"We must respect
the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense
and to the extent that
we respect his theory
that his wife is beautiful
and his children smart."
by:
H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic
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This quote bothers me and I agree up to the first comma. It's like a KKK clansman says publicly, "blacks are entitled to the same rights as me", while scheming privately with other clansmen to murder blacks.
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    Beyond the limit of respect, Mencken still includes respect and there is no implication of prejudice or hate. He is simply being realistic that respect does not mean agreement.
     -- Dick, Fort Worth     
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    Yeah Joe, sometimes I think you're crazy man.
     -- Anonymous, Raleigh, NC     
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    Not often do I agree with Dick but, 'yes'.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Pretending to be agreeable but not agreeable.
     -- Cal, lewisville, tx     
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    H.L. is one of my favorites and he hits the nail on the head.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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     -- Henry, Edinboro, Pennsylvania      
     -- watchman 13, USA      
    ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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