Why is the Grand Wizard of the KKK worthy of your respect? Why does Fred Phelps deserve your respect? How do you personally pay your respects to the members of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian? How do you explain to your children why they should respect their elder, Jared Loughner?
These are all belief systems or elders in some form. Do you still think "respect" is something automatically and freely given to all? Would you know what CJCC is without reading that link? If someone introduced themselves to you as a member, would you still automatically "respect" them until you figured out what it's actually about, because it sounds like just another church?
When you are in a world surrounded by differences in actions and beliefs on such a large scale, how do you justify the idea of doling out respect like Mardi Gras beads, rather than reserve it for only those people or entities which have earned it?Answer Question
Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:10 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
Answer by momto2boys973 at 2:12 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
We don't hang out with them so it doesn't come up.
I tell my kids that there are some people who you should avoid, if people are doing, or saying things to hurt other people or are generally unkind, than you have to make a decision about being in the company of people who could hurt others. If your around when the people your with do something illegal or hurtful, you become responsible too.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:19 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 2:20 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
Answer by jmpj8107 at 2:25 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:25 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:27 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
Answer by anng.atlanta at 2:42 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 2:53 PM on Jun. 3, 2011