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Are Theists Guilty........

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. . . . . . . . . In particular, guilty by association?

For example, if someone says that he belongs to the KKK, we could reasonably label that person as a racist bigot.

Even if that KKK member were to say "Oh, Racism is just a rule of our club but I don't go along with it so I am not a bigot", you would surely look at the guy a bit sideways, don't you think?

So, surely the same goes for religious organizations.
The Jehovah's Witness Church, for example, prohibits celebrations of any anniversary, voting, being in the armed forces or receiving blood transfusions. Would we, therefore, be entitled to call all Jehovah's Witnesses anti-social, unpatriotic, draft-dodging child-murderers?

As per the case of the KKK member, it would sound incredulous for a Jehovah's Witness to say "Well, I don't go along with the anti-celebration bit". If you stand up for an organization that you are a member of you must surely stand up for that organization's fundamental policies.
If not, Then leave.

All Christian, Islam, and Judaist organizations shun homosexuals and members of opposing faiths so, surely we are entitled to label members of such organizations as being homophobic and prejudiced against minority groups.




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  • NeopesdomNeopesdom 129 Pts   -  
    @Swolliw

    >>All Christian, Islam, and Judaist organizations shun homosexuals and members of opposing faiths so, surely we are entitled to label members of such organizations as being homophobic and prejudiced against minority groups.

        As usually your posts are generally devoid of facts if not outright fabrications and your responses clearly identify your narcissistic personality disorder among other things.

    FACT CHECK
    Some Christian denominations do not consider homosexuality or transgender identity to be sins. These include entire religious denominations, as well as individual churches and congregations. Some are composed mainly of non-LGBT members and also have specific programs to welcome LGBT people, while others are composed mainly of LGBT members.List of Christian denominations affirming LGBT people - Wikipedia

         Besides that, what you are engaging in is stereotyping, typical bigot behavior. You put individuals into categories and judge everyone according to their group, this is both harmful and sick. You are the pot basically calling the kettle black. 

    Many stereotypes are negative, such as assuming that certain people are lazy, criminal or poor. Some are seemingly positive, such as assuming that people are athletic, religious or musically inclined. Others are just neutral such as assuming that people eat certain foods or share similar hobbies. But all of them are harmful. -Why Stereotypes are Harmful - Momentous Institute

    Stereotypes are harmful because they are unfair presumptions and not based on facts. We should get to know people as individuals before we develop beliefs about what that person is like. Not all members of one group will behave in the same way because we are all individuals who make our own choices and have our own interests. People are complex and often stereotypes reduce us to just one small part of our complex identity.5fa186374e20b69f39b62928_TDA_ABRE20_2810_Understanding stereotypes.pdf (website-files.com) 
     
    You may wish to consider Individualism which is a political and social philosophy that emphasises the moral worth of the individual, and makes the individual its focus. The concept values independence and self-reliance and advocates that the interests of the individual should take precedence over a community, state or social group.
      “Never argue with an id'iot They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain
  • SwolliwSwolliw 1209 Pts   -  
    @Neopesdom
     As usually your posts are generally devoid of facts if not outright fabrications and your responses 

    That is not the case and nor did you quote one single example of your erroneous claim.


    The fact is that there are approximately three-hundred and fifty denominations listed in that link.

    Another fact is that there are currently more than thirty-thousand Christian denominations, therefore the percentage of those affirming LBGTQ amounts to one percent.

    I and anyone else are well entitled to label all churches collectively as being homophobic.

    Which was the whole gist of my thread. If you belong to the KKK and happen to be one of the one percent who disapprove of racism then tough, you still wear the badge of KKK.

    If you belong to the one percent of denominations that disapproves of homophobia then tough, you still wear the badge of a Christian.

    Christian churches have an abysmal record of prejudice, persecution and bigotry since time immemorial and dissent from one percent of them hardly makes the case, does it? 

    And of those churches who affirm LBGTQ, how many of them also are prejudiced against other minority groups such as unwed mums, pro-euthanasia, pro-abortion?

    How many of them condone same-sex marriage and actually perform same-sex marriages?

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