I heard it said last evening and it is my belief...
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
I suppose what it comes down to and I'm being very serious about this, we all should possess respect for the beliefs of others...regardless of how mundane or idiotic they might seem to us.
As someone mentioned in this thread, there are good and bad people, as there is good and bad in all of us. I suppose one has to decide if the cartoon was written with malicious intent, or, was it simply a humorous spin? Who decides that? Surely we all have a different opinion...does it merrit war, killing? I think not.
Allowance, tollerance are key words...
Do I like wolf whistlers? Candidly, it makes me feel bad....not b/c I'm not confident, but to me, it's the lowest form of saying, "boy, would I like to jump your bones" Would rather hear, "Missy, your a pretty, or beautiful woman, or I like your mind".
Am I going to make a big stink over wolf whistlers? heck no? But I always feel sorry for the guys wife, yanno? I've worked construction, and there are numerous very decent, moral, kind and considerate men building roads and high rises.
Like everything else, there seems to always be some bad apples which doesn't or shouldn't label the entire world of construction workers, white collar workers, or a culture...
In my opinion, I can understand a concern and a disrespect these people might feel, surely, but today, it seems, so so many people are insulted way to easily...including me...so, perhaps that is something we should of all nations, cultures, try to work on. Can we do it?
Sure we can...but the question is... Will we? Political Correctness in my opinion has become ridiculous...do I want to hurt anyone, or treat them with disrespect? Absolutely not, but unfortunately I do offend people...unintentionally. Can we say "everything within moderation?" I really really wish we all could.