[QUOTE=lotusgirl;53106]OK, both of you, listen to me. I have no idea why this is all aimed at me. This is what I responded to: Nietzsche wrote :
And the part I was referring to was the idiot sheep brains part. Well, you can read my response as I don’t feel like repeating it.
And suddenly SD writes:
And I don’t know how I got in this mess of a discussion! I did not condemn anyone for any outrage of any video. Read the posts.
Now, I did just read the story and watched the video, which I could not understand at all, but I did get the drift. And I agree it is not right what happened. But whether it is one person or 100, you cannot hate an entire race or religion for what those few do.
I do think you both owe me an apology.[/QUOTE]
I will apologize when Christians and Muslims atone for all the damage they have done for approximately two millennia.
You don’t get it do you? Christianity and Islam are inherently intolerant and supremacist religions. It is in their doctrines. What do you call the followers of Christianity and Islam? Christians and Muslims, respectively. Therefore, Christians and Muslims, to varying degrees, are intolerant. You could cite “liberal” Christians and Muslims who are indeed very tolerant and open-minded. However, the semantics issue on whether these people can be considered Christians and Muslims by authoritative figures comes into play. I, and most central authorities would agree, would consider the liberals to not be Christians/Muslims.
This is simply logic here, lotusgirl. When some ignorant American comes up to me and says “Indians smell like shit,” I am forced to somewhat agree with this stereotype at [B]face value[/B]. Why? Because we eat curry. What does curry have? Spices, which, when eaten on a daily basis, can cause your body to produce unpleasant odors.
When some ignorant American comes up to me and says “A lot of Indians are so freaking smart,” I am forced to somewhat agree with this statement? Why? Because
1). A strong work ethic is inherent in our culture
2). Our parents are from a developing country and therefore, know the value of a good work ethic and an education. They hammer this down their children’s throats and give most other parents a run for their money.
Now there are stupid and ignorant Indians out there, just as there are stupid and ignorant people within every race. This is a fact of life. But notice that they did use the phrase “a lot,” which, in itself, is a reference to most Indians within America.
The point is that some generalizations are fairly accurate and, sometimes, correct. This is especially the case with the inflexible and highly structured religions like Islam and Christianity. Generalizations, in this case, are not false, but rather true. All Christians worship Jesus. Check. All Muslims worship Allah. Check. All Christians believe you can be saved if you worship Jesus. Check. All Christians/Muslims believe their religion is the only true religion. Check.
However, generalizations don’t work for religions like Hinduism. This is because of a lack of central authority (perhaps the most important consideration), single interpretation, and so forth.
These are all simple facts that politically correct people find hard to grasp.