I'm getting the vibe that you don't have a lot else going on other than posting here. Think what you want. Really. I really just can't be bothered having these discussions on a footy forum. Talk about how hateful Folau is and how unjustified faith is until you're blue in the face. And take great comfort from knowing that you will have reached an audience of maybe 5 people on perhaps the most obscure part of this entire site.Again you back out of the argument without even providing a single point for your justification. I'm not attempting to disprove your God and I know there is nothing I can do to change your mind on the topic. But consider this: I have nothing to lose, if you could convince me that your god is true then you would have saved my soul and enriched my life! It would be far harder to convince you, with many hours (years even!) spent studying and confirming your beliefs and a career based around those ideas! You would have so much more to lose.
But that's not why I am here.
I am here to ask why any of you feel that your religion can be used to take a stance on issues and
why you think that stance deserves to be protected rather than questioned or even ridiculed. Especially when preaching those ideas is known to cause damage to individuals.
If you want to tell me that your religion and your belief is the justification then you will also have to accept that there is a huge amount of doctrine in your and other religions that you may be less willing to take a similar stance on. Slavery? Holy Wars? Ritual Sacrifice? Church ownership of all your wealth (and your body)? An eye for an eye punishments? Genital mutilation?
Which of these would you be willing to defend with the argument of religion?
I've been asking all of you to give me your reasoning as to why Folou's hateful views and preaching deserve respect yet none of you is willing actually state it.
If I knew you in real life I'd happily sit down with you about these things. Unfortunately I don't. Again, if you are serious about these questions, my advice is find people you can discuss these things in real life. I won't be replying again to this conversation. Maybe if another issue arises that I can discuss with some confidence that I won't be drawn into a protracted and fruitless discussion I might chime back in.