Look at the conversation with Warbler that I had a couple months ago where people are still willing to give the Pope a free pass even on matters of the child sex abuse cover ups purely because he’s the pope and Catholics like him so he shouldn’t be criticized too harshly. Well, he doesn’t a free pass from me, no matter how fancy his hat and robes are.
I never said the Pope should get a free pass. Yes I disagree with what O’Connor did, but I don’t think the Pope should get a free pass.
Your implication is that he should be criticized less harshly and more respectfully than other people because of his position, regardless of his crimes against humanity.
Though this statement was made to Warbler, I will respond. I don’t think anyone is saying a religious figure should be protected by his position, though perhaps they are defending the net good of the individual, even in spite of a few shortcomings.
I don’t condone bigotry, violence, or vandalism and I know my history so you don’t need to lecture me on that. Nobody on this forum has displayed any bigotry toward you unless there’s a troll or two that I’m forgetting about.
There was prominent forum member that once made fun of the undergarment Mormons wear, he referred to them as magic underwear.
What’s wrong with that? If I said I was wearing special underwear in order to remind me to pay my rent, or some areligious, then everyone would make fun of me. Why is it free from criticism or mockery just because it has to do with religion?
Because of the very fact that I shared: religion defines individuals. It is far more immutable than you give it credit. Religious beliefs deserve as much respect as others. Just because I find many of your beliefs in general to be incorrect or at times offensive doesn’t mean I’m going to mock you for them.
If the person I was hiring never shut up about their political views and repeatedly brought them to work even when told clearly not to, then yes I would fire them.
I wonder what the courts would say about that. No doubt the person being fired for sue you for religious discrimination. I am not saying you’d be guilty of that for firing the guy. I’d let let the courts decide that.
I’d be right and the litigious person throwing a frivolous lawsuit at me would be wrong, regardless of what the courts say. I don’t own a business and don’t plan on starting one so it isn’t a problem for me.
I guess you are never wrong, then.