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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-11 03:36 AM
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30. It's based on the unfounded bigotry that religion is "good"
and thus, anything "bad" can't possibly be springing from the belief. It's a form of moral aristocracy that's widely accepted: a person who's devout is obviously good, and by inference better than outsiders.

Nuance is the enemy of certainty and simplicity, and many believers consider even the mention of such a thing to be a direct threat. Having one's superiority and right to dominance questioned is persecution.

Obviously, many believers understand the dangers of such thought and don't subscribe to it, but many others demand to be considered automatically "good" and "better" regardless of actions, and to be absolved of any actions of those of the faith that aren't up to snuff.

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