One is a Reasonable Being: By request: more examples of personal piety that cause harm when they're treated as basic morality

jesusvonrustle:

realsocialskills:

Modest dress: Some people are careful to dress modestly according to specific rules as a matter of personal piety (for religious reasons or otherwise)

This can be a good thing, but it’s harmful when people treat it as a standard of basic morality and consider people who…

So I’m pious because I stopped watching Family Guy after the episode making fun of Down’s Syndrome.

Good to know I’m still an asshole, I guess.

What do you mean?

Piety isn’t a bad thing; it’s only bad if you confuse piety with basic standards of decency.

I’m all for not watching Family Guy for that reason; what I’m against is treating people who do watch it like they’re personally calling people the r-word.