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This last guest post is not really a post. It came from a conversation (on Facebook) I had two weeks ago with someone from Orlando, Florida. His name is Walter.

Walter said that he doesn’t have epilepsy and neither does anyone he knows, unless they are hiding it from him. For me, the last statement sounded weird, so I asked more details.

Walter said that people with epilepsy should be ashamed because they have it, because “they are scaring people on the streets, in cinemas, everywhere” (direct quote). Again, I asked for details. This is when I realized he’s a bigot. Walter said that “epileptics are directly responsible for their disease” because “they don’t believe in God and, if they believe, than it’s not the right God, for sure“.

To continue quoting Walter and, I apologize for doing this but I can’t keep it to myself: “epileptics are like any other people who are not white enough, don’t pray to my catholic God and are women“. “That’s plain crazy, how can someone like that do all these weird stuff when they know it’s not right“. These two phrases showed me that he would be a proud member (if not leader) of the KKK.

The quoting stops here because me and Walter had a very powerful fight in which I tried to convince him that he’s an idiot. Needless to say, I didn’t manage to do that.

I wonder how are these opinions are formed. Does someone have an answer to this?

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