I am an atheist, and although I disagree with religion, I still love my religious friends. I am also a liberal, and although I disagree with Republicans, I still respect my conservative friends. I am also a vegetarian, and although I don’t agree with supporting the meat industry, I still enjoy meals with my carnivorous friends.
If we want to achieve our goals democratically—without violence—we must learn to get along with the people we disagree with. If we want to persuade people to join our cause, we shouldn’t give them a bad impression of the cause’s members.
I’ve always wondered how the mormons have such large numbers, and then it hit me, they are just so damn nice. Maybe they have the opportunity to proselytize because they’re polite, so people are willing to listen. You won’t catch me saying something good about religion often, but I’ll say it now. Everyone has a lot to learn about manners from the Mormons.