Its easy to look at people and make assumptions, I'm sure in my work cloths (or out of them) I look a complete F-wit, despite being the much appreciated author of this here blog, who is in no way delusional, or the subject of criticism from competitors, well at least I'm not reading it!
Its not just our perception of people, that follows a cliché, our views on less tangible matters, particularly religion, follow on from our cultural background rather logic or rational thought.
One of my co-workers from a job a while back, Anil Bali, a machine driver, has contacted me with good news, that he has now published his first book," Gods Mail To Mankind", which I assume expands on some of the theological discussions had on site, it would be an easy mistake, to think that all trackmen (rail workers) have to talk about is the next job, football, drinking, women and "going up the cafe break time".
Anyway making assumptions about religion, are wrong as is the view, that God is somehow exclusive, to particular groups, myself I find the idea of a God, sort of possible but remain largely unconvinced, particularly, I have to say when I see men, generally in long dresses like priest etc.espousing the idea that women are generally second class citizens, try telling that to Mrs Me. in fact try telling me that when you aren't wearing a frock.
Incidentally the congregation of one Folkestone, church, are deserting the Church of England for that of Rome because they put discriminating against women as more important than worshiping god. Click here
Still as is the case with most things I post on, I haven't given much thought to the subject but I know Bali has and hopefully he might change the world, so if that sort of thing appeals click here.