beliefs shouldn't? Or should they both be respected? (If so, why?) Or are both unworthy of respect? Just trying to help you, and possibly others, find a way to discuss your beliefs rationally.