Last night, a religious commenter on a thread on Facebook made the following statement in response to my comments about the Pledge of Allegiance:
“You know what, get over it. If you don't like the way something looks, don't look at it, if you don't like what someone is saying, don't listen. Just because a handful of people "may" get offended, don't ruin it for everyone else.“In other words, sit down and shut up.
“Once social change begins it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You can not humiliate the person who feels pride. You can not oppress the people who are not afraid any more.” Cesar ChávezAtheists are not as afraid as we used to be. We are learning to support one another. We are getting the word out that there are others like us who can and will help and support other atheists to stand up for their rights.
“You know what, get over it. If you don't like the way something looks, don't look at it, if you don't like what someone is saying, don't listen.”Lady, listen to your own words, and pay heed to them, or in other words, “physician, heal thyself”. You are living in a multi-cultural world.
They used to call the US a melting pot, but it is really more like a vegetable soup. While each ingredient adds its own unique flavor to the soup, it still retains its own character while absorbing some of the flavors of the other ingredients. Tolerance is a necessary and useful skill in a multi-cultural society.