this(Original post by KrisCussans)
I wouldn't confuse respect and tolerance. Those people you described were making fun of him which was disrespectful and intolerant (to a degree).
I for one have no respect for any of the Abrahamic religions, however I will tolerate the people who follow the religion. In order to respect the person I'd have to know them a bit.
They are entitled to tolerance, but not to respect. Respect has to be earned and you have to know the person to respect them.
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