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yes. If they exceed that base level they can fuck right off.
if you dont and you pretend to then you are being insincere, which means that you are then being insincere to them as a person.
which is most important? being sincere to a human as a person or being polite to their (possibly temporary) (possibly dogmatic and taught to them by others) constructed beliefs?
Sometimes it might be prudent to be polite, but sometimes you want to get beyond politeness.
Also what if they believe something that you find abhorrent....why should you respect that belief if it came toi that pewrson as a package and that conformity into their community depended on their accepting that belief, what if they barely gave the (abhorrent to you) belief barely any consideration, or hadnt tested or considered it, whereas you had agonised over the subject? Why should you respect that?
Why respect that which you disrespect?
Why respect that which might (through your tolerant respect) destroy and trample others beliefs that you do sincerely do respect?
insofar as that you shouldn't be too quick to make a judgement. If you become a bit more informed and said beliefs are bollocks, then disrespect all you want.
And most are, so no.
it's something that most people pay lip service to but if you find the beliefs stupid and potentially damaging then I'm not sure it does any good to pretend to respect them.
that is all
try to respect people's right to hold most beliefs, but not necessarily the beliefs themselves. That said, there a probably some things that I wouldn't be able to bring myself to respect.
similar other things that certain cultures believe to be the right thing to do that cause significant mental or physical harm to others.
By contrast, while I disagree with most of Cliche's views expressed on here, he's welcome to hold the majority of them.
I challenge others' beliefs all the time, and I expect mine to be challenged.
If people truly think that their beliefs should be left alone, and respected, then they probably can't stand up for themselves - in which case it's probably not a belief worth having.
But the beliefs themselves are fair game, and don't intrinsically deserve respect. They need to earn it.