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  • Yes. I may personally disagree with your religious viewpoints but I have no right "to make fun of" you rites rituals or beliefs.
  • I think people need more tolerant. Making fun of something isn't the same as being nasty about it. You should be able to take a gentle ribbing about anything you believe in.
  • Yes. While I believe they are all utter crap, I respect other people's core beliefs. I would never belittle the very thing their soul is attached to.
  • Well, I don't agree with making fun of other people's religious beliefs. But I do agree with trying to make people question them. Questioning what we believe in either makes our belief stronger, or shows it to be false.
  • Oh most definitely. I am sick of all the bashing that goes on around here of Islam and of Mormonism. I am not a Muslim but have studied enough about the faith to know that Islam does not promote terrorism nor does it promote hatred of the West. A very small minority of Muslims follow extremest clerics who promote these ideals because they have been brainwashed into believing the garbage these charismatic clerics spout about the West being evil and that they are the enemy of Islam. I am however a Mormon and am sick and tired of seeing all the disinformation that is given on this website as well as many others about what my faith really believes. Mormons are every bit if not moreso christians than any other faith that professes a belief in Jesus Christ. We worship the same exact Jesus that the rest of the Christian world does and I am about tired of hearing about how our Jesus is different from the biblical one. He is the same exact one. The one born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem and who died on the cross to pay the price for our sins with the shedding of his blood. Just because we interpret certain scripture a little differently doesn't make us any less Christian. As a matter of fact I think we are more christian than most christian faiths because we don't go around tearing down other people's beliefs and accusing them of not being Christian because of their beliefs.
  • Heck, that would ruin all my fun! Seriously, I don't think mocking or ridiculing a religious belief system directly to it's believers is at all acceptable. I think it's okay to joke with friends, privately, but not to hurt anyone. I agree with Prunesquallor, though, about encouraging questioning and searching one's belief system, whatever it may be. Ultimately, though, faith is just that - it is not based on proven facts or scientific evidence, it is believing in something that can't be proven.
  • Yes. They should not make fun of any other religion. But we are human beings and we tend to make fun anyway.Whatever we find which just not jells with our beliefs we ridicule others religion.
  • I agree fully with you. Religious beliefs are generally very personal and sensitive. They should not be subject to ridicule and fun poking by others.
  • Yes I agree. Not because making fun of other's religion is "wrong", but because it displays the ignorance of the person so. - see: http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/3775113
  • I agree. It is a bad way to make friends. It shows everyone that you are insensitive, and ignorant. I like to find out more about people's religions since many have much in common with some having very slight differences and some with huge differences.
  • Yes, we should not make fun of the beliefs of others. If people want to believe in Jesus Christ, let them. If they want to believe in Allah, let them. If they believe that there's no God at all, let them.
  • I for one disagree with you. One should treat religions with some respect, and not go around bashing religious beliefs, but there are cases where I think it is justified to make fun of some religious believes, simply because they are so totally wrong and laughable (young earth creationism being an example). But generally, making fun of it isn't the right way if you disagree with it, it is better to make the religious people question their faith, instead of directly attacking them and making fun of them. My point is, I just don't see any reason that religions have so many priviledges. Humans should generally be polite to each other, but if someone makes fun of one's political views (Bush for example) nobody gets to mad. So why should we make an exception for religion. Bashing and blatant, rude attacks are not okay, but it's okay to make fun of it in a controlled manner.
  • it's to much fun.
  • No one should ridicule or make fun of anything that means so much to people. I don't see anything wrong with disagreeing or not believing, but when it gets nasty and to a low level, that accomplishes nothing but alienation and hate.
  • To be mean,or not to be mean?Is that the question?
  • Why should we put religion on a pedestal? Why is it ok for some of you people to make fun of a persons race, gender, sexual orientation, or disabilities, which the person has no choice, but it's wrong to make fun of their religion,which IS a choice? I believe it's wrong to joke about things in which people can't help. But I think it's fine to joke a little about the latter. Lighten up.
  • Yes I agree with you... Why make fun of someone's religion when it all comes down to our own personal choices in our own respective lives? It's a total pointless cause to make fun of something like this due to the fact that you can't change their mind regardless of how much ridicule you dish out. Leave people to make their own decisions... they're the ones that have to live with it. NOT you... It's got nothing to do with the way you live your life, so give them a break.
  • In some cases, such as extremists, it's sometimes hard not to...but people really shouldn't. It is the right of everyone to have their beliefs or to have none at all without being ridiculed.
  • In general, I agree with you, but I think there are exceptions. Most of us may find some of the ideas of other Religions a bit strange, but our own Religions often contain ideas that seem equally bizzare to outsiders. I would make a distinction between the Religious views of normal people and those of Fundamentalists. For normal people, Religious beliefs are a private matter and do no harm to anyone. Fundamentalists, on the other hand are different. They want to impose their views on others. I believe that with such people, the gloves come off and the best approach is a direct attack on their extreme Religious views.
  • I disagree. I cannot help but make fun of religious people and they allows make fun of my way of life, so it's kind of equal in a way.
  • If they didn't want their beliefs laughed at, they shouldn't have such funny beliefs
  • Out of consideration for the beliefs of others, I agree. : )
  • There are often many truths found in the humor offered. Barring it, or being so-called "PC", denies communication of those truths. If the so-called "making fun" is clearly intended to be hateful, I don't subscribe to it, but if it is truly humorous, I enjoy it...even if I'm on the receiving end of the "fun". Wanna hear a few? :-) [Sorry, I don't wanna get booted!]
  • Yes, people should never MAKE FUN of other religions, but each person has the right to disagree.
  • I agree with your statement but reality is different. When we live in a real world everyone is biased some way or the other.Every religion has certain faults or statements which have wrong meanings in today's context.If I give you one such example related to any religion the follower of that religion will pounce on me.It is a biased view from the worlds point of view of that religion but they will never accept. Because all religious people tend to be fanatic sometimes! Like my religion, how would you worship a monkey or an elephant God?But we do!That would be the cause of ridicule.How do you explain that to any other person?

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