Religious Bigotry

Generalizing about an entire class of people for the actions of only some members is wrong. Not all religious people blow themselves up or fly planes into buildings. Not all Christians think homosexuality is wrong or that gays are going to hell. Not all of them harass you to be "saved"...

There is always a "silent" majority of people who do not actively oppress or discriminate against religion, but at the same time help perpetuate and benefit from injustice precisely through their silence and inaction. They may not intend this and they may not even be conscious of it, but this does not alter their complicity and it is because of this that generalizations are made.
Some of the very people who fight sexism and homophobia and racism are completely blind to their complicity in religious bigotry, and some are simply hypocrites.

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4 Responses Jul 18, 2010

Agreed, discrimination should not be tolerated.

I've written some comments and stories about "religion" but I hope I made it clear enough that when I use the word, "religion" in a disparaging manner, I'm talking about religiosity. I'm referring to those that Christ spoke of that would do all manner of evil in His Name. I'll be more careful with my use of the word in the future, as missionaries who risk their lives to save lives are the real 'religious' people.<br />
As I have said, It's easy to be misunderstood on the internet.

it happens all over the world on every subject but gives you loads of hugs for putting it so eloquently here in your post! you hit the nail right on the head there! now how bout those hugs HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG

I agree. It takes a few to ruin it for the rest. Like with any other group of people, be it a 'race' or 'social group', bigotry will always be an issue