CORRECTION: I earlier asserted that 10 terrorist plots have been prevented just during Trump’s tenure, either insinuating or outright stating that these were Muslim terrorist plots. It suddenly dawned on me a few moments ago that I had not actually checked that. When I did, I was wrong. Most, if not all of them were, as Advocatus cl…[Read more]
For the most part, with the exception of almost exclusively the religious right, nobody is condemning all Muslims for what a few extremists do. I hate Islam. That has nothing to do with Muslims. I hate Christianity. But I love my Christian mother. The two are not the same. I can say, “Islam is evil” and not mean “Muslims are b…[Read more]
Let’s look at a similar word, “homophobia”…
There are hundreds of words that end with “phobia,” but other than referring to the fear or hatred of something, the context of each is really different.
Is “Islamophobia” something similar? Not so much a reaction to terrorism as a reaction to the world once again not being the way it “us…
Slaves were certainly thought of as people, albeit inferior ones. Not sure from what era. In the immediate antebellum southern states, slaves were counted in the census as 3/5 of a white person. They were certainly deemed to have souls, as they were taught Christianity. The [white ] preachers taught them that slavery was their proper…[Read more]
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