Religion in the media: the apologists | missdcox

I often see posts in social media that involve a person of faith doing something ‘good’. It’s lovely to see that humanity still exists amongst us despite the troubles we are facing as a planet.

However I can’t help noticing that these often have an ‘apologist’ stance. They’re almost posted to try and say ‘see, not all  religious people (often Muslims) are bad’. This concerns me.

Why do we feel that we have to identify someone’s religion when they do something, instead of looking at the act itself?

Of course, I’m not naive enough not to appreciate that sweeping news headlines sell. But I’m…

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