ANSWERS: 77
  • I don't make fun of anyone's beliefs. But I am more than willing to debate on them. Just don't preach at me. k? :D
  • I haven't and I won't because I don't want others to make fun of mine.
  • I have NO right to make fun of your beliefs, nor those of anyone else. I do, however, have the right to disagree with other beliefs. And, I think such disagreement can (and should!) be expressed respectfully. I think we should be able to maturely discuss and debate religious beliefs here without resorting to berating and mockery.
  • This is nobody's right. Everyone has their own, personal beliefs, and though two people with different opinions may discuss, or challenge one another, none of them has the right to ridiculize the other. After all, who says that any of their opinions is >the right< one?... But take it easy, there have always been and there will always be individuals with exaggerated self-esteem and low respect for others. They are the archetype of those who think they know everything, but know nothing. Best advice is, if you come across such persons, learn to not pay attention.
  • i have no rights and neither does any one else
  • In a personal attack capacity none whatsoever. However I reserve the right to question, probe and yes ridicule any belief system. Not individuals that would be just nasty but I have every right to make jokes about the Tory party or religious fanaticism etc EDIT: Rowan Atkinson puts it better than I ever could: "To criticise a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous but to criticise their religion - that is a right. That is a freedom. "The freedom to criticise ideas - any ideas even if they are sincerely held beliefs - is one of the fundamental freedoms of society. "And the law which attempts to say you can criticise or ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed. "It all points to the promotion of the idea that there should be a right not to be offended. But in my view the right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended. "The right to ridicule is far more important to society than any right not to be ridiculed because one in my view represents openness - and the other represents oppression."
  • I have not and would not, your beliefs are your beliefs ( I may ask you about them out of curiosity though)
  • none, and I don't...
  • Everyone has freedom of speech in this country but I don't think that ridiculing people should be met with acceptance by decent people anywhere. Why can't people disagree without making the other person seem like a complete idiot because his views are different. Everyone has the right to think what they want and to feel like they do and should be able to support their views without others berating them. But it's not gonna happen.
  • none, but I have every right to insult, belittle and besmirch your briefs.
  • I don't even know what your beliefs are.
  • No right and every right. Given to me through morals and through the constitution. Everyone has the right to do so but what really decides it are peoples morals. I don't belittle people as a rule but have had some great laughs with friends doing it to eachother. We sure are one bunch of crazy characters!
  • No one has the right to make fun of anyone else's beliefs. Contesting someone else's beliefs in a polite and respectful manner is completely different. Bashing is ridiculous, and just pisses everyone off
  • Everyone's entitled to their own beliefs. Yet I CAN make fun of your beliefs. Doesn't necesary mean you'll change them.
  • We don't. We are all entitled to our own beliefs :)
  • &#039;You can have yours, and Ill keep mine', I always say. What fun do you have to make my beliefs right? OR we could re-arrange the words around once more and... What right do you have to make my beliefs fun? I assume you can see just where Im going with this all...Great! atleast one of us does..lol.
  • I've the right to say what is on my mind. I've the right to freedom of speech.
  • &quot;Why are jokes about Muhammad permitted, but not those about the genocide of the Jews?" "Fair's fair: either everything should be allowed in the name of the freedom of expression, or we should censor that which shocks both parties. Many people who defend the right to caricature feel trapped. Will they publish drawings about the gas chambers in the name of freedom of expression? Offence for offence? Infringement for infringement? Can the negation of Auschwitz be put on a par with the desecration of Muhammad? This is where two philosophies clash. The one says yes, these are equivalent "beliefs" which have been equally scorned. There is no difference between factual truth and professed faith; the conviction that the genocide took place and the certitude that Muhammad was illuminated by Archangel Gabriel are on a par. The others say no, the reality of the death camps is a matter of historical fact, whereas the sacredness of the prophets is a matter of personal belief. This distinction between fact and belief is at the heart of Western thought. Aristotle distinguished between indicative discourse on the one hand, which could be used to reach an affirmation or a negation, and prayer on the other. Prayers are not a matter for discussion, because they do not state: they implore, promise, vow and declare. They do not relate information, they perform an act." "one, two or three religions, four or five ideologies may in no way decide what citizens can do or think. What is at stake here is not only the freedom of the press, but also the permission to call a spade a spade and a gas chamber an abomination, regardless of our beliefs. What is at stake is the basis of all morality: here on earth the respect due to each individual starts with the recognition and rejection of the most flagrant examples of inhumanity." Source and further information: "Separating truth and belief (Andre Glucksmann)" http://www.signandsight.com/features/640.html
  • People can make fun of anything they want. But see how far it gets them. (Same answer on "Do I have the right to ridicule your beliefs?" http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/591465 )
  • I dont think you have a right to ridicule someone for their beliefs, but You have every right to explain to them why you might not agree with their opinion. Dont express your beliefs, if you arent ready to defend them.
  • I don't believe I have a right. That is how wars start
  • The right of ability, whether it's right or wrong. That said, people who abuse their rights usually face consequences of some sort
  • The right to freedom of speech. You have exactly the same right to make fun of mine.
  • I have a right to free speech...with that said I don't believe I have a 'right' to make fun of or judge anyone's beliefs, and I won't. I despise it when others' do the same to me and I am not a hypocrite.
  • None whatsoever. I believe everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and will respect that fact even though they may be the total opposite to my own.
  • It's better than making fun of your race, gender, or some aspect that you had no choice in. In a free society, no one should be protected from being offended. To ensure free speech, we must all accept that someone somewhere thinks what we believe is stupid and wants to vocalize that opinion. That's ok, because we can express our own opinions in response.
  • none really but Ill do it anyway. Your avatar is blue.
  • My Constitutional Right says that I do because of freedom of speech. But in logical sense, NO! For example, Galileo. He was ridiculed because he had a "ridiculous" idea (for the time) that the world was round.
  • I have every right under the US constitution. I have the right not only to make fun of your beliefs, but to print a monthly magazine called "Your Beliefs are Stupid", dedicated to making fun of everything that you stand for. Everyone in American has this same right. However, ethical and moral principles would prevent me from ridiculing someone for what they believe, unless they're a Scientologist or something equally crackpot, and even then I'd be careful about how I go about it. If I disagree or find fault with someone's beliefs, I tend to avoid ridicule and try to engage in rational discourse (if possible). A good example of someone abusing this right is the whole Westboro Baptist Church group headed by super-psychopath (and probably closet homosexual) Fred Phelps. You've probably seen them on the news, they're the "God Hates Fags" people.
  • None, they are yours and at the end of the day sometimes a persons beliefs are all they have that mean something to them.
  • my right end when your right begins...
  • the same right i have for the freedom of speech, same that you have :)
  • You asked for it.
  • The first amendment??
  • Absolutely NONE! And I wouldn't :-)
  • We have the right of free speech. That includes ridiculing others. Just because someone has the right to do something, doesn't mean it is a good thing to do. Likewise, just because someone does something that is odious to you, doesn't mean they don't have the right to do it. People often resort to saying "you have no right!" to someone who's hurt them. It's usually a fallacy.
  • for the sake of laughter...or free speech, you should not take it personal!!
  • The right to freedom of speech.Would it be good manners?Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
  • well, i have no right to make "fun of" your beliefs but i do have a right to disagree. Besides a belief isnt a to be believed if you cannot defend it, is it?
  • A very simple one: free speech.
  • the same right you have to ridicule mine. i may not like what others say about me and may get awefully mad about it, but i'll fight to defend their right to say it.
  • Posed here is another "right" question.. i must say that the only right we truly possess is the right to fully explore one's own mind. You can think your own thoughts and questions whatever you so choose, but in the end, that is only a matter of self opinion.
  • The same right as you have to hold them. It just depends on the context and the manner.
  • no right really. it wouldn't be like ur own belief is going to be real. theres no reason to be making fun of other beliefs
  • None! Absolutely. . . . . . . . . .none!
  • Technically, the First Amendment. But I won't.
  • I have every right to make fun of your beliefs. That does not mean it is nice, polite, ethical or moral for me to do so but we are talking of rights here. Free speech is a right.
  • everyone should be free to think what they want, and that includes me. personally, i dont like to make fun of other peoples beliefs. im not into making other people feel bad about themselves, although not everyone operates that way. i realize life is not usually black & white, right & wrong, many beliefs are subjective. i might suggest another way of thinking or give them my opinion, but i dont usually try too hard to convert others to my way of thinking. i like to allow them come to their own conclusions. i think the best way to operate is to challenge an idea or belief system with civil intellectual debate, not with mockery or ridicule. but if you have an ignorant belief that you wont let go of and has clearly been proven wrong, such as the earth is flat or women should be barefoot & pregnant in the kitchen or other such nonsense, sure, i might laugh. :)
  • Every right. Words are just words. Freedom of speech and all that. Same goes for cursing, even racial slurs...we all have every right in countries that support free speech.
  • Since when did humans have rights?
  • It's summarized in the First Amendment.  
  • I have no right! If I did have a right I still would not make fun. I respect all beliefs, though I may not agree with them. Hope this helps! +3
  • well, as long as we are on the subject. you have the right to say and believe what you want within the limits of the law. now you can always go outside of the law and say and do what you want but, there is always a price to pay. i for one believe in freedom. but, anything good can be taken too far. maybe, you are just being too sensitive to the subject.
  • I have no right, nor do I have a desire to make fun of anyone's beliefs. If your beliefs and mine are not the same, I expect the same respect from you.
  • I have all the right in the world. But if it hurts your feelings... I would probably refrain from doing so.
  • I have as much right to say things about your beliefs as you have to have those beliefs. Freedom of speech and thought.
  • What right do you have to claim your beliefs are beyond ridicule?
  • NO ONE has the right to make fun of anyone's beliefs. It is OK to comment or make a critical remark as long as it is not a disparging comment , lie, etc ... However; some folksare just plain ignorant and Rude so just ignor it when people make fun of any of your beliefs ... that will upset them more that you did not argue with them ...
  • 1st amendment?
  • the same amount of right that you have to make fun of mine. But hopefully, neither of us will make fun of other people's beliefs. It is good to debate and help each other to come to better understandings.
  • No, I have absolutely no right to make fun of your beliefs.
  • None, the sheer belief is an unbreakable bond. No one has a right to make fun of anybody or anything , regardless of their appearence,status or most importantly beliefs.
  • What right do you have to assume I am?
  • It depends on what your beliefs are. If you believe in things that are proven to be incorrect then yes, we have every right. :)
  • i might disagree with them but to make fun of them would be ignorance
  • I dont have a right and I dont do it
  • technically if you're an American, then I have every right to make fun of them, but I don't have the right to persecute you based on those beliefs. I don't know about other country's though....
  • None. Nobody has that right. Your beliefs are part of who you are and should be respected.
  • I don't have the right to make fun of your beliefs, but I do have the freedom to do so.
  • The same you have exercised in posing your question.
  • i have that right to do, just as you have the right to ask, i can do anything i want without boundaries, but so can others, therefore i refrain, so that you may as well
  • Freedom of Speech I guess.. Not that I would make fun of it.
  • In this country we have the freedom of speech. That gives us the right to make fun of whatever we want to. We can make fun of your skin color, your disabilities, your religion, your clothes, your background, your sex, your family or the TV shows you watch. . Most, not all, people have the decency not to.
  • Ain't that an amendment to the Bill of Rights? ;-)
  • ITS CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH, WHEN I KNOW YOUR BELIEFS ARE WRONG, OTHERWISE I WOULD'NT BOTHER YOU.
  • the freedom of speech, duh..
  • The right to freedom of speech. if you are willing to ask that stupid question then u should be willing to take critcism that you may find stupid yourself.

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