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Posted By: Teresa
13-Feb-05 - 03:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
Subject: RE: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
I second what Ebbie says.

I'm not a christian, but that doesn't mean I should criticize Christians for being who they are.

I admit I had some very scary experiences with the fundamentalists when I was a child, including having the devil exorcised from me because of my blindness. But that is not the fault of Christianity as a whole; it is a product of the sort of person(s) who would do such things, whatever kind of closed-mindedness they practice. I think it is very wrong to generalize about Americans, Christians, Muslims, Republicans, Democrats, communists, etc. based on one's experience with a few people of a particular "designation." I believe that is known as prejudice, and I hope I stay as far away from that kind of thinking as possible.