cuchulain Posted October 29, 2016 Report Share Posted October 29, 2016 Why is the truth often perceived as politically incorrect? In terms of this topic, the truth is as I see it, or as you see it. Not worrying about how others see it. If you are Christian, like Dan, why should speaking his truth be viewed as disrespectful? If he says he believes I am going to hell because he honestly believes I am going to hell...why should I be offended by that? He is not being disrespectful to me, he is not respecting my lack of belief in God. Why should I require him to respect that I do not believe in God, if he believes in God and thinks he knows the truth? On the same note...if I call his religion a myth because I honestly believe it is a myth, why should he take offense? It is not an attack on Dan, just like it isn't disrespectful to me that he believes I am wrong. It is an attack on his opinion that he believes to be true. Gnostic Bishop is often seen as disrespectful. The thing is, he usually attacks people's beliefs. Why is that wrong? Why is it wrong to tell someone when you think they are wrong? I don't think it is disrespectful to the person in question, merely to the opinion they hold as truth. Sure, there are all sorts of reasons why people might get upset that you question their beliefs. But it really boils down to respecting the right to hold their position. I believe, truthfully, that Dan has a right to believe in God. I believe, truthfully, that I have a right to not believe. I don't see that as being hostile, attacking, or anything else. I think I am telling the truth as I see it, and that should not be seen as being wrong. Now, when someone attacks another person because of their beliefs, that might be crossing the line. But attacking the belief? Why is that wrong? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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