Respect of religious beliefs??? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bibi Shlomo
    • 20.12.11 | 17:59 (IST)

    I respect what you believe but what right do you have to impose those beliefs on me? Respect and toleration is a 2 way street, you can have it your own way only. You want a segregated bus, thats your choice - i dont, thats my choice, so you get on the same bus as me and choose where to sit, same as i do. However you have no right to demand that someone move of get off the bus, its not YOUR bus. The day it is is the day you set the rules and can demand things. Until then you have a choice - get on the bus and respet those on it or be true to your own beliefs (no matter how narrow minded i see them) and choose to stay off that bus as it does not suit your needs! Its your wish to not have a woman on the bus, if a bus comes along with a woman on it, tough luck, Choose to get on and sit away from her or choose to walk or wait for the next bus. NEVER do you have the right to demand someone move or get off simply to suit your beliefs!

    from the article: Will Tanya Rosenblit’s stand lead to the desegregation of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem?
    First published 16:59 19.12.11 | Last updated 16:59 19.12.11
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