Ignorance

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Okay let's just start with ignorance. There are endless examples of ignorance at work. I could single out every type in the book. But I'll simply focus on two. For one, there's racial ignorance. I know you've heard it a million times before. The line "A man should be judged not by the color of his skin but by the actions of his heart." Never seems to get old. But in all fairness, that quote holds a great truth. Think about it. There's always that racist uncle that makes everybody uncomfortable when he gets on the subject of 'those damn niggers'. Even that sentence causes uncomfortability. Am I right? So, if there's a guilty feeling every time someone let's out a racist comment... don't you think that should tell you something? Think real hard and if you can't think of what that could be I'll let you know: Racism is wrong. Flat out. You know, I've met black people who don't do drugs, and Mexicans who actually work for a decent salary. Is that shocking? If so, you probably have racial stereotyping to blame. That's just one kind of ignorance that, quite frankly, we've all heard about a million times over. So, I'll drop the sermon and move on.

Who's heard of religious ignorance? (Hands go up all around.) This is just one thing we all need to do our homework on. Okay. Because people always tend to jump to conclusions about every religion out there. I'm sure you think all Buddhists are bald Asians right? (Buzzer rings.) Wrong! I know a half Caucasian, half Mexican Buddhist. Not possible? I'm sure most of you would assume that anyways. But let me open your eyes here folks: not everything is what we make it out to be. Oh and when we hear the word 'Christian' what will most of you picture? That hypocritical, stuffy, judgemental, snob that constantly preaches about how everyone that's not like them is going to hell. Am I right? Honestly, that's what the world has portrayed…...

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