Religious Tolerance Is Not Respect!

Religious tolerance is respecting the right every person has to believe in what they want as long as they do not violate secular law. What this translates to in civic speak is that all people of faith, including Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims, have to respect each other’s right to practice their religious beliefs as long as the practices do not violate secular law. But this does not require that the religious faith, doctrine or holy books have to be respected. The point of the above is to make clear that you have the right to believe what you want, even if everyone thinks about the tenants and practices of your religion or silly. Religious tolerance does not mean that if you believe religion is stupid or wring, that you can not say so. If you want to use a sacred object as a doorstop, you can. Religious tolerance only means no religious group can interfere with another’s religious beliefs or practices.