The statement comes up frequently about how it's to be expected that there are "some" people who have been raised in a sheltered environment with no concept of any religions existing in America beyond Christianity. In many cases, beyond Protestant Christianity to the exclusion of LDS and JW, and that also includes those raised with the idea that Catholics aren't even Christian. There are some pretty common sense things - other religions exist, not everyone is Christian, it's not a Christian nation, etc, that appear to not be common enough.
When someone comes into a question insulting other religions and other's parenting (usually a new member) excuses are made to say that maybe they've been sheltered and it's not their fault they don't know any better. Then it's followed by examples of "all" the other Christians around the site and elsewhere who do understand the concept of other religions existing. Thing is, there seems to be a never ending flood of these naive people raised in sheltered circumstances who don't understand why yelling at people for not raising their kids to be Christian or asking people why they don't believe in Christianity is wrong. So many, in fact, that it seems it's not the naive and sheltered who are the exception, but rather, the rule.
So what's the reality - are the overbearing and rude Christians inexplicably drawn to this site for some reason (being in the R&B or RD section isn't the answer -it happens in every section of the site), or is the truth that acceptance and understanding are not as common as people like to believe? Reading some of the latest crop of "new" people in R&B just over the past few days makes it obvious that there isn't much common knowledge joining of its own accord. At best it's dragged kicking and screaming as people grow tired of explaining that same common sense over and over and over and over again.
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