Are we too afraid to ask the obvious?
What if you have an opinion that institutionalized misogyny is maybe not such a great thing? Does even the question make you a bigot?
What if the centerpiece of my ‘religion’ was not a resurrected son-of-God who died in excruciating pain for all of our hatred, shame, and imperfections manifested in misdeeds. But instead a warlord who to achieve power, subjugated other men, women, children, all in the name of (presumably) the same God.
What if that latter ‘religion’ was not one of proselytizing through love but through violent means, extortion, blackmail, lies and subterfuge. What if it called for honor killings, female mutilation, death for apostasy, ransom, and purposeful deceit to advance it’s growth.
What if you do not have the intellectual ability to recognize a difference between spiritually uplifting beliefs, and those that foment acts of cowardice and terror quite literally DAILY.
Are these not legitimate questions?
Sadly we have those who in their political aspirations are too fearful to ask them. The few who do, become targets of the purposefully stupid or intellectually dishonest in media, and are quickly branded as bigots and intolerant.