I come from a family that is homophobic, racist, and disrespectful to anyone who isn't Christian. My mom said the Muslims weren't people and I was so ticked off. Seriously, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or any of that stuff make a difference. It's who they are that counts, heck, I'll even be nice to a serial killer. It really made me disappointed when people celebrated Osama Bin Laden's death. Sure, he wasn't the best guy in the world but it's barbaric to celebrate someone's death , no? It's like they haven't heard of empathy, compassion, or forgiveness.
It's interesting that you should mention Osama. I was also upset when his death was celebrated, because, like you said, it's awful to celebrate death, even if he is viewed as "the bad guy," and besides the fact that it's barbaric, it's also kind of stupid. It seems like a very easy way to upset a lot of people, by celebrating a death. I definitely agree with you.
The only part of this I disagree with is the part about "educated or uneducated." I am sorry, but I cannot STAND uneducated people. I'm not really rude to them, because I hate upsetting or offending people, and I avoid doing so at all costs. But if they're lacking education, it's their own damn fault. It's simple enough to get a basic education, and most public schools, which provide such, are free. If they can't make it to a school, fine. There's home-schooling. Or they could just try picking up a book. I wouldn't be half as intelligent as i am if not for how much I read as a child and how much I still do. So even reading fiction novels can help. It's THIER fault if they have no education. There's plenty they can do to learn things, and I do not believe that circumstances like living situations or lack of proper funding pays enough into the issue to prevent anyone from achieving basic learning.
Hm, well it's not always true that it's they're fault they're uneducated. When it comes to people on the Internet, then yes, the fact that they have Internet access means they can easily educate themselves. But in some parts of the world there are people who don't have the opportunity for enough of an education to be able to be considered 'educated.'
But I see your point. If people are uneducated because they didn't take opportunities that were placed before them, then they're to blame.
Awesome. I'm glad this went well. I hate when I say things about my thoughts/opinion/whathaveyou and people get snippy or even downright swear-happy at me. It happens fairly often. It's unfortunate that people can't handle even the smallest, most polite of criticisms.
Fair enough. I didn't stop to consider people in third-world countries, where even books are mostly unavailable. In their case, it's just the state of the area they live in that doesn't enable them to learn as much as they could. And I'm sure most of them would love to learn things.
I'm glad you also seemy point on it. Many people would get upset, because many human beings hate being proven wrong. I appreciate your consideration.