Originally posted by PsychoPawn
I don't know enough about Islam to say, but I do know there are people who obey varying degrees of their faith - like most faiths. You'd call these "cafeteria muslims" so to speak.
The problem is how many sects are there and what the specific definition of "sect" is?
As for whether this is a case of religious prejudice, maybe to a certain extent. ...[text shortened]... based on the religion then that would definitely be worth pointing out as a contradiction.
I have encountered several people who is a member of a definte sect, who at the same time they claim that "Oh, no, I'm not a member of any sect, my christian group is a respectable one!", and in the next breath they say "I am a true christian, and I have every right to beleive that my faith is the only one, and I will go to heaven for it. They, who don't believe the same as I do, will end up in the eternal hell!".
This is an example of religious racism. "I am better than you" kind of thinking. "God loves me more than you" kind of thinking. Some Jews use that kind of thinking, some Muslims, and some Christians. That's the bad side of religion.
People in sects tend to think in this way, no matter what religion, or branch of it. So when the Pope think this way "The Catholic way is the only way to live", then the entire Catholic church is a sect.