posted on Aug, 26 2014 @ 07:56 AM
originally posted by: OpinionatedB
a reply to: grandmakdw
people use the crusaders, not as a condemnation, but as a comparison. When people begin to say that Islam is evil and all Muslims need to be killed,
or the religion is evil etc, then the crusades come up. Why? To show you, that NOT all Christians or all Muslims can be lumped together, it's not to
condemn every christian.
The actions of the few never represent the many, yet, it seems people want to believe that. So perhaps instead I should ask, do the actions of the 1%
represent you? I mean, you allow them to do whatever they want right... you agree the 1% should enslave the world?
That is the only point, was to show this clearly, that they don't represent all Muslims.
You misunderstood my point, it was exactly the same as your final sentence.
I was using the comparisons that non-Christians make: using wacko (so called Christians) and then generalizing that all Christians are like the
wackos, or all Christians believe as the extremists do. (Westboro B. Church, anti abortion people who do rude and dangerous things to people, anti
gay people who also do rude and dangerous things)
This is exactly the same as comparing ISIS to all Muslims.
Maybe someday people will learn not to judge the entire Mickey Mouse Club
by the actions of Brittany Spears in her mentally ill phase.
Maybe someday people will learn there are evil people in every group, there are mentally ill people in every group, in every country, of every
race, of every ideology, of every religion. We should not judge everyone in a group on the basis of the evil and/or mentally deranged that exist in
each and every group on earth.
Even families if one looks around have theirs, I admit my grandfather was a pimp during the depression, not proud of it for sure. But his actions do
not represent who I am or who my children are or even who my father was. Should we judge all Democrats for the actions of the one politician who said
all climate deniers should be killed? Should we blame all police for the act of one, we just saw the results of that in Ferguson. I could go on and
Now to the consequences of the evil and mentally ill in each group; and the responsibility of the group who is besmirched:
If these people say I represent "the entire Micky Mouse Club" (etc.) and shout it to the rooftops and wave a flag with mouse ears. Then it is up to
the Mousekateers to not only publicly denounce them, but to do their utmost to try and stop them. Because it is the Mousekateers whose name will be
dragged through the mud, rather they like it or not. The Donald Duck club members will be summarily dismissed by the extremist Mousekateers as not
knowing what they are talking about, but the extremists who are denounced/publicly shamed/privately shamed/etc by the Mousekateers can not say the
Mousekateers have no right to stop us.
It is only those "within group" who have the legitimacy in the eyes of extremists to stop what they are doing.
Those "outside group" in the eyes of extremists are simply fuel for hatred when they try and stop what the extremists are doing.
Therefore, it is imperative that the "within group" be the ones to do their very best to stop the extremists within their group from destroying the
name and reputation of that group forever.