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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadfulFaeryFalls View Post
    The death tolls werent unusual for medievil warfare. Wholesale slaughter tends to go hand in hand with pitched battles and religion. European Christians inflicted far worse on each other for a far longer time, the same for Muslms in the East but like I said its just a personal bugbear. But you're right in that the propaganda of the Crusades still exists today.(bloody da Vinci code)
    I assume you're referring to the inquisition? Yeah, the Da Vinci code is balls, I can't believe some people actually think it's a good book, let alone that any of it is even slightly true.

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    I assume you're referring to the inquisition? Yeah, the Da Vinci code is balls, I can't believe some people actually think it's a good book, let alone that any of it is even slightly true.
    I was just thinking in general really - the st Bartholemew Day masacre, the constant wars with each other (and the raping, maiming and pillaging that went alongside it), the Pasteroux and all the other little mad sects that popped up left, right and centre and got killed for disagreeing with orthodox views.
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    Racism, sectarianism, homophobia etc are all just forms of narrow minded bigottry which various individuals and/or sections of society are guilty of. These people use their twisted ignorance as an excuse to try and prove that they are more superior to others...thus proving that they are inferior IMO.

    I have been subject to various forms of bigottry for different reasons over the years. I really feel sorry for the children being brought up in this atmosphere of hate at home. The anger and negative energy in those homes must be horrible. It is learnt behaviour, as it has been pointed out when children are very young they just see people, they don't see the differences. Its a pity that we can't all stay like children.
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    Its a pity that we can't all stay like children.
    if you've see seen some of the kids running about my town, thats not something you want to contemplate lol - nasty little buggers
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    Racism is not genetic. Just look at the way kids behave; they celebrate diversity. They may ask questions about people who are different but it's out of curiosity because they're genuinely interested, not fearful. It's not until they're brought up by parents or a society that tells them "people of this color are bad" that they learn that behavior, and even then they don't understand it until they're older. It may be natural to fear things that are different, but it's definitely not natural to say "I'm superior to you, I get more rights."
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    I agree Lindsay, some kids don't judge at all, but then there are those cruel kids who try to ruin other kids' lives just because they're "fat" or "ginger" or a different race... :S

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    No-one is born racist, it's how people form their own beliefs and what makes them do so which makes them racist if that's what they are. I agree on the kids thing and how they're much more tolerant : I see it with my nephew.

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    I'm not so convinced that racism is genetic. I think it's more a case of it being accidentally taught. It's natural to distinguish aspects of people that make them easy to explain. We get to know at school and from tv shows the differences between us and other races. Sometimes that is expected to help us understand and tolerate them but it doesn't always work. If more emphasis was on telling people what we have in common I reckon people would take a more open mind to stuff.

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    i think i should just tell people off when they say a norty word and should be sprayed with water for a misbehaviour action placement

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