People do not need to opt into a religion to understand the difference between right and wrong. You do not need to be “sympathetic” to the tenets in order to recognize brazen ignorance and pointed acts against it.
The term apologist is used a lot anymore, and while it can have some basis I do feel that it comes out of a climate of polarization and attack tactics - usually on both sides of the coin. Its an accusatory label that is used to shame people for associating with something.
I feel as if sensitivities for things that people have gone through are fair, though I think at the end of the day tact, class and education has to be touted above all. Pointing out that an act is wrong does nothing but show that you do not endorse ignorance - you are not necessarily endorsing the beliefs of a collective group, so chill out. That mentality has to be perpetuated on a grander scale than over a cup of coffee or via a blog site. Its about developing “cultural” attitudes that promote a free and open society rather than a constant game of counteracting perceived threats.
People should present themselves at their best during bad times.
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