(Original post by It's****ingWOODY)
Sorry - was I just labelled a bigot by someone who is so intolerant of those with different beliefs to themselves, that they'd be willing to go as far as to homeschool their children so they didn't have to integrate with the "non believers"? Couldn't make it up
The point is, you're not ethnically English, and you refuse to fully integrate into the English culture, so you should move to a country that shares your ideals. I could be totally non-English in ethnicity, yet I'm fully integrated into British culture and I'm tolerant of anyone who is equally tolerant towards others. It has nothing to do with your race or religion - there have been posters here who claim to be white British and whinge that they hate our country and I've told them to f*** off somewhere else just as quickly as I did you.
I wouldn't mind as much with people saying to move somewhere else where my views are more popular, but when you frame it as "home country" that makes your statement extremely loaded if not outright racist/xenophobic. It presumes I am not from this country (when in fact I am - though even if I am not ethnically English, it makes little difference), and that because of this otherness, I am less entitled than you to have alternative view points or an alternative way of life to you or the rest of society which warrants me not living here. Since you have clarified yourself though, I will let this slip for now.
In any case, as a matter perspective, an outlier to social norm is either a person who is seen as 'ahead of the curve' or they are seen as completely deviant. What I mean to say is, for example, when society was against racial equality in the US, those who promoted racial equality would be considered as deviants and wrong to the majority, though retrospectively we would consider them 'ahead of the curve'. Thus I in turn am deviant to you and wider Western society since I believe in a different moral code, but to the religious, I am just ahead of the curve with respect to British society. As a 'deviant', I could go into self imposed exile to another country as a matter of self-preservation, or conversely I could stay and continue championing my cause and promoting change though you and others dislike it, but that is my decision to make.
Regarding 'integration', that is learning to live alongside one another within the laws of the land and societal context; you are talking about 'assimilation' where we drop our way of life to become more like the natives. We have already integrated by virtue of our social contract assumed through being legal residents/citizens of the UK, but this also facilitates us the right to appeal against laws or policies within the country which affect us; you have no right to effectively tell us to assimilate just because you do not like our views, just as I do not have a right to force you to be a Muslim in the UK nor in a Muslim majority country.