People will always be stupid

@JolietJake (51125)
United States
June 7, 2016 6:45am CST
And ignorance will always be a part of life. Wait a minute...what is that sound I hear? Could it be thousands of Muslims decrying the horror perpetrated by terrorists fighting 'in the name of Allah'? The same people that post photos like this one on facebook are the same people posting quotes from Muhammad Ali...but they don't see how idiotic that makes them look. Sure, let's judge all Muslims, and Islam, by the act of some idiots. And then let's judge all Christians by the acts of some other Christians (like some priests, perhaps). And then screw it...let's judge ALL humanity by the acts of some humans. Sounds logical to me. People will always be stupid...and I will always shake my head at people.
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@WorDazza (10103)
• Manchester, England
7 Jun 16
I have a theory. The vast majority of people, on an individual, one-to-one basis, will treat all other people with respect and dignity no matter what their race, religion, gender or sexuality. The trouble only really begins when people start to gather in groups. That's when the stupidity quotient really seems to kick in. And these days, thanks to social media, you don't have to leave your bedroom to be part of a group!!
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@paigea (22410)
• Canada
7 Jun 16
Very true. My husband will rail against Catholics due to child abuse by some priests. But treat my relatives, who are Catholic,well. He doesnt' lump them into "The Church"
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@WorDazza (10103)
• Manchester, England
7 Jun 16
@paigea I come across this sort of thing often (hence my theory)! What it points to, in my opinion, is a fear of the unknown/different.
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@paigea (22410)
• Canada
7 Jun 16
@WorDazza That sounds likely
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@JudyEv (125909)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jun 16
Most people are a worry aren't they? The more I see of people the more I like Herc.
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@crossbones27 (20258)
• Redlands, California
7 Jun 16
I know I personally get tired of seeing this mindset. I knew people had a lot of hate from serving in the military, but I think social media takes it to a whole new level with the volume of people that make comments and show post like that day in and day out. People you would not expect it from. It is literally everywhere on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Definitely shows you why the world is the way it is. I always say Facebook is a reflection of society in general. The funny thing is seeing such hate mongering and fear mongering, people say in their next post love thy neighbor or some BS which they obviously do not believe.
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@JolietJake (51125)
• United States
7 Jun 16
Yeah, it just boggles the mind how one moment they are screaming 'Kill them all' and the next minute 'God is love'
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@DWDavis (11540)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
7 Jun 16
@JolietJake Most people don't think through before hitting share or retweet or whatever button is necessary, they just react emotionally and move on, never realizing the speed of their hypocrisy. On a side note, I'm proud of myself for spelling hypocrisy right on the first try.
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@JolietJake (51125)
• United States
7 Jun 16
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jun 16
People are extremely judgmental, we all should take the time to consciously work on not judging others. But some people will always judge others no matter what, it's terrible.
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
7 Jun 16
And stupidity cannot be cured!
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@JolietJake (51125)
• United States
7 Jun 16
Unfortunately true
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@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
7 Jun 16
Whenever I see something like this, I always remember this anonymous quote I once saw on the internet : "Seriously, I don't know when exactly that UFO landed and dumped all these stupid people, but they apparently aren't coming back for them"
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@vandana7 (66045)
• India
8 Jun 16
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@chris2050 (1335)
• Manila, Philippines
8 Jun 16
@vandana7 You must be really really stupid, to think that 9/11 was about Islam, and about all the Muslims in the world, then the crusades were also about Christianity and all the Christians, then pedophilia is about all the Priests, then atomic bomb in Hiroshima will be about all the Americans, then ku klux klan will be about all the republicans, and the list will go on, and on, till there is nobody to spare anymore
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• United States
8 Jun 16
@chris2050 Wait, the Ku Klux Klan is not about all the Republicans?! I think that maybe somebody should tell Trump that, then.
@paigea (22410)
• Canada
7 Jun 16
Well said. Unfortunately my husband does judge all Catholics by the actions of some priests. And all other Christians by the actions of some in the tight knit community and church where he grew up.
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• United States
7 Jun 16
I've met Catholics who lie and cheat and I've met people from other religions/faiths who have also. I am catholic and proud of it.
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@paigea (22410)
• Canada
8 Jun 16
@AbbyGreenhill Right, he shouldn't lump all Christians together when he is ranting. As I said above, he treats my Catholic family members well in reality. He treats his religious relatives well also.
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@irishidid (8570)
• United States
7 Jun 16
I'm just sorry that people like Muhammad Ali has no concept of what Muslims did to black slaves-especially the men.
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@JolietJake (51125)
• United States
7 Jun 16
I'm sorry you have no concept that you are doing exactly what I mention...lumping all of a group into one thing because some of them did something
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@Lucky15 (33754)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
My fave politician have written...stupid is forever. Lol Crazy how "some" think, generalizing with just one act or opiniom...
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@vandana7 (66045)
• India
8 Jun 16
It is not one act. Let us be fair. But let us be also fair in realizing that only fanatics are like that, and fanatics in ANY religion can be that stupid. So it is fanaticism that is wrong, not religion or folks following it.
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@GardenGerty (100344)
• United States
8 Jun 16
@vandana7 very wise vanny.
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@vandana7 (66045)
• India
8 Jun 16
@GardenGerty .. Actually, I have noticed trend of small small cults emerging out here...because people are disillusioned with larger religions becoming politicized and these cults are far more dangerous than the original religion...we need to fight fanaticism within the religion so that religions survive and fanaticism and cults do not surface. Check this..
Details on the Swadheen Bharat Vidhik Satyagrah aka Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena, the outfit responsible for the violence that claimed 24 lives in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, including that of two police officials, are slowly emerging. | Revealed: The cult beh
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Jun 16
yeah like saying all blacks like chicken or all whites like meat and potatoes. or all lefthanded people are evil.
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@vandana7 (66045)
• India
8 Jun 16
You don't mean to say that kind of silliness also exists? Chicken can't be as fattening as meat..
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jun 16
@vandana7 sometimes people are, well dumb.
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@vandana7 (66045)
• India
8 Jun 16
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
7 Jun 16
wow and they let that be put up? Isnt that looking for trouble in a way?
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@JolietJake (51125)
• United States
7 Jun 16
I don't believe it is an actual sign, it looks photoshopped
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
7 Jun 16
@JolietJake that might be possible
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@Platespinner (16783)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Jun 16
Social media seems to cause individuals that behave in a reasonably rational way in real life to do things that are completely idiotic. I bet the person who posted this would protest vehemently if "Everything I ever needed to learn about christianity, I learned while studying the Crusades."
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@vandana7 (66045)
• India
8 Jun 16
Ouch! I saw one episode about Crusade in Constantinople..on Discovery Channel, that is when I realized all religions have had their share of cruelty. Few from the religion do wrong, rest get punished. :(
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• United States
7 Jun 16
Not everyone is stupid, nor is everyone smart - it works both ways.
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@TheSojourner (17450)
• United States
7 Jun 16
And people wonder why I can no longer believe in a god of anyone's understanding.
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@celticeagle (118560)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jun 16
I don't believe in religions. If idiots all want to unite and think idiotic things let them. Just keep them away from me.
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@LoriAMoore (4672)
• United States
7 Jun 16
I shake my head so much at the stupidity of people that it looks like I have a head-shaking disease!
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7 Jun 16
Generally wrongdoers target less intelligent people. They cant think much. So they can be influenced.
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8 Jun 16
The moot point is-- who are the people??. Its you and I. And we may be stupid sometime or another because of one flaw that we have and that is we are Human beings. But, to take our stupidity to such a hilt that it leads one to the act of terrorism or on a minor scale to interfere into someone's personal domain is the stupidity of grave proportions. So people may be stupid, but not always....:-)
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@JolietJake (51125)
• United States
8 Jun 16
Maybe not always, but years of living have shown me that most of the time, they indeed are
@miniam (9236)
• Bern, Switzerland
8 Jun 16
My mum always said that if stupidity could hurt,some people will be crying the whole day.
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@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
Sounds to me like people are sorting things out based on how they sort out their socks, or color coded everything they get their hands into. We have a saying that there's strength in number, so when stupid people gather they think that what they're saying or fighting for is gospel truth. I wonder how much prejudice and judgement has eaten their brains up? It's just a pity. We can all be classified as loons for talking about this y'know.
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