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Which is worse

Judging someone based on their religion or assuming someone is a certain religion because you don't like how they act?

 
NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 3:11 PM on Jul. 5, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • assuming someone is a certain religion because you don't like how they act

    OR

    assuming someone is NOT a certain religion because you don't like how they act
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 2:08 PM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • the 2 are kinda the same. If you assume someone is a certain religion because of their actions, then you are making a statement about how you feel about that whole group at the same time.
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 3:48 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Judging and assuming are bad but I pick #1 I guess.
    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 3:16 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I think they are equal...but if I would have to pick one, I would say basing someone on their religion.
    Spazz0828

    Answer by Spazz0828 at 3:17 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • well the first is ignorant and the second makes absolutely no sense.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 4:15 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I think they're both pretty bad - both not only judge the individual and the religion, but they both show a complete ignorance about religion in general...
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:11 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I think judging someone based on their religion is worse.
    Nightmarechick

    Answer by Nightmarechick at 3:12 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I think the second is worse. It assumes the religion is a negative, as you're basing your guess on not liking how they act.

    But judging someone on their religion doesn't have to be negative. In fact, I think many people ASK to be judged based on their religion. How many times have you heard "Jill is terrific, a good Christian woman?" Or a comment about how someone should be trusted because they attend such and such a church/synagogue/mosque? Or even the thousands of screen names here on CM that announce the person's religion. People hold up their religion as a sign of who they are.
    Bezu

    Answer by Bezu at 3:54 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Both can lead you to the wrong conclusion about someone, which can make you look foolish either way.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:18 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • I don't know,  I don't do either one.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 4:29 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

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