JTWood wrote: Half Massed wrote:
JTWood wrote:Mass, I think it's wrong of you to compare this to Christianity. It's one thing to think someone will go to hell, and it's another to want to send them there (to kill them). I believe the standard Christian creed that you have to accept Jesus to go to Heaven and blah blah blah, but I'm not going to kill anyone who doesn't. After all, murder is a sin. You don't hear that coming out of those girls' mouths, do you? That's just one difference, so please refrain from the comparison.
Anyways, does this count toward the fantasy skank competition since they look like the Olsen twins?
You're misunderstanding my post somewhat. I wasn't comparing belief in white supremecy and Nazism to Evangelical Christianity, I was comparing two completely seperate cases of children being brainwashed into closed-minded opinions that they will undoubtably strictly believe, defend, and apply throughout their lives. I'm not saying both (Nazism and E.C.) are similar in any way beyond the fact that they are closed minded and exclusive in their own ways. That's why I said this reminds me of... rather than this is just like... Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
I understand what you were going for, but in that same sense, you could make that argument about American democracy or our philosophies on capitalism. Being raised in a close-minded philosophy isn't bad by default.
I'd have to say that it is supposing it is accepted as the God-given truth, which many tend to believe about their upbringing. It's one thing to give an honest and complete look at the options and choose the best one, and another to accept something as unfallible fact without bothering to even acknowledge other possibilities as feasible. Sometimes a closed-minded system is the best available option, such as American Democracy or our philosophy on capitalism, but not always. Assuming it is true and the best based solely on the fact we were raised in it is bad.