Today as I wandered around on Facebook I stumbled across a picture of a sign that read:
"Religion is like a penis.
It's fine to have one.
It's fine to be proud of it
But please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around,
And PLEASE don't try to shove it down my children's throats."
At first I was a little disgusted and annoyed, but then my training under VDB kicked in and some philosophical rubber hit the road, if you will.
What this sign is in essence saying, underneath the crass vulgarity, is that it is ok to have beliefs and even to be proud of those beliefs, but it is not ok to share them ever. "That's just your opinion man" kind of attitude. The ironic part is that the very thing that this sign complains about, i.e., forcing others to buy into one's opinion; is exactly what this sign is doing. It is trying to make everyone buy into this idea that it is not ok to ram opinions down people's throats by ramming an opinion down our throats.
This sign can safely be ignored.