Nope. They are completely separate. How one interprets those texts and then acts on those interpretations is the issue, not the text itself. There are plenty of folks who just want to condemn religion and ideologies, who only think in black/white terms and make these errors that I have pointed out.If the individual is using (interpreting) literal translations, such as verse calling for the killing of non-believers (which is in the Abrahamic texts), then it is still the individual AND the ideology, they are not separate, they are combined. We do not excuse murder because of the ideology being used, the literal interpretation is condemned, that text is condemned by many because of ideology of justifying the murder of non-believers. There are whole schools of apologists defending the text, setup just to defend some the most insane, irrational aspects of the text.
Keep reading and re-reading. I'm sure, eventually, you'll understand my explanation.Oh yes, you first condemned the individual AND the ideology, then you condemned just the individual, and now you have gone back to condemning both with your new "extremism" argument.
If you cannot show that groups of people who follow an ideology in some consistent fashion, your argument fails. Since you have not done this... your argument fails.Aside from the fact that your argument keeps flip-flopping, I was never required to show that an ideology was the problem only when it is 100% effective, causing ALL to act out in its most extreme, literal form.
And your argument is a failure. Who creates these ideologies? Your answer will help you to understand why your argument fails.My argument still is that the ideology is a problem when it calls for the murder of those outside of the group.
You can keep arguing that is not a problem, and keep going through your verbal gymnastic demonstrations of combining, separating and recombining the ideology and the individual, but you are still defending bad ideologies, excusing them by arguing they are not a problem, that it is totally the individual.
Since ideas don't do anything... behaviors DO, you have still failed to demonstrate the validity of your position. The poppycock is yours.There are no bad ideas, just bad people....that is poppycock, BS.