Yeah, a lot of activists are very much in favour of freedom of personal choice. . .so long as everybody chooses to act and believe exactly as that activist says they should. Try to practice your freedom to believe in something else, and the activist suddenly cries about how it’s immoral or illegal or whatever.
I wonder what the people who complain that religion ought to be taught in science classes would think about having their church services interrupted to present lessons on modern evolutionary theory? Pretty much every single argument that they make in favour of the one idea is also just as valid for the other.
I went to a Christian high school, I was basically sent there by my folks, there was some debate to include biblical doctrine in some subjects and to omitt some theories or schools of thought from others. Long story short , it was found that the students were suffering and could not compete academically with the rest of the state, and was soon returned to the uniform syllabus.
At the end of the day the basic foundation principals of most universally accepted religions, i.e be good to others , love thy neighbour, all the intrinsically good qualities that are taught are all pretty cool.
It is when fundamentalists , of any religion , start applying their beliefs in a way that encroaches on peoples, lifestyle, well being , comfort zones or normal way of life that segregation, anger, angst and frustration start to manifest themselves and can cause diharmony in small groups , communties and even countries.
Live and let live, it doesn’t matter whether you go over the bridge , under the bridge , just as long as you get there.
Here in Australia we are finding more and more that christian fundamentalists are really having a negative inpact on families in the community. Too many people are sucked into this quasi theatrical worship type format, that after a while are almost trained into pushing the ultra conservative and quite confronting ideas onto friends and family , eventually alienating themselves from their normal life. When the lights and theatrics have gone, sometimes there is noone to pick up the pieces. It is a real shame , I reckon everything in moderation.
There ! I have had my spleen vent!