BisonHurdler wrote:This post is so bizarrely non sequitur and intentionally disingenuous that it doesn't merit a direct response.
Sure. However, similar intolerant statements
such as the one you made towards those who express their religious beliefs are routinely uttered by individuals when discussing other topics.
Whoa whoa whoa whoa. Slow down here, no one is saying they are against religious people having the right to speak out about their religion. If that is how you've misconstrued this conversation, you need to go back and really read this thread.
People are talking about how athletes (and people in general) are always so quick to give praise to their God for their own accomplishments, yet look the other way and rationalize negative experiences as "oh, well God probably meant to do that to me too."
The ironic part about your previous post is that with regard to the views you mentioned about race/sex/sexuality, all have "improved" following education and cultural enlightenment (for lack of a better term) . . . and this education and cultural enlightenment is exactly what is leading young people to realize that religion is indeed much more likely to be a construct of man rather than a collection of dictums handed down from some divine being.
In other words, it seems the point of your post was to say "you people that are against religious freedom [which we have already established is not a correct characterization at all] will see, you'll eventually realize just how bigoted you sounded just like people in these examples!" . . . and yet, you were actually helping elucidate the notion that one day we will look back at our current religions and view them with the same amusement we currently apply to Roman and Greek mythology.