Last week Nick had posted “Why I Respect Jehovah’s Witnesses” and one his readers just could not seem to understand why Nick would say this, and felt that there was some contradictions in what he is stating. Last night I was reading “Love your God with all your mind” by J.P. Moreland and I came across this statement. He is talking about being tolerant of other faiths.
I think those viewpoints are dead wrong and will argue against them fervently, nevertheless, I will defend your right to argue your own case. Just as importantly, I will treat you with respect as an image bearer of God, even though your views are abhorrent to me. Finally, while individual rights are important, they do not exhaust the moral life because virtue and duty are more central than rights to the moral life properly conceived.
I agree with what Nick said, and what JP has stated as well. I think that we can and should be able to respect others, and defend their right to be able to present their case.
Nick and JP appear to be saying the same thing. Should I stop reading JP, and just read Nick’s blog? 😉 Hey Nick you are in good company.