Unformatted text preview: also feel that our government makes it seem like something new when it is not. I think a lot of the problem is our occupation of their country, but it still has ties with religion. Organized religion is meant to unite people, but in many cases it has only accomplished separation, stereotypes, and war amongst peoples. Hate crimes are another effect caused by organized religion. When the World Trade Center was attacked many Muslim and Arab people were victims of hate crimes. A lot of people thought it was patriotic, and that anyone who was Muslim was a terrorist. A lot of innocent people were and still are discriminated against and abused because of this. The KKK is also another example of hate crimes due to organized religion. The KKK, a form of organized religion, has strong religious beliefs yet they lynched and abused many African American people. Hate crimes come from ignorance and organized religion can promote ignorance instead of alleviating it....
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- Fall '09