Religion And Discrimination


One might take the view that society should be tolerant to any religion
so long as it conforms to our laws and written constitution. At first glance,
this statement seems as fit an answer as possible to the question of societal
limits to religious tolerance. Unofrtunately, if one were to consider the
matter with more caution, one would eventually see that the statement could only
be part of a greater answer. It is without a consideration of some of the
elements which constitute cults, as well as other factors, that one would falter
in devising a definitive answer to the question.
Certain followings or ‘faiths' which claim to be religions that are
prevalent today are, in actuality, ...

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by the cult leader, access to the outside world is often denied, and all
information about the outside world is distorted by the leader. These types of
operations should be intolerable by society.
Second, there should be no tolerance for ‘religions' that espouse any
form of sacrifice, be it human or animal. Although historically, these
practices were more or less prevalent and accepted, there certainly is no place
for them in modern times.
Lastly, there should be a limit of religious tolerance with regards to
the manner in which some display their beliefs. Individuals in society should
not be subject toa ny violence or restriction of freedom as a consequence of
someone else's beliefs. There have been numerous illustrations of this in the
past. Individuals have blocked abotion clinics, have participated in violent
demonstrations concerning one issue or another, ad infinitum. These types of
religiously-fuelled practices have no place in, and should not be tolerated, ...

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