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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: olddognewtricks
Bigotry is intolerance of ideas and opinions that differ than one's own. It's an act of stupidity, not a mental disorder. Calling someone who ruminates on groups, or blames the world on this or that group, mentally insane, shows an intolerance of their opinions, which are then dismissed as the ramblings of the crazy. That's bigotry.
originally posted by: olddognewtricks
a reply to: greencmp
??? I thought I WAS categorizing specific behavior. I was talking about aspects of their behavior. I don't know anything about the next guy other than his or her behavior. I don't surmise anything about another person, but I can observe what they are doing and judge (dirty word, but I think ok in limited contexts) whether or not their behavior is, for lack of a better word, maladaptive.