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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:23 AM

What is the word that means "bigot against another religion"?

How do I tag a RW dumbass who posts horrible things about Muslims? There is one polluting my favorite gardening forum. For Jew haters, we have "antisemite". That term has problems in it's origin, but it's meaning is clear enough to everybody.

So I need a term for "anti Muslim bigot" that can also be applied to people who hate on broader classes of religious identities. "Racist" is a good broad term for typical bigotry, so I need a parallel. These America-great-again types get their blood boiling with adrenaline hating on Muslims at this moment, but they are the sons and daughters of that American tradition of hating Jews, Catholics, Mormons, etc. One of their campaigns led to the assassination of a beautiful President. More on that later.

Ok, help me with the term. I thought I would post it here in the land of atheists because you would understand. Of late I call myself a skeptic, but I like to tell people that I am "an apostate Catholic". I have an upbringing that gives me license to apply my moral umbrage. Ooops, I am wandering. Good morning, good day, whereever you are.

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Reply What is the word that means "bigot against another religion"? (Original post)
Kolesar Mar 2017 OP
JDC Mar 2017 #1
Kolesar Mar 2017 #3
Alpeduez21 Mar 2017 #2
True Dough Mar 2017 #4
Goblinmonger Mar 2017 #9
True Dough Mar 2017 #10
PJMcK Mar 2017 #5
caroldansen Mar 2017 #6
Kolesar Mar 2017 #8
Brainstormy Mar 2017 #7
Mr.Bill Mar 2017 #11
uriel1972 Mar 2017 #12

Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:30 AM

1. Sectarian perhaps

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Response to JDC (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:38 AM

3. the Wikipedia blurb agrees!

Sectarianism is a form of bigotry, discrimination, or hatred arising from attaching relations of inferiority and superiority to differences between subdivisions within a group.

That describes the horror that Saudi leaders are inflicting on the rest of Islam. Thomas Friedman wrote about that a few years ago. http://nyti.ms/1NbvygW

...It is not an accident that several thousand Saudis have joined the Islamic
State or that Arab Gulf charities have sent ISIS donations. It is because all
these Sunni jihadist groups — ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Nusra Front — are the
ideological offspring of the Wahhabism injected by Saudi Arabia into mosques
and madrasas from Morocco to Pakistan to Indonesia.
And we, America, have never called them on that — because we’re
addicted to their oil and addicts never tell the truth to their pushers.
“Let’s avoid hyperbole when describing one enemy or potential enemy as
the greatest source of instability,” said Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistani
ambassador to Washington, who is an expert on Islam at the Hudson Institute.
“It is an oversimplification,” he said. “While Iran has been a source of
terrorism in supporting groups like Hezbollah, many American allies have
been a source of terrorism by supporting Wahhabi ideology, which basically
destroyed the pluralism that emerged in Islam since the 14th century, ranging
to Sufi and Shiite Islam.
...


Thank you

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:38 AM

2. I think it's called 'faithful'

All religions declare a need for intolerance of other faiths. That's the basic problem of religion. It requires intolerance. All this interfaith mumbo jumbo that leaders declare is so much window dressing. Underneath the veneer of acceptance is knowledge/faith that the other person is going to hell.

The closest term seems to be religious intolerant. Not very splashy but there you go.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:48 AM

4. You chose the seldom-used Atheists and Agnostics group

I notice there are quite a few forum members who qualify under that heading, but few use this particular group. Most post under "Religion" and debate with the "flock."

So you showed "faith" in your fellow DUers coming here! Glad it worked out for you, Kolesar.

Sectarian is a good option, as suggested above. Prejudiced also works in a general sense.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 12:49 PM

9. So is this you trying to get along here?

 

Because it probably won't work.

Or am I misreading this?

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 12:55 PM

10. I don't know what you're trying to say either!

So it's a safe bet you're misreading things.

Not sure what portion of my post threw you off. I am an atheist, for the record. Checked this group a while back and noticed scant posts going back months and months.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:53 AM

5. How about Islamophobia? (n/t)

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 09:17 AM

6. You could use the term monomaniac which means a racist bigot. But I like the way

the Bible says it when He said 'you are as whited sepulchres filled with dead men's bones. '

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Response to caroldansen (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:36 AM

8. I've got Lisztomania

I looked up your quote from Matthew and ran with it. I did a reverse search on the quote. Some of the writers obsess on the grave, but I see an empty carcass of a human without wisdom or empathy. I should tell the next guy that "people should love each other". That quote raised a few eyebrows in my depressing workplace when I said it last year.
Anyway, I ramble.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 10:24 AM

7. Makes no sense

Actually, if you're atheist or agnostic--and that's this forum--the notion of a being a "bigot against another religion" makes no sense. "Bigoted' is a loaded word but to my way of thinking, ALL religions are total nonsense. I'm bigoted against all of them.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 08:15 PM

11. Republican n/t

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 09:21 PM

12. Religious?...

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