Friday, April 5, 2013

Bigots: just another word for you and me.

There is an excellent post on Mystagogy this morning on "Who Really is a Bigot?" 
The word "bigot" is being thrown around more and more these days, especially since September 11, 2001 when the world woke up to the realization that there are a lot of haters in the world. Militant Islam brought out the Militant Atheists which revealed Militant Secularism which gave rise to Militant Politics (both liberal and conservative). One reaction gave birth to another reaction, so that the world is now a roaring flame from having reached a boiling point of extreme anger. As for who is right and who is wrong is not the issue, but the issue is how people use these movements to push their agendas, albeit in a very angry way. These days we have another extreme reaction where a very small group of people began getting a lot of media attention for screaming "God hates fags!", and out of anger the opposition began yelling back "Bigots!". Very few in the world would agree with the former slogan, but the latter for me is very unambiguous and is being thrown around more and more by the Militant Secularist type. For this reason I wanted to examine it a bit more to see how the word should be properly used, if used at all.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this. How thought provoking and relevant (especially to us Facebook users these days)!

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