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What Beliefs Should Be Respected? Part II

17 June 2008

Unlike the last post that focused mainly on scientific ideas, this final part of my two-part series will focus on socio-political beliefs, as well as religious beliefs. I want to preface this post by saying I am not in favor of the government or any other entity censoring (or getting involved with in any sense) any of the beliefs that I do not respect except in certain cases which I will discuss later.

While a free-flow of ideas is a very important part of an open society, there are still certain types of beliefs that do not warrant the same sort of respect that others do.  Some of these are strictly social, political, and religious in nature. Others however claim to use scientific evidence to support certain types of social messages and goals.

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