In a conversation with a teacher today I expressed that I thought that teachings from the Bible and any other “facts” or “information” gained through reading it are false. My teacher responded to this by saying, “you do realise I am a Christian, don’t you?” I did, in fact, know that she is a Christian but I do not see why, just because she is a Christian, I have to pay such high respect to what she believes to be “truth”. I believe that the Bible is neither truth nor fact, yet she would not have to pay respect to my opinion. This has lead me to ask why we should have to give so much respect to someone’s views when they are based on religion. Why does religion demand such high respect when it is simply an opinion?
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