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Much as I like to think of myself as a person who tolerates, even accepts, all religions and creeds, I find myself absolutely and categorically intolerant of certain practices, often framed as religion-based, such as--

--stoning of women for adultery

--child abuse (e.g., casting out demons by beatings)

--killing non-believers

--suttee (burning the widow on pyre of deceased husband)

and I'm sure I can think of more, as can you.

It's not that I'm intolerant of a particular religion or creed, but I cannot accept any belief system (or that specific part of any belief system) that leads to, or supports, practices such as the above. There is no meeting them halfway to talk about it. Such practices are perversions and utterly wrong.

Nor can I condone the perpetrators thereof, nor their religious leaders. The words of the prophets and seers are corrupted by power-hungry men.

We cannot, as a society, accept these practices because they are framed as religious observances. Evil is evil. Doing evil in return is not acceptable, either. We must face it down without becoming in the process what we oppose. Burning them at the stake is not an option.

If that makes me intolerant or bigoted, so be it.

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