Yay I get to go off topic with this one!Originally Posted by balrogs.pa
Radicals... See radicals--which I like to call "bad apples", can be in any scenario--any religion, and nationality, and EVEN in video games, as we saw here. The area is broad. Blame the person, not his/her religion, nationality, or whatever else it may be. Though these factors may (and virtually always do) play a big role in their actions, it is not the blame of lets say their race, but the person's own interpretation of the scenario and how they choose to act, again brought out by their upbringing. It really all depends on how you were raised and what you saw when you were younger that shaped how you viewed things in general. There's also those extremely motivating speeches that change peoples' lives forever and cause them to act in a certain way/ways, usually said by a person with their own hidden agenda needing to recruit people through brainwashing methods. Are these people who were brainwashed really bad? Or did they act on their own free will and made the BEST choices for the situation according to their knowledge...? It depends if they were truly at fault or not, and usually (for the most part) they are not completely at fault.
For example, if you lived in Germany during Adolf hitler's reign, and you were of the "Aryan race", chances were that you would hate who you were told to hate and do what you were told to do by the upper officials and what not. Does that mean that those millions of Germans, who were taught to believe certain things, were actually bad? Do people really believe that they will all go to hell for their terrible actions? If they were born in that situation and circumstances, wouldn't they be going to hell too?
Aha I did it again! Going off topic (well, way off topic, but really not) to apply these things to real life lessons and what not. Like the "ignorance about the Wii" speech I made. Lesson about being ignorant, not about buying the Wii...