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I do think it’s funny when people treat religion as racial identity though. It implies that, for example, a white person can _convert_ to being black if they believe they are black (without major plastic surgery of course).
Yup, you hit that nail right on the head.
Word play. Race and race.
Well, actually religion is a bit racial when it comes to a bit of generalization.
White rich men : Protestant
Latin americans, mexicans etc : Catholic
Middle Eastern : Muslim
Ancestral dead worship : Azns… = )
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That’s blatantly not true
There are White Rich Catholics, White Rich Jews, Middle Eastern Jews, Black Christians, Black Jews, Chinese Christians etc etc
Race and religion are two separate things and should not be mixed up. One is choice and one is genetic.
The confusion of Race and Religion is is a really big issue. Back in the 70′s/80′s we used to speak of Bangladeshi culture, Arab culture, etc. We had Pakistanis, Moroccans, Egyptians all bringing their interesting and diverse cultures to Europe and the US enriching our own. Today we only hear about homogenised “Islamic culture” and about “The Muslims” as if they were a different species. What happened?
Are we really so collectively stupid that we can’t tell the difference between ethnic diversity and political ideologies? Or is the media just playing the lowest common denominator?
Cassie, I think TB’s point was that we tend to stereotype religions by their dominant demographic. At least, that’s how I took it.
And it’s important to recognize that religions aren’t monolithic, either. One problem in the States is that people just refer to ‘Muslims.’ They completely fail to take into account that Iranians, Moroccans and everyone in between has a different culture and in many cases distinct languages as well. Back when I tried to learn Arabic, I was overwhelmed by the number of dialects. Not to mention that Iranians and Afghanis aren’t even Arabs.
Correct. Not to mention that without outside threat, Muslims would divide into countless different cults, faiths and whatnots who would kill each other for heresy. Just like Christians. I was overwhelmed by the number of churches I though protestant or catholic, Presbyterian, Anabaptist, Baptist, WBC (a.k.a Fred Phelp’s Sodo-Busters), Methodist, Mormon, Evangelist…
I think that the reason for monolithic stereotypes are because of shady influence on the mindless masses and globalisation. No one is used to it (Globalisation) so they cling to their “values” to find their identity. I learned that Europeans even have a baby-trafficking of blonde and blue-eyed babies. Dumbasses, if you are swarthy, why found a bloodline which will not even be yours? Will you love it? YOu think whiter babies will be always smarter?
Such people should be harshly punished. Along with affirmative action supporters.
Why don’t they let their omnipotent God fight his own battles?
Omnipotence ruins the fun I guess. YOu know, cheating at the game for unlimited money and power makes the fun go.
God wants fun.
BTW, If you look around the islamist blogs and forums, they actually tend not to use the word “infidel”, preferring “kaffir”.
It’s hard enough to define race, let alone get it mixed up with beliefs.
It is as farcical to categorize people by their skin colour as it is by the colour of their eyes, hair or whether they are right or left handed. I guess it’s far too complicated….better let godallah sort it out.
About what TB says, the majority of Europeans are also Catholics. Anyway, I don’t think that being European is a racial identity.
This race/racist thinking is most American, but it’s difficult to swallow on this side of the Atlantic. The process to Charlie Hebdo is not for incitation to racial hatred, but for Ã‚Â«injure publique ÃƒÂ l’encontre de personnes en raison de leur religionÃ‚Â», that is “public harm to people because of their religion”.
An omnipotent being could have all the fun it wants, just by existing.
Or by killing people. Perhaps that’s the cause of all these calamities the last centuries
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