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How do you feel about the stereotyping of beliefs?


For example whenever an atheist like me does something wrong it somehow manages to reflect on atheists as a whole, not just me as a person. Whenever a catholic does something wrong it's a similar event (like the priest scandals). Whenever it's a Muslim (do I need an example here?) same thing. I know I've been guilty of it to an extent with Catholics (though as an atheist their most annoying members actively clash with me whenever they get a chance) but do you feel like you do it too? And if so do you ever feel guilty for doing it?

 

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    d.william 4 years ago

    there is more truth in your comments than most people would care to admit.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 4 years ago

    You changed the question answer to "false stereotypes". Psychologists often go over board and say "over" generalizations of people. There seems to be a need to denigrate the word meaning in order to address bigotry and prejudice. It is not.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    way to stereotype atheists in a post about the problems with stereotyping. Maybe you haven't met the right atheists.


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    d.william 4 years ago

    I suppose the best way is to not care what others think of us. If we are comfortable with our own beliefs then those of others should be of little concern to us. Of course it is always hard to ignore when people judge us with negative vehemence


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    Wayne Joel Bushong (Patriot Quest) 4 years ago

    Sooo if your walking alone and 4 black guys in bandannas, dark glasses and tats all over them come walking toward you,...........what then? Do you feel anything? if so why?..........because you just stereotyped them............


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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    I've never met two identical Christians, and I've never met two identical atheists, either. As I see it, each person is a unique gift to the world.


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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    I agree, but doesn't this read like a stereotype of the person who stereotypes? It reminds me of Tom Lehrer's lyrics about prejudiced people, they hate other people and I hate people like that! :)


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