Christianity Thomas on 23 Sep 2009 12:36 am
The definition of bigot:
a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.
Here is what the bigotry looks like in our world:
This Christian fear became VERY evident to me in the past month. I was in a meeting with a man I was considering joining in a business partnership. He believed I was a Christian as he openly explained that he would only do business with fellow Christians. He said that anyone who didn’t believe in God couldn’t be trusted. There is nothing quite like being inadvertently insulted to your face. Since I don’t like partnering with openly bigoted people, I didn’t join with him in the business venture.
Now just a few days ago I was in another meeting with a group trying to convince me to join their business network. They sent me their business agreement form containing core values and legal information. What surprised me is their core values openly spoke about the God of the Bible as the foundation of their “Christ-like” values. By signing the document, I was being required to believe in their version of God or I wasn’t welcome as a business vendor. Only in America would this ever happen.
Actually, this is a common feature of religion in general.