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Why do people base their opinion of a religion on it's extremists,?


The extremists of any religion are an inaccurate example of that particular religion - be it ISIS, the WBC, the KKK (the KKK initially were aligned with the Christian religion - maybe not now) etc. Why do people ignore the normal, peaceful follower of a faith, and base their opinion on these inaccurate examples?? Particularly when they would get upset if the same was done to their own faith, or lack thereof?

 

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    True true. Those whom you see more of, doing dramatic things, tend to stick more firmly in your mind I guess.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    That's true - you don't hear of the peaceful nature of most followers as they are overshadowed by the extremists. But surely, if one is religious themselves in a dif religion they would realise that the noisy ones aren't accurate examples?

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Thanks DJ - very helpful, and very true. The sweet wee bub gives great hugs, and she sends one back to ya!